The Olympics are over and boy was I tired on my couch watching all these athletes with amazing physiques swim, run and battle their way to the top. I should be inspired to get in better shape after watching two weeks of non-stop coverage but the couch is always more inviting than exercise. That's why this week's best free iPhone app maybe just the motivator I need: Fitocracy turns working out into a video game. Working out always feels like a chore but if you could make it fun then I think there is something there - so instead of playing video games on the couch, my whole fitness regime turns into a game. The app allows you to earn points and unlocks achievements as you surpass your fitness goals and it also offers a community of thousands of Fitocrats like you as support. Check out what Fitocracy has to offer down below and let us know what you think of it in the comments. We want to hear from you!
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Fitocracy's mission is to make exercise more addictive and accessible for everyone. Play Fitocracy to track your progress, learn new exercises, get support from the best fitness community around, and finally reach your goals. The app allows you to unlock achievements to visualize your fitness progress, to follow other Fitocrats to get daily inspiration and join in on conversations and to bring the support of hundreds of thousands of Fitocrats with you on your journey. Check out a quote from Appolicious: "By borrowing the best bits of numerous social networking apps, Fitocracy has created a highly motivational exercise-based social network that is as comprehensive as it is enjoyable to use. Anyone looking to get more out of their workouts would be wise to check it out" (April 10, 2012). Here is another quote from AppStorm: "I personally am not someone who works out very much. I ride my bike a few times a week, and if I can find the time I go climbing, but by no means do I stick to a scheduled exercise routine. However, when I logged my first workout (for the purposes of this review), I began receiving “props” from the people in the groups I’d joined. Admittedly, I was surprised at how motivating that was for me, and it made me want to go work out more. Obviously, the motivational aspect of Fitocracy works" (May 8, 2012).