With a new year just beginning, many people have set goals to eat healthier or to become more active. Below are some of the best health and fitness apps currently on the market. These apps will make your 2017 New Year’s health and fitness resolutions easier to achieve!


Substitutions is a helpful app that suggests alternative choices for foods that users wish to avoid. In addition, it gives tips regarding ingredients that can be substituted for something else, so that you are never stuck mid-recipe again for a specific item!

Is That Gluten Free?

Is That Gluten Free? An app that lists approximately 16,000 items (searchable by name or by category), Is that Gluten Free? is extremely helpful for those with celiac disease or individuals who prefer not to consume Gluten.


Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal is an app that relies on community support to stay healthy. Not only does it include a food diary and a calorie counter for more than three million foods, but users are also able to post their fitness milestones, connect with other healthy-minded people and provide encouragement to one another.

Allergy Guard

Allergy Guard is an app that could potentially save a life, since it allows users to view the ingredients in more than 2,000 common foods. Some foods include name-brand items, which is helpful when eating out. In addition, the app downloads data onto cellphones so that users can access it even when not on WiFi or have access to a network.

Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga acts as your very own personal yoga teacher and includes over 50 instructional videos and 500 poses. Combined with live voice and relaxing music, this app offers yoga practice suggestions for certain body areas as well as three different workout intensity levels.


Fitbit offers several solutions such as monitoring the user’s calorie intake in a food log, clocking exercise and maintaining a routine in the exercise calendar and even tracking sleep patterns. In addition, users can build a profile where their fitness information can be shared with friends and family in order to encourage friendly fitness competition.

Nike+Training Club

Nike+Training Club offers over 100 workouts that are a maximum of 40 minutes and are created by professional trainers. Users can choose their own fitness level, customize their workout and follow step-by-step instructions on how each session should be carried out.


Fitocracy is an innovative app that utilizes social networking and quests to get participants more fit. The app allows users to track their workouts, log them to earn points, share their achievements with others and take up new challenges. By registering on the website, workouts are regularly synced between the web and the app. This enables fitness progress updates to be automatically posted on participant’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Starting the year off right can be made easier with the assistance of health and fitness apps like the ones above. The professionals at Brant Arts I.D.A wish you a healthy, active and successful new year and are here to help you achieve your health and fitness goals in 2017!