The Fitness Games App Review

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

TFGapp.comI have gone through a ton of workout apps on my phone, or even apps that just encourage a healthier lifestyle, like Lose It! and a water tracking app, I even have my own app that was done with my husband. To say I am experienced in this arena is probably an understatement. I like trying out new apps, I can appreciate both sides of the business when it comes to this stuff.

The Fitness Games is an app that tracks your workouts in real-time and then you can compete with other users.

First step: Download the app (iOS or Android) and make a profile!

Profile Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will say that the directions on how to make things private were confusing and only showed up once, there was no way to find them again. I ended up emailing the guys that created this app and adding them as a friend to make sure what I wanted private was private. They were incredibly fast with their response, but it would be nice if the directions were easily accessible.

2. Start tracking workouts

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It was incredibly easy to find your workout or input it if the workout wasn’t already listed.

3. Challenge others to a workout!

Running Outdoor ChallengeYou can choose different types of workouts for challenges

Full Body Workout Example

4. Join the Facebook Group to get to know other users and to get daily motivation!

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Overall, I like the idea of the app. I think it is a great way to interact with others and motivate them, without sharing your run details or gym location for the crazy stalker types out there. There are also over 250 exercises with videos, pictures, and descriptions performed by nationally certified personal trainers. I do wish that you could let it run in the background while using it. I also wish that you were able to do Cardio workouts before upgrading. Since the app is free there are in app purchases. While I don’t have a problem shelling out my own money for apps, I want to know more details of how the app works before that happens.

What’s your favorite Fitness App?

Lorna Jane #ActiveNationDay!

Before I get to the post at hand, I blogged at The Infertility Voice sharing my story.

Disclaimer: I am being provided with a MNB Bracelet as part of campaign through my relationship with Fit Approach, as always all thoughts are my own.

Lorna Jane started Active Nation Day in 2012 as a way to help women live an authentic and active life. September 28 (THIS SUNDAY) is #ActiveNationDay! Lorna Jane will be hosting events all over the world where women can learn and take part in specially choreographed routine. This year marks the Active Nation Day’s global debut, so lets all up those participation numbers skyrocket past last years!

 

To get involved get the Lorna Jane app for your iPhone or Droid! You can even unlock a special badge for participating in Active Nation Day! This app is full of features that will help you live your best live through Move Nourish Believe!

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You can even be in the running to win $1,000 to Lorna Jane! Lorna Jane is a brand about women. They are continually trying to inspire a more active future for women, and to inspire women to be active as much as possible! So how does that affect you? Show Lorna Jane your #LJMOVE and enter the contest to win $1000!

How do you do that? Well, it is 4 easy steps!

  1. Do the #LJMOVE, film your move or take a photo
  2. Upload the video or photo ton Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  3. USE the hashtag #LJMOVE and #ACTIVENATIONDAY (make sure your settings aren’t private, otherwise Lorna Jane won’t see your entry)
  4. Inspire others! Tag your sporty sisters to do the #LJMOVE too!

Don’t know what the #LJMOVE is? Check out the video below!

 

I am definitely participating in #ActiveNationDay, though it might be a bit slow since I will be coming off of my first race in over a year. Are you going to participate and try and win that $1000 prize!?

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Bondi Band Review and Giveaway

You all know I love a great workout headband. I have reviewed many different types on this blog, through my relationship with Fit Approach, I was able to review Bondi Bands. I have heard and seen Bondi Bands for a long time, especially in the runner world, but I haven’t had a chance to try them out until now.

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First, let me tell you a bit about Bondi Bands! Bondi Bands are a stretchy yet form-fitting band that is composed of a blend of nylon, lycra, and spandex. These headbands are great for all hair types! They also donate 10% of pre-taxed earnings to a charity, in 2009 it was the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DCFI).

I was sent 2 headbands, one for me and one to giveaway, unfortunately due to a mixup, neither were my style. I was then sent two more headbands. So one lucky reader will win TWO headbands instead of one!

Flat Back Narrow Bondi BandThe first headband I tried was the Flat Back Narrow Band in Hot Pink, when I first put it on my hair was wet, and it stayed put. However as my hair dried the band started to slip backward.

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This was a taken a little over an hour after the picture above. I wasn’t even working out, I was driving. I will note that when I had my hair down the band didn’t move at all. So I think this will be an around the house or yoga type of headband.

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The other 3 headbands I received are the more traditional bands that you see from Bondi Bands. Hot Pink Have a Magical Run, Black The Journey is the Reward, and Aqua I Bust Mine so I can Kick Yours.

I really loved the black one, I wanted to try it out at my Poise class, but I woke up with a migraine and didn’t make it to class that morning. I did wear it around all day yesterday, which included visits to the playground, running around outside, and lots of doctors appointments, and it stayed on the whole time.

You can win the Have a Magical Run and I Bust Mine so I can Kick Yours bands, enter below.

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The giveaway ends Monday, June 9 at 11:59 pm EST

Even if you don’t win, you can receive 10% off your order at Bondi Bands, excluding Bargain Bin, Design Your Own, and Custom Items, use code SWEATPINK until June 28th to take part of this deal!

What is your favorite way to sweat?

48 Hour Fundraiser

Saturday morning I am running my longest run to date and my longest run before the Nike half-marathon. In honor of that I am holding a fundraiser, the catch? It is for 48 hours ONLY.

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I am in the final push to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through my Team In Training efforts. I have FOUR great gift packages. For every $13.10 donation you will receive one entry in to the raffle.

First, donate here! Again, $13.10 gets you one entry, for each additional $13.10 you receive another entry. Example $50 = 3 Entries.

Let me tell you a little about where your money goes before I tell you about the great prizes.

✷76.2% of all funds go to research projects, grants, financial assistance to patients, producing educational material and videos and run support groups.

✷$25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.

✷$50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.

✷$100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.

✷$500 could provide patient aid to THREE patients with Leukemia or a related cancer for a year.

✷$1,000 makes possible one-on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Now onto the prizes!

First ($140 value):

✷Gift card to Lululemon

✷CASE of Carb Boom gels

✷Team In Training NUUN

✷Water Bottle

Second ($130 value):

✷Gift Card to Starbucks

Sparklysoul Headband and Fit Approach SweatPink shoelaces

✷CASE of Carb Boom gels

✷Team In Training NUUN

✷Water Bottle

Third ($130 value)

✷Gift Card to Johnny Cupcakes (apparel)

✷CASE of Carb Boom gels

✷Team In Training NUUN

✷Water Bottle

Fourth – The local package ($125 value)

✷Gift Card to Marathon Sports

✷Gift Card to Emack & Bolio

✷CASE of Carb Boom gels

✷Team In Training NUUN

✷Water Bottle

I will contact all the winners on Wednesday! Good luck and GO TEAM!

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