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PE Apps for Teachers

Who says you can’t use tech to get fit? Several of our great PE teachers at my school, along with Jarrod Robinson,  The PE Geek have compiled a great list of apps to help you on the road to a healthy and fit life!

Basketball Coach

  • Video analysis with slow motion
  • Can draw on video
  • Split screen with demo of skills
  • Overlay of image
  • Cost: $2.99
Swim Coach

  • Video analysis with slow motion
  • Can draw on video
  • Split screen with demo of skills
  • Overlay of image
  • Cost: $2.99
Tennis Coach

  • Video analysis with slow motion
  • Can draw on video
  • Split screen with demo of skills
  • Overlay of image
  • Cost: $2.99
 
Soccer Coach

  • Video analysis with slow motion
  • Can draw on video
  • Split screen with demo of skills
  • Overlay of image
  • Cost: $2.99
 
Burst Mode

  • 50 pics taken in 2-3secs
  • Breakdown of skill/technique
  • Cost: $1.99
 
IntervalTimer

  • Warm-up/station timer
  • Program your own voice commands or use apps
  • Your playlist music can be used
  • Cost: $0.99
Yoga Free

  • Yoga positions
  • Pose demos
  • Cost: Free
 
Footsteps Pedometer

  • Good pedometer
  • Use your music playlist
  • Charts/graphs
  • Moderate to vigorous exercise
  • Cost: $0.99
 
iFitness

  • Workouts
  • Cost: $0.99
 
Heart Rate

  • Measure heart rate
  • Cost: Free
 
Timer

  • Easy to use stopwatch/timer
  • Cost: $0.99
 
iMuscles for iPad

  • AWESOME APP
  • 360 View of Muscles in body
  • Exercises/Stretches
  • Cost: $4.99
 
iFirstAid Lite

  • First Aid Info
  • Cost: Free
 
First Aid

  • Basic First Aid Info
  • Cost: $0.99
 
TriggerPoints

  • Muscles in body and trigger points of pain
  • Cost: $2.99
 
Nike Training Club

  • AWESOME APP
  • Workouts with demo videos/your playlist music
  • Cost: Free
 
HealthStar Tracker

  • Possible for record keeping and assessments
  • Cost: Free
VCE PE

  • The PE Geek, Jarrod Robinson, created this for his PE classes.  HE IS AMAZING!  Check out his website at: www.thepegeek.com
  • Cost: Free
 
Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary

  • Pretty good nutrition/exercise diary.
  • Can scan barcodes of food labels to enter in app
  • Cost: Free
 
Livestrong

  • Nutrition and exercise tracking app
  • Cost: $2.99
 
Pranayama Universal Breathing

  • Basic breathing/relaxation
  • Cost: Free
 
iMapMyFitness

  • GPS for exercise and exercise record-keeping
  • Cost: Free
 
Fitness Class

  • Fitness Videos
  • Cost: Free
 
Tempo Magic

  • Awesome app if you want to speed up some of your music for faster beats in PE.
  • Cost: $4.99
 

Some of my Personal Choices

While I admit, I am but a mere geeky tech integrator, I do like to keep in shape and would consider myself an advanced weekend warrior, having competed and placed in several adventure races. Here are 4 apps that I use on a weekly basis: 

100 Pushups

  • Motivating app
  • Day to day workouts that build up your confidence and ability
  • Cost: $0.99
Run Keeper

  • Track multiple activities
  • Cost: Free
50 Pullups

  • Motivating app
  • Built in counter and timer
  • Ability to graph your workouts to see progress over time
  • Cost: $0.99
 
Men’s Health Workouts

  • Various excerises and workout plans
  • Choose area of desired focus
  • Cost: Free
 

What are your must-have apps for PE, health and fitness?

2 responses to “PE Apps for Teachers

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  2. Kevin Morrow September 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This is a great resource….thanks perhaps there is something at http://www.coachmorrow.com that would benefit you guys.
    Kevin Morrow
    O’Neill Elementary PE teacher
    O’Neill NE:)

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