Getting in shape is easy when you have the right tools. And those tools now include apps. Now, I know you don’t need an app to get in shape. In fact, the world is going a little app crazy these days. People are going nuts jumping on the latest app bandwagon. Do app maniacs buy them hoping to stay ahead of the curve and in the know? Do they buy them with the hope that they don’t fall behind their peers and that someday, somewhere, they will find that perfect app? Maybe.
But I also know that many apps are fantastic and that much of the mania around them is deserved. I had a little app mania myself two weekends ago, when I fell in love with a new running app called Endomondo.
While Endomondo won’t help you fit into your skinny jeans, it will help you get in shape so that you do. And it’s free! After downloading, you simply click “Start” and it tracks not only how far you run but how fast and where you run.
I took Endomondo for a run every morning last week and I loved the way it piped in every mile (interrupting the book I was listening to) to let me know how far I had run and what the split was for the last mile. Genius!
Yes, I might be a little Type A, but I loved knowing how far and how fast I’d been running. I found it encouraging. If you are trying to get in shape, get back in shape, need help and encourage to exercise, love running, or are simply doing a little spring training, this is a great new app, one of the best apps I have found.
Do you have a favorite app? I’d love to know what it is and why you love it. Share it here!
I’m off for another run!