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  • A Gym with Apps

    While "Brooklyn" as a brand is getting beyond dumb, there's still some good stuff going on the borough of kings.

    Case in point...

  • Android Gym Equipment

    The life of a droid user is a lonely, superior one: gifted with a device doomed to be better than the alternative yet ceaselessly reminded that it can't really be...

  • Armour39

    Just because you reached your NikeFuel goal last week doesn't change the fact that the most vigorous activity you did was a semi-conscious burrito run on Saturday night.

    So for those a little more serious about...

  • Artistic Running App

    While, yes, it is possible to draw and run at the same time (as the New York Times Christoph Niemann proved during last year's New York City Marathon), it probably isn't very fun.

    But FigureRunning turns a multitasking nightmare into a good time by transforming your...

  • Atlas Fitness Tracker

    Unless you're Good Will Hunting-smahrt at math, you probably hate numbers. So counting reps...

  • Babolat Play

    Whacking balls and making scary gargoyle noises in preppy outfits is one of America's favorite pastimes. Now, a certain swinger is revealing...

  • Beer Burner Counts Drinks Instead of Calories

    There are few things more satisfying than a long run, ski day or bike ride  followed  by a cold one with buddies. And thankfully...

  • Beer Mapper

    Engineers may be total nerds, but with all that time spent avoiding the opposite sex they've been able to create some pretty incredible things...

  • Best Bathroom Scale

    Short of unicorns with horns made out of soft serve ice cream breaking into your bathroom, not much can moderate the dread of stepping on a scale.

    But we have found one thing that can at least make the experience a bit more...

  • Best Draft App

    Fantasy Draft Monster App

    Even fantasy football players need to train for draft day. And that means mock drafting until your fingers go numb.

    The problem: most of us have lives and, though it may feel like it sometimes, we're not in front of our computer 24 hours a day

    Luckily, the Fantasy...

  • Best Fantasy Team Names

    Need a team name?

    As Shakespeare put it so eloquently, "That fantasy team which we call by any other name would rank just as high on the leaderboards."

    In other words, whether ye olde crewe is named Big Jim's All-Stars or Multiple Scoregasms, winning your fantasy league comes down...

  • Best fitness app

    Optumize Yo'self before you Wreck Yo'self

    The biggest hurdle to getting in shape is motivation: Why do 30 pushups when you can double-stuff your mug with 30 Oreos?

    Workout programs, fitness gurus and deranged high school gym teachers have tried to make fitness fun for time eternal, with...

  • Best Golf Apps

    The PGA Championship gets swinging today. So we scoured the Earth (the iTunes store) for some of the best game-enhancing...

  • Best iPad Fitness App

    As iPads and tablets become ubiquitous, our societal urge to punch people using one in public is dramatically decreasing.

    Of course, that compulsion is not totally gone. But if...

  • Best NYC Marathon App

    No more yo which Borough you at?

    If there's one race New Yorkers turn out in droves for, it's our annual hometown marathon.

    With 45,000 racers and more than 2 million spectators, it's a sight you can't and shouldn't miss. Yet picking out your running friends from the droves of sweat-drenched clowns, Borats and other...

  • Best Running App on Android

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    Running is free, but a quality training watch can cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, there's a mobile jogging app with the GPS and stats tracking of a top-of-the-line fitness watch and a pricetag that won't require you to sell a limb.

    Cardio Traineris like every useful running app rolled into one. Available on Android, it's got a GPS tracker to plot your jog on a map; a pedometer to count your steps (which pauses when you stop for a breather or hit a red light); and even audio feedback to supplant that little voice inside your head that whines about the burn in your lungs. And if that's not enough, you can drown...

     

  • Best Skiing App

    Know when and where to find gnarly pow pow brah

    Every winter presents a choice: You can run to Florida or embrace the coming snowpocalypse.

    This year, show snowmageddon (we got snow puns for days, people!) who's boss with the...

  • Best Trail Map App

    Trailblazer App

    Tourists are easy to spot.

    They stare slack-jawed at skyscrapers, walk at geriatric speed and wear map-filled fanny packs that might as well scream, "PLEASE TAKE MY TRAVELER'S CHECKS!"

    Now you can live like a wide-eyed tourist without looking like...

  • Best Workout App

    P90X App

    Imagine it's 1980 and you can put the power of Richard Simmons in your pocket.

    Maybe that's really weird. But it's still a good idea!

    And now you can pull off the 21st century equivalent with the...

  • Charity Miles Fitness App

    We are often told that terrorists win when we give in to the threat of violence and refuse to go about our normal routine. But you can...

