What are the best resources for fitness?

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    #1Nike+ Training Club

    Nike+ Training Club
    Nike+ Training Club is an app with more than 150 free workouts in a variety of full-body challenges taught by Nike Master Trainers. 

    Mac, Android, iOS


    Lauren Wells
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "After losing my gym subscription, I needed a way I could keep in shape at home. I downloaded this app thinking it could help. Some of these are super useful and I love the guidance! Others, I still need gym equipment for, so I can't use them, which sucks. It's a good app though, especially considering that it's free."
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    #230 Day Fit Challenge Workout

    30 Day Fit Challenge Workout
    Improve your health and lose weight with this 30 day routine. Choose your level and then exercise daily. After a month you might just find that your you're more equipped emotionally to press on with increasing your physical fitness.



    Walter Carr
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "If you're not how to go about a new fitness routine, the 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout app covers just about everything you'll need. Highly rated and free, this is the one app that can get you on a fitness schedule and make it fun to stay on one."
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    MyFitnessPal is a tracking app that will help you to lose weight, tone up, change your habits and get healthy. It connects with other training apps and devices, like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jorge Pacheco
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I use this app to track my calories and keep me on track with my diet. There is a internal bar code scanner. It even has ways to list foods manually through a huge database. You can log your exercises to factor it into your diet. By far the biggest and best app for diets."
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    #4Granite Abs

    Granite Abs
    This video shows you a series of exercises you should do daily if you want to get rock hard abs.


    Arthur Peters
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Playing Borderland helps build up my angst and warfare strategies, but if I want to really be prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse, I gotta build up my abs too. Flabby abs and weakness will simply not do. This little vid is a feeble attempt at showing me how it's done, but hey, gotta admit they tried anyway. "
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    #56-Pack Training Secrets - Best Training Tips

    6-Pack Training Secrets - Best Training Tips
    This video teaches you the correct way to do a series of exercises so you can actually build-up muscle and get six-pack abs.


    Gabriel Salgado
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "I'm on a constant look out for good information about physical fitness. There is so much misinformation out there that it can be difficult to find nowadays. The 6-Pack Training Secrets video is clearly based in science, very educations, and quite entertaining as well!"
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    PumpUp is an app that lets you build workouts, track your exercise, and share your progress with a supportive community of positive and like-minded people.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Richard Bates
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "There is no shortage of fitness apps out there and its a little tedious finding one that meets all of your needs. For me, PumpUp was the best choice, it helped me track my lifting schedule, build work outs and the PumpUp community is focused on body building and weight lifting which is what I was really looking for. Try it out!"
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    Bodybuilding is a fitness platform featuring articles, news and special offers on supplementation products. Bodybuilding also offers different plans according to your needs that will help you reach your fitness goal.


    Jason Armstrong
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "I am a new convert to bodybuilding and was looking for online resources. This place has it all. It has great articles and even product offers."
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    #8Train Like An Angel 2014: Candice Swanepoel Full-Body Workout

    Train Like An Angel 2014: Candice Swanepoel Full-Body Workout

    Victoria's Secret model‚ Candice Swanepoel (guided by Mary Helen Bowers), walks you through a full-body workout based on the technique of classical ballet. These exercises will help you tone your body.



    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "This was a good video to show a different type of full body workout. I have never tried ballet before, so it was slightly intimidating, but the trainer was very helpful with her comments and the model was very easy to follow. I am looking forward to trying this workout!"
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    Darebee is a fitness resource offering a wide variety of articles and recommendations. From workouts tutorials and video exercises from all levels to Nutrition tips and meal plans, here you will find almost everything you need to get in shape.


    Hannah Anderson
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Has wonderful tips. The meal plans are ok, but more than you can get from anywhere else. I love the vidoes for exercise."
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    #10The 6-Pack Checklist

    The 6-Pack Checklist
    The 6-Pack Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Shredded Abs by Nate Miyaki is a guide for ditching the fitness myths that are holding you back. This book is about finding a sustainable diet structure and investing your time and effort in exercises and routines that are actually going to work, instead of wasting hours in the gym with no results.

