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by Rene Ritchie Mon, 25 Feb 2013 8:24 pm EST

Leave a comment below telling us what you got out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month and be entered for a chance to win the phone, tablet, or game system of your dreams!

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 4: Balance!

That's right, it's time to bring everything together and work towards a balanced life! It's really hard to eat and sleep well, and exercise regularly, especially with as all the other things we have to do. That's why it's important to not only act healthier for a week or month, but to build healthier habits into your ever day lifestyle.

To round out the month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help you keep it together, and keep yourself on track with your nutrition, exercise and relaxation goals.

And we are also going to be doing the mother of all contests.

Contest: Win the fitness device of your dreams!

Leave a comment below telling us what you've gotten out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month -- how much you've improved or been inspired, what you plan to do to keep it up throughout the year, or even how much you simply sat on the couch and watched it all transpire around you! -- and you'll be entered to win a $400 gift certificate to put towards whatever phone, tablet, or even gaming system will help you keep up with your fitness goals!

Be it iPhone or Galaxy Note, Lumia or BlackBerry, Surface or Droid, iPad or Android tablet, Xbox or Wii, we want to help you bring it home!

Our usual contest rules apply, and only one entry per person, but you can enter once on all of our sites: Android Central, CrackBerry,, webOS Nation, and WPCentral

So what are you waiting for? Enter NOW, NOW, NOW!


I gained some nice tips from listening to the weekly Zen and Tech podcasts with Rene, Georgia, and guests. I especially enjoyed the episode with CrackBerry Kevin and the exercise tips :).

I've lost about TEN pounds during fitness month using my BlackBerry (w/Livestrong and Runtastic) and the tips in the fitness month articles. Thanks Mobile Nations!

I've already been working on all the things discussed this month but what I've been able to take away is the camaraderie of all the rest of the folks participating, the tips being passed around and the motivation garnered from making things public.

I intend to continue counting Calories and watching my nutrition to aid in weight loss, exercising to increase my physical fitness and aid in weight loss and improving my relaxation techniques.

If I win this contest I'll finally be able to get a tablet which will greatly aid me in my daily work and recreation activities.

Thanks Mobile Nations!

I've always been into staying fit, but I really have learned different ways to balance my MIND this month, through yoga. Taking the time to clear my head really benefits my overall well-being. THANKS GUYS and GALS.

This inspired me to start training for the 10k I keep putting off. I started a month ago and it is still going strong!

I've been doing a lot of what was talked about for awhile now, but I did get some new ideas to try. I would like to thank Mobile Nations for doing fitness month. It's a great idea and it does help me stay motivated.

I got back into the swing of running again. Balance for me is about that infamous work life thing, where the balance of my home office versus my fitness routine versus my family time, etc. takes place.

I got tips on how to work out.

It made me want to go out and buy a FitBit...which I then did. :)

(And I miss my Palm Pre).

I liked seeing more about the best apps to get fit. We could all make use of one of these tools to make ourselves healthier.

Fitness Month managed to guilt me into working out. It was the only regular reminder that I was fat and lazy, and that grad school is no excuse! I've been playing racquetball regularly and just started biking to class with Endomondo. I'm already addicted, gotta beat my best time every week!

made me more energetic. wanna buy Nexus 10.

I'm happy to say I didn't do anything during this month that I haven't been doing since last October. :)

Still, it's nice seeing so many suggestions for greats apps and tips on Mobile Nations!

I have been using apps on my Galaxy Nexus- Nike+, Endomondo, and Fitness Buddy to stay in shape. I would love to get a Jawbone Up to help track all of my stats constantly.

I've been experimenting with mobile software to help track workouts and diet going forward, but mostly just getting inpsired to get back on track with workouts...

Tastes great does not mean less filling!

Fitness month came exactly at the right time for me. Due to the bad weather I started to neglect on my weekly exercises. It reminded me to keep things up with Endomondo and the 6 Weeks Training app. It also introduced me to Runtastic (which has a fantastic modern UI) but in the end I decided to stick with the apps I already used. Which doesnt matter as all that matters are the end-results. Hopefully next month the improved weather will be enough to motivate me!

