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Top 5 Health & Fitness Apps

Posted by Cornell Insurance Services on Oct 9, 2015 11:30:00 AM



Everyone has a busy schedule and constantly going, sometimes it’s hard to focus on one’s healthy lifestyle. With all the newest technology out there, it shouldn’t amaze you that there are apps out there to make your life a little easier (and healthier). Here are the top 5 health and fitness apps we find most beneficial:

FitStar Personal Trainer

This is a free, top rated fitness app that assesses your needs and fitness level by asking you a simple set of questions at the end of every workout. There is no equipment needed, short workouts and doesn’t require a lot of space. The app was created by former NFL star Tony Gonzalez. You can also sign up for the Premium version for $39.99 per year.


Fitnet is a free app for both iOS and Android with quick workouts for your busy schedule. This app is different from the rest because it uses your camera to measure how well you’re keeping up with the workout and provides real-time feedback on your performance. Fitnet Trainers are real certified trainers there to help with custom workout plans, personal guidance and accountability.

Charity Miles

This wonderful and amazing app allows people to help raise money for charities while doing your daily exercises. Bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile, all courtesy of corporate sponsors. Charity Miles is free for iOS and Android.

My Fitness Pal

This free app makes counting calories so much easier. This app allows you to track all the food you eat and any activity you do. You can log most meals in under a minute by searching MyFitnessPal’s extensive database of brand name foods. If you made something from scratch, you can input the recipe, and the app will estimate its nutritional information too. Free for iOS and Android.

Sleep Cycle

This magical app helps track movement during the night and work as an alarm clock in the morning. Now the magical part, select the time you want to wake up, place you phone face down on your bed, and then the app will wake you up sometime in the half-hour window before your alarm when you’re in your lightest sleep so that you aren’t groggy in the morning. This app is $0.99 for iOS and Android.


Do you have any fitness and health apps that you find beneficial? Let us know in the comments!

Topics: healthy eating