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App-y Hour (exist) - 7

Melissa Howsam | July 25, 2014 | Articles

1. MapMyRun
Listen up, social media junkies! “[MapMyRun] can serve as a ‘fitness Facebook’ for those who are more social,” says ISSA and CrossFit-certified personal trainer Meghan Takacs of Thrive Fitness Atlanta in Brookhaven. Think duration, distance, pace, route, cal tracking and more. Post away! Free

2. Barre3 Mobile App
Committing to be fit is a full-time gig. Barre3 delivers with unique 10-minute barre workouts, seasonal recipes and more. “Wellness is about so much more than a one-hour workout every day,” says Katie Schrier, co-owner of South Buckhead’s Barre3. “It includes diet and nutrition, getting up and moving in short spurts throughout the day, stress reduction and inspiration—the Barre3 app is fantastic because it supports all of that and helps to make wellness a way of life.” $5

3. MyFitnessPal
Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self with this app featuring a 3 million-plus food product database. Track your eats (and cheats!) and moves to keep you honest: “Eighty-eight percent of people will stay on a wellness journey if they track their diet and workouts,” says Sweat Atlanta’s fitness guru Nicholas Jacobs. “I use this app frequently with my personal-training clients.” Free

4. Strava
Putting a new spin on biking apps, enter Strava. Fuel your competitive game with the GPS-based cycling (and running) app that “tracks mileage, heart rate and power output while allowing you to evaluate your performance against yourself and others,” says Mike Wagaman, owner of Peachtree Bikes and lifelong cyclist. So, your pace or mine? Free

5. Gym PocketGuide
I want to pump… you up. “With a workout library of over 100 exercise/stretching descriptions, pictures and instructional videos… this app gives you a daily weight-training schedule based on what type of program you’re looking for,” says Jason Hall, owner, creator and head instructor of Marietta’s Kettle Corps. Free



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