New Year’s Resolutions? There’s an App for That.

We’ve all been there. It’s the start of another year and you’ve made another New Year’s resolution. You tell yourself that it won’t be like the previous year’s resolutions where you forgot about it after a week or two or you weren’t motivated enough to stick with it. Meanwhile, we respond to every notification that comes across our smartphone screens. There’s an app for everything these days, so why not use apps to stick to our new year’s resolutions?

Here is a list of five apps that can help fuel your resolutions, whatever they may be:


NY Resolution: Working out regularly

There’s an app for that: Nike Training Club (NTC)

Description: With over 185 free workouts, Nike Training Club is a go-to fitness app that includes strength, endurance, mobility and yoga workouts. The app also provides structured training plans that are personalized and adapt to your busy schedule and experience.


NY Resolution: Learn a new language

There’s an app for that: Duolingo

Description: Duolingo is one of the best language learning apps around. It is free app that provides daily lessons to practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills of 20+ languages, while feeling like you are playing a game.


NY Resolution: Practice meditation

There’s an app for that: Headspace

Description: Headspace is an app that strives to make meditation accessible for everyone. It is a great app for beginners who have never meditated before. Whether you only have 3 minutes or half an hour set aside, Headspace provides the flexibility to fit in some relaxation into your day.


NY Resolution: Weekend adventurer

There’s an App for that: Roadtrippers

Description: Wanting to fit in more weekend adventures? Roadtrippers is a map app, built for travelers. When planning a weekend or a summer road trip, the app will discover many places along the way, like scenic points, quirky roadside attractions, national parks, local diners, etc. to add to your mini vacation.


NY Resolution: Travel

There’s an App for that: Triposo

Description: Are you travelling this year and wanting to take in all the city has to offer? Triposo is like a smart travel guide. It works offline, so you do not need to be connected to Wi-Fi and still get access to your location, attractions, restaurants and historical landmarks around you.


I hope you find an app that works for you and your goals this year. Happy New Year, Everyone!

Jocelyn van der Geest, Research Analyst