3 Nov 2012

The 4 Best Pilates and Yoga Apps for the iOS

Yoga Apps
One of the best things about purchasing any Apple device is the number of apps available for the iOS powered gadgets. Apple's iTunes store features a plethora of apps which ensures that the iOS smartphones and tablets are always one step ahead of their Android and Windows competitors.

Health and fitness is one category where the iTunes store excels in terms of the number of apps available. However, just because an app is available in the iTunes store does not mean it is good enough to be worth your time and money. There are numerous yoga and pilates apps to choose from if you are an iPhone or iPad user, but these 4 apps are undoubtedly the cream of the crop:

Pilates 24/7 with Kira
If you are new to pilates and would like to download an app that covers the basics, then 'Pilates 24/7 with Kira' is the perfect app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app features 8 lessons to guide you through various exercises with a progressive level of difficulty. Each lesson takes about 20 minutes to complete and the exercises are designed for you to do at home.

If you want to take pilates classes and are not sure if pilates is for you, then this app should help answer any queries or doubts you may have. Pilates is a wonderful way to stay in shape and the Pilates 24/7 with Kira app is the perfect way to introduce you to the world of pilates.

Pilates Fondamental

Pilates Fondamental is the most complete app for anyone who indulges in pilates. The app features a special section dedicated to warming up before Pilates; a feature often overlooked by other pilates apps. Rather than include only images, the app features complete instructional videos to ensure that you are doing it right.

The app also features music for your pilates sessions and also doubles up as a reference guide for everything related to pilates. You can also selectively choose exercises to target a specific part of your body that you would like to work on.

Simple Yoga FREE

Yoga is one of the oldest ways of staying fit known to mankind. Along with physical fitness, it also promises to be relaxing for the human mind. There are a number of yoga apps available on the iTunes store, but they all pale in comparison to Simple Yoga FREE. The app features a number of predefined workouts to choose from, ranging from 20 minutes to one hour long in duration.

The instructions are in video format and the app includes audio commentary for the entire workout session. There is a paid version of the app available that features advanced yoga poses. However, the basic free version of the app is usually sufficient for most people.

5 Minute Pilates

Keeping up with your fitness regimen and exercises can often be very difficult when travelling. The 5 Minute Pilates app is perfect for the pilates enthusiast always on the go. The app features exercises that can easily be performed on a bed or mattress. There are numerous exercises and sessions available on offer and an in-built timer ensure that you do not overdo them by limiting the session duration to less than 5 minutes.

Yoga and pilates are an excellent way to stay fit and these 4 apps help ensure that your iOS device is an integral part of your yoga and pilates sessions.

   Jim Southe

About the Guest Author:

Jim Southe, author of this post, is known for his best quality services in Pilates, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.Also he has written some good articles on iOS applications for clinical pilates and yoga exercises.