Top 5 iPhone Health and Fitness Apps

iPhone is used for more than just calling. iPhone is not just another smartphone, it is the best selling phone with large variety of features. It can be your personal digital assistant, your window to the world of social media, your gateway to connecting with your unscheduled office meet when you are on a vacation, your game arcade, movies, music or entertainment medium, what ever you want it to be. Even your personal health and fitness trainer on the go!

We recently started a series of posts where we be listing Top 5 iPhone apps from a particular category. We last posted about Top 5 Poker iPhone apps, today we will be talking about iPhone apps for Health and Fitness.

If you’re trying to get in better shape and just live healthier overall, your iPhone can be an immensely helpful tool. Below is our pick for Top 5 iPhone apps that can help you stay fit, healthy and in turn happier.

1) Run Keeper

RunKeeper is a great iPhone app that will track your runs and give you plenty of feedback. It uses your iPhone’s GPS to track where you’ve gone. This is great for those times when you find a really great route and want to repeat it, plus it gives you a lot of neat data to play with. If you split your running between the outdoors and the gym, RunKeeper will let you enter manual data (such as a treadmill run) so no run goes untracked. Once your activity is completed, the data is synced to the RunKeeper website ( where you can view a history of all of your activities, and cumulative totals of all of your vital stats. You can also share your progress with friends by posting your activities to Facebook and Twitter, and creating a profile page that allows people to view all of your public activities.

Run Keeper (Free)

Runkeeper iPhone App

2) GAIN Fitness

The GAIN Fitness iPhone app creates custom workouts for you using personal trainers’ expertise along with exercise science principles. The app contains more than 700 individual exercises, meaning there are millions of unique exercise routines that can be crafted to fit your needs. If a personal trainer isn’t in your budget, the GAIN Fitness iPhone app might be a great substitute for you. Among other great features, the app can be tailored for complete gym workouts or at-home exercising, where you’re likely to have less workout equipment.

GAIN Fitness (Free)

GAIn Fitness iPhone App

3) Ab Workouts+

This iPhone app features over 32 Flat Stomach Exercises and more are added with each update. According to description, these exercises are proven for building a strong core, flat stomach, and hot body. Application has videos of Exercises. It allows you to learn a new video exercise every day with step by step directions. The application is packed with all new weight loss tips, easy, do it at home, exercises that target belly fat first.

Ab Workouts+ ($0.99)

AB Workouts iPhone App

4) Fooducate

If you want to know more about a packaged food that interests you, just used Fooducate to scan the barcode and it’ll provide you with both a quick overview of that food’s nutritional value and health rating as well as in-depth information on the product in question. Fooducate can even help you compare two products if you’re not sure which one is a better choice for you. It can be an enormously helpful app when grocery shopping and it costs absolutely nothing.

Fooducate (Free)

5) BeatBurn Treadmill/Outdoor Trainer

BeatBurn Treadmill has been featured by Apple as a Fitness Essential app. The applications use a really impressive beat-sync technology, that changes the beat of your iPhone’s music to match your pace perfectly! The Beat-sync technology calculates the BPM (Beats Per Minute) of your music, selects the best songs from your iPhone playlist to fit the intensity of your workout, and then changes the beats on the fly, keeping up with the pace of your feet while on the treadmill or on the road.

BeatBurn Treadmill/Outdoor Trainer ($3.99)

BeatBurn iPhone App

There you had it, our pick for the best 5 iPhone Apps. We know that there are many more but we chose to list only 5 apps, if you think there is an app that should be part of our list, let us know in comments below.

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Jitin Narang

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