Wanting to take your fitness level to the next level, or at least track your progress? These fitness apps can help you keep track of your calories, motivate and ensure you’re getting the most out of your FAST workout.
Kyle Schneider, facility manager at FAST Ahwatukee
Fitness App: To make sure my clients are doing their part in the kitchen, I have them use MyFitnessPal. It gives them an easy breakdown to see trends and where they may be eating too much or falling short. It’s nice because you can set goals in there too—and who doesn’t like to meet goals!
Kyle Decker, facility manager at FAST Arrowhead
Fitness App: While working with athletes, it’s important to identify and provide feedback so they can improve. DartFish is a great tool, since you can slow down the drill and review it frame by frame with your athlete.
Nate Souza and Shane Anderson, facility managers at FAST N. Central Phoenix
Fitness App: Both Nate and Shane use Iron Path. This app helps track the bar path of Olympic style lifts. It’s critical in the efficiency of the movement and allows for great visual feedback to help coach and motivate athletes.
Travis Cummings, facility managers at FAST South Chandler
Fitness App: MyFitnessPal is a great app to keep track of the amount of food you’re eating. It even breaks down your food into macros, which is a huge plus! This app can save previous meals, making it easy to input meals you have on repeat, as well as options from different restaurants.
Glenn Steele, facility manager at FAST South Gilbert
Fitness App: The Fitbit app makes tracking activity, workouts, nutrition and sleeping a breeze. It’s also great to be able to measure your heart rate.
Wade Haras, facility manager at FAST Old Town Scottsdale
Fitness App: My favorite fitness app has to be Nutritionist +, which was created by professional natural bodybuilder, Kelechi Opara. This app offers complete customization or it can also plan for you. If you aren’t making progress it can adjust to help you meet your goals. It also has a carb cycle feature that adjusts accordingly as well.
Greg Stein, facility manager at FAST N. Scottsdale
Fitness App: My favorite fitness app is Coach’s Eye. It is used to record videos of exercises and then can be played back in slow motion and drawn on to analyze form. It helps me look at my clients or athletes form during things like running or Olympic lifts. Coach’s Eye has a free trial version that allows most features and then an upgraded pro version for only $4.99.
David Flanigan, facility manager at FAST Surprise
Fitness App: Fitness apps are something I’ve just recently gotten into, and my favorite is Nike + Training. It offers workouts broken out by 3 categories – strength, endurance and mobility. It’s a good option if you’re on the go or need to squeeze in a quick workout, as they offer workouts ranging from 7-47 minutes. My favorite feature is you can connect your ITunes account to listen to your music while you work out.
Jeff Bloom, FAST Program Director
Fitness App: Logging meals can be time consuming, but thanks to MyFitnessPal it’s actually quite simple. Item’s with barcodes, like protein bars, you can easily scan and input. It’s also easy to input previous meals or recipes you find online. And if you’re at a loss of healthy meals to try, check out their blog or our Pinterest page for inspiration.
Now that you’ve got the 4-1-1 on the best fitness apps, don’t forget about the pre and post fuel. Check out our blog posts on the facility manager’s favorite post-workout recovery snacks.