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, iMore.com, webOS Nation, and WPCentral

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


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I use a full blown 10 inch tablet when working out, because the battery life will endure through longer gps tracked hikes, and the extra heft means I'm getting a better workout lol.


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 loved reading the posts on work out app recommendations - my iPad helps me keep track of my fitness goals and work out at home with P90X and yoga pose apps! It's not always easy working out with a toddler but I've managed to keep my post-pregnancy weight off!

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 been using Endomondo to track the workouts and mileage that I run. I'm training to run a half marathon next month and since reading through your Fitness Month blog, I should be ready to crush the competition! Thanks AC!

I'd love an iPad mini so I can use it as mi Personal trainer at home and at the gym!!!

I have enjoyed all of the suggestions. I have actually dropped about 10 pounds this month and am looking to keep it going. One of my biggest struggles was eating but I have I like the my plate calorie tracker app to help me stay on top with my food intake and other health items. I am trying to get others to come on board with me to allow me to not fall back in to the habits that aren't helpful. Thanks for all of the help Rene.

i was inspired to help other people use their technology, or suggest new devices, that could help them with their fitness and weight loss goals. I myself lost 60 pounds in my lifetime, and even in the years since the tech has grown so rapidly that there are so many new tools to use to make it easier

In the beginning of February, I was 203 pounds. Now I weigh 189. I am so close to my ideal weight (which is around 175). I would like to thank you guys for inspiring me and giving me the motivation to stay fit. I plan to go to the gym regularly in order to maintain my weight once I reach my goal. The only way to make this better is if I had a device I could take to the gym (a digital fitness buddy if you will).

This has been a great month. I have learned about a few new apps this month that I am going to try out and reading about other people has kept me motivated all month long.

I have been eating better and have been working out harder over the month I have lost 15 pounds thanks for keeping me going.

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.

I learned how to better integrate my phone into my Crossfit workouts. It's amazing how much technology can help you out to reach your goals.

Aside from learning about a few apps that I had yet to try, fitness month has put me back on track. It's been motivational! I have been running and tracking my performance more this month than I did all of last year.

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've upped my treadmill workout by .2 mph! Up to roughly 600 calories burned per workout!


Fitness month has made me aware that I do have time to exercise. By spending a little less time on line I was able to spend 60 4x a week playing Let's dance on the wii. Ultimately losing 17 pounds. Playing with the wii, going for walks, eating a "Little" better and still having time to play on line. Funny how balance is how we leave this month. I would enter as Georgia says all five ways but i rather go for a walk. Chow

I started Weight Watchers December 14th and I've been using their apps on my iPhone 4, but I'm looking forward to using it on an S3 or Note 2. I'm also considering one of the many activity monitors like Fit Bit or the Fuel Band that Phil was trying.

Did nothing. I am one hell of a lazy. I am thinking of going to jog from tomorrow morning. I do however maintain a mostly healthy lifestyle. This fitness month however has helped a lot of people I see so thanks to Mobile Nations for arranging this.
P.S. Would like to see more of Kevin's fitness videos.

I've been using my Maxx with a Zephyr HRM and Sports Tracker Pro to track workouts and My Fitness Pal to keep my meals in check

As I continue my CrossFit journey of two years and delve more into the realm of Paleo eating I find myself improving in every facet of my overall health and well-being. I'm stronger, faster, more mobile, and have a more endurance now than I did a few years ago. With the Mobile Nations Fitness Month as a little jolt in the adventure I've reached some new PRs (Personal Records) from various lifts and increased times for WoDs (Workout of the Day). Although, I have to say that training at 2210m elevation in a deployed environment is a workout in and of itself. I hope to see more of this type of outlet from the mobile nations as it's a good way to inspire those to become better or remind others that the journey is ongoing and there is always something to look forward to.

Thanks Mobile Nations and congratulations to everyone who started something new or continued to improve.

I use EndoMondo on my GNex to track my cycling workouts. It's great to see your average speed and elevation from the GPS tracking. A 40 mile ride with 2000 feet of climbing is much different than a 80 mile ride with 300 feet of climbing.

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.

What I got out of the month was actually paying attention to what in doing each day. Easy to feel like you are doing the right stuff and then you look at it on paper and realize you aren't doing what you thought you were.

