It’s true there is an APP for virtually everything. But have we got too much to choose from nowadays and do we rely on it too much? Generally, I think most people enjoy the likes of Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Strava, MapMyRun etc because they are all brilliant at their own specific function. But let me tell you a tale of horror from one of my PT clients recently…

My client was stretching after a tough session and casually told me they were going to take up swimming in 6 weeks. Good stuff I thought but why in 6 weeks I enquired? They replied “because my new waterproof Apple Watch is due to arrive in 6 weeks”. I asked why were they waiting and with great certainty they said “so I know how many calories I burn when I swim”. I get it, I do as I am a self-confessed Strava addict and would never want to ride my bike without recording it, analyzing it and sharing it with my friends.

So what can we learn from this? I think it is simply to make sure that the activities need to take top priority above any method of monitoring. Whether or not activity is recorded or tracked, calories still get burnt, weight still reduces and fitness levels increase.

I am happy to say that after further discussion about the new swimming regime my client has started going prior to the £380 (yes you read that right) wonder watch / calorie counter arrives.

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