essential-apps-to-motivate-joggingIt can be hard to get yourself to jog when the thought of a comfortable couch and TV seems like a much easier option. As the days are getting shorter and the temperature quickly declining, so is our motivation to actually get out there and exercise.

Fortunately, there are mobile apps that can make jogging more enjoyable. Use these apps alongside goalmap and you will get into a fitness routine in no time!

Nike Training + Nike Running

Use these two apps together and you have your whole fitness routine planned out for you. In Nike Training, you can create your own four-week program complete with varying degree of exercises mixed with running sessions. Nike Training syncs with Nike Running and the two can be used independently.

By using the apps together, in just four weeks you should be completing high-intensity workouts and running three miles without having to catch your breath.

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Zombies, Run!

As the name suggests, this isn’t your ordinary running app. Zombies, Run! immerses the user in a game that happens to also involve a lot of running. You would be having too much fun trying to get away from the undead to even know that you’re actually getting fit in the process.

The app has different modes and adventures to choose from, including one where you can decide to walk instead. In addition to the fun-factor, Zombies, Run! provides useful stats and data a jogger would want to see.


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Sometimes all you need is a good playlist to really get the heart pumping. The good thing about RockMyRun is that you won’t be stalling your jog to create the perfect running playlist. Instead, you’re ready to go as the app will automatically create the perfect tracks depending on your pace.

RockMyRun tracks your movements and dynamically changes the tempo to suit your pace. The app claims that it can actually improve your workouts and can be used with  apps like RunKeeper and Nike Running.




Moves is an app that helps to track your every move, whether you’re jogging, walking, running or cycling. It’s a great way to visualize your daily movements and helps you to understand that every step counts. The app can even calculate the number of calories burned and map out your daily route.

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Sometimes you feel unmotivated and lazy simply due to the fact that you haven’t drunk enough water. Waterlogged is a simple app to ensure that you’re getting enough intake of water each day. It might sound silly at the start, but you would be surprised to know that most of us aren’t drinking enough (the standard is eight glasses per day).

Waterlogged can be synced with Fitbit and can chart out graphs and send out reminders.

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