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Typist Faves: 5 Best Fitness Apps for 2017

Typist Faves: 5 Best Fitness Apps for 2017

Here’s a tip: don’t wait until next year to start working out. I know every fitness guru says this but I, as a fitness beginner, honestly think that the best time to start is now.

I used to hate working out. I would tell myself I’m the world’s most inconsistent and ningas-kugon person so why bother if I’m just going to stop halfway through, right? Many unexpected things happened and I started losing weight because I wasn’t eating right. Until I was told by a doctor that it was obvious I was starving myself, I had to act fast. I also had my borderline moderate scoliosis to think about so staying unfit wasn’t an option anymore.

Unlike most, the first month for me was the easiest because I was so motivated to go to the gym and attend yoga classes. The hardest part is continuing it regularly. Since I’m quite an app-dependent person, I decided to stock up on apps that will hopefully make me a little more excited the next time I go to the gym. I tried a bunch and deleted a bunch then I made a list. So here are my 10 best and most useful fitness apps for 2017:


Fitness, for me, for is both a mind and body experience. I get that going to the gym releases happy hormones, and in my experience that’s true, but it’s something else to enter the gym with a peaceful mind. With this, I recommend downloading Headspace. This is a meditation app that will help you set aside the worries of the day and get you ready for an hour at the gym.

Price: Free for the first 10 Days

Available on: App Store, Google Play

Nike+ Training Club

If you don’t know what you’re supposed to do in a gym or at home, or have absolutely no idea how to start working out, the Nike+ Training Club is the best fitness app for you. Like your usual exercise routine apps, the Nike+ Training Club gets a few info about you and curates the best workout routines for your fitness level. There’s an option to input the equipment that are available to you and Nike takes that into consideration as it recommends the classes that will be beneficial for your needs.

Price: Free

Available on: App Store, Google Play

Find What Feels Good – Yoga with Adrienne

On the weekends or when I have no access to the gym, I go to yoga class. I’m not that flexible nor am I strong enough since I just started working out so there’s a need for me to constantly incorporate yoga in my everyday workout routine. Yoga With Adrienne is one of the best fitness apps there is for yoga. You don’t have to google how to do or transition to this pose and that because Adrienne shows you the right way to do the flow. You can watch her videos on YouTube for free as well but it’s just nice to have them handy on your phone.

And Adrienne makes yoga look so easy!

Price: Free, with option for membership subscription

Available on: App Store, Google Play


If you don’t like going to the gym, you should try Cassey Ho’s Blogilates app. I just had to include this one in my list of the best fitness apps for 2017 because Cassey Ho’s POP Pilates routines will get you fired up. It will kill you, no filter and no kidding there, but it will really work your body until you’re on the verge of deleting the app. I turn to Blogilates whenever I feel like my workout wasn’t enough because I know I’ll feel the worst body ache the next day through Cassey’s routines. That’s how you know it’s working!

Price: Free

Available on: App Store, Google Play

Interval Timer

I told myself I won’t be a cardio bunny but I ended up becoming a cardio bunny. The Interval Timer app is really helpful for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts on the treadmill, elliptical, or stairmaster. Cassey Ho also has some HIIT Pilates routines so if you don’t have access to the internet while you’re in the gym, you can just list the names of the exercises and specify on the app how long you have to perform them before moving on to the next.

App Store / Interval Timer

Price: Free

Available on: App Store

5 Best Health and Fitness Apps for 2017

About The Author


Abby graduated with a Communication degree focusing on film and sound production. She's often seen taking photos of food and places whether it's with her phone or a simple camera, and has an affinity for pink and earth tones. Clothed with a passionate soul, she writes about anything she can overshare about.

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