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    Vishal Dutta
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "The 6-Pack Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Shredded Abs Kindle Edition by Nate Miyaki is an amazing book. After reading this book and following its instructions for diet and exercise, I now have a six pack set of abs that women stare at. Many women have even proposed dating me because they were so enamored by my perfectly shaped abs. One women even wanted to leave her husband for me after seeing my abs."
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    #11Breaking Muscle

    Breaking Muscle
    Breaking Muscle is a fitness website for finding motivational articles and workouts tutorials. Here you will find videos, plans, exercices, recipes and news that will help you achieve your goal.


    Ralph Gilbert
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "There are a lot of work out web sites but Breaking Muscle focuses solely on muscle building. It has workouts, diets, articles and just about everything else you'll need if you're serious about building muscle tissue. You just supply the motivation."
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    #12Sweaty Betty Ballet Bootcamp enCORE Workout

    Sweaty Betty Ballet Bootcamp enCORE Workout
    Sweaty Betty Ballet Bootcamp enCORE Workout by SleekTechnique is a ballet-inspired cardio workout with a serious focus on the core - expect your abs to be on fire.


    Madison Santos
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I tried this and the description is only too true. You really need to be in good shape before using this workout as given, as it is not for beginners. But if you are already working out and want to go into some serious body shaping, go for it, even though it will leave you exhausted."
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    #134 Exercises for More Defined Abs

    4 Exercises for More Defined Abs
    Get defined abs with the four exercises explained in this video: bench knee tucks, plank shoulder taps, side bends, and cable crunches.


    Evelyn Rivera
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "I thought this was a good, concise video, however I wish that there would have been more verbal instruction. I am a female, and I do not have anything close to the abs of the model in the video, so I need a bit more help than was provided in the video."
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

    [TUTORIAL] How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
    Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting Tips for whoever whishes to lose weight and be healthy. This article is meant to be a personal trainer motivating and guiding you.


    Larry Campbell
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "The guide provided shows you good tips for managing your weight and keep you losing the pounds. It discusses the effect that carbs have on your diet and how to avoid them."
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    #15Carly Rowena's video blog

    Carly Rowena's video blog
    Carly Rowena is a personal trainer and fitness blogger who makes videos about living a healthy lifestyle, weight loss tips, and workout routines.


    Donald Brooks
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "I've been wanting to get fit in the last few months, and haven't really known what resources to turn to. I've found really useful and inspiring Carly Rowena's video blog on Youtube. She has tips on exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle that have kept me on track to lose the weight."
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    #16Zanna van Dijk

    Zanna van Dijk
    Zanna Van Dijk is a personal trainer, fitness blogger/vlogger/model and founder of the #girlgains movement. On her YouTube channel she shares her workout routines, nutrition tips, travel vlogs, and tips for living a balanced life


    Grace Hernandez
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "Zanna's videos are extremely informative! From tattoos to meal planning to work out routines for women, Zanna covers a wide variety of topics and blogs them. She combines humor with her knowledge in a raw, honest fashion that I just love. Follow Zanna today!"
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    #1730 Days Fitness Challenges

    30 Days Fitness Challenges

    A 30-day fitness challenge is a great way to stay in shape, tone up your body, learn new exercise techniques and do something new and exciting each and every month. 


    $5- per challenge

    Helen Tran
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "30 Day Fitness Challenges is a great website if you're into fitness and want to start a challenge. There are a few challenges to pick from like planks or lunges. They provide an example of the exercise so that you can perform it correctly, and then give you the 30 day schedule. It's simple. I think 30 Day Fitness Challenges is a good fitness resource. "
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    Track and map every run with MapMyRun. For every mile you go, you'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. Discover new workout routes and get inspired to reach new running goals with a 40 million member strong community of runners.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Bryant
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "MapMyRun is a really neat little app. It has loads of exercises to log and it really easy to use. It can help you find good places to run near you and track some of your old favorites so you don't ever forget them."
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    #19Fit Bottomed Girls

    Fit Bottomed Girls

    The Fit Bottomed Girls don't take anything too seriously including fitness. Here, regular girls share their trials, tribulations, and adventures in staying fit to help you know what's good and what's whack when it comes to working out.



