Fitness apps are not magic wands, but they are powerful tools. Use fitness apps to give you an edge. Tracking details about personal exercise accomplishments help many people stay motivated and focused on achieving goals. Many fitness apps include social features. Research shows that social support is one key to making lifestyle changes. Try using a social support feature to see if it helps you. This list of apps offers a range of options for boomers at all fitness levels. Whatever your fitness goal is, you are sure to find an app here that will work for you.
Yoga For Seniors & Adults: For Increased Mobility & Flexibility - Training Video Apps, LLC
Yoga for Seniors is an iOS app offering dozens of yoga sequences and several full round workouts. All of the exercises are lead by a certified yoga trainer. The focus is on gentle stretches and sequences for older adults. Training is "structured and simplified" to help you learn and master all the basics.
Tai Chi for Seniors Pro - Discovery Publisher Limited
Tai Chi for Seniors Pro is an iOS app that includes numerous Tai Chi videos with step-by-step instruction. Watch the videos at your own pace from four different angles. Detailed instructions are in both audio and text.
J&J Official 7 Minute Workout - Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc.
Get fit in seven minutes a day with this app from Johnson & Johnson. These scientifically based workouts give you the greatest benefit in the shortest amount of time. The Smart Workout feature will assess your fitness level and create personalized workout plans. No need for equipment. Workouts are tracked and can be integrated with the iPhone Health App. This app is available for iOS and Android.
iRideInside - JammyCo.
Take an indoor cycling class with the iRideInside app. Choose from ready-made workouts or customize your own. There are music playlists, full audio of each instructor’s workout, customizable onscreen displays, and more.
iTreadmill Pedometer - Ricky Amano
Walk or run outdoors or indoors while monitoring all the information you would see on a treadmill (pace, speed, distance, time, calories, step count, and strike rate) with the iTreadmill Pedometer app. Set your pace like you would on a real treadmill. It generates a ticking sound which helps you keep your desired pace. Create a goal for distance, time, steps, or calories. The app lets you know when you reach your goal.
Easy 5K - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans with Jeff Galloway - lolo
The Easy 5K app was created by Olympian Jeff Galloway. It’s for people at all levels of fitness. Endurance improves quickly with the Run-Walk-Run training method. This method uses principles of High Intensity Interval Training. It takes less time than traditional methods. Get ready for a 5K in seven weeks with this program. There’s an extra seven week program for continued improvement. The app includes GPS tracking. Use it when working outside or on a treadmill.
(Updated Wednesday, 07 October 2020)