5 Simple Ways To Get In Shape For The Summer Season
Already got your fitness goals for summer? We found 5 Simple ways to get in shape with your smartphone!
Who couldn’t use a bit more exercise in his or her life? Unless you’re a true fitness enthusiast though, actually working out and staying healthy can often take a bit of help and motivation. Even having those New Year’s resolution goals aren’t keeping you motivated either. It’s all too easy to find an excuse to skip going the gym. Let’s be honest here. After a long day at work, would you rather drive to the gym and exercise, or sit on the couch, watch a few flicks and munch on a tasty snack? Here at Tekoia, we like to think of a third option: get fit at home. With your mobile phone and apps like SURE Universal remote at your side, working out and staying healthy can actually be fun! Here are 5 ways your smartphone can make home fitness a bit more exciting.
1. Play Workout Videos
Maybe you’ve just got your hands on the latest Beachbody workout video, or maybe you’ve decided to grab your old P90X DVD that’s been collecting dust for a few years now. Either way, the SURE Universal has got your back. Pop in the DVD, head over to your workout mat and pull out your smartphone to control your DVD player. You won’t waste 10 minutes trying to find the remote – time you should be using to get your workout on! If you’re not into DVDs, there are also lots of high-quality workout videos available on YouTube that you can stream.
2. Go For an Evening Run or Walk with Runkeeper
Rather than running on a treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike at the gym, why not head outside and take a brisk walk or jog around your neighborhood? The fresh air will help rejuvenate your tired body, and who knows, you might even run into an old friend or make new ones. Before you head out, be sure to download the popular Runkeeper app, and bring along your smartphone so you’ll be able to track your progress, set goals, and more. And with Runkeeper’s Spotify integration, you can listen to your favorite tunes while you discover new running trails and stay motivated.
3. Control Your Fans and A/C While You Get in Shape
You don’t always have to be gasping for air or sweating buckets for a workout to be beneficial – yoga and pilates are two popular examples of less strenuous forms of exercise. But that doesn’t mean you won’t work up a little sweat. What do you do when you finally get into the perfect yoga pose, but need to cool off? You grab your smartphone and use the SURE Universal to either turn on your fan that’s plugged into a smart outlet, or crank up the air conditioner.
4. Watch Your Calories with MyFitnessPal
Exercise is an important part of getting in shape, but it’s only half of the battle. When you’re at home, we all know how easy it is to forget about your diet, and before you know it, you’ve devoured an entire box of cookies. With “the world’s most popular health and fitness app” MyFitnessPal, you’ll be able to track your calories, diet, exercise and more – all from home. It connects with Runkeeper too so you can automatically keep everything in sync. The app can even create a personalized diet plan for you, along with tracking your food intake when you’re out with its integrated barcode scanner technology.
5. Your Own Virtual Personal Trainer
The Workout Trainer app is your new best friend. It features workouts designed by experts and will walk you step-by-step through each exercise – strength-building, high intensity or yoga – using audio and video, and even gives you encouragement along the way! Workout Trainer is best for people who don’t like to – or can’t – use gym or fitness equipment. The exercises all use your own body weight for resistance, making it the perfect workout companion for anywhere you might be located.
Wrapping It Up
So there you have it. By incorporating modern technology into your exercise routine, you don’t have to feel bad about skipping the gym, and you can still get in shape from the comfort of your home. Whether you stream a workout video to get you motivated or turn on the air conditioner while holding a yoga pose, making your mobile phone your workout companion is an innovative, modern idea. Over to you – how do you use your smartphone in your fitness routine?