If there is anyone who loves technology…it’s this girl!
I love my gadgets and apps that not only enhance the user experience, but grow with you.
I was asked by Prevention Magazine online to contribute to an article on the question of, ‘are all apps created equal?’ Check out my thoughts in the Prevention Magazine online article here and more of my thoughts below.
I love apps and technology that motivate a person to become healthier and fitter. And while not all apps are created equal, there are a few out there that do the trick.
The key to a good app, in my opinion, is the ability to change with you and your fitness level and to adapt to certain days when some workouts just don’t apply based on your life, sleep or stress.
One of my favorite apps that satisfies much of the above is Gorilla Workout. I like this app because it allows the user to pick a level of fitness proficiency and then over time, the workouts progressively get harder as the user completes them.
It grows with you as you become fitter. There is no guessing of what workouts to do because it literally becomes your personal trainer each day with new workouts.
In addition, it allows the user to change levels at any time in the event you over or underestimate your fitness on any given day.
I also love the My WOD app for CrossFitters.
It tracks your workouts, provides workouts when you are not at a CrossFit box, or if you lack equipment for a certain workout, it also provides alternatives.
You can also input workouts directly from your own gym and even create your own workouts. This is the best all in one app I have found for CrossFitters or people who have wanted to try out CrossFit.
As Head Coach at Brick New York, motivation is not something that is in short supply for my workouts. However, I do like to see how much I have been active in any given day and the Nike Fuel Band and its app does that for me.
They use accelerometers to measure activity and the user has a goal each day. I can’t tell you the number of times I check out my fuel point count and also compare it with others. Even though I will workout every day, it’s the amount of points I rack up that keeps me going. I love reaching my goals as much as the next person and the Nike Fuel Band has become the device that tells me with one push of the button how hard the workout day has been for me.