Summer Fitness Tips on the Go

Losing weight takes a lot more than just the click of a button, but new apps and gadgets can help you take the first steps.

Whether it's running, walking, yoga, or biking, your new workout buddy might be closer than you think.

Fitness expert and gym owner Graham King says adding a little tech to cardio, weight training, or other activities, can push a workout routine to the next level.

The iPhone apps that are out there, the different watches, the pedometers, all of those things help track your progress so you can see, how far you're going, what your heart rate's doing, those types of things that are really important for keeping progress .

In addition to the gadgets populating the aisles at electronics retailers, a number of apps can turn your smartphone into a pocket-sized trainer.

The daily burn app for iphone, ipad and ipod touch keeps track of your weight, your exercise goals, and what you're eating -- and has a collection of exercise videos too.

The cardio trainer app for android counts the number of steps you've taken, see your route on a map and race against previous tracks, and compare yourself to other users -- all key components, king says, of a successful workout routine.

It's like when you go to college, and you get a report card, and you see, ok, I'm getting closer to my degree.

The same thing with fitness. If you're not keeping track of what your progress is, you don't know where you are.

And for fitness newbies, there's an app for you too. Couch to 5-k is a nine-week plan to get you up and running.


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