By Nicole

Who else out there never lets your phone get too far out of your sight? I bring mine everywhere – like the rest of you, I’m sure.

I’m old enough to remember a time when using your phone at the gym was frowned upon. But the days of using your phone to simply talk or text are long gone, and there are plenty of legitimate reasons to bring yours with you every time you work out (and not just for gym selfies).

Here are three of my favorite apps that make it easier to stay on track with my training and nutrition goals.

I always train to music. Whether it’s weights, cardio, foam rolling, or stretching, my favorite songs are playing through my headphones. Spotify has all the genres and they generate playlists based on my preferences so I don’t have to spend time searching or sampling songs (though I can and do make up my own lists when I have extra time).

Tracking your macronutrients and overall calories is a huge part of nailing your fitness goals. With this app I don’t have to guess how many calories or grams of protein/carbs are in the foods I’m eating. It also makes you more aware of the foods you eat everyday and is a great tool for accountability when you’re on a specific meal plan.

You don’t have to think about what you’re going to do at the gym when you download this app and choose your workout, trainer, and music. You have a wide variety of protocols on the menu, like strength training, cardio machine workouts, yoga, etc. For a lot of people, having a coach guide you through the workout makes them push harder than they would if they were on their own.


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One of the biggest names in the fitness industry, Nicole Wilkins is a world-record holding four-time Figure Olympia Champion and 2012 IFPA Personal Trainer of the Year. Nicole earned her BA in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention at Oakland University. The owner and founder of nPower Nutrition, Nicole has helped thousands of people start living a healthier lifestyle and reach their fitness goals.

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