Between homework, social events and those pesky things called classes, getting back to school and finding time to work out and can be tough. Here are a few apps that can help you avoid the dreaded "freshman 15," which can sometimes turn into the freshman 20, 25 or 30 if you're not careful.
This app will help even the most novice health enthusiasts reach their potential by teaching new exercises and how to use gym equipment. It also lists a set of exercises for users with specific areas in the body they want to target.
Pocket WOD (formerly iWod Fitness) is the ultimate CrossFit app that takes the challenging workouts from the training camps to your home with just a swipe on your screen. The app also acts as a news update for all things CrossFit and is constantly updated with new WODs (workout of the day), Paleo recipes and radio episodes.
Tabata is widely regarded as one of the best, yet simple training methods around. The workout was founded by Professor Izumi Tabata after he conducted a study comparing moderate high intensity training with high intensity interval training.
The results were that the athletes training in high intensity interval training improved their aerobic systems as well as their anaerobic system, but the athletes who did the moderate high intensity training only improved their aerobic system and had little-to-no increase in their anaerobic system. The Tabata method involves a short set of high intensity intervals which is usually accompanied with an interval timer. Gymboss 2, an interval timing app, gives Tabata enthusiasts a free and effective training tool to train hard and improve overall health.