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Best iPhone fitness apps

If you’re trying to lose weight, stay healthy, work on your fitness, or eat better foods, your iPhone can be a helpful tool – but only if you have the right apps. We dug through hundreds of apps out there to give you our take on the best apps in the App Store to help you stay healthy and fit.

Weight Loss

Sometimes, the prospective health benefits of exercise aren’t merely enough to get you out the door and on the trail. The apps below are designed to give you another compelling reason, whether it’s the opportunity to earn virtual badges, a chance to win actual prizes, or simply the prospect to not get ridiculed.

Nike+ Training Club

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Nike’s official app has a library of 30 to 45-minute workouts that are based on your goals and fitness level. Importantly, the app explains how to execute each exercise with how-to videos and even lets you share your accomplishments on social networks.

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iTunes

NexTrack: Exercise and Weight Loss Tracker

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No matter if you’re running a marathon or running the vacuum cleaner, NexTrack will track your fitness progress. The app tracks over 200 different activities and rewards your efforts with points that can be redeemed for fitness prizes and coupons.

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iTunes

Carrot Fit: 7 Minute Workout, Step Counter and Weight Tracker ($3)

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Carrot is an AI construct that threatens, inspires, ridicules, and bribes you — whatever it takes — to get you moving. It’s a wonderful motivator that features a “7 minutes in hell” workout that will require you to do 30 seconds of  12 punishing exercises, and will berate you if you don’t. Read our full review here.

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iTunes

Argus: Calorie Counter & Activity Tracker for Heart Healthy Living

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Argus is a neat all-in-one activity tracker that monitors your sleep, heart rate, calories, and more. The app offers challenges to overcome, as well as the option to build your own workout plan. You can even add food you eat by scanning the barcode on the label to track your calories.

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iTunes

Lose It! Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter

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Lose it tracks food intake and fitness activities. Plug in your height, weight, age, and how much weight you are trying to lose (if any at all), and the app constructs a recommended net calorie intake based on how many calories you consume and how many you burn.

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iTunes

MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker

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Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal boasts a database of more than 5 million foods to sort through, making it easier to track what you eat. It also features a step tracker and a barcode scanner, to make sure you’re able to track everything in your diet. Read more here.

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iTunes

Lifesum: Healthier Living and Better Eating

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Lifesum is a weight loss app that works with apps from Withings and RunKeeper to give you an accurate assessment of your daily calorie intake. It even features a built-in barcode scanner that can pull up nutritional data on millions of items.

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iTunes

Fitocracy

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Fitocracy is for the competitive. The personal trainer lets you track workouts and encourages you to work toward real-life goals through a leveling system and in-game achievements you can share among your friends and the Fitocracy community.

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iTunes

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