  • Circuit Training App

    Circuit training — rapidly transitioning from exercise to exercise with little to no rest — is the fitness rage.

    It's also nigh impossible to do on your own. Keeping track of where you are in the circuit, how many reps you've performed and why you're on the verge of blacking out is...

  • Competitive Running App

    The footrace is the fundamental schoolyard test of will, skill and … how fast you can run to the trashcans by the kid who's eating glitter.

    For a lot of people, that was the first and last time running was...

  • Crowd Funding Fitness App

    Working out has it benefits, including pants that fit, a healthy pulse and not feeling guilty about a third beer during corporate happy hour.

    And now, you can use your fitness goals to...

  • CycleOps VirtualTraining

    Eskimos have about 50 words for snow. Cyclists have only one. And if we printed it, we'd never get past your spam filter...

  • Cycling Computer

    Not just another cycling computer

    A bike ride and a frank dialogue about the European Union's monetary policy don't go hand in hand, normally.

    Anyone who's tried to talk to a pal while cycling knows not only is it difficult, it's down right dangerous...

  • DietBet

    Effective dieting methods: shame, competition, financial inducements and surgical bone reduction.

    Thankfully, DietBet combines...

  • Drizly iPhone App

    We’re big fans of food delivery apps. After a long day, what's better than having dinner dropped off at your door? Well, maybe...

  • Fantasy Football Forum

    Fantasy Sports Coach app

    Like ear hair, stubbornness is an unavoidable male quality.

    Most men would rather pour hot sauce on their eyeballs than ask for advice. Give them a fantasy football team to manage though, and guys will...

  • Fat Breathalyzer

    If there's one problem with double cheese pizzas, it’s that there's no legal limit to their consumption (friends don't let friends drive greasy).

    But now there’s the next best thing...

  • Favorite Local Sports Bars

    FanFinder Sports Bar App

    It's a little known fact that when Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas, he didn't ask the locals for their gold.

    Instead, he demanded to know ¿Dónde están jugando el partido de fútbol? Sadly, no one knew where Real Madrid was playing — and the rest, as they say, is history

    The next time you're stranded in unfamiliar territory, download the free...

  • Fit Fix

    Some people like the gym and love to exercise. Some people hate the gym but still love to exercise and their only option has been Jane Fonda workout tapes...

  • Fitblok

    Excuses don't burn calories.

    Unfortunately, re-pinning motivational quotes on Pinterest doesn't, either...

  • FitList

    Some of history's power partnerships: Tango and Cash, Bonnie and Clyde, Clarice and Hannibal Lector...

    And now you can add...

  • Fitness and Sleep Tracking Bracelet

    Eventually, robot butlers and genetically engineered monkey wizards will catalogue and track our lives and wants, eliminating the need for any conscious thought other than, "Where did I leave my Space Xbox 2160 controller?"

    But until then, there's...

  • Fitness For A Cause App

    Hurricane Sandy has been one of the worst disasters in our city's history. We're hoping all our readers are safe and sound. And knowing the typical New Yorker, you're probably looking for a way to help.

    Right now, you can give to the Red Cross...

  • Fleetly

    Suicidal thoughts during a one-hour fitness class are about as common as modern day wheat allergies...

  • Fooducate

    While America's recent food revolution has taught us that a steady diet of Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other sexually suggestive snack food is a recipe for a chubby waistline, it hasn't helped us distinguish between...

  • Friend Finder (for Runners)

    Working out is better with a buddy.

    Supersmart science doctors doctors have proven it.

    And when you just can't get your...

  • Fun Fitness App

    Getting a sweet six-pack and bazookas for biceps is all fine and dandy, but it's hard to stay motivated when your goal is merely to look ripped.

    That's why we dig on Teemo, an app that provides an easy...

  • Fun Fitness Apps

    Enhancing your workout with your smartphone is, like shark-proofing your personal submersible, a no-brainer.

    So check out these apps that transform an ordinary workout into...

  • GAIN Fitness

    If you've ever seen The Biggest Loser or any likeminded body torture show, personal trainers are depicted as evil tyrants who give brutal consequences for eating anything that isn't a grapefruit.

    To access a...

  • Gamble on Every NFL Play

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    Football is finally coming back.

    And we're hungrier for pigskin than a headhunting linebacker is to crush some cranium. But mostly, we relish the thrill of making bold predictions during games, and then shooting off at the mouth when proven right.

    Get back into gambling season with...

  • Gamblino

    Unless you're personally vested in a home team or alma mater, let's face it, watching sports can be a little...boring sometimes.

