Apps let people incorporate exercise into daily routine

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Posted on February 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 3:40 PM

Technology is a huge part of our lives, from networking to staying organized. But staying connected can also keep you fit.

An Internet connection can bring a personal trainer into your home. Wello.com uses your webcam and browser to let you work out with a trainer anytime and anywhere. Group classes are $14 and one-on-one sessions cost $29.

"I feel like it works even better than gyms, and it’s just really functional, useful and convenient," said Maria Kingsley, a Wello customer.

Apps can also help you lose weight or bulk up. Passion for Profession is a free app that guides you through sit-ups. Runtastic tracks your push-ups.

"Technology and fitness very, very much are colliding," said Alex Zimmerman, a trainer at Equinox Gyms.

"I think these apps are great because they really make it easier for people to work out," said Dr. Tara Narula, a cardiologist. "And that’s ultimately what we want: people to find ways to incorporate working out and exercise into their daily lifestyle and routine."

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