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Plus 3 Mobile turns your exercise into money for charity

by Derek Kessler Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:13 am EST

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One of the biggest hurdles to getting into an exercise routine is finding the motivation to do it. Yes, better health is a huge motivator, but we as humans are for whatever reason hardwired to want to help our fellow beings (it actually seems to have worked out pretty well, with cooperative societies and all). So what if you could use helping others as motivation?

Plus 3 - founded in part by ex-Palm guy and permanent PreCentral fave Joe Fabris - is here to provide that motivation. They’ve teamed up with thirty corporations to support charities like the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and dozens more, raising more than $200,000 to date. The concept is a furthering of the classic walk-a-thon fundraiser: you pick a sponsor/charity combo and log your exercising to raise money. It’s not just running or walking that you can log; there are more than seventy different activities you can log, from Yoga to mountain biking to snow shoveling to skateboarding to rehabilitation therapy. You can even log your time volunteering, thus being doubly helpful with your Plus 3 logs resulting in donations from your volunteer work.

To make it as easy as possible to log your activities, Plus 3 has produced an iPhone and webOS app. If you’re doing a distance-related activity (running, biking, etc), you can use GPS to automatically log your exercises. Otherwise, you can easily input your entries on the go with the Plus 3 Mobile app. Sure, it costs $1.99, but from then on out you can use your phone to help raise money for charity. Plus 3's website has leader boards, friendly challenges, rewards, and more to help keep you motivated and engaged.

Get fit and help others? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Source: Plus 3 Network