With a new year comes a new zest for life and keeping fit and healthy. But even with the best intentions, motivation can be lacking. Especially when it’s so chilly and uninviting outside. We’re here to help you stick to your plan and achieve your goals in 2016, with our selection of five online tools that’ll certainly help to improve your fitness with inspiration and ideas.
See which one sounds perfect for you…
Running apps have a real community spirit. Runkeeper is a great example – it interacts with you like a buddy, whilst tracking all of your runs, walks and general exercises. When you see those numbers increasing, what could be more inspiring? Kick things off with a fast-paced walk to get a feel for how it works, then go from there.
Online Roulette Wheel
Okay, so this one sounds more like a game, but that’s the fun of it. To be designed by Ladbrokes Casino, this online tool lets you spin the roulette wheel, which will then randomly select an exercise for you to do. Injecting some much-needed excitement into the proceedings and encouraging you to get on and do it, we highly recommend this quirky workout plan.
This website has created free customised exercise workout plans for over 2 million people since 2000. You’ll be far more inclined to stick to your plan if it’s tailored to you and what you want to achieve. There’s also a forum and various groups, so you can be inspired and motivated by other members. Having someone to talk to while you’re on your fitness journey can make the world of difference.
Before You Were Hot
Have you ever thought ‘I just don’t think I can do it’? Well, Before You Were Hot will change your thinking completely. Featuring a collection of users’ pictures from their childhood or teens (try not to laugh) plus photos of what they look like now, you’ll notice marked transitions. So anything is possible. And, of course, this website is amazing for a good ol’ giggle too.
My Fitness Pal
This app encourages you to track your calorie intake and exercise undertaken every day, so you can see everything clearly. It’s a great way to work out where you’re going wrong, and is also a fantastic way to monitor and plan. Even better, you can share your success via social media, so you’ll always want to do well to save embarrassment in front of your nearest and dearest.
If you’re struggling for success in your fitness regime currently, why not try one of these online tools or plans? We can guarantee you’ll discover oodles of inspiration for the year ahead.
Do you use a website or app to help you with your fitness?
This post was written by Richard Shannon and published in accordance with Fitness 4 Mamas disclosure policy. Richard Shannon is a Sports Management & Marketing graduate from Winchester. He is currently freelancing as a writer for sports articles and has a particular interest in Cricket, Football, Tennis and Volleyball.