Apr 10 2017

Top 5 Browser Extensions to Keep You Fit

We might hit the weights and go hard within our Functional Fitness space, but we also – get like most of you all – spend a lot of time at our computers or phones, whether for entertainment, business or, in our case, research to help you get the most out of your workout. With that said, we found some great browser extensions that can help easily track your progress – and even create workouts for you!

Keep in mind that these are all Chrome extensions, as that is our preferred browser. There are some Firefox extensions (called “add-ons”) that can help you out as well. Health and Fitness, our #4, is also on Firefox; you can find it here. Also, make sure that these are compatible on your computer!

1. WorkoutLabs 

Let’s start with this rather handy way to create a customized workout that you can print out and take with you to the Rec! WorkoutLabs has hundreds of exercises (with illustrations!) that you can format and order on a printer-friendly PDF that you can bring with you and have your very own regimen that you made yourself! You can filter exercises by body part isolation and targeting, upper body/lower body and equipment needed.

It brings an interactive experience for planning, and for keeping you on track for what you want to accomplish.

2. Fitbolt for Chrome

This extension gives you reminders and alerts to work out and be more active in your daily life. You need a FitBit account to use this extension, as it imports your information to supplement the device. You can turn the feature on and off or limit it depending on how often you want to be reminded, so you can adjust to your liking.

3. MyFitnessPal Ratio Calculator

Our contributing writer Kaitlyn Redovian talked of the effectiveness of MyFitnessPal among the available fitness apps (Check it out!). With a little digging, we found a Chrome extension that acts as a fat/protein/carb ratio calculator. It takes up hardly any space at all and is just handy to have if you use MyFitnessPal already.

4. Health and Fitness

The perfect complement to those who are serious of tracking their gains and their meals, Health and Fitness monitors the nutritional value of the foods you eat and tracks exercises you perform. They also got a BMI calculator!

As mentioned above, this is also available on Firefox and Android.

5. Bliss

More of a wellness add-on rather than a fitness-related one, Bliss motivates and gives you simple & helpful advice to get through every day living it to the fullest. They also have exercises, called “interventions”, that take a different approach to make you feel better physically and psychologically.

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