Let’s face it – finding the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. But fitness doesn’t need to be an uphill battle! For those that are trying to be more active, there are plenty of fitness apps that can help track steps, give workout tips, and help push individuals forward on their health journey.
This app tracks walks and physical activity. This works for anyone that just wants to get in more steps, as well as those training for a marathon. Users turn to the app to help find new routes, join challenges, and keep track of their workouts.
Strava helps connect users with a motivating community. The app is for cyclists, runners, and any adventurers to record their activities and share in the community of other athletes.
This app is not free, but includes more than 280 yoga poses with step-by-step instructions. Users can choose classes to suit their needs, which include strength, balance, flexibility, or a combination.
Users can choose workout plans depending on their goals to get leaner, fitter, or stronger. There are numerous workouts for strength, cardio, and yoga, and is made for users of all fitness levels.
This app features the popular HIIT workouts and circuit training, so users only need a 7-minute workout to reach goals. Users can track their progress and share training with friends in order to stay motivated.
This is another paid app that helps users go from not running to running a 5K in 9 weeks, with easy-to-follow training plans. Users can post their workouts on Facebook in order to track progress and share with friends.
JEFIT helps those that are gym beginners with exercises so that they can forget about using pen and paper to track workouts, rest time, and body measurements for progress. There are users to connect with to help stay motivated and share progress.
Not only does this app encourage working out, but it’s also a game. Running using the app will help users save lives from the zombie apocalypse, with music and instructions on when to speed up or slow down.
By exercising, users can make a difference, whether it’s running, biking, or even just other health activities. Motivation comes from giving more to charity and there are over 40 to support.
This app is a coach in a phone. It includes the same HIIT method for 7-minute workouts and either gives you a harsh coach demeanor and screams things “You will get fit or else” or offers rewards.
Rock climbing can be an exhilarating sport to undertake. The reward, of course, is the sense of victory and achievement you feel as you reach the top of the mountain. While it can be an exciting sport, it’s not something you can just jump into without any preparation. Here are some tips to help you get started.
It’s Not All About Upper Body Strength
There’s a popular misconception that rock climbers must rely on upper body strength. In fact, you’ll have much more success, if you focus on your feet and where they’re going. By focusing on where you’re going to move your feet, you’ll find higher foot holds and be able to ascend faster.
Worry About Your Own Progress
As is true in starting any new venture, people often focus on how they’re doing in comparison to others. In most cases, you don’t know how long they have been climbing or what their workout routine is like, so there’s little room for accurate comparison. Instead, focus on developing your skills at your own pace and be supportive of your fellow climbers.
Don’t Forget to Stretch
Stretching before any physical activity is important, but it’s especially important to a successful rock climbing adventure. Stretching the hips, for instance, can make you more limber and versatile, which will help you reach higher foot holds and climb faster. One good stretch routine is to lie on a floor or on a mat in a frog position with your knees bent at each side. Stretch in one minute intervals, relaxing between stretches, for about five minutes.
Use All Five Fingers
Many climbers don’t use their pinky fingers when climbing, but that can inhibit their abilities. Using all five fingers of each hand will give you a stronger grip.
Practice Good Skin Care Habits
Healthier skin means stronger skin and that can be a great benefit in climbing, especially where your fingers are concerned. After each climb, it’s best to use an antibacterial moisturizing ointment or lotion. Look for one with anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Don’t Be Afraid to Fail or to Fall
Failure means that you’re learning. As long as you don’t let it keep you from tackling the next climb, it’s okay to fall and admit a small defeat. Get back up, treat any injuries you might have suffered, and get back to climbing. Treat failures as an opportunity to improve.
Mountain climbing is more about personal victories than most other physical activities. You’re not competing with others and your adversary is not the mountain. The key to success in mountain climbing is improving yourself and overcoming your own fears.
About Dan Jey
Dan Jey is a real estate agent who lives in Corona, California and services the surrounding areas. Over the years while working in the real estate industry, Dan has discovered, one of the best ways to connect with clients is to leverage his passions. Clients are attracted to work with Dan due to his superior market knowledge. “Knowing the market” and delivering a one-of-kind buying or selling experience are two of his strengths. A few of Dan’s passions are hiking and outdoors, food and wine, and the sport of Cricket. In addition to connecting with clients on these interests, Dan finds the pursuit of these passions relaxing. Dan believes that it is important to make time for relaxation—especially when you are a busy professional. Taking the time to pursue his interests during his free time allows Dan to return to work more focused and ready to serve his clients.
One sport in particular that Dan Jey likes is cricket, which is the most popular sport in his native country of Sri Lanka. The sport is popular in many other South Asian regions & the Commonwealth nations such as England, Australia and South Africa as well. Although the game isn’t that popular in the United States, over the years Dan has met clients who enjoy watching the sport as much as he does. Dan particularly likes watching short form cricket.
Corona, California is a fantastic location for people like Dan Jey who like to get outdoors. The city itself features a number of green spaces that are perfect locations to spend time with the family. However, the real appeal of Corona is that it is centrally located to many outdoor destinations. Dan has enjoyed hiking since college. In fact, when he was an undergrad he visited many parts of the world and hiked a number of notable trails. More recently Dan would go on backpacking trips on Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio. However, due to his busy career now Dan tends to hike in areas that are closer to his home.
Since July 2014 Dan Jey has worked as a licensed realtor at Keller Williams, Corona. Dan has has achieved a great deal of success in a short span of time. For example, in 2015 he was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award by Keller Williams. Dan attributes his success to his tireless work ethic and his commitment to exceptional customer service. It’s not unusual for Dan to work 18 hour days or spend his entire weekend hosting open houses. However, Dan thoroughly enjoys the time that he puts into selling homes. Seeing a customer’s reaction when he or she finally gets the keys to a new home never fails to make him smile.
Many of Dan’s clients leave positive reviews on his Zillow account after working with him. Most reviewers note Dan’s honesty, positive attitude, and dedication as three of the reasons why they enjoyed working with him. Getting feedback from clients is very important to Dan. He strives to provide clients with the best experience, but he knows he’s not perfect. One of the best ways to improve future client experiences is to hear from past clients so that he can perfect his craft continually and earn to be his client’s trusted advisor.