    Louis Bryant
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "This site seems to be well organized and has many features aimed towards helping women to be more fit. The site is easy to use, but is a little cluttered. The site is aimed towards women, but some men could benefit from some of the advise. "
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    #20The Fitnessista blog

    The Fitnessista blog
    A healthy lifestyle blog by Gina Harley highlighting quick workouts, quick recipes and the adventures of a wife and mom.


    Sonia Vásquez
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "This is a blog I can relate to. There are so many helpful hits and the blogger makes you feel comfortable in your own skin while helping to get you fit and also sharing healthy recipes too."
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    #21Natalie Portman Workout

    Natalie Portman Workout
    In this video Rebecca-Louise of XHIT shows you how to get a toned dancer's physique, based on the workout plan that Natalie Portman used when she was training for her role in Black Swan.


    Walter Peterson
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "The workout seems like a good and effective workout, but it seems like it would be difficult to find. In the fitness market there is a saturation of fitness videos and this is even more true through the medium of YouTube. I don't know how well this workout distinguishes itself from the hundreds of other workouts endorsed by famous people. Although it helped me do a workout and feel tired and sore, I don't know that it's any better or worse than anything else out there."
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    #22Six Pack Abs 365

    Six Pack Abs 365
    The book Six Pack Abs 365 - How To Get And Keep Your Six Pack Abs All Year Long teaches you the true secrets that very few know about getting your six pack abs and maintaining them.

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    Liliana Tapia
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "I'm not sure when I said fitness, that I was really thinking of going all the way to six pack abs. The book definitely offers one genre of fitness and gives advice on how to get six pack abs, so I suppose that technically it is a correct hit return. However, when I think of fitness, I think more of moderate intensity exercise, or even lifestyle changes. I would prefer a result that offered a book, app, or website that had varying types of exercise to choose from and other advice on getting fit."
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    #23Runtastic Running App

    Runtastic Running App

    Runtastic Running App by Runtastic is a health and fitness app that lets you measure the distance, speed, and time as you run. It also tracks the calories burnt after each working. This is ideal for running, jogging, and biking.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Romero
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I know that I need motivation to keep up my running. The best way for me is to track my mileage and compare my performance each week. Runtastic fits the bill! There are a lot of fitness tracking apps, but I found Runtastic to be easy to use, accurate, and intuitive. "
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    Freeletics is an app that provides a fitness training program that you can adapt to your schedule, your fitness level and your goals. The workouts available are from 5 minutes to 30, so you can adjust them to the time you have available to train. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Diana Walker
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "For someone on the go that still wants to stay in shape or get in shape this could be a good option. Different exercises that are tailored to your needs is nice. Plus, not everyone has access to a gym so this eliminates that problem due to the fact that it's bodyweight based."
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    #25Top 5 Pilates Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

    Top 5 Pilates Exercises Anytime, Anywhere
    The video Top 5 Pilates Exercises Anytime, Anywhere by pilateslearn teaches you five easy pilates exercises that you can do everyday, no matter where you are, so con can strengthen your core and make your body leaner and stronger. 


    Roger Gray
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "I would watch the Top 5 Pilates Exercises Anytime, Anywhere video on Youtube. If it fulfilled my need for fitness resources, I would re-watch the video and follow the exercises. Otherwise, I would continue searching."
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    C25K is an app that helps you get in shape with an 8 week plan. It promises to take you from being a couch potato to running 5K in 2 months.

    iOS, Android


    Song Zhou
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "I used the C25K app to prepare to run in my first ever 5k last month. I am not a runner and have never dreamed of running a 5k before but after deciding I needed to get myself in shape I challenged myself to run a 5k. I thought the C25K app would be the perfect tool to help me get from being a couch potato to the finish line of my first 5k. The app definitely didn't disappoint and provided me without results beyond my wildest dreams. "
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    #2746 Minute BEST Beginner/Intermediate Pilates Workout

    46 Minute BEST Beginner/Intermediate Pilates Workout
    46 Minute BEST Beginner/Intermediate Pilates Workout - Pilates Workout for butt & Thighs is a video by GymRa that gives you a pilates class you can do at home. This workout will work on your legs, abs and core, arms, and butt.


