What an incredible fortnight Team GB have had in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Beating the odds, we finished 2nd on the table with a staggering 67 medals, which includes 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze! Here at Jules B we have been inspired by our remarkable athletes to get active, and sure many of you have too, scouring the web, we have found the top three fitness apps offering a supportive and motivating sporting companion to help you achieve your goals like a British Olympian. Well done Team GB – we cannot wait to see what greatness you bring to Tokyo 2020.
Olympic champion, Mo Farah, doesn’t win four gold medals without a dedicated training program. To achieve Rio success in the men’s 10,000m and 5,000m, the father of two ran 125 miles every week! We don’t think we will be at that stage quite yet, but whatever your abilities the flexible Nike Training Club works around you. It is a free app, designed by professional athletes, setting challenges focused on your specific areas – it encourages you throughout by tracking your progress and rewarding your efforts. No matter how busy your life is, reach your targets in your own time with the Nike Training Club .
Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Amy Tinkler and Nile Wilson all made history for British Gymnastics at Rio this year, with seven medals overall, including two golds from Max Whitlock. Having a clear mind is exceptionally important for top gymnasts to complete routines with minimal deductions, inside the arena pressure can build, therefore they must know how to stay calm and collected before they take to apparatus. As a personal trainer for your mental wellbeing, Headspace guides you through meditation techniques to focus and de-stress. Whether it is in a pool, on the road or in the gym having the right mindset is half the battle of achieving your goals and Headspace only requires a mere 10 minutes of your day, to take you away from the chaos and let you relax.
The Brownlee brothers definitely understand what it means to be competitive. Growing up in Yorkshire, the two triathletes, would race against each other with everything – including chores! Taking Gold and Silver last week, in the triathlon, they proved to be two of the greatest athletes and pushed the human body to the limits. For the competitive ones out there, Strava is an excellent social app that connects you with like-minded people to compete against and support through running, cycling and swimming. The free app tracks your progress, offers challenges and show what your follow athletes are getting up to, connect to your phone or smart-watch to upload training session and routes.