Health and fitness
Couch to 5K ($3)
Whether your goal is to run a 5K or just to improve your running, Couch to 5K will help get you there. With the program, you spend 20 to 30 minutes running, three times a week for nine weeks, gradually improving on your runs each time. By the end, you should be able to make it through three miles with ease.
Calm is a meditation app that offers guided sessions for beginners, along with programs for those on intermediate and advanced levels. You can choose from different breathing exercises, adult bedtime stories, or soothing nature sounds to use during yoga.
Strava Running and Cycling: GPS Run and Ride Tracker
If you’re looking for an app to track your running or cycling, you can’t go wrong with Strava. It uses GPS to track you while you’re out, but also syncs up with other tracking apps and devices to bring all your data together, complete with attractive maps and enough stats to satisfy most fitness fanatics. You can also join groups, and compete on local and national leaderboards to help gamify your fitness routine.
Down Dog (monthly subscription after free trial)
For a varied, studio-like yoga experience, it has to be Down Dog. Select the options you’re looking for — including difficulty level, whether you want to target specific body areas, and even how long your final rest period is — and set the app off. It will then put together a unique new workout every time you use it. Perfect for anyone who finds themselves getting bored of the same old workouts every time.
Whether it’s in the morning, while at work, or in the evening, Headspace provides you with meditation sessions whenever you need them. With more than 100 guided meditations, you can choose from a wide variety of topics like focus, exercise, travel, sleep, and more. There are even sessions for children as well.