    Walter Carr
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "This YouTube video and workout in general would be great if I didn't have breathing troubles. Sadly, that is not the case. There are dozens of types of fitness and this video only offers one small aspect of what it means to be fit. "
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    8fit takes the work out of healthy living. It delivers results through tailored, easy to follow meal plans and workouts created by expert trainers. It teaches you how to lose weight with a healthy diet and workout routines.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Doris Perkins
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "After using 8fit for a week, I think it's one of the best fitness resources out there. I loved having a daily workout, meal plans and snack suggestions all in one place. I even tried a couple recipes and they tasted great, especially the coconut shrimp! I've already lost 2 pounds towards my 10-pound goal, and I feel so much better already. It's like a personal trainer on your phone, but cheaper! "
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    Strava is a fitness app available on iOS and Android. Strava records your run, maps cycling routes & analyzes your training stats. With Strava you can track your performance in other sports like swimming, hiking, CrossFit, and gym training.


    Android, iOS


    Julie Bennett
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Strava is a great app if you are into running or cycling. It is not one of the best resources for overall fitness though, it's also not meant to be. It focuses on GPS related services, tracking and recording your activity that way. There are much better overall fitness apps out there that are more inclusive, but Strava is one of the very best if you are at all into running, jogging, or cycling."
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    Fitocracy is a workout app for Android and iOS that will help you reach your fitness goals. With Fitocracy you can easily track your workout, work with expert trainers and stay motivated.

    iOS, Android


    Daniel Greene
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "• Work with expert trainers who will help you reach your fitness goals • Easily track any workout you can imagine. Use any of our free workouts or make up your own. • Stay motivated by joining the awesome Fitocracy community and meeting other fitness-minded folks "
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    #31Nike+ Run Club

    Nike+ Run Club

    Nike+ Run Club is an app to help you run better and more often; including GPS tracking details, customized coaching plans, and nonstop motivation from your friends. 


    Android, iOS


    Carol Henry
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "This is a great solution for me. I'm pretty much a novice runner and the motivation techniques are really helpful. My kids like the facebook interface so they know when I'll be home to fix dinner! I knocked off a point because the GPS failed at one point, but that may have been my connection."
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    #32Pilates: Benefits & Exercise

    Pilates: Benefits & Exercise
    This book talks about Joseph Pilates philosophies, principles, and theories regarding health and fitness, focused on obtaining a well-balanced body and mind. Pilates: Benefits & Exercise takes you inside a program designed to tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility.

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    Sandra Freeman
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I'm trying to exercise and lose weight. My friend recommended Pilates and I found out about Pilates: Benefits & Exercise, a Kindle book. I have to say that I do not like this book at all. First of all, it's very hard to read. The wording is just very odd and things just are not organized in a logical manner. It's also very short and doesn't tell me enough about getting fit with Pilates. I don't like it at all. I highly recommend finding something else that is more detailed than this."
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    MapMyRide lets you track and map every ride. You'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance, discover new routes, and‚ save or share your favourites. This app helps you stay‚ motivated and is perfect for planning the best route for your training needs.


    Android, iOS


    Melissa McDonald
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "Get this app if you cycle, it's a must have app. Kept me on track for personal challenge goals and mph in regards to overall speed and distance in time. Also, it is good to see the routes of other riders for future trips."
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    #34Pilates Anytime

    Pilates Anytime
    Pilates Anytime is an app that has over 2,500 Pilates videos, and counting, in HD quality with classes for all levels of experience. You can stream your exercise, or download them for offline viewing.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Sandoval
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "The app is pretty good although is is missing a few things that are on the website. That being said, the app gives you a great Pilates workout at your fingertips that you can make your own. Well worth the download."
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    #35Zombies, Run!