    We know, that's why man invented...

  • Get Active with Vimbly

    Did you try something new today? Ever tried fencing, taken a cupcake class or sharpened your knife skills? Do you even have knife skills?

    If you answered "No" to all...

  • Get Paid to Exercise

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    Some people need more than the promise of rippling abs to get to the gym.

    Enter GymPact, the free iPhone app that gives you one cold hard reason to get back in the gym...

  • GoTunes

    There you are at the gym, pounding out 375 lbs. preacher curls while running on a treadmill and wearing a 45 lbs. plate strapped to a titanium chain around your neck...and One Direction starts playing in your headphones. Suddenly...

  • Gritness

    "Surround yourself only with people who are going to help you achieve your fitness goals," is a quote we've heard either from Buddha, Oprah or Vladimir Putin. And since...

  • GymFlow

    Nothing's better than finishing a day laboring on spreadsheets at your desk only to wait an hour to run on a gym treadmill. Did we say "better"? We meant...

  • How to Watch the Olympics

    Watching DVR'ed or prerecorded sporting events is like dry-humping a maple tree: sure it's fun, but you can't help but feel there's a better way.

    And once the 2012 London Games start, there will be! Olympics fans can...

  • Human App

    Yoga pants for all occasions, a 10 percent approval of Congress and news updates in 140 characters... Americans are notorious for squeezing by on the bare minimum.

    But you shouldn't skimp out on...

  • iBitz Fitness Trackers

    We've all been thinking it for years: when will someone combine the innovative 90's virtual pet handling simulator better known as the Tamagotchi with the laborious nature of staying not obese...?

  • ICEdot Helmet Sensor

    If you're going to live the BSC lifestyle, you're going to want to protect your noggin'. Whether it's leaping through the fire of a mud run, or drinking your way through an entire post-season, it's important to guarantee the safety of what grey matter you have left.

    Which is why ICEdot might be the best investment you...

  • Indestructible iPhone Case

    If you want to look back at an adventure race, mountain bike rally or similar outdoor, dirty and wet ride, you better hire a professional to photograph you from the sidelines.

    Because any first-person attempts at...

  • iPad Pinball Controller

    Here to give thumbs some well-deserved appreciation for all their opposable efforts is the Duo Pinball Game Controller.

    The app-supported pinball controller transforms your iPad into you...

  • iPhone Fitness App

    The hardest part of working out is picking up a weight for the first time.

    And public showering. That's pretty weird...

  • iPhone Personal Trainer

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    Sitting at a desk all day can turn physically fit people into jiggly blobs of mush.

    FitFu — the iPhone app that's a personal trainer in your pocket -- will have none of that...

  • Jersey Shore-Inspired Workout

    Gorilla Workout

    According to semi-scientific indicators, such as Jersey Shore, juice monkeys are stronger than ever.

    Now you can get ripped like Ronnie (or get that svelte simian backside) thanks to Gorilla Workout, a smartphone app that makes your workouts more enjoyable and...

     

  • Jogging with the iPhone 4S

    Runens GPS App says Run Faster Dave

    Artificial intelligence grows more eerily powerful every day.

    And the latest in iPhone technology — and the apps that use it — are making strides to optimize our fitness... while kinda creeping us out...

  • Lift Motivational App for iPhone

    Some habits, like brushing teeth, are healthy. But others — like putting Cheez Whiz on everything or petting stray animals — not so much.

    For a little inspiration to turn unhealthy...

  • Live Game Alerts

    The only thing worse than being on the losing end of a ridiculous upset of your home team? Being on the winning end, but watching it in highlights instead of live.

    The simple solution? Never miss a big...

  • Make Strides with Striiv

    Some people get amped on collecting Super Mario coins, others when they reach a new personal best, and some (unfortunate) souls root for the Jets.

    But no matter what gets you...

  • Michael Jordan Workout

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    Any aspiring baller should live by Michael Jordan's words: "I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat."

    You work out to improve your game -- be it on the court or in the bedroom. So train with the guy who sculpts MJ, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant into...

     

  • Mobile Trash Talk

    Nothing is as sweet as savoring the taste of victory with friends.

    Rooting for your favorite team while drinking beer, slapping high-fives and betting your buddies there's no way Lin-sanity can last forever is the definition of fun for many American-blooded...

  • Motivation Monday: Run Inappropriately

    What is dedication? Dedication is going out for a run, even when you’re tired. What is accountability? Accountability is...

  • Movember Workouts

    From Hulk Hogan's horseshoe to the *NSYNC dudes' chinstraps, with great facial hair comes great responsibility...

