Every iPhone since the 5S has come equipped with a microchip called a motion coprocessor, which collects data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses, and can then transfer that information to fitness apps that track physical activity. Essentially, the chip knows whether you're running, walking, sleeping, or driving — but what if you don't want it to?
A good smartphone can be the perfect workout companion. You have music for motivation, videos for pushing through boring cardio sessions, GPS to keep you on course, and even an array of sensors for gathering data about your workout. But not all phones are created equal when it comes to helping you stay fit.
It seems like everyone is getting in shape these days (or at least trying to improve their fitness), and as a result, there's an endless supply of fitness trackers and smartwatches hitting the market. This is all very wonderful, unless of course, you're broke and can barely afford a decent pair of running shoes.
As a long-distance runner off and on for the past, I absolutely detests hills. While there are many apps that can measure elevation and slope for certain routes, understanding spatial data on a line graph or even an elevation map can be difficult.
Adidas' new app All Day isn't going to be your average fitness app. Oh no, the company had the "versatile athlete" in mind when it came to creating the well-rounded program that not only encompasses fitness, but also provides nutrition plans, encourages a balanced mindset, and makes sure you get an adequate amount of rest.
With the high rate of obesity in the United States, it's fantastic to see the massive wave of fitness tools available, even if it's just a trend. And with the companionship of your Apple Watch, keeping track of your progress or fitness goals has never been easier. As my LA Fitness intercom repeatedly announces, "What gets measured gets improved." (Corny, but very true.)
We recently showed you the Misfit Shine, a no-charge, app-oriented fitness tracker that you can grab for a hundred bucks. Sony has also decided to get in on the action with their Smartband SWR10—but this thing is so much more than a fitness tracker...the Smartband wants to "log your day, every day".
If you're like me, you are a non-stop, sweating, never-give-up workout fiend. Okay, not really, but like a significant amount of people, I would love to live a healthier lifestyle. The Misfit Shine makes fitness a lot easier.
Former professional athlete and fitness expert takes you through a full body fitness workout!
The wearables space experienced its "big bang" moment back in 2015 when Apple released its first wearable device, the Apple Watch. Although the device was initially dismissed by some as an unnecessary charm bracelet packed with frivolous tech, in very short order, the public learned just how useful the Apple Watch can be.
Apparently, Amazon's new year's resolution is to bulk up its fitness fashion sales by pumping up its augmented reality muscles.
When you're trying to get fit, friendly competition can go a long way towards keeping you motivated. Samsung Health has a great feature for just that, letting you challenge your friends or even complete strangers to bring some excitement to an otherwise routine workout experience.
Market Reality: Sketchfab Opens AR Content Store, Amazon Pushes Fitness Gear with AR & DAQRI Capitalizes on AR Training
While it may seem to some like investors are just throwing their money at augmented reality companies simply because the tech is heavily hyped, these money managers do actually want to see a return on their investments.
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When people work out, they want to get the absolute most out of their routine. Going on a run is great exercise, but finding an optimal route that works best for you can be difficult. Luckily, Apple's ARKit has the capability to make it much easier to get the most out of your workout.
It can be really hard and intimidating to start a fitness program, especially if you've never worked out on a consistent basis before. But if your goal is to lose anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds then you really can't get away with not exercising.
In this video, we learn how to do a pole dance fitness routine with Jennifer DiDonato. This exercise is becoming more popular for women, it's not only a great exercise but can be very sexy and fun! The first move you will do is a basic walk around the pole, while playing with your hair and swaying your hips. Next, turn towards the pole, grab on with your hands and lift your knees into the air while spinning around. Your next move will be to do this again, just leave your legs in the air, but ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to perform polymetric fitness exercises. Before you begin doing these exercises, make sure you are conditioned properly and have stretched out thoroughly. First, you want to jump up and down controlling your movement and not bouncing around a lot. Next, practice jumping onto a step without having to stop at the top or the bottom. Your next exercise is to jump on this step again, except doing a lunge this time at 90 degree angle, and not stopping at all. Now, on ...
In this video, we get tips on how to get into shape and add fitness into our lives. One alternative to get fit is to just add fitness into your everyday routine instead of having to add in a specific work out regimen. Something you can do is take the stairs instead of the elevator and park further away from the store. You can also place things to keep active at your desk including weights and doing leg exercises. While on breaks, you can also do exercises with co-workers. All of this exercise...
In this video, we learn how to kick start a new fitness routine with Kung Fu. This exercise is a workout that you will not get bored of. You are always doing something new with Kung Fu and it burns a ton of calories. These workouts are rigorous and combine strength training, endurance training, and really work out your body. The classes start out with yoga, then they start getting your heart rate up by working out hard. If you can't get to a class, you can do this at home by doing loose kicks...
