When the New Year hits, we are going to be looking for the best ways to get onto our feet and enjoy a great workout that will help us reach our fitness goals. If you’ve already got your plan together for your activewear and workout clothing, great! But you need to plan for more than just your fitness apparel goals. You also need to use the right plan for your workouts! If you want to embrace technology, here are some of the best apps that you can use to help you get there!

MapMyFitness: This fantastic app is one of those cool ones that focuses on community, since that’s what most of us find engaging and exciting about working out. This allows you to share completed workouts, interact with others around you, and generally feel like there are other people who are going after the same goals as you. Plus it’s free!

Freeletics: This app is one for those that know what they want to go after, and how they want to go after it. You can specify what kinds of workouts that you want to do, including those with or without gym equipment. You’ll be able to download all sorts of different routines so that you can workout wherever you are, whenever you want to!

MyFitnessPal: For those minimalists that are hunting for a fully inclusive spot for them to enjoy better health, this will track everything from workouts to food logging and even a learning part where you can make your habits better and more practical once you see why what you’re doing works or doesn’t work. Perfect for changing longtime life habits.

Daily Burn: This is a true unique app that focuses on short, fun and engaging workouts where you can truly have fun on a daily basis while getting your workout in. For those that love video workouts and the general overall vibe that classic aerobics used to give, this is it! It’s goal is on true day to day workouts!

Couch to 5K: This is a great workout app that will help you to get closer to your goal of running a 5K even if you are starting literally from the couch. No matter how much you think you would have to do, this daily use, carefully tiered and structured app is going to help you to put on your favorite Alanic Activewear outfit and then hit the pavement knowing that you are making your way to your dream of running a 5K

There is so much fun to be had in working out, you just need to make sure that you are using the right workout ear -- including your phone -- to help you get to that success point. It’s a modern world, so you may as well go ahead and get used to the idea that you are going to be able to make it work a whole lot easier for yourself if you engage with that instead of fighting it! Plus, the muscles will be well worth it!