Best apps for fitness professionals

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It’s undeniable that the world has gone mobile – iPhones, Androids, Blackberries, and tablets are everywhere! This explosive growth of smartphone ownership has led to an opportunity area for many mobile app developers as well as health and fitness professionals. Over the last 3 years, a slew of fun health related mobile apps and niche social networks have been created catering to people that want to live healthier lifestyles.popular health and fitness based mobile apps allow users to track time and distance for activities like walking, hiking, running, and cycling. These innovative mobile apps then add a social layer allowing users to store their workouts, access other users’ routes and times, and join group challenges. Other fun apps provide more basic functionality such as easily logging and counting caloric intake. And, if you are simply interested in connecting and interacting with other fitness enthusiasts then niche social networks provide email, instant messaging, and group chat capabilities.
As a health care professional, health and fitness apps can assist you in tracking the progress of your patients once they leave the office. These are some of our favorite health and fitness apps for 2012.

1. Runkeeper – RunKeeper is a free online social fitness community and running app to connect with friends to train and track your workouts.
2. Endomondo – Endomondo is a sports community based on free real-time GPS tracking of running, cycling, etc. You can bring your mobile device on your route and get a complete training log!
3. CardioTrainer – Similar to RunKeeper and Endomondo, CardioTrainer is the top Android app for running, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities. With its detailed training log and easy to use interface – CardioTrainer is a top pick!
4. Couch to 5K – The Couch to 5K mobile app is designed to help new runners train for a 5K. The app gives you all the tools you need to get motivated, connect with others, and track your progress – right from the palm of your hand.
5. Rittr Labs – Rittr Labs creates fitness apps for Android powered mobile phones. Rittr Labs has apps for push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and pull-ups.
6. Fat Secret – FatSecret is a social network for people interested in food and diet. You can use your FatSecret profile with many other services like Facebook, iGoogle and even on your mobile phone.
7. Calorie Count – Calorie Count is a free online diet program. It provides a full calorie counter database with nutrition data for thousands of foods and recipes.
8. MyFitnessPal – Free online calorie counter and diet plan. You can lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. You can also find nutrition facts for over 1,000,000 foods.
9. SparkPeople.com – SparkPeople is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. Founded in the year 2000 SparkPeople.com has been revolutionizing fitness for over a decade!
10. Fitocracy – Fitocracy turns fitness into a social game. Users earn points for their workouts, unlock achievements, and tackle special challenges to themselves forward.

Georgette Pann,owner of NutriFitness, says”Who would have thought fitness and smartphones would actually work together. Usually when I see someone training and they have their phone in their hand I think, ‘Can’t you put your phone away for an hour workout?’ And then the idea hit me; a Fitness Business App for the fitness entrepreneur who really wants to take their business to the next level. Think about it! Almost everyone has a smartphone and what an awesome opportunity to market a fitness businesses,” said Pann.
Georgette Pann, owner of Nutrifitness, LLC at http://thenutrifitness.com, has more than 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She has developed many successful programs that have not only helped her clients get into the best shape of their life, but she has helped countless fitness business owners increase their clientele and substantially increase their profits.
Georgette is always looking for ways to continuously grow her business as well as helping other fitness professionals do the same. Her “thinking outside the box” mentality has done it again with the introduction of the Fitness Business Apps http://fitnessbusinessapps.com, Smartphone apps for the Pro Fitness Industry.
Fitness Business Apps takes fitness marketing to a whole new level. The app provides the fitness owner with countless benefits to increase clients and profits. With the Fitness Business App, fitness professionals have the ability to:
Provide customers with GPS directions to their facilities.
Connect with customers directly through their mobile app with push notification messages that go directly to the customer’s phone.
Keep customers aware of class changes and new offerings.
Give customers special information only through your downloaded mobile health and fitness apps.
GPS Coupons through the GPS check in system, which is great for loyalty programs.
Event updates that keep customers up to date with mobile apps for the fitness industry.
Instant access to all details about your fitness business – right on the customers’ smartphone 24/7.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™ and Podcast integration.
Sell memberships – fast and easy way to make money.
The Fitness Business Apps professionals set up a customized mobile app to fit each fitness entrepreneur’s business so it is truly unique to their company. The setup is simple and easy to manage which is important for busy fitness professionals. Here’s just a start of what the setup includes:
Mobile App Home Screen Design
Setup and integration of all mobile apps including 250 words of text
Two photo gallery images
Custom icon design
Multiple locations – easily add all your locations
And much more…
Pann says, “In today’s economic times and the competition in the fitness industry you have to find ways to brand your business and be one step ahead of the competition. Having your own Fitness Business Apps does that for you. It tells your customers you want to provide them with convenience and state of the art technology to communicate with them.”
The Fitness Business Apps takes the small fitness business to a level not yet seen. Impress clients, become more efficient, and increase profits. For more information on Fitness Business Apps, go to

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