App your way to fitness: 5 apps that will take you from fat to fit


MapMyFitness uses built in GPS technology to provide runners, cyclists and walkers the ability to map, record and track their workouts. In addition, users have access to a searchable database of local routes, online training tools, event listings and more. Users can also Import workouts from over 400 compatible devices, including Jawbone, Garmin, Polar and Fitbit.

With Runkeeper you can track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more. Used by 45 million users, Runkeeper is a trusted choice to improve fitness, whether you’re running, biking or walking.

Nike+ Family of apps

The Nike+ Running app is designed with the sole purpose of improving your running. The app lets you measure your runs, get motivated and access running metrics.

Since the app’s release in 2006, Nike+ Running has been the choice of millions of runners around the world who want to track, measure, compare and share their runs with other runners around the world. The app allows runners to connect without the limitations of any geographical boundaries enabling connections driven by the passion for running. The app can emulate a coach or a running partner by delivering training programs and real-time feedback to help you add variations to your training to keep it from getting repetitive and monotonous.

The Nike + app launching in June 2016, is a great addition to Nike’s existing portfolio of apps. The Nike + app gives fitness enthusiasts access to products and events from Nike. The app will work seamlessly with Nike+ Run Club, Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ SNKRS providing a complete app ecosystem. The app’s store will offer personal recommendations to users and reservations for upcoming sneakers. The app will extend invitations to all of Nike’s events such as Nike Running Club which will be conducting regular runs in Mumbai starting on the 16th of April. Nike + will also provide a customized feed which will include a selection of stories and training advice from coaches and trainers, inspiring users to push themselves.

Google Fit is the company’s answer to Apple Health. The Google Fit app allows users to collect their fitness data in one place by working with most of the popular fitness apps available in the market today. . A complete list of all the company’s Google is working with can be found at