Zombie Run!

Cost: $0.99

Lacking Motivation? This is one of my new favourite Apps, There’s no better motivation than going on a run then all of a sudden you hear zombies breathing down your neck...

"You have a horde of Zombies 100m behind you and they're gaining"! You pick up your pace but still the gap becomes smaller and smaller! You can hear them behind you. You run even faster, heart pounding, blood rushes through your body, legs about to fail. Then you see a laneway, you charge down there, your radio flares up again, "Good job, I thought they had you there, not long left till you are back at base"...

I'm 3 kilometres away from home and now have to get back...

My Fitness Pal

Cost: Free

MyFitnessPal is one of the best all-in-one calorie counter and exercise trackers for Smartphone. A simple design and interface make using the app a quick chore rather than a fatiguing project, which is essential when trying to reach a fitness goal. It includes an enormous catalogue of more than 1.4 million foods, meals, recipes and also includes a barcode scanner for finding packaged foods' nutritional information. It gives you both daily and weekly overviews and most functions work in offline mode.

C25K

Cost: $1.99 (Free version available)

The appropriately named C25K (Couch to 5k) app is perfect for those who are new to the jogging world. A nine-week program—at three days a week—guides you through 30-40 minute sessions, each designed to improve your endurance. The first week calls for 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes plus a five-minute warm up and cool down. The second week increases to 90 seconds of running and two minutes of walking. Intensity continues to increase each week and an audio prompter tells you when it's time to run or walk so you can focus on more important things.

RunKeeper

Cost: Free

RunKeeper offers a tracking system to runners, cyclists, hikers and skiers alike. The app uses GPS technology to track your route and speed, and automatically uploads your data to the RunKeeper website after your workout. You can log in to view a history of all your activities, see the exact paths you've travelled (including elevation!) and share your progress with a built-in option to post to Facebook or Twitter.

WebMD

Cost: Free


This WebMD app bundles a symptom checker, first-aid guide, a drug and pharmaceutical database and listings for local health centres. You can also personalise it with pages relevant to you. The app is clean, simple and easy to navigate. It is definitely a must have app for any hypochondriac – as well as anyone else who enjoys free medical information and advice. The app offers helpful information about ailments from gallstones to MCL tears, and the ability to save your searches and other medical information for future use is convenient and practical.

Gym Hero

Cost: Free

Gym Hero is a pretty basic app. It is basically designed to prevent you having to take a pen and paper with them into the gym. The app tracks helps you track your work out with notes, data export, workout history, and even includes a personal assistant. You can also share your progress with friends over social media.

Fitness Buddy

Cost: $0.99 (Free version available)

A friend of mine turned me on to this. I decided to buy it. I love the abundance of exercises for each muscle group. No matter what you have to exercise with they have exercises grouped by the equipment or lack of. If you just have bands and are at home you just scroll down the the "B" for bands and there are exercises just for bands. This is a great app from the beginner and the enthusiast to assist in mixing up the exercises consistently so you do not get bored and your muscle get accustomed to.

NutritionTips

Cost: Free

Did you know that cut melon must be thrown out after two hours? Or that the leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts? Or that oysters contain protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron? This colourful app has fun facts like these and more than 500 others to help you have a safe and healthy diet. Each tip is written on a sleek Post-it look-alike. Swipe the page or shake your device for a new titbits.

Fitness Builder:

Cost: Free

This app contains the largest library of exercise images and videos (over 5,600). Whether you are a beginner trying to get your fitness lifestyle started or an enthusiast looking to excel further, Fitness Builder has it covered!

Here you can literally do it all! Offering anything form tracking strength/cardio, history & rep max, exercise, workout & body stat metrics, BMI/BMR, or even ask a fitness question to an exercise physiologist.

 

Sodium 101

Cost: Free

Evil salt is hidden in so many foods that you probably have no idea are bad for you. However, sodium can quickly put a dehydrated body in danger or cause your body to soar into dangerous high blood pressure zones. Salt intake is vital if you’re trying to shed poundage and excess bloat. Sodium 101 is an app that will raise your awareness when it comes to consuming the salt hidden in canned foods, snack foods, and processed sauces.