Great tips and apps. Will incorporate many into my daily routine.

I would love to win because I will have great device in my hand to control my fitness information, buy some fitness apps for my device! Love to win !

I've lost 7 lbs!

Time to start running again!

I learned that I'm a lazy SoB and need motivation to work out. Please?

always good to hear what apps are relevent and what tips to focus on. Thanks for the month!

What I got out of fitness month? The motivation to quit smoking, the energy to getting back in shape, and the strength to get myself mentally sound. If it wasn't for Mobile Nations, none if that would have happened. For some reason it home this year. Maybe because I'm getting older with my 37th birthday right around the corner on March 13th....I don't know. Even if I don't win, thank you guys.

Picked up a few good tips, but it's really the motivation and constant reminders that were more important.

Never going to stop. You guys have helped me realize that sitting on my ass is not going to help me but rather get up off my seat and get going. And damn I am seeing results. Thanks to the advice and fitness apps that were surprisingly FUN. And thanks for the laughs. Keep on keeping on and look sexy!

I would like to continue the program to lose the 5 pounds that I have

Thanks for the inspiration!

I'll try to moving as much as possible and less to sit in one place.

Fitness month has motivated me to start getting healthy so that I may live a long and exciting life. Need to get in shape by mid May for mine and my wife's trip to the Dominican Republic! A nice shiny device would be a great companion on the trip!!

I got some pretty great tips for how to use different types of tech to help me stick to my workout routines. And the constant support from others participating definitely helped on those days when I just didn't feel like doing anything. I like to think during this time I've built some pretty good fitness habits.

I gained renewed motivation and tools to implement after my upcoming surgery.

I started running and lost some weight :)!

Reminded that working out is fun.

Reading all the ideas was nice.
Always enjoy gathering as much information as possible.

In addition, I think it is just a great idea that the Mobile Nations crew came up with in having the fitness month.


As much as I'm already a fitness buff, it was very buff to read about all the buff tech that can help achieve my buff goals. I'll most likely buy one of those buff Fitbit step readers and hope to see my buffness increase to new high buffs. Buff!

fitness month showed me how new technology can assist us in healthier choices

well i lost 10 pounds thanks to many of the suggestions and apps like runtastic and such. So this helping me to keep it up since it feels great

Well for me it's relaxtion and how it's important to take some time out in our crazy schedules!!
The wealth of information (with a little help from out TECH) goes a long way to remind us to we need to take care ourselves! Mind, Body & Soul!!


Liked how it is helping my lower my blood pressure.

Fitness month has helped motivate me to get back in the habit of exercising more. I've lost and kept off 40 pounds since May of last year, and when the holidays came, I kinda fell out of the habit of working out regularly. Basically, it guilted me into doing what I know I should be doing already.

I got the greater tips, such as apps like endomondo and my fitness friends. Also the community of people's support and tips have been great (i've mostly lurked them) and the podcasts as well! Before the mobilenations I didnt know how exactly to incorporate tech and workout, but now I do!

mobile nations motivated me to get back in the gym. Downloaded many apps on the ipad and Im working out every day since.

I sat heavily on the couch with a bag of chips in hand and said to myself I will one day do this

I use Endomondo Pro to track my nightly walks with my dog

I just moved in to a new place and while I've mostly been setting up, I do have a plan to start a daily work out.

mobile nations fitness month jolted me out of a near death situation due to weight. thank you so much. i am now doing 30 minutes on my livestrong treadmill. but i must say that, it was not easy going from 5 minutes to 30 minutes 4 days a week. thank you so much.really appreciate what you are doing(changing lives for better)

It's easier to work out with a friend helping to motivate you...this month Mobile Nations was that friend.

I have started getting up at 5:45 before school to go for a nice run. I can't get enough of the Endomodo app on my Gnex!

I have lost weight, slept better, ate healthier and felt better all month. I've also lost 10 pounds! The contests helped motivate me and knowing that everyone else in the Mobile Nations community was participating made me want to as well. If I got the gift card, I would get a Nexus 4 to help me track runs with Zombies, Run! and track everything else with Fitocracy. Thanks so much Mobile Nations!!!!!!!

