Can You Replace Your Personal Trainer with These Affordable iPhone Fitness Apps?

Looking to lose a little weight or even just get in better shape? You might be considering hiring a personal trainer. While personal trainers can be a great investment, booking one for regular workouts can be a huge financial commitment and many people simply don’t have the resources.

The good news is, if you have a smartphone or tablet PC, you already have all the fitness support and assistance you need, right at your fingertips. Fitness apps for the Iphone, Blackberry, or Android mobile devices can teach you new workout routines, help you design the perfect program and even provide support. The best part? Fitness apps are highly affordable — and some are even free. Try to get a deal like that from a personal trainer!

Here’s a Look at Some of the Affordable iPhone Fitness Apps:

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This app bases workouts on their own system — “P.A.S.E.” This stands for power, agility, strength and endurance. The workouts are both unique and fun, while still challenging, and timers and instructions are all included. The workouts can be used as they are, or customized to your liking.

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Lose It!

This handy free app helps you track your food intake and your exercise with extensive and accurate calorie and nutrition trackers. Using this journaling app will help you plan ahead and see where you’ve been so you can either cut back on your calories or increase your exercise. It also tracks data like how much weight you’ve lost to provide an extra boost of motivation.

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Personal Running Trainer

Hoping to get in shape for a big race? Whether you just want to survive a one-mile run or win a marathon, this app can help train you to reach your goals. Once you’ve chosen your program, you will get a workout schedule, complete with coaching and instructions, designed to be audible over your own music selections. The programs are geared to help you slowly build up endurance over time, ensuring that you will not overdo it and injure yourself.

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iFitness (Android) / Full Fitness (iPhone)

One of the most popular fitness apps available, this program contains a database with over 230 unique exercises and 100 videos. In addition to being able to customize and add exercises of your own, the program also has several expert-created workout routines, logs, graphs, timers and more – everything you need to support and motivate your efforts.

As an update, iFitness is currently only available for the Android since it was kicked out of the Iphone store due a disagreement between the two companies.  Another company purchased the development behind this app, so you can now get a similar version for the Iphone called Full Fitness.

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Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra

Apps are available that go beyond cardio and strength training. With a variety of yoga goals to work towards, including strength, flexibility and balance, and instructional videos to help guide you through the exercises, you can get all the benefits of a yoga class at a gym in the comfort of your own home.  Who knew that Deepak Chopra had any expertise on yoga? :p

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3 thoughts on “Can You Replace Your Personal Trainer with These Affordable iPhone Fitness Apps?

  • November 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    All of the resistance training apps use cookie cutter workouts that you can find on the most basic fitness website. There is little to no personalization

  • November 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    A couple other great iPhone apps I use on a regular basis is GymGoal and MyNetDiary. Everything else is okay like the ones posted here, but those two are my favorite.

  • November 5, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I realize that I am totally biased about this, but I have yet to be impressed with any of the fitness apps on the market.

    Companies keep asking me to review them and I haven’t found one that I like

    Some of the running/cardio apps are okay as are some of the calorie counting apps, but other than that….blah.

    All of the resistance training apps use cookie cutter workouts that you can find on the most basic fitness website. There is little to no personalization

    I believe the problem is that the apps are being made mostly by people who make apps….not kick ass fitness training programs

    But as I said…I’m biased


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