April teased us with a few warm days only to give us cold weather and even snow. What a dick! May has the potential to be far nicer — and this time, I have a few smartphone apps to help get your exercise on. If you don’t have an exercise plan in action, it can be one of the hardest things to get started. New Year’s resolutions are made and broken, and new gyms are opening and closing everywhere. Obviously, being healthy and staying fit is important. But it’s also a challenge for people like me, working behind a desk all day, to get the same amount of exercise as someone who works as a landscaper or elephant dung scooper. If you’re ready to make a change in your life and want a geeky or techy way of making it more fun, take a look at these: Droid and iPhone both have an app called Body Fitness, with 320 exercises divided into selectable categories like muscle group, calorie burn and yoga. For a free app, this can be very handy for folks not sure how to get started. Also a nice addition to Wii Fit. Since the weather is warmer, if you don’t want to pay for a gym membership, you have the option to walk, run or bike. Apps can monitor your exercise patterns and provide useful information about your sessions. One app, iMapMyFitness for the iPhone, uses GPS to map out your route and also gives details about speed and elevation. If running isn’t your thing, or you need a low-impact starting point, try geocaching. Geocaching is like a technology-based scavenger hunt. People hide small objects in different areas, and others use GPS to find them and log the find onto a geocaching website. It’s more hobby than workout, but you’ll definitely do some walking and, sometimes, climbing to get to these caches. Great as a group activity. For Droids, you can use the program C:Geo (free); for the iPhone, Seek Cache ($0.99). It can be more fun to let the computers do the calculations for me, especially when working my ass off to try to get my body into shape. Really, though, what it all comes down to is getting off the computer and doing something active.