I've been seriously committed to doing the forklift, but may be interested in expanding my workout instead of my waist.

i rested cuz i hurt my back....ive enjoyed the articles and as soon as my back stops hurting i plan on revisiting the multiple threads and do it on my own time, hopefully with a new tablet :-DDD

I just started 2 weeks ago to being in a diet, working out and eating healthy but this makes me happy to know that I will get rewarded. I would like a Nexus 7 32gb and something that will hold it near me when I run. Thank you for this!!

Loved the suggestions given, but I ended sticking to my Insanity workout and let me just say the cardio work is crazy.

Made me thing of how unfit I am, hope I can get my arse in gear and do the deed :-)

Help me see what other geeks are doing and keep up what i was already doing. :-)

Couch potato here...watching it all go by

Fitness month came alongside month 2 of p90x so I was well on my way to fitness. Its always nice to read/watch other people getting in shape though. The companionship is really motivating. And when it comes to health and fitness theres always something new to learn.

i use my phablet during all my workouts, gyms have some of the most awful playlists and tracks that do not help with maintaining concentration while working out. i've maintained my weight, but have converted a lot, and i mean A LOT of fat into muscle. i look and above all FEEL GREAT! thanx for the all the inspirations to keep me motivated!

I learned to relax and get a better nights sleep.

I work out three-to-five days a week, and I push weights, do some cardio and plyometrics. It doesn't cause any weight loss though - food has always been the big thing.

Read Gary Taubes "Why we get fat" or better yet, Good Calories, Bad Calories if you're looking for weight loss and why the SAD diet doesn't work.

That being said - I use my phone constantly for music while I work out - and I'd love to have a new phone.

Seeing these articles occasionally reminds me of my goals, and I push a little harder.

Mobile nations have shown and proved to me that technology and exercise is very fun and inspiring. I want to continue this road and exercise (walking/hiking). Problem is my phone a.t.m. :-(

All these fitness posts during mobile fitness month have really made me think about living a healthier life to be a better example for my son. With all these apps that are out there I can really get excited about living healthy. Hopefully that excitement will rub off on my son as he gets older.

this month helped motivate me to getout, went to yoga classes,walked more,even did hard labor of building a house!

It came just in time! im on college vacation right now and i planed on exercising a bit this month so when i saw this on mobilenations it really helped me keep motivated!!!

mobilenations has kept me going... i learned how to balance sleep, relaxation and of course exercise. i'm looking forward in continuing the progress i made in losing weight!

I've been inspired to find a balance between my study time and exercise time. As a student, I always study hard to get good grade all the time, that's why I am lack of exercise. I will plan regular exercise throughout the year while still maintaining the balance between it and my academic life.

First of all, a big thanks to Mobile Nations for running Mobile Nations Fitness Month !

I have managed to strike a balance between my academic and social life. I spend time with my friends without worrying about the impact it will have on my studies, as I complete my studies first.

I have also been inspired to exercise more regularly, eat the right foods and, to sleep early to keep my mind, body and soul balanced.

Keep up the good work ! :)

I've learned to incorporate a workout routine into my daily schedule!

This month has caused me to start paying attention to my cardio at work. I've started using Nike+ on my iPod nano watch and have discovered that I walk about ten to twelve miles a day on a good day! I'm also interested in seeing what I could do with a jawbone now. Thanks for the motivation!

I'm planning on taking box training/fitness classes to keep this thing going!!

Fitness month remind me of the great form factor my Veer has. Use it to track my training, like I did with my Pres before. Can't beat the size / form factor of a Veer for workouts.

I learned some new apps and ways to stay on top of my workouts.

Great! I needed something to kick start my fitness and re joining rowing. At 17 I lost to the gold medalist this year by 1.5 seconds in the u/23 so this fitness thing has inspired me to retrain but now with the medalist as he was one of my brothers former team members. I have started running with my sister on weekends (she has dropped 20kg), running to my sessions were i coach 14 year olds which is about 10km when i can, cycling to uni about another 20km every day, going rowing 5-6 mornings a week and when I have breaks a long ride.

