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Five Free Apps to Improve Your Workout at the Gym

By YWCA Minneapolis
October 3, 2019
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Every day, there are new apps released that can help us establish good habits, achieve our goals and stay healthy.

Two great apps to download from YWCA Minneapolis are the “My YWCA” app, which helps you schedule massages, pay for Small Group Training classes and more, and the “YWCA Schedules” app, which lists the fitness class schedules and lets you add them to your calendar.

If you are looking for something more to help guide your workouts and make the most of your membership at YWCA, here are five free apps to try!Coach Me app display


This is a free app helps you create and build good habits. Add habits that you’d like to begin, like going to the gym three times a week or going to bed earlier. Check off each day you complete your habit and track your progress. Set target goals and reminders, and celebrate each milestone! Learn More about Coach.Me

My Fitness Pal app interface


Food fuels your body and this free app helps you track what you eat – so you can make the most of your workouts! This simple food diary app makes it easy to track micronutrients and calories. Simply scan barcodes, import recipes and add menu items from restaurants to log your food and get personalized insights about your nutrition. Learn more about MyFitnessPal

Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a free app that enables you to earn money for charity whenever you walk, run or bike. Many people raise money by doing things like marathons and 10Ks. But now you can do it year-round at the gym! Learn more about Charity Miles

Interval Timer

This simple app is an interval training timer that helps you plan and pace out your workout. You can set a number of interval rounds, along with the work time and rest time for each – and it beeps to let you know when to start and stop. Whether you are cycling, running, lifting weights, using the elliptical, etc., this app can be an asset during your workout. Run it in the background while using other apps or listening to music. Learn more about Interval Timer 

For Android users, check out Tabata Stopwatch Pro.

Keiser M Series

Easily track and log every detail of your ride on the Keiser M3i bikes at YWCA Uptown. The app quickly connects to Keiser equipment via Bluetooth®, allowing participants to train with real-time graphs for power and heart rate, cadence range dials, FTP zones and W/Kg ratios. Choose to ride at your own pace, perform an FTP test or follow one of the guided sessions. It tracks your rides so you can see your progress. Learn more about Keiser M Series app

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