Spring is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting in shape for the summer. But if you’re fed up with the gym and diets, check out these handy websites and phone apps to help you look and feel fabulous in time for holiday season.
· Get Fit Health Manager, £6.50 a month from getfitwellness.com
This interactive online fitness programme acts as a personalised virtual fitness instructor, even sending you encouraging emails to keep you motivated. It’s a pretty nifty website if you’re worried about a specific health problem, or you’ve got a diet and fitness goal you want to achieve.
· Total Relaxation by Darren Marks, £1.99 for Android and iPhones, from apple.com
This powerful hypnosis session for deep relaxation is by Darren Marks, one of the UK’s leading hypnotherapists and trainers, plus there are video interviews and relaxation tips.
· British Military Fitness: My Fitness Instructor, £2.99 for iPhones, from apple.com
This is a real-time fitness trainer in your pocket. Set up your workout and you’ll be vocally led through a session by a motivational instructor. Whether you want to get ripped, or just feel healthier, they’ll be with you every step, helping you reach your fitness goals.
There are thousands of exercise programmes to choose from and you can monitor your heart rate as you go. Cheaper than a bootcamp.
· Nike+ GPS, £1.49 for iPhones, from.apple.com
Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to go even further.
This clever little app allows you to plan runs with the excellent GPS map feature and you get feedback during your run to tell you how you’re doing.