Getting "fit" used to require a hefty financial commitment either with a gym, a personal trainer, or fitness classes; now, all you need is a smartphone. As you can see from the graph, the amount of people using their phones for diet and exercising has drastically increased throughout the past couple of years. Forbes provides a list of the Top 11 Health & Fitness Apps which includes apps like Hot5 Fitness which offers high quality step-by-step workout videos without any wi-fi needed. There's also Carrot Fit, which gives you the extra kick to get at it, with a character that acts as a drill sergeant, dishing out harsh criticisms and all. But there are also apps such as Lose It which is basically the equivalent of a personal trainer and nutritionist in your pocket. I frequently use an app called Healthy Out which gives you nutrition labels and healthy options at (almost) every restaurant.
A few years ago, if you wanted to forego the hassle of getting a personal trainer your immediate reaction was to go on the internet and search new diets or exercises. However, technological convergence has resulted in a marriage between computers and cell phones and thus all you need to turn your life around is a smartphone, and your favorite health app.