5 Healthy Apps from Kim the Intern

Meet Kim the Intern

Meet Kim the Intern

Hello Everyone! My name is Kim and I am the shiny, new intern at PacificSource!

Basically my job is to create wellness materials, figure out some fun, easy ways to encourage healthy living, and get really creative with upcoming community events (which I will definitely let you all know about).

For my first blog post as the intern, I thought I would share my top five favorite fitness apps (sorry, I know that’s a tongue twister). So, whether you own an Android or an iPhone, these apps are compatible with both. They’ve definitely helped me on my way to leading a healthier life.

Now, without further adieu, here are my five favorite fitness apps!

iphoneAndroid1) Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra – Yoga might not be the top fitness fad anymore, but I still really enjoy it. This app costs two dollars, but I really think it is worth it. It’s an app that is tailored to people who have previous yoga experience. However, many of the routines do not use complex moves and are great for those days when you need a soothing work out rather than a hard core one.

2) CharityMiles – This app is great because it combines two of my favorite things, running and helping non-profits. Charity miles keeps track of how many miles you run and for every mile they make a donation to a non-profit of your choice. They have a great list of organizations to donate to, plus, its free for you to download.

3) You are your own gym – I don’t know how many of you have tried crossfit, but this app is a lot like one of those workouts. It focuses on exercises and routines that use your own body weight to build muscle and it only costs three dollars. I am a big fan of this app because I really like the idea of not having to use machines to be healthy. It’s also great if you don’t currently have a gym membership but still want a good workout. You can use the preprogrammed routines or build your own.

zombified4) iMapMyFitness – I watched a zombie movie recently, and while watching this movie I realized that if a zombie apocalypse were to happen, I don’t think I could out run them. So, to protect myself from becoming a walker, I started my newest hobby of long distance running. This app maps my trail, pace, and even my caloric intake. It’s the trifecta of all fitness apps.

5) LoseIt – This app is kind of like iMapMyFitness, however, it has the added factor of community building. I am a pretty competitive person, so being able to keep track of my progress and participate in fitness challenges is really fun for me. This app also syncs up with the LoseIt website so if anything happens to your phone, all of your progress is saved.

I love these apps. I hope you love these apps. Send me your feedback along with any neat fitness apps you have found that work for you! Until next time, stay happy and stay healthy!

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  1. I have looked into both of those apps and they are really great! I hope these were helpful as well, I love having a variety of work outs to choose from. It’s my belief that if they are making these apps available, I should take advantage of them.

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  2. Thanks for a great list of apps. I think fitness apps are great for getting people moving. 😀 I love iMuscle and Runkeeper, I use both daily!

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