    Zombies, Run!
    Zombies, Run! is an app that makes working out more fun. Instead of running to lose weight, you'll be running for your life with this ultra-immersive game and audio adventure where every run becomes a mission.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jesse Willis
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Zombies, Run! is a fun way to help with jogging. It turns your runs into missions and you have to keep ahead of the zombies. I tried it for a while, but went back to a normal run tracking app because this got a little old. "
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    #36Nerd Fitness

    Nerd Fitness

    Nerd Fitness is a community for nerds, desk jockeys, and weekend warriors looking to level up their lives. Whether you're hoping to lose weight, build muscle, run a 5k, or just feel better about yourself, you can find information on how to get started.


    Free- Varies by plan

    Eric Anderson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Nerd Fitness is a great place to start your journey to healthy. Many different people have recorded their progress and you can see how its helped them."
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    #37Pilates for Beginners

    Pilates for Beginners
    Pilates for Beginners by Sophie Godard will enable you to sculpt your body while improving your flexibility and sense of well-being through pilates exercises selected for beginners to practice at home without machines.

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    Victoria Morgan
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "Pilates has long interested me. As a woman of a certain age, I value flexibility and strength. Pilates for Beginners is a great resource. Sophie Godard is a friend to beginners and this is an activity you can do right in your home with no expense of equipment. "
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    #38The Ultimate Pilates 21 Day Challenge

    The Ultimate Pilates 21 Day Challenge
    The Ultimate Pilates 21 Day Challenge - Define Your Abs & Booty by Boho Beautiful is a video that gives you a Pilates exercise routine you can follow for 21 days with some rest/yoga days so you can have stronger abs and glutes in only three weeks.


    Aarav Chopra
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "The ultimate Pilates 21 day Challenge provided me with an instructor led exercise routine, and as a beginner I found that very valuable. It was easier to tell if I was doing the exercises right by watching and listening to the instructor in the videos. I don't think I could've done it on my own. "
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    #39Pilates Workout Routines

    Pilates Workout Routines
    Pilates Workout Routines - Beginners to Advanced is an app that focuses on not just strengthening the core of the body--the back, abdomen, and hips, but also on flexibility and coordination. The pilates workout app is on Android and iOS.

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Xu Yang
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "I always appreciate apps that can help individuals with their health. I would totally download this and check it out. I've never actually seen a pilates app so I think it's a good idea."
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    MaxiNutrition is the UK’s number 1 sports nutrition company. They use protein science to help transform the strength of protein into strength for your body.


    Amber Ryan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Another protein shake wannabee. It's good but not as good as a fat steak. If you like getting your protein in a powder that you must trust IS actually protein, then this is as good a brand as any out there. Not sure I'd trust anything the UK supports these days. Maybe buy an American brand?"
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    RunKeeper is an app that helps you track exercise, set goals, sweat, and see progress along the way. Whether you’re working your way up to tracking a 5K goal or deep into marathon training, this is a useful GPS app used by more than 50 million users.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anthony Wade
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "If you like to track your workouts this is a great app for you. I like the fact that it can sync up with a smart watch. You can also share info with your friends which is a feature I like as that typically provides me added encouragement. "
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    #42Fitness Savvy

    Fitness Savvy

    Fitness Savvy is a useful website that provides you with a huge collection of fitness products like proteins and supplements. Among other things, the site offers you interesting articles and amazing coupons for discounts.



    Robin Young
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Everything you need to learn about fitness. Helpful resources like protein calculators, articles, buying guides, and an insane amount of product info and embedded demo videos to help people find the right equipment to reach their training goals!"


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1Nike+ Training ClubApps 49 Free
230 Day Fit Challenge WorkoutApps 46 Free
3MyFitnessPalApps 45 Free
4Granite AbsVideos 44 Free
56-Pack Training Secrets - Best Training TipsVideos 42 Free
6PumpUpApps 42 Free
7BodyBuildingWebsites 40 Free
8Train Like An Angel 2014: Candice Swanepoel Full-Body WorkoutVideos 38 Free
9DarebeeWebsites 38 Free
10The 6-Pack ChecklistBooks 37 Paid

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