The 10 Best Health & Fitness Apps for Collegiettes

Collegiettes™ are busy girls. We know working out and eating right are priorities, but we would appreciate a little help staying on track. Look no further. Staying healthy and fit is easy with the latest technology. Whether you need motivation to work out or help watching what you eat, these smart phone apps will keep you on track
 
Apps for Working Out

Nike Training Club
Cost: Free
Phone: iPhone

Prefer to work out at home instead of trekking over to the fitness center? Nike Training Club gives you exercises that anyone can do at home. You can choose to slim down, add definition, build strength, or target problem areas, and the app will give you a list of moves that can be completed in 30-45 minutes. Paige, a student at Clemson, says “it's a great app for in home workouts that syncs your music to coached workouts for getting lean, tone, and building muscle.” 
 
iMapMyRun
Cost: Free
Phone: iPhone, Android

This app goes the distance. Keep track of your pace, elevation, distance and calories with iMapMyRun. If you don’t take your phone along on your run (or if you hit the gym instead), you can add your exercise stats afterward. If you’re on vacation, iMapMyRun can give you a route to run. Posting your workouts to your Facebook or Twitter is an option (after all, who doesn’t like to brag about being in shape)? Sync your account with www.mapmyrun.com and find other friends that have accounts.

Couch-to-5K
Cost: $0.99 for iPhone; Free for Android
Phone: iPhone, Android

Want to start running but distance isn’t your forte? Try this app. It promises you can run a 5K if you train 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, for 9 weeks. It tracks your routes with the built-in GPS and you can listen to your playlists while using the app. When you’re ready to run the 3.1, you’re eligible to receive $1 off certain races (iPhone only). 

Easy Abs
Cost: There is a free version and a $0.99 version
Phone: iPhone, Android

Prepare for bikini season with the Easy Abs app. Spend five to ten minutes of your time doing exercises that target all abdominal muscles to get a toned and trim tummy.  The free app offers ten exercises, and the $0.99 app boasts thirty. 
 
Pedometer
Cost: Free
Phone: iPhone

Maybe working out isn’t your thing. No one likes to ruin an awesome hair/makeup day by getting sweaty at the gym. Staying active is critical, though, so turn on the pedometer and see how many steps you take in a day. Aim for about 10,000 steps, experts advise.