IT has made me manage my sleep, i approximately get 8ish hours always told never less and if you cant just rest your eyes at you will be 95% of your sleep. So i go to bed 8:30ish - 9 and wake up about 5am for training. If I can I will have a nanna nap during the day.

As for food, I have cut a lot of junk out my system, big breakies after training porridge / cereal but I do have a few treats as my coach says since i dropped for 79kg to 71.8-73 (changes) and I am a light weight (72.5kg and below) I should keep my eating habbits right up so i don't go too light into the 60s.

In winter thanks to you kick starting my plan my coaches and former coachs at my old school i coach at have created to bulk me up muscle wise in winter. I am 2 weeks into rowing but a month or two into my general fitness which this comp made me not give up on. They say it takes a month to create a fitness habbit and you guys have helped me. So thank-you from Tom Fairclough

Well, I got tips on how to keep that exercise routine
going. Mine usually just lasts for a week.
Thanks Fitness month!!

I use RunTastic Pro on my Nexus 4 while using my tablet (iPAD 2) for entertaining myself (and diverting my mind from the stats screen on the treadmill) while walking/jogging!!

I really love the idea of committing this to fitness and well being. 
Talks about working out and gaining fitness is motivational and very easy to follow, its just what I need at this point in time that ve been sitting at home, I even told my family about it, it really worth it.

Good to see how everyone else is doing it. Both basics and tips/gadgets.

my motivation is to have a new phone to work out with.

I've got sore legs, new bruises, lost two pounds, fell off my bar stool last night. But, hey, can always use a new device. Thanks!

I am exercising six days a week for 35 minutes starting at the beginning of January. I am tracking my workouts with endomondo pro and tracking my calorie intake with myfitnesspal. Having the tracking software on my phone has helped with motivation. I feel stronger and more alert. I sleep better.

I got a fitbit based on a review I saw here and made a change in my diet. I'm eating less meat now. I've gone from 96 kilos down to 92. I'm happy and I think I will continue watching what I eat and what I do going forward.

Mobile Nations really showed some great apps and devices that helped in my quest for fitness!

good diet and staying fit

Through all the apps and workout recommendations, as well as just living a healthier lifestyle mostly I've been motivated to get into the gym more and actually push myself. As for the future, it'll be a little more difficult but I plan on keeping up my gym time as much as possibly during my deployment.

I'm down 5 pounds on the month, I've just been biking and doing free weights for workouts and I started bringing my own lunch to work instead of buying one at the cafeteria. Hopefully I can start cutting out fast food for dinner, next

Your "Fitness Month" helped get me out of the holiday slump and back into my regular exercise routines. Thank you for this!!

The Fitness month made me think about my health. I should be eating well, should have a good sleeping habit and, of course, should be doing exercises regularly. I really should start soon. :D

I've used all the info to help myself recover from a long illness and surgery! The tips helped me improve my activity level and my diet :)

A bit of encouragement sweetens labor. And you guys help encourage my not-so routine workouts, and i lost a few pound. Still trying to keep the consistency going though:)

i dont use any apps to track my progress but i give all these insights to my mom and dad. well im really skinny so i just eat all i can to put some meat on them bones. But my dad used to over eat and now i told him how to go about with it and explained all the details about how it takes 20 min for the brain to tell us that our stomach is full. i also take them with me for a morning walk and i take my dog along as well. Feb fitness month was really great and gave me alot of info which i really didnt know. I am going to keep me and my family fit and healthy from now on :)

thanks for some great ideas to help shed those pounds!

Talking about balance for the end of fitness month...
I balance a lot, a full time job working 50 hours a week, a second job working 30 hours a week, a wife to keep happy, and an active 4 year old that has soccer, tball, school, and play dates to organize.

on top of that I am training for the Chicago marathon, and after losing 160lbs I am lifting and running my way to be an inspirational role model for all the people who want to lose the weight and look good but keep thinking whatever they see on TV or hear on the radio is the newest fad. The diet industry is a vicious cycle and a horrible marketing monster that preys on the fact that they KNOW you will fail.

eat better, lift weights, do some cardio each week, and stop sitting on the couch.

