Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

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…