Mobile Nations fitness month week 1: Exercise!

By Rene Ritchie on 4 Feb 2013 11:56 am EST
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It's February and you know what that means? Mobile Nations Fitness Month! That's when we all get together to get in shape, share tips and tricks and recipes for success, review amazing apps and accessories, give away great prizes, and have a ton of fun! This year we're doing it a little differently, though. We're doing weekly themes, and that means every week you'll have new and exciting challenges, and new chances to win!

Week 1: Exercise!

We want to get in shape and feel great! Exercise helps us in so many ways. It helps us lose weight, reduce stress, feel energized, and improve our self-image. Getting moving reduces the likelihood of diseases, and keeps us healthy and as we get older.

As part of fitness month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help motivate, track, and train us to exercise better and smarter. We'll also be doing a couple of cool contests.

Stepping up contest

First is our Mobile Nations Stepping Up contest. Every day this week there'll be a thread in the CrackBerry health and fitness forums, and all you have to do to enter is tell us what exercise or activity you did that day. It can be walking or running, playing soccer or doing yoga, swimming or dancing -- anything that makes you move. If you have a Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, JAWBONE UP, or any gadget with a pedometer, you can simply share your results each day.

This is a great way to keep us all motivated and accountable, and get a little healthy peer-pressure going! Plus, every day you enter is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Exercise MY way contest

Second is our Exercise MY Way contest. Just head on over to the Exercise MY Way thread in the forums and tell us how you use your mobile device, your Blackberry or PlayBook, to stay in shape. What are your favorite apps? What are your go to accessories for keeping fit? How does your device fit your active lifestyle? We want to know! We'll post the best entries on Friday, so get them in ASAP! Need more incentive? We'll pick one winner a week and send them a $100 gift certificate!

So what are you waiting for? Mobile Nations Fitness Month starts NOW!

15 comments

bizzyqu

Lost 22lbs since beginning of January so lets see how much further I can go in February!

samuelwhatshisface

Congratulations, awesome progress =D

8820man

Keep it up bizz! My pants txtd me and said thank goodness February is fitness month!!

Cracklen

"...your mobile device, your iPhone or iPad...."

Seemingly no need for majority of BB end-users !

Thanks for the unspoken recognition MobileNation ;)

one (extreme) example ;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZpgdGdu1l4&feature=player_embedded

imho ;)

Rene Ritchie

My bad, it was meant to say Playbook and Blackberry, which as every handsome, intelligent member of CrackBerry knows, is way, way, way better than some iSomething or iOther.

Jimcmf

OMG - Georgia is back ..... she rocks.
So happy that you are back. Where did you go?

Kerri Neill

I agee, it's great to see her face on CB here and there. I always felt like such a traitor going over to iMore just so I could see what she was up to lol.

Clinto

Agreed! Georgia where the heck have you been? I'm not psychic, but I foresee a lot more traffic over at iMore.

I can't wait to see more of Georgia in the upcomming weeks!

Georgia

Thank you for the warm welcome! Im really excited to be hosting fitness month. I hope you will all join in for the contests and prizes. send me a tweet or message the forums about how you are keeping fit.

Jimcmf

I just couldn't help but swing on over to iMore to see what you have been up to. ( Now kevin is going to whip me silly ...... again)

Keeping fit? .... well ..... our Jeans are incredible .... so we are naturally fit ..... 6 pack and all.
I try to eat right, enjoy life, and keep a positive attitude about everything around me.

Georgia - What do you think about the BB Z10?

Georgia

The BB Z10 ok don't tell Rene! Im really excited to see how well it performs and I am expecting great things.

Jimcmf

Oh, don't you worry. If Rene is not happy about your opinion, he will need to answer to me! (He doesn't own a whip, does he?)

I have a feeling that you will trash your iPhone for a Z10. The iPhone has a lot of catching up to do. If you defect, to BlackBerry, we would love to have you on our side.

Rootbrian

I need to do more jogging and balance the biking. :)