Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Wisdom from Strong Inside Out & 30×30 Hits Chicago!

March 28, 2013 at 5:44 am

I wrote about Amy Clover’s 30 x 30 IndieGoGo campaign in January. I am a “Greatist Ambassador” and one of the perks is being hooked up to a great Facebook group where Ambassadors share ideas, questions and comments. Amy posted a link to a really cool project she ran on IndieGoGo. Amy is a fitness trainer in Los Angeles and is currently is doing a…

Get Fueled & Go Shopping, Too!

March 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

I first heard about Perfect Fuel Chocolate during their IndieGoGo campaign which I supported. I am still anxiously awaiting my perks (new flavors) to share with you all (well not all of you, but I will give some away!) I posted on their Facebook page and they offered to send me some Dark Chocolate Ginseng to try out, so OF COURSE I said yes! What…

Love Lulu? Check Out OKU Oxygen & Enter to Win a Jacket!

March 21, 2013 at 5:31 am

If you ever read this blog, you know I love to workout, love my Pilates for Runners class (taught by Maureen at Flow Pilates in Chicago) and love to try new things – especially for FREE! So when Todd from Flow Pilates asked me if I wanted to try out some new capri pants by OKU Oxygen DNA that he is now carrying and distributing,…

Low-Cost, Effective Workouts with Bodbot or a Jump Rope & Mid-week Deals!

March 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

No time or cash for a personal training? Try the alpha version of BodBot, a free personal-training web and mobile app that generates workouts just for you. First you answer basic questions about gender, fitness goals and current workout practices. Then you answer some additional questions like: Do you have access to weights and gym equipment? What’s your realistic time commitment? How many nudge-y work-out-now…

Betting or the Quantified Self? Pictures Worth 1,000 Words & Some Fun Deals

September 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

I read about two interesting (and somewhat opposing) ideas this week for accountability for managing weight or meeting fitness goals: social dieting/exercise with a financial incentive or “self-tracking and the Quantified Self Movement.” 1. Apps like DietBet and Gym-Pact enable you to enter weight loss contests with your friends (or strangers) or create financial incentives for meeting fitness goals (and getting payouts from people who…