  • Moves

    You can set goals, make changes or brag about how many steps it takes to the water cooler...

  • New Year's Resolution Apps

    The hardest part of making your 2013 resolutions a reality is actually doing all that stuff you deliberately decided to avoid for an entire year. Here's our list of apps that will help you hit your goals without bumming you out...

  • NFL Workout

    Ray Lewis will whip your ass into shape.

    There is no offseason.

    And this summer, while much of the NFL was negotiating "equitable" new contracts via Jacuzzi phone, Ray Lewis was hitting the gym, preparing for another violent season on the gridiron.

    Now the league's most terrifying linebacker is sharing his fitness secrets, introducing a...

  • Obstacle Trainer

    Mud runs and obstacle course races promote team camaraderie, plus they're a safe haven for dudes to wear jorts and Bane masks...

  • Pact App

    If there's anything we learned from the 2014 Golden Globes' biggest winners—The Wolf of Wall Street, Breaking Bad—it's that people do crazy things for...

  • Paleo Fitness

    Atkins, South Beach, Tapeworm... there are a host of diets-as-lifestyle options for the modern consumer.

    But none are quite as fun as...

  • PerformTek Sensor

    Modern technology makes it possible to monitor everything from heart rate to calories burned to the percentage of horsemeat consumed in your last cheeseburger.

    But the number of devices necessary to keep tabs on the outpour of biometrics...

  • Pickup Sports App

    Sportaneous iPhone App

    Pickup sports are a gamble. You could lace up those shoes and march onto the court to find that your only competition is tumbleweed. Or worse, it could be packed with failed waterboys too busy tripping over themselves to respond to your expertly crafted trash talk.

    Luckily, we recently played ball with the founders of Sportaneous, the web and iPhone app that finds the best pickup games in your 'hood...

  • Predict The World Series

    It's Epic Game Time, son

    If you're one of the, oh, 299 million Americans who don’t live in Arlington, TX or St. Louis, MO perhaps this year’s World Series isn’t the must-watch occasion it should be.

    So how do you spice up a seven-game series? Enter Gameslam, the service that lets you foretell in-game events in exchange for sweet, sweet...

  • PUSH

    Everything we learned about science comes from Professor X and whatever comic books were required for summer reading.

    And though most of us will never get so jacked we bust through...

  • Pushup Workout App

    Other than a schoolyard foot race, there's no childhood challenge more fundamental than a pushup contest (or a glue sniffing competition, which we were awesome at).

    Thanks to Pushup Wars, now you can channel those age-old battles of brawn with your...

  • Quadfit

    The Internet is super useful for a lot of things. For example, cat videos, videos of cats and also videographic representation...

  • Race Yourself App

    If you're San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree, your biggest rival is probably Seattle Seahawk (and undiagnosed crazy person) Richard Sherman. But for those of us...

  • Reebok Fitness App

    Admitting you're in a rut is tough. Getting out of it is even tougher.

    And since most of us don't have a continuous stream of Oprah quotes...

  • Reward Your Workout

    Some people fit workouts into their daily routine the same way the rest of us prioritize coffee and an extra push of the snooze button in the mornings.

    But most of us need a bigger push to get to...

  • RootsRated Finds Outdoorsy Adventures Near You

    If the most outdoorsy thing you've done this summer is drink on a roof deck or stare at the...

  • Run an Empire App

    If you’ve ever played Riskthen you know what it’s like to lose friends and ruin relationships in the name of...

  • Run and Bike GPS App

    Track your runs with Google's My Tracks

    Henry Chinaski had the right idea: The guts need fuel.

    Of course, the world's most famous barfly needed energy to fight Sly Stallone's little brother after putting down two dozen drinks. Let's hope everyone else is fueling up for more...

  • Running Music App

    There are tons of ways to get pumped for a workout, like watching the Call on Me music video or wearing American flag-print bicycle shorts.

    But most "normals" just use music....

  • Smartphone Scavenger Hunt

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    From dueling with Chinese teenagers in baccarat to rating New Zealand's cutest pets, social media offers an abundance of fun competitions.

    But none are as practical -- or materially rewarding -- as this...

  • Smartphone Workout Wear

    Now your phone has more uses than just Angry Birds

    Things smartphone are good for: incorrectly autocorrected text messages, breaking when dropped from a moderate height and Angry Birds.

    Things smartphones could be good for if you grab some gear from WahooFitness: accurately measuring workout metrics and...

