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Techcercise – 3 apps to help you get in shape this year

Posted by Ben Rees on 7th February 2020

A new year has arrived and the familiar phrase of ‘New year, new me’ is being thrown around left, right and centre on social media. No doubt at the start of January, gym membership numbers skyrocketed with an influx of people determined that 2020 will be the year that they hit the gym and get in shape.

Writing this as the beginning of February, it would be interesting to see if gym attendance has actually declined since the start of January – unfortunately I suspect it will have done.

Exercising should be simple. The fitness and exercise industry is becoming so oversaturated with information and ideas that for someone just starting out it can be hard to determine fact from fiction. However, these apps will make your life a lot easier and will hopefully get you living a healthier and more active life in 2020:

MyFitnessPal  

Doing more exercise is all well and good, however eating the right food is as, if not more, important.

MyFitnessPal is an app created by Under Armour that helps you to track your diet in an easy and simple way. The app is equipped with a large pre-existing database of food items, so all you have to do is scan the barcode and add it to you diet diary. It will also give you a breakdown of the types of foods you consume so you’ll have no excuse to pass on that fruit and veg!

Nike Training Club

In short, this is your one stop shop for every workout you could ever need. With over 185 free workouts there is something for everyone, from the hardcore gym goer to someone who is just starting out on their journey to living a healthier and more active lifestyle.

The app also allows you to add friends so you can compete to see who can score the highest on your favourite session.

Hussle

Ever been away from home and still wanted to go to the gym?

That is where Hussle comes in. It allows you to carry on your exercise routine even when you are away from your local gym.

By searching through a database of thousands of gyms, it allows you to find the closes gyms geographically and get short term memberships wherever you are. This app if perfect for those who travel a lot with work or even fancy a change from the surroundings of their usual gym.