Apps let people incorporate exercise into daily routine

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By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman

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."