In a world where technology is constantly evolving, there’s one thing we all know for sure: we’d be lost without our smartphones. With a smartphone, you can find the answers to almost any question in a matter of seconds. I guess you could say that your phone has become something of a personal assistant to you – and now with the exciting addition of so many different fitness apps, a personal trainer too.
Fitness apps are becoming more advanced, and many of them allow us to go beyond just tracking workouts. Now we have apps that track our nutrition, help us monitor our macros and, in the case of GOFA, even measure our movements with AI technology, making it easier than ever to ensure correct form. Wayne Chung, GOFA Fitness CEO, said, “I first noticed a missing element in the fitness app industry during the pandemic, when I tried to continue my fitness routine at home, utilizing different apps. My primary goal with working out is to stay healthy and I was struggling to find beginner classes that fit my pace and style, had realistic modifications, and were affordable.” For Chung, it was important that the app bridge the gap between quality, fun, motivating workouts and real-time feedback and corrections for beginners and first-timers.
After almost two years in the midst of a global health crisis where gyms were forced to shut down, fitness apps have become a holy grail for millions across the world. Let’s take a closer look at three key ways in which fitness apps can help you improve your training, no matter where you are.
The flexibility you need
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good old workout log as much as the next person. After all, they’ve been an effective tracking and accountability tool for decades already.
On the other hand, one of the best things about fitness apps is the fact that they allow your entire workout plan to be digital and stored within the app itself. This makes it easy to compile and adjust your workouts according to your wellness journey, giving you added flexibility in your exercise routine. For example, if you’re away on vacation or a business trip and you don’t have access to your regular gym classes or equipment, you can simply opt for bodyweight activities. Better still, you can adjust your fitness activities on the fly to suit the resources at your disposal.
Always be accountable
Holding yourself accountable for completing each workout is one of the strongest driving forces of success. Fitness apps make it so much easier for you to stay on top of your progress. You set your goals, you decide on the activity (or choose one that the app suggests for you), and then you log it. Most fitness apps then generate graphs and visual representations of how far you’ve come and how far you still have to go, giving you invaluable insights along the way.
The start of something new?
When it comes to training, trying something new can be a bit intimidating. This is where fitness apps come in. They allow you to try new things and to find your feet with them, in private, without needing to go to the gym or to sign up for a new class. Everything is already there within the app and planned out for you, giving you plenty of opportunity to try something new and to discover what you really like and what you’d rather skip.
In this crazy, modern, busy world that we live in, fitness apps help us carve out and prioritize the time we need to work out, meal prep or just simply meditate. GOFA is here to help you determine and achieve your wellness goals every step of the way. Download now.