App Fitness | February Review

| 22/02/2012 | 1 Comment More

With the event of the smart phone such as the iphone and Blackberry, the app world has opened up to the fitness world and with a vengeance, now you can find almost any type of app you can think of to do with fitness to help you get fit, many are like having a personal trainer on your arm.



I’ve been using this app for about two months now and one of my favourite running apps by far, offering a GPS device with everything you need to log your runs, workouts and your daily food intake.

iMapMyRun+ is also HRM compatible with Fisica dongle, and comes complete with full social networking functions which you can link in and show off your runs on facebook and invite your friends to join you on iMapMyRun.

Log onto MapMyRun online and plot routes, pit yourself up against other runners favourite routes and monitor your fitness progresses.

The nutrition diary helps you log your daily intake logging the calories automatically for you and works out how many calories you need to eat and keep a log of your weight loss.

mikebuss star rating: 5/5


WDC – Alarm (Water Coolers Direct)


I come across so many people that when asked if they think they drink enough water, the answer is no…  So when I came across this app on the iphone I thought Id give it a go and see if it could help me and a few volunteers drink the correct amount of water each day.

First you put in your weight and the app calculates how much water you need to drink each day, then you go into the monitor section and press start…  Everytime you drink a glass of water (small bottle size amount) you open the app and touch the screen to show youve finished another glass and if you forget to have a drink, well the app will remind you by pinging an alarm to remind you to drink.

After using it for a couple of weeks and getting feedback from my volunteers trailing the app, the feedback was a big thumb’s up!

mikebuss star rating: 5/5




A great app for anyone needing to work out where to get all the vitamins and minerals to keep the body healthy…  Just click on any of the vitamins and minerals on the simple A-Z list and a page will open up showing the functions and the source of the vitamins and minerals.

mikebuss star rating: 5/5


Fast Food


Ever wondered what you are really eating when you go for the fast food option? Well, now you can with the Fast Food App.  Just click on any of the fast food logos such as Pizza Hut and then click on the food you want to eat and then it will give you all the nutritional facts such as, calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, sugar and protein etc.

A good way to work out what meals on offer at each of the fast food restaurants are the healthiest options…  One issue I did have with the app is that it is American and so many of the choices listed in under each restaurant aren’t available in the UK and the app doesn’t seem to be up to date with what is on offer in many of the restraints.

mikebuss star rating: 4/5


My Instructor by British Military Fitness


BMF is the largest provider of military fitness classes in the UK and this is their launch into the fitness app market.  A pretty good app, giving good instruction for the exercises shown but I would say the exercises on offer are limited.

You can log your workouts, and fitness test as well as your personal details such as height and weight.  Setting up your workout you can set the programme to Low, Medium or High Intensity as well as focusing on Muscular, Cardio Workouts or Both.

mikebuss star rating: 3/5

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