Tech Tips For Fitness, Crunch Gym App

Check In to Your Crunch Gym With an App, Skip Lines

There's nothing worse than being late for your favorite kickboxing class during the after-work rush only to find the front desk check-in line is super long, making you even later. Embarrassing? Totally, especially if the instructor likes to put you on blast for being tardy. Good news if you're a Crunch member: you can skip the check-in line at your local locations with the new Crunch App for the iPhone and Android devices.

Just open up the app, find the gym closest to you (along with upcoming class schedules), and check in on the app instead of waiting in line to scan your key card. Lines, be gone! Now you'll have time to chat up that hot guy you always see on the StairMaster before sweating it out in class. It's a win-win.

Download the apps in iTunes, Android Marketplace, or the Crunch website now for free! And since we're talking about fitness (and probably your New Year's resolutions), check out four more apps and websites that will help you work your bod when you read more.

  • Runner's World SmartCoach ($2) — Taking up running in 2011? This app will help keep you motivated and on track.
  • Traineo — Keep your weight loss goals on point with this website that projects healthy weight loss milestones to aim for to keep you motivated.
  • Absolute Fitness ($5) — Not for the faint of heart, this Android app is serious business. It contains food and calorie trackers, exercise logs, and charts and graphs to track your progress, sleep patterns, and water intake. The app will also send you alerts if it notices that you've had too much of a good thing (like salt or fat).
  • Gmaps Pedometer — Since running is such a cheap and effective way to get fit, there are plenty of websites out there to help you out. Like Gmaps Pedometer, for example, which will tell you exactly how long your morning run was. No cheating!
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