Need help drumming up clients for your Pilates class? This clip offers some advice. Whether you're considering the possibility of starting your own Pilates studio or already have one and just need a little help tackling a particular pedagogical problem, you're sure to be well served by this free video lesson from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For more information, including a comprehensive overview, watch this video guide.
Training with functional movements helps people to avoid injury when exercising. Learn about proper exercise techniques in functional training from a fitness trainer in this free functional training video series.
Get a flat stomach with the exercise routine. You will have a six pack in no time with this fitness ball workout from Diet.com
Natalli Reznik of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame goes through her warm up routine and shows you, step-by-step, how to turn professional dance moves into a great workout that'll focus on your abs, legs, and other muscles. The sweat will flow and the inches will burn as long as you're consistent with it!
This is a great video clip series that shows you 26 different possible exercises you can do with a fitness disc that attack unused muscles in parts of your body you don't even realize have them.
In this series of life-changing videos, you will learn how to perform some of the basic movements for Nia. Learn more about the history as you watch these expert video clips.
Learn about the history and the benefits of Indian club training in this series of expert videos. Get tips on proper training techniques that will maximize your fitness with the use of Indian clubs. Watch as our expert demonstrates the basic moves, snatch, and squatted snatch of this technique. See different and more complicated maneuvers such as the full pendulum, forearm swing circles, stirring and the clean and press. Challenge yourself with these moves and other moves including forearm sw...
In this lesson we take a look at health and exercise in the English language. Do you think Misterduncan is fit?
Has anyone actually used the Kinect for fitness purposes? If so, which games are the best?
This site is a comprehensive resource for boxing training and fitness exercises that's fun and easy to follow! Effectively lose weight and get into shape fast!
The point of any workout is to stress your body and initiate an adaptive training response. Period. What are appropriate levels of stress necessary to achieve the adaptive response? In terms of the cardiovascular system, studies have shown that it usually takes about two minutes to get the heart rate into the training zone. Once there, the heart shows an adaptive response after five more minutes of training in the zone. Total minutes needed to get an adaptive response from your heart? Seven.
Work it without breaking the bank—with a couple of household items and a little ingenuity, you can transform your old junk into effective gym equipment for both cardiovascular workouts and strength training within the comforts of your own home.
Learn how to warm up in the water in this free exercise video on swimming pool workouts and aqua fitness. Warm up in the water with aqua fitness - Part 1 of 15.
When you set up your MyFitnessPal account for the first time, it asks for a checklist of personal info to create nutrition and fitness goals for you. Whatever you decide then, it's important to know that the goals provided to you are not fixed. If your doctor or nutritionist recommends a new plan, or you simply want to change up your routine, you can customize your weekly and daily goals.
If you're new to MyFitnessPal, it might seem daunting. The app is way more than just a calorie counter, but that's because getting fit is just as much about changing your lifestyle as it is about watching what you eat. So don't let it overwhelm you — there are just a handful of tips you should know to hit the ground running.
MyFitnessPal has become extremely popular thanks to features that help users keep themselves accountable and stay motivated as they eat healthier and lose weight. While the application does a great job of reminding you to log the food you eat in order to keep track of your calories, there is one incredibly useful feature that doesn't get much attention.
How To: Scan Food & Drink Labels in MyFitnessPal When Cooking at Home for More Accurate Nutrition & Calorie Info
In MyFitnessPal, you can search through a food database to add your meal into the app's diary and track your calories. Unfortunately, the sheer size of the database can make it hard to find exactly what you have just consumed, which is why MFP includes a barcode feature to make the process of adding food much smoother.
MyFitnessPal adjusts your calorie goal for the day according to your activity level. The more active you tell the app you are, the more calories it tells you to consume — simple, right? Unfortunately, MFP doesn't tell you to consume fewer calories when you don't work out. However, an activity tracker like a FitBit or Apple Watch can help.
In 2015, MyFitnessPal launched its premium service, an ad-free subscription for $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year which provides food analysis, deeper nutrient tools, more goal options, and exclusive content. After giving MyFitnessPal Premium a shot on your iPhone or Android phone, those perks may be unnecessary to your end goal, but you'll find that canceling your paid membership isn't very easy.
How To: 'Quick Add' Calories for Snacks in MyFitnessPal to Keep Yourself Accountable for Every Tiny Bite
It's only normal to snack on a few french fries every once in a while when you're on a diet, but it's still important to hold yourself accountable, even when you cheat just a little bit. MyFitnessPal, for both Android and iOS devices, has a database of nutritional information to help keep track of the meals you eat, but it also has a way to add calories on the fly without digging for data.