5 Health and fitness apps for 2020
So you’ve launched into 2020, and your goal is better health and fitness. You’re hitting the gym, you’re eating healthy, you triumphantly say no to that mid-week drink “new year new me” right? but now it’s February. It’s still dark when you leave work and your wine and takeaways night is creeping earlier and earlier in the week.
We know what its like, we’re there too.
So obviously, we look to the never-ending abyss that is the app store (it’s 2020, there’s an app for everything) to guide us on our healthy living awakening that we committed to on December 31st at 11:59:55. Luckily for you, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to and we present our 5 favourite health and fitness apps for 2020!
COST: £7.99/month or £49.99/year
Launched in 2019, by Cat Forrest, former international GB high jumper, and entrepreneur Jason Goodman, the team have worked with Facebook to create tailored fitness plans with audio coaching to help you work towards your specific goals along with a leader board which ensures a social experience too. Available on the Apple Watch and community based.
Created by alcoholchange.org the people behind Dry January, this app tracks dry days, unit calories and money saved by reducing your alcohol intake and claims to help you ‘change your relationship with alcohol’. Plans can be chosen from a general reduction in alcohol units to completely kicking the booze. You can even click through and buy your alcohol free drinks donating a percentage of the purchase price to the organisation in the process giving you a nice alcohol free glow.
COST: £47/month with a 14 day free trial and discounts for longer contracts
Calorie led weight loss programmes and tailored fitness plans aimed at helping create healthier habits. The app includes a food log, calorie and activity tracker to help you stay within a daily calorie budget and encourage you to exercise with a personal coach. Helene in the office has lost 1 stone in just over 1 month by using the app just to count calories.
My Fitness Pal
MyFitnessPal is a free calorie and macro counting app with an easy to use food logging feature with a vast database of foods and supermarket brands and you can use the built in barcode scanner. Set up a custom plan and link it to your Withings or FitBit fitness platforms and as you add the food you eat, the app will deduct them from your exercise calories burnt.
COST: £21.49/month after free trial
YogaGlo is great for yoga beginners and can be tailored towards a number of goals including general strength and fitness, stress reduction or improved sleep. The 7-Day Free Trial enables you to build your own practice and choose your instructor giving you a chance to try different classes and the ability to create highly customisable sessions before committing. The app links with the Apple Health App and also work with the Apple watch