All the posts and articles throughout the month have inspired me to get back on track and continue to finally kick out some of the bad habits I find myself getting back into. Thanks!

I'm amazed by the variety of fitness applications that are available today. From fitness applications on my phone to exercise games on my Wii, there is no excuse for not being active.

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!

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!

This has motivated me to get back on a regular workout schedule. I'm enjoying using my iphone with RunKeeper, LostIt and Withings software to help out.

i'll be honest, all i did for fitness month was 12oz curls and I lost 10 pounds. I would like to dedicate that weight loss to my personal trainer ToBusyForABreak and assistant coach WhyIsEverythingClosedWhenIGetOffWork. Thanks guys! we did it together!

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 following fitness videos on my TV using a tablet with HDMI out. The setup is pretty convenient and makes it easier to work out.

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!

I started improving both my mind and my body by going back to school and working out. Your posts and focus in February has help encourage me to get past the January newness and now I must say that its a habit! I have began eating better by cutting back on my plate size, eliminating fried foods, and eliminating starches/carbs at dinner and doubling up on the veggies! Of course, using my GS3 to keep Android Central podcasts in my cranium helps me pass the time while sweat drips down my chin!

I've started using my phone to track my goals, in the hope of using that to help develop new, healthier habits!

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 !

Georgia has been all the inspiration I've needed during Mobile Nations Fitness month. Down 8 pounds going strong, this comment may not be taken seriously but I'll probably have to follow her on twitter ;) but perhaps that would be borderline stalkish.

I can't say how much weight I've lost last month, because I don't have a weighing scale, but I can say that I feel much better ever since I started doing sport on a regular basis and I'll continue to do exercise.
Thanks Mobile Nations for everything.

I've been using an elliptical (I hate elliptical) and free weights. Waiting for the weather to break so I can go back to jogging and anxious for my Pebble watch to arrive to take with me to watch stats and control music on runs.

Thanks for all the great geeky health tips! I learned about some great tools that I will continue to use to help me reach my fitness goals.

Been working out regularly ! Using myfitnesspal to track my macros and clories! Would love to get a note 2 !

I try to stay in decent shape but for the last 2 years Fitness month inspires me to do a little more and share my results. Since the start of the year I've lost 10 lbs and feel great. AC!

I don't like fitness. :(

But my wife do. She's using some digital trainers, food calculators and internet lessons and exercises. Some Droid tablet like Nexus 10 will help her to be more mobile and wireless.

After quadruple bypass surgery on 11/03/2012. as part of my cardiologist and general recovery a disciplined exercise and dietary program is essential. Fortunately I was relatively fit with good dietary habits before the event, except for smoking (no longer) and genetically high HDL taking Simvistatin for that now.

Regular exercise preferably outdoor in southern California is the best.

Honestly, i put my devices down and instead of quickly grabbing food, device in hand, sat down for a change and ate healthy. Fitness month is more than fitness, its about us putting down our connections and focusing on whats really important. Smartphones keep us connected but its a often times its a good time to think about how unnecessary it sometimes is. Whether you work out, eat right, or spend time relaxing (mental fitness) readers should take time to focus on whats really important and stop worrying about always being connected.

I like to listen to audiobooks on my Epic 4G Touch while I walk, I just wish I had a FitBit or something similar so that when I am forced to walk in the winter on a treadmill I can get my EndoMondo to read my workouts.

Honestly i didn't "learn" a lot about fitness pre se'. I've been certified as a personal trainer out of personal interest, but dont do it for a living and I exercise regularly. I have been active and have lived a healthy lifestyle for the majority of my 38 years alive.
What I did learn though is that it is awesome that you are getting the message out about healthy living and lifestyle choices for longevity. Sappy, but true, as that all is I wanna win a new damn phone. :)

In my case it's not what I got, but what I LOST from this Fitness month... abount 10 pounds so far :) The bits about rest were especially helpful and interesting, and tracking activities with my phone has been a blast, so that makes it more fun :)

Now I wish I had a submersible phone so I could listen to music while I do the thing I love the most at the gym: Swim.

as a fitness instructor what I got was some more respect for the mobile nations team its great that you take a full month to make this a focus and also give everyone some tips on how to take one hobby or passion (tech) and apply it to something even more important, our health.

Great work.

Following the Mobile Nations Fitness Months posts across the websites (iMