Try these latest fitness apps ideal for the busy executive
A look at three "personal coaches" which guide you through your workouts.
The Business Times
Jefit focuses on workouts and offers a wide range. Decide which part of your body you want to work on, or the type of exercise, and the app recommends a programme and duration. It allows you to record your workout, which is very helpful. But you need to be very familiar with how to do the exercises, or run the risk of injury. There are workout guides, but no videos to demonstrate the exercises. The elite programme costs US$4.99 per month or US$39.99 a year.www.jefit.com
This is the top-rated diet app which also has exercise features. You sign up by filling in your goal and details like weight and height, and then you log your food and exercise each day. Asian food is featured, with useful snippets like how much fat a dish has. If you upgrade to the MyFitnessPal Premium, you get a nutrient dashboard and food analysis. The exercise calorie settings let you increase daily goals, but there are no videos or routines to follow. The premium costs US$9.99 a month or USD$49.99 per year.www.myfitnesspal.com
Vida matches you to professional health and fitness coaches so you get someone who works with you one-on-one. Pick your goal - lose weight or reduce stress - and list your health conditions. Choose the style of coaching which suits you best - cheerleader, drill sergeant, innovator, listener or challenger, and Vida Coach will list a few options for you. With a customised plan, you can also talk to the coach by phone or video conference once a week. The price is US$59 monthly, US$139 for three months or US$349 a year. vida.com