I say this to a lot of people, I don't know who said it first, but I say it a lot.
There are more places on this planet that you have NOT seen than you have seen, go out, live your adventure, have purpose, win your race, see your's never too late to start living.

I would get an Iphone5, because it would help simplify my life with my wife/daughter/schedule for training/work/running
use endomodo, bodybot, google music, podcaster, music, HR monitor, nike run, and nike fuel if I had an Iphone(no android app)



A renewed sense of commitment!

I got inspired seeing regular people get excited about fitness!

Fitness month is awesome! From the apps you guys have suggested.. I selected 6 week training and my god! My chest has increased by 3 inches! Now no one calls me a skeleton! Thanks you guys :) THANK YOU MOBILE NATIONS!

I had so much fun with fitness month, it was inspiring to see how my devices can be used with fitness. Thanks to your advice, I am no longer bored on the treadmill!

I don't mean to brag and I dont mean to boast...j/k but the awareness was very helpful knowing I had my mobile community getting fit at the same time I am.

Steps I'v taken to drop 20 lbs in 26 days (from 235 to 215 and counting!):

#1) Watch "Forks Over Knives" and "Vegucated" on Netflix (mobile)
#2) Go Peskatarian, Take Corella (anti-mercury) with your salmon or albacore! $4 per half pound at the salad bar in your grocery store. Also the Chipolte veggie bowl is $6.82. I did zero exercise in my first week.
#3) Buy the armband for your mobile and use Map my Run/Ride and Zombies, Run!
#4) Sideload P90X on your phone and use it during your lunch break. You need a towel and a yoga mat.
#5) Enjoy the compliments that come with your new lifestyle!

It's reminded me that I need to keep fit during university. With lots of classes and work I don't have much free time, but Fitness Month has kept keeping in shape on my mind. I haven't lost any weight, because at 19 years old and my size, I don't need to, but I have maintained my weight and fitness.

I have lost 10 pounds working out with Insanity paired with a low carb diet. I am also using the "FATCALC" app to track my body composition!

It is due to all the fitness tips I got....that I was so impressed I made an account I am a glad member :)
Thank you Mobile Nations Fitness Month for changing my wrong habits and helping me adopt new healthy habits :)

Loving my Endomondo app for tracking my runs!

I thought about being less of a couch potato. That counts, right????

I have been able to fit a workout routine into my schedule. Im also eating better and tracking calories with a fitness app. Im going to continue to work out and limit the amount of alcohol I consume.

I have remembered how important is to do exercise. Mens sana in corpore sano ;)

I just liked learning about all the different apps that I hadn't even heard of yet to help me track and improve my workouts! :)

I like how it helped me to track my progress and improve my health! I LOST 10 pounds!!!!!!!!

Time to start living healthy!!

you guys have kept me pumped during this crazy month of sports!!! I laterally have sport 5 to 6 times a week! Somehow I still manage to make my way to mobile nations????

thanks for always keeping it real and helping us take better care of ourself.

It's been great to see practical tips to help us use our tech for our personal health.

Thanks for all the tips and comments.

I forgot how important it is to get a good nights sleep in regularly.

Loads of great vids like these!

No concrete accomplishments but I'm definitely better prepared for basic training next month.

I watched the tips and used the suggestions to improve my exercise schedule when walking my dog.

Fitness month reminded me to get back to my new years resolution. I use Spotify to liven up my workouts.

I found out that there are apps to calculate my BMI and from that, I sure am glad I'm tall.

Both basics and tips/gadgets.

Well to be honest, I mostly watched you while slouching on my couch. But you made me feel guilty so I started doing a few push-ups everyday.

Well, fitness month made me think again about my physical condition, and what I should do to keep in shape. So, I started exercising a bit, and already lost 6 pounds. That feels great.

Learned of some new fitness apps. Nice work helping people take a moment to think about their health and fitness.

I used Endemondo alot and took in consideration most of your suggestions.No real weight change but I dont need,but I feel a loooot better.

For some reason I had never really thought to look into fitness apps on the phone always equating them with nike fitbit and other peripherals, but I took this opportunity and grabbed a few to test out over the next few weeks.

