Fitness apps and technology are a great way to support you to be more active. They can help you keep track of your progress, and see how well you’re doing; set yourself goals; and find new routes to walk, run or cycle. Apps like Coach to 5K, work like your own personal fitness trainer in the pocket, guiding and supporting you to gradually increase your fitness levels.
We’ve listed a few of our favourite apps below, many of which are free.
Active 10 is a walk tracking app that records every minute of walking you do. It also helps you set goals, shows you your achievements and gives you tips to boost your activity.
Find local walks, discover the greenest walking routes, and create your own routes to share with this app.
Find out more https://www.gojauntly.com/
Couch to 5k
Gradually build up from walking to running for 30 minutes in 9 weeks with Couch to 5k
Find out more https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-running-with-couch-to-5k/
Zombies, Run! 5k Training
A fun alternative to Coach to 5K, Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance. The app will build up your running confidence over 25 workouts – combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.
(If you already have running experience, check out the “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 400 more missions)
Find out more https://zombiesrungame.com/
One of the most popular apps for tracking runs and bike rides, Strava allows you to share your runs with a huge community, and compete with your friends. Its free and simple to get started, but there is an option to upgrade to the premium version for more features.
Find out more www.strava.com
This Mum Runs
This Mum Runs Run30 programme is a simple, easy to follow walk/run programme based on minutes moving rather than pace or distance, The 24 coached sessions are all between 30 and 45 minutes. You can connect with the This Mum Runs community for support.
Find out more https://www.thismumruns.co.uk
Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
Daily Workouts FREE provides a 5 to 30 minute daily workout routine for men and women that steps you through some of the best exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. The routine’s simple interface, complete with video and timer, allows you to easily follow along and understand each exercise.
The Johnson & Johnson 7 minute workout app
This free app features 12 different 30-second exercises, with five seconds of rest in between. It’s great for beginner, but suitable for all levels. The workout library has 22 presets that you can customise to create thousands of variations.
Find out more https://7minuteworkout.jnj.com/
Map my Ride
As well as tracking your rides, Map my Ride allows you to discover and share new ones with your friends.
Find out more MapMyRide