Get back on the fitness bandwagon!

Had one too many pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year? These nifty apps and gadgets will help motivate you to get back in shape.

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Had one too many pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year? These nifty apps and gadgets will help motivate you to get back in shape.


Prefer pools to gyms? This logs your swim distance and duration and lets you compare swim stats with other users. Its Map Goals feature lets you visualise actual distance swum against backdrops of exotic destinations like the Amazon.

Available free on iOS.

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MOST IMPRESSIVE WEARABLE: Fitbit Blaze ($318, available in black, blue and plum)

Besides the standard heart rate and activity tracking functions, this records every single physical activity requiring continuous movement – even biking and zumba – alongside calories burnt and heart rate stats. A sleek, high-resolution colour touchscreen allows you to receive call, text and calendar notifications.

Available at major electrical stores like Best Denki, Courts and Harvey Norman.

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BEST WORKOUT EARPHONES: Nakamichi NEP-BTSPORTS05 ($129, available in green and black)

These are specially coated with Liquipel, a liquid-repellent nano coating that protects the earphones from accidental spills, brief shallowwater submersion and sweat. They’re also wireless*, so you don’t have to deal with tangled cables while pounding the track. Each two-hour charge allows for up to six hours of play time.

*All wireless earphones have a very short cord that rests on your nape.

Available at Sprint-Cass stores, Mustafa Centre and Tangs at Tang Plaza.

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Great for exercise newbies, these easy-tofollow videos led by cheerful instructors make working out fun and stress-free. The exercise routines are helpfully categorised according to targeted body parts and duration. Even if you have just a minute to spare, there are videos that help you squeeze in a spot of exercise (think: a minute of plank walks, mountain climbers or burpees). It’s updated twice weekly so you won’t get bored.

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BEST EXERCISE APP (WORKOUTS): Fitstar Personal Trainer

The workouts here are designed for those on the go – big spaces and equipment not required. Its exercises range in duration and target different parts of the body, and each workout can be customised to your desired difficulty level. You get to rate the level of intensity after each workout, and the app automatically adjusts to make your next session easier or harder.

Available free on iOS and Android.

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