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The best fitness apps for a new you in 2019



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Here are some of the best fitness apps you should consider downloading to stick to your new year’s resolution to lose weight:

1. Home Workout

Home Workout

If you’re only just starting out on your fitness journey, Home Workout is the ideal app to keep you on track. This app can take you through everything from warming up, to stretching, to weight training, so whatever workout you choose, Home Workout is there for you.

2. Niix.Fit


If it’s good enough for Louise Redknapp it’s good enough for us - who wouldn’t want that figure? This 43-year-old celeb makes it well known that Niix.Fit is the app for her. Combining Pilates with studio fitness, it’s the perfect app for women over 40 (about time) who have busy lives and can’t dedicate hours each day to keeping fit. It caters for a great range of fitness levels, so it’s perfect for beginners and gym buffs alike.

It’s not just there for fitness, though, Niix.Fit also gives you free advice on how to eat healthy and can even provide you with meal plans.

3. MyFitnessPal


Okay, it’s not exactly new, but there’s a reason MyFitnessPal keeps getting ranked as one of the best fitness apps out there - more than one reason, actually. With a database of over 5 million different foods, you can count your calories easier than ever before. There’s even a recipe importer, so you can whip up delicious, nutritious grub with just a few simple taps on your mobile.

Track how much you’re eating, but also how much you’re exercising to work it off; this helps you to live a balanced and happy life. Win/win.

4. Headspace


Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow and 10 million other people can’t be wrong - Headspace is a brilliant meditation app for beginners and experienced meditators.

If you download Headspace, you’ll get a free Take10 programme, which introduces you to meditation for 10 minutes every day, perfect for taking your first steps into this effective exercise for mental and physical health. If you subscribe, you gain access to a wider range of mindfulness exercises, which let you choose how long you want to exercise for - from just a few minutes to a full hour.

Of course, these are just a few of the countless apps you can download to turn your puff into tuff, but they’re all well worth considering downloading. So, make this new year the new you and get swiping, now.

Written by hellen_b

Hellen is a content expert at giffgaff.