  • Sports Twitter App

    Sportscaster App

    With athletes, beat writers and even mascots, spending more time on Twitter than at the stadium, following the micro-messaging site has become as essential a game-day activity as spilling bean dip on your sweatpants.

    Trouble is, figuring out whom to follow is as impossible as the Colts winning with Kerry Collins...

  • SportsBee App

    We're all for sportsmanship. But it takes giant balls and a tiny brain to wear an opposing team's jersey to a home team's bar...

  • Sporty, the Social Network for Pickup Sports

    Some sports, like running, biking and single-person tetherball (where the main objective is to keep the ball from hitting you in the face) are easy...

  • Stadium Deals Finder

    Get the best deal on stadium beer

    Between your tickets, foam finger collection and expensive nacho habit, a trip to the game can burn a hole in your pocket faster than a lit cigar on Cuban pride night.

    Fortunately there a smartphone app that'll help you stretch your dollar farther than a Coors Field moonshot...

     

  • TAO WellShell

    A few months ago, we made a gnarly Holiday Travel Workout Game that referenced butt clenches. Some people were...

  • Tempo Run App

    As vast and varied as your musical tastes may be, the hodgepodge of Justin Timberlake, Lana Del Ray and Snoop Lion that is your iTunes library isn't ideal when planning a soundtrack to your run.

    So to avoid suffering through something weird or teary...

  • The Best Winter Games Apps

    Oh to be at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games! Where dreams are made, records are broken and athletes finish competition and promptly sleep with each other...

  • The Electricfoxy Pilates Suit

    If there's one thing not awesome about hallucinatory techno fantasy Tron (and there isn't), it's that we can't wear one of those awesome suits (no, this guy doesn't count).

    But it looks like Electricfoxy might have solved that...

  • The First Smart Basketball

    It's 2013, and we've seen smart phones, smart watches and super genius fitness trackers.

    But as expected we have yet to see a single...

  • The Simple Bracket

    Nothing says "King of the Water Cooler" like winning your office bracket (unless you own a water cooler business).

    And with the help of...

  • The Walk

    According to pedometer salesmen, we’re supposed to walk a lot. But all that walking gets boring...

  • This App Helps You Workout On Vacation

    Vacations are hard. You exercise for weeks beforehand to make your body Instagram-ready...then spend...

  • TimeWheel

    Anyone who's tried interval training without the help of a trainer knows that performing brutal exercises and dripping sweat all over your smart phone as you try to....

  • Tinké Health Monitor

    Going to the doctor was scary before they invented butt thermometers.

    But you can help keep your visits few and far between by monitoring your day-to-day body functions with...

  • Unsanctioned Racing for Facebook

    Starting your own race is literally as simple as turning to your coworker, friend or disinterested cat, then pointing to a nearby water cooler, tree or unattended dumpster and saying, "Hey, wanna...

  • Video Game Workout

    Congratulations, you just unlocked the non-flabby belly achievement!

    Fitness isn't a destination, it's a journey... an interminable, boring and soul-crushing journey.

    But it doesn't have to be!

    It's great to dream about that six-pack, but the...

  • Video Game Workout App

    We associate video games with many things: old-school arcades, blasting friends in death matches, and 24-hour playing sessions fueled by Mountain Dew, Doritos and a distinct lack of a significant other.

    But fitness? Never (well, OK — sometimes...)

  • Virtual Guide for Hoops Fitness

    It may look like just a bunch of beer guts playing pickup to the average spectator, but we all know in our minds we're facing off with Kobe for the NBA Championship.

    This November, train for the games you think you play...

  • Withings Pulse

    They say the best way to stay fit is to keep a diet journal.

    And while writing "Chipotle" five times a week is an eye-opener, it doesn't shame...

  • Workout Rewards App

    At this point, you've probably realized your dreams of getting paid $13M per year to be a terrible professional athlete are dead.

    But you can still get...

  • Your Virtual Running Record Book

    In theory, running is simple: One foot goes in front of the other at a slightly quicker speed than your usual lumbering gait.

    But moving forward doesn't always mean you're making...

  • Zombie Running App

    Zombies: the perfect motivation to run like a maniac

    There are two kinds of people in this world: those who like running and those who would rather spoon a flaming dragon turd.

    Group A will love Zombies, Run!, a labor of love app from Six to Start, because it adds a fun dimension to something they already enjoy.

    Group B will...

  • Zombies, Run! 2

    Diabetes, obesity, and skinny jeans are all threats society uses to make sure we allocate a chunk of our paycheck each month towards looking good.

    So what better scare tactic to frighten people into fitness...