Level Up Your Fitness

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Tired of your fitness routine? There’s an app for that.

By: Shannon Hewkin

If your muscles are maxed out by 2-pound dumbbells and you’re sick of trudging around the same ten blocks in your neighborhood, then it’s time for a new quarantine routine. Here are five apps that will help you escape your exercise rut and challenge you in unique ways.

  1. Zombies, Run! 

As if exercise wasn’t already horrifying enough, this app will have you sprinting from zombies. Transform your surroundings into a post-apocalyptic world where the more you run, the more supplies you collect and missions you complete. As you run, the narrator will create a scene through your headphones, and the adrenaline rush of having zombies grasp at your heels will be enough to kick down your mile time. 

When the narrator tells you zombies are approaching, outrun them to survive.

Price: Free, offers in-app purchases

Platform: iOS, Android


  1. Burn Your Fat With Me!!:

This fitness app connects the worlds of exercise and anime. The app’s goal is to motivate you to work out through moé, a Japanese word which loosely translates to “feelings of love toward anime characters.” A character of your choice motivates you while you focus on four different exercises to get fitsit-ups, push-ups, squats, and back extensions. The best part is that you have the opportunity to unlock new voices and experiences as you go, hopefully earning you the affection of your virtual love along the way.

Price: Free, offers in-app purchases

Platform: iOS, Android


  1. CARROT Fit: 

This is the snarkiest health coach you will ever encounter. Fitness overlord CARROT demands all your attention and effort during its HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) focused seven-minute workouts. You might walk away with shaky confidence from their constant smack talk, but you’ll also have shaky knees from a killer cardio session.

Price: $4.99, offers in-app purchases

Platform: iOS


  1. Walkr: 

Every step you take in Walkr is converted into fuel for your spaceship, allowing you to explore over 50 planets with unique names like Caramel Apple and Octopus Cavern. Long runs outside and short trips to the refrigerator are both crucial steps toward completing missions and helping cute space creatures find their way home. Every step counts.

Price: Free, offers in-app purchases

Platform: iOS, Android


  1. Fitness RPG: 

The Dark Force has taken over Fitland, who is now awaiting their savioryou. This app syncs steps from your phone or Fitbit and converts them to energy to help you train your dream team, gather weapons, find equipment, and crush the Dark Force. Do you dare to be fit enough?

Price: Free, offers in-app purchases

Platform: iOS, Android


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