Name: Toughest App
Developer: Venum Tech
The worldwide 'Tough Mudder' challenge is known for causing shoulder dislocation, fractures and intense pain -- but is also an incredible obstacle course to test your strength. However, if you plan to compete in competitions like this, most of us need to stick to a strict training regime to get in shape. To help you do so, consider an app like "Toughest App," which contains a stringent workout including timed runs, pushup challenges and a progress tracker.
Name: RunKeeper - GPS Track Running Walking Cycling
You don't have to visit the gym to stay in shape, and sometimes the smallest changes over time make the biggest difference -- so why not have a morning run a few times a week? To keep track of such cardio exercise, use an app such as FitnessKeeper to monitor your runs, walks, bike rides and hikes. This particular app will keep a record of your progress, offers detailed stats and ways to improve, and notifies you when you break your personal best.
Name: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
Exercise may be in place, but a healthy diet is also necessary to keep you trim. Using this calorie counter, you can find out the calorie content of particular foods, log what you consume -- as well as any exercise you've taken -- and create weight loss goals.
Name: Men's Health Workouts
Developer: Rodale Inc. Digital
Men's Health Workouts comes preloaded with example exercises, step-by-step instructions and advice from fitness experts. Workouts can be searched for based on its name, body parts or goals.
Name: Nike Training Club
We have Men's fitness, but what about the ladies? Nike Training Club, a female fitness community, has released an app containing individual workouts, four-week sessions or 30-day programs for weight goals, toning and general fitness. Over 100 workouts are preloaded, and include step-by-step instructions.
Name: Map My Fitness+
MapMyFitness is one of my personal favorites and although very simple to use, can be used to log and track hundreds of activities -- including what you eat and how you exercise. If you happen to be a runner you may find this app particularly useful -- as it can track walking, cycling, routes, distance and elevation.
Name: POPSUGAR Active
Exercising without some kind of distraction -- such as music or video -- can make you lose concentration, and this is where Popsugar comes in. This free application can be used to create video playlists of your favorite workouts or exercises, which can then be scheduled in order to send you reminders to not miss your next session. Free videos include yoga, treadmill challenges and toning exercises.
Name: Learn to Run
Developer: Reid Holmes
Is your New Year's resolution to get in shape, but not sure where to start? Running is a membership-free, easy way to start -- but we could all use a helping hand in knowing how often, how long, and where to begin to eventually reach our strength or weight goals.
Learn to Run is just that. Whether you want to manage one, five or 20 miles, this app can be setup to walk you through weekly training programs while reducing the risk of injury.