I've mostly sat on my butt this month. I do come to webOS Nation everyday to look for updates. I live in a cold part of the US where its much easier to be lazy this time of year. I do have the SmartRunner app on my phone. In the summer I often bike to work and I'll use this app to track my distance and time. Keep up the good work!

i have used this time to track what i eat and how much i eat using my phone i have cut out a lot of junk food and lowered my portions enough to drop about 5 lbs and keep steady.
my sleep has improved and so has my energy level.

iPad mini would be great to monitor calories when I'm outside.

I really enjoyed the sleep and relaxation podcast. I have a sleep disorder and am very interested in sleep science. There was a lot of good information and tips!

Fitness month is great ... or would be if I were a little more active in actually using the tips provided ...

All the app suggestions helped me find apps to make working out less of a chore.

Sore calves and motivation. . .lego!!!

okay, I haven't lost any weight... but i'm not big... not a stick either... i consider myself fairly fit... so instead of eating less, I began to eat better... hopefully I can stick to this for a long time though admittedly, I tend to change things up alot... also found a lot of apps to track my work... a stopwatch, a skiing progress tracker, and a food diary...

Fitness month has been motivational for me. I completely stopped exercising in January and the beginning of February, but in the last week and a half I've lost 4lbs. It may not seem like much but it is to me

I did a bit opposite.. But the rules should basically be the same right?
I have been trying to gain weight (happen to be almost underweigh for my height)
I'm eating healthier now.. And working out more..
Not that I managed to put on anything as yet.. But never give up right? :P

Inspired on how to keep track of calories consumed

I was motivated by mobile nation commitment to fitness month, I start the day early with exercise and I stopped drinking sweet beverages for the month. I feel good.

I feel like i have a lot more energy throughout the day. i cut out sugary foods. and i sleep more too!

Every time I went to the site,I was motivated to turn around (after reading a few articles of course) and go to the gym for an hour or two. Normally when I'm bored I'd find my way to the site, but you guys quickly motivated me to get off my 8utt. Its a great motivation to an otherwise very lazy activity. Thanks so much guys/gals, and keep it up! :)

i use the usual fitness apps during my daily workout !!!
motivates me 2 keeep headn to the gym as well as keeping in shape eating wise :)

It's a balance with eating, exercising and feeling good.

The Mobile Nations fitness month helped me figure out which phone to look for because some of these fitness apps look very useful!

Mobile Nations Fitness Month reminded me that I have not yet renewed the studio contract. Now I did and the pounds now can start to drop.

Helped make me more aware of health. Also gives u a goal to work towards.

I've paid attention more to calories in everything I'm eating now, and will continue to run; I've signed up for several 5k's already later in this year! I also enjoyed reading other peoples results and tips on what they were achieving, nothing more motivating then having people around you going through the same thing.

I realized how bloody old I got.

I just loved watching the podcasts and picking up some fitness apps to try out!

It is inspiring to read the comments on how we have our own ways to get fit and keep fit.

I was fully determined to ignore such event as "month of fitness", but constanly reading about it made me subconsciously think.... and then I've found myself "commuting" with my own legs (one-hour walk vs half-hour traffic jams? Clear winner), trying to remember what this pushup thing was, and this weekend I'm going to take my bike out of garage. Although it's still d*mn cold where I live.

To be completely honest, I haven't gotten up off my backside and changed anything dramatically... yet. But if there's one thing this month has acheived, it's definitely highlighted many of the options out there in terms of motivational tools, and guides, and easier ways to actually get some sensible information which can help a fitness newbie like me get started. More than anything, I've just been surprised by how quickly tech seems to be infiltrating the fitness industry, and I feel like it's just about time for me to get on board. I may not be visibly overweight or anything, but I'm definitely not as fit as I'd like to be. With all these new tools to motivate me, help me get more out of exercise, and pick up the pace of a more active lifestyle, I may just go ahead and begin. As a technology / gadget lover, I've come to see that there's probably never been a better time to dive in.

I have been on the couch 4 too long. But this series has inspired me to change things.