From the Editor's Desk: #MobileFit Month Begins Today!

By Kevin Michaluk on 1 Jun 2014 12:20 pm EDT
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June 1st is here, which means #MobileFit Month has begun across all of our Mobile Nations sites, including Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, WPCentral and Connectedly!

To kick off #MobileFit month right, I woke up early and went for a Sunday morning run. If you're looking for a little motivation to get active today, be sure to hit play on the video above. ;)

The training montage video was recorded my BlackBerry Z30 and edited with BlackBerry 10's native Story Maker app. I have to say, Story Maker is AWESOME. It's so easy to use and produces such an awesome product.

[ Read CrackBerry's Tutorial on Using Story Maker on the Z30 ]

If you have a Fitbit be sure to join our #MobileFit Fitbit Group. We already have over SIX HUNDRED members in the group! Because events like this always have some hardcore people who go to the extreme, we're giving away prizes not just to those who top the leaderboard, but also at random to other participants. So don't be worried about winning... It's really about setting your own goal for the month and making it happen. I'm aiming to beat 15,000 steps a day in June. And yes, while there's no app yet for BB10 (or Windows Phone for that matter), you can use fitbit with your desktop.

We have a lot of great mobile health and fitness related content coming at you the entire month of June. BlackBerry-related content will of course show up here on CrackBerry, and if you want to see EVERYTHING we produce across all mobile platforms and devices, be sure to hit up the #MobileFit event page at connectedly.com/mobilefit.

Ok, that's it for this article. It's a beautiful day outside so I'm going to get back out there and rack up some more steps. After all, getting healthy and being active is what #MobileFit month is all about!

61 comments

macspapa

Good Luck!

Posted via CB on my Orero Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2156

Observation Junkie

Why is Kevin climbing up the Baseball net?

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Kevin Michaluk

Baseball Cage. And uh... Cage Michaels. Of course he's gonna climb it.

Observation Junkie

Kevin, noticed that the video didn't quite show you getting to the top, did you make it up and over? ;)

I've just had a week of work and managed to hit the gym every day. My plan, for those in the UK may know the extreme out door activities in Scotland, is to visit north of the border, hopefully August / September.

5 days of trekking and climbing. Have always been physically fit, but need to up the exercises. Hopefully some indoor climbing as part of the fun for the pre trek in Scotland.

Well, it's going to hurt, a lot, but looking forward to it. I may not be as lucky as Kevin with the convenient out door loo near by.

:)

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Kevin Michaluk

Sounds awesome. Are you going to have Scotch at the North border? Went to a good friend's bachelor party dinner the other night... finished the dinner off with a Scotch tasting. Learned a lot. Lots of pete in the Scotch from the north. Strong stuff! :)

Observation Junkie

I think there might be Scotch whiskey flowing every night, how much will depend on the pain I might be in. :)

Yeah for sure Whisky north of the border. Hopefully flying into Inverness, then an hours drive to the destination.

So you a Scottish Whisky fan Kevin? :)
I'll be sure to have a toast to the Crackberry Team, at some remote location.

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megajo123

And I thought you were doing some extreme Discus spin to get into the Olympics....

freddysrevng3

OJ...I couldn't tell he was trying to climb out of his cage. I thought he was doing some strange kind of Canadian Zumba dance....

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Observation Junkie

That is one strange Zumba dance, lol

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freddysrevng3

That's what I was thinking....insert Suzanne Sommers with 'Thigh Master' between her legs "sticker" here...

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Slff

How am I suppose to stay short and fat if I have to get fit. I will have to change my name.

Z30 best ever

Kevin Michaluk

Change your name then! That's what I'm doing... gonna change it up from Kevin Michaluk to what I've used as my gaming name for years... Cage Michaels! (short story... Michaluk is close to Michaels... only two letters difference... but easier to spell and pronounce, then my nickname for a while was K J... short for Kevin J... and if you say KJ fast it's like Cage... hence Cage Michaels).

http://about.me/cagemichaels. Lol :)

Peevish

What's wrong with being happy and fat?

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jon4400

You must have a great personality then.

Jk

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Prem WatsApp

Heart disease risk? Premature death?

The fat laughing buddhas need to get off their backsides and start reading the bible instead of sitting on the couch waiting for enlightenment...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

jonno_atamaniuk

I have to admit, I do wish there were fitness devices that worked directly with the BlackBerry 10 phones. I would consider some of these fitness trackers, that's for certain.

spitfire402

We as a community need to pound Endomondo, Withings, Myfitnesspal, gym technik and the like till the get there head out of their wheaties. The android ports work for all of them so a BB10 native app should be a piece of cake. Kevin what sports tracker (like Endomondo do you us if any?

Posted using my awesome BlackBerry Q10

jope28

I'm rooting for you as I munch on my bag of Doritos.

Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3175 CB10'n

Chelmsford

Fantastic video created by a brilliant native app. Kudos!

Powered by BlackBerry Z30

Kevin Michaluk

Yeah, I need to reblog the video as "PSA: Story Maker for BlackBerry 10 is awesome"

Not sure how many BB10 owners have used it, but I'm guessing for a lot of people it just sits on the phone. So easy to use though and make a fun video out of short clips.

Prem WatsApp

You mention it.

Spent ALL Saturday making and tweaking a video about the new block of land I bought... variation of music, .... an short version and a long one... and then compress with Video Shrinker (awesome app!) to get it under the 16MB limit....

Started early morning and finished Sunday 3am.... lots of fun... of course also a lot of other things you do on a phone... like CB, BBM and stuff...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Kittflow

Nice video

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DJ Reyes

I started day 1 of P90X today. Let's do this! #MobileFit

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TranceRomance

Woooo! P90X is hard stuff. Go girl!

Cry about that signature! Waaa!

scrapmetal58

Just got back from a nice run along the waterfront here in Kingston. Beautiful day.

Observation Junkie

Is that Kingston in the UK, or Kingston in Jamaica. Alternatively Kingston in Canada, if there is one?

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scrapmetal58

Ontario, Canada.

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Observation Junkie

Cool :)

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Alicia Erlich

I just lost 20 pounds. This month will be about maintenance, toning and staying fit :)

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Observation Junkie

Well done Alicia :)

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mistercanadaman

That was a very funny video. We need to see more of Cage Michaels at CrackBerry. Perhaps Cage can set up a new forum for BlackBerry Story Maker? Would be cool to see other Crackberry members using Story Maker from around the world.

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Kevin Michaluk

More Cage is doable.

Cage Rage - Rant videos Cage Against the Machine - Tech Reviews Caged Wisdom - Editorials UnCaged - something... dangerous

Prem WatsApp

I'm with you there.... why not open a thread....

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

F2

Okay, I started right, accidentally. Two miles up, two miles down with a gain and a loss of 1,700 feet. Then mowed the lawn. Besides a backache what do I get!

DocGo

Would have been great if FitBit (or any of the other fitness wearables) can sync with a BB10 device.

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F2

Okay, I started right, accidentally. Two miles up, two miles down with a gain and a loss of 1,700 feet. Then mowed the lawn. Besides a backache what do I get!

Observation Junkie

You get a cold beer and a rub down from your wife / girl friend, or both :)

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Jimberry Storm

Excellent video

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bajbajbaj1

Awesome vid Kev! Your absolutely right, story maker is one of the few apps I have that just sits there but I think you've inspired me to actually use it! Thx.
--Joz

Posted on my Q10!!! BB10 FTW!!!

jwhitley80

I never realized you can use videos in story maker too. That's awesome.

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Prem WatsApp

The official BB10 tutorial video mentions "media", including videos, not only photos.

I spent one WHOLE day with nothing but Story Maker (and Video Shrinker) on Saturday...

Yeah, BBRY.
Using Video Shrinker app made me realize how much better the battery life is on the Q10 vs the Z10, but a QUADCORE would be sooooo helpful. Waiting ..... for Windermere or Classic....

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

jwhitley80

I only ever just "messed around " with it and assumed only pictures... probably use it a lot more now.

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firstbreakless

The best way to stay fit...play drums every morning.

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imcurved

Very entertaining video. LOL.

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california governor

Personal trainer = my Q10

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burkey1973

Anyone else thinking mobile fit month should be in November and not the beginning of BBQ season? Never trust a skinny chef. Oh well, hopefully I can still slim down and have the keep the smoker going as much as possible.

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bbdodgersdude

In November we got Thanksgiving day in the USA. Which means lots of food.

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bbdodgersdude

Anybody want to start a "up jawbone" group?

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Skatophilia

Kevin was this taken in Winnipeg? I don't recognize the park

raino

Damn Kevin, those are some white ass limbs. Get some sun, man!

Kevin Michaluk

I know. That's what happens when you live in Winnipeg. Off to Miami for a few days after the Montreal GP weekend though, so hopefully will come back with some color.

Killjoyhere

I went to the gym twice this week. I'm on a roll!

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Your Friendly Neighbourhood Interac Guy

Nice! Cage Michaels at Ass Park. It was a nice day for a run indeed! Flashy sneaks to boot! I need to fetch me some and upgrade my old kicks! Let's get friggin' fit, man! HUP 2, 3, 4...

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Speedygi

Crazy Mofo, this Cage Michaels...

40ozskills

Because everyone has a porsche design z30.....

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quizm

Good video, and great to promote fitness month. I have not used story maker yet, but this shows well.

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vecharo

The fitbit CAN SYNC with your bb10 device. I posted about it in the #mobilefit forums a minute ago. I've been using the beta of the fitbit app and it works great syncing w/my Z10STL100-3/10.3.0.296.
Here's the link of my post
https://www.fitbit.com/forums/3746994890000419404/3746994890001069145

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Shadberry Bold

There are still a lot of users running 10.1

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ofutur

You will be able to sync the Fitbit on OS 10.3.1, available in November 2014.

DStLouis

Is doing monkey = doing fittness?

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