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For most people (and me for sure!) motivation is key to keeping a fitness routine. Everybody has their trigger points, but tracking my workouts is my best method. Especially if I know other people can check out my progress.
Introducing Runkeeper an excellent tool for tracking, measuring and improving your fitness!
I have used this smartphone application for a while now and I love it. The first and best part of it is that, despite the name, it doesn’t assume that you only run. There is a large list of default activities including walking, cycling, skating, wheelchair and an “other” category in case it hasn’t included your exercise of choice.
The GPS will find and track your route, or you can manually input that information if you are on a stationary machine.
You can use it just to track your general progress, or you can input a goal or choose a training fitness plan to follow. It will mark your achievements and personal records, and even remind you when it’s time to work out again (in case you conveniently “forgot” Ladies!). Through tracking their adventure challenges, women can focus easily on their fitness!
But the best part is that you can be held accountable by your friends. You workouts can be posted to Facebook and Twitter, and if you have a group of friends that also use RunKeeper, they will see updates on their RunKeeper newsfeed.
And this is all free! That being said they do have an RunKeeper Go paid version, which has some features I’m considering upgrading for:
– Progress Insights
– Comparing workouts
– Prescribed workouts
– Premium training plans
– Weather insights
But all of those are as cool as the Live Tracking functionality that will allow your friends and family to see where you are in a race! Now THAT is really cool!