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Do you wish you had the time and the money for a personal trainer?  Well "there's an app for that!  Health.com released a list of some of the top work out app's and all you need is a smart phone.  One of the top fitness app's is RunKeeper.  It allows you to use the GPS on your phone to track the distance of your run.  There's also a walking version WalkTracker.  Stephanie Egan is a personal trainer at Wildwood Athletic Club, and she says "There are app's that show you how many calories you actually burned, how many steps you moved, so it's more accurate information."  Stephanie recommends an app called My Fitness Pal, which tracks your calories.  All you have to do is scan the barcode on a food item with your phone, and download the calorie count.  It also gives you other vital nutritional information, like vitamins, fiber etc.  You can also sync My Fitness Pal with RunKeeper and merge the two.  For example, you take your daily dietary intake from My Fitness Pal, and load it into RunKeeper.  It will tell you if you burned enough calories to lose weight or maintain your weight.  Finally, there is a good add on app called Hot5.  This has 5 minute video workouts you can download on your smart phone.  You can either fit them into your day, or add them onto your regular workouts at the gym.  All of these app's are free.

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