Having a workout buddy who keeps you accountable and on track when it comes to eating right and exercise can be the game changer in reaching your fitness goals, but who has time for that?
With a job that wakes me up in the wee hours of the morning, juggling four daughters ranging in age from 5 to 15, and an adorable but insatiable husband, I already feel pulled in 50 million different directions.
But guess what – now I have a ‘cyber workout buddy” named Jill – and together we are armed with some of the hottest trends in workout technology where we can track each other from afar. And on top of that – as part of the Get Fit Tech Challenge we are participating in, we have a Tech Trainer turning up the heat on this friendly competition!
Jim McGinnis, our “tech trainer” from Verizon Wireless, has been hard at work coaching Jill and me on some awesome fitness devices! In the next few weeks, you’ll see him demonstrate how these accessories monitor and track your progress, give you benchmarks to shoot for, and even let you share your stats on social media sites!
My favorite so far is the FitBit, a wireless activity tracker that Jill and I both wear while asleep and awake – I shot a little video for Jill if you want to check it out:
I’ll be posting more updates on this website, on my blog and on my Facebook page. You can also look for updates on WFLA’s News Channel 8 Today weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and again on our 10 a.m. show. See you in the morning!