While technology can certainly hinder your ability to get fit – weekend Netflix binges come to mind – it can also serve as a powerful and effective tool in helping you to be healthier. In fact, some of the best tools for getting into shape and eating better are easily accessible from your smartphone. Here are some of the best health and fitness apps that will encourage, push, and inspire you to be healthier. Nike+ Training Club If you find yourself getting bored at the gym or wandering around not knowing where to start, the Nike+ Training Club app is a good one to download. You’ll create an account and enter some basic information, like gender and fitness level. Then the app will suggest workouts that will suit you well. You can also browse by focus (Strength, Mobility, or Endurance) or by other parameters, like 15-Minute Workouts or No-Equipment Workouts. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Nike+ has a routine that will keep your attention and get you fit. Map My Run Whether you’re an avid runner or a jogging novice, Map My Run is a useful app. Its most basic function is tracking the distance of your run, but it really does much more. The app also talks to you as you run, chiming in after every mile to let you know your time, distance, and pace. You can also use it to save popular routes that you frequent, and connect with other runners. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal One of the biggest pitfalls of counting calories is not keeping up with it throughout the course of the day. By the time you get home in the evening, it can be impossible to remember what kind of salad dressing you had at lunch. So if you’re looking for a way to count calories and macros on the go, give MyFitnessPal a try. With an enormous database of over 5 million foods (including those from some popular chain restaurants), MyFitnessPal makes tracking your diet a cinch. Spotify Running Need a push to go that extra mile? Spotify Running is here to the rescue! Found within the Spotify Music app, Spotify Running plays songs that match the cadence of your steps, helping you to keep pace while also rockin’ out to some great tunes. It won’t necessarily make you run faster, but it can help you to keep a more consistent pace. Pocket Yoga If you want to take a yoga class but can’t make it to the studio, try Pocket Yoga instead. This app gives you access to 27 different practices, with both visual and verbal cues to guide you. You can even play music from your library to accompany your practice. Unlike the other apps on this list, it’s not free – download cost is currently $2.99 – but it’s still much cheaper than going to a live class! You’ll have to do the heavy lifting, but these smartphone apps can guide the way on your fitness journey!