iPhone = New Gym Buddy

Why is it the season associated with the most relaxation sends us into the biggest stress mode? Trying crazy fad diets, counting calories, hitting the gym twice a day, then binging back all those burned calories because “YOU EARNED IT!!” Have you noticed how it seems your dedication only lasts 4 LONG HARD days? “I CAN'T stay motivated!” “I DON’T HAVE TIME to keep up!” - the excuses just pour out of us.

Even #TeamLotus falls into that trap, so we dug down and established a FULLY COMMITTED wellness environment(Yoga and all!) We’ve been testing some popular wellness android and iPhone apps. Here is our take:

My Fitness Pal - This AWESOME Under Armor app helps us count our calories by giving us the ultimate food and exercise diary with an expansive database. Depending on your weight goals, age, height, and current weight, it gives you a calorie intake goal and subtracts calories as you log your food, adds calories as you log exercise and keeps you in check by notifying you when you eat good OR bad foods. Talk about the ultimate coach! It gets a Lotus 5-star rating!

Ultra Fitness - This app is instrumental in reaching your goals. It gives you workout ideas, meal plans and recipes. Never get bored with your food or exercise routines again! This ESPECIALLY gives those of us with little to no cooking skills the extra push towards a healthy lifestyle!

Run Keeper - This app is by far our favorite workout app (yes, we consider jogging a 12m mile running.) This app tracks your running, hiking, biking, canoeing whatever your favorite activity is) by using your location. It informs you of your distance, pace, time and calories burned. It also tracks your work out behavior and motivates you to keep sweating regularly! It’s a 6-star rating in our book!