NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Summer is the perfect time to exercise outdoors, but it can also be a challenge for beginners.

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, has a list of apps to help get you moving:

Fitness Builder

This apps gives you real control of your workout to build customized fitness plans and training modules. You can also get help from a live streamed personal trainer.

The first month is free; after that, it’s $7 a month.


This $2 app promises to get you off the couch and running a 5k in nine weeks.

Nike Training Club

From a fitness brand everyone knows comes a series of free workout training modules. Easy to use and understand and built for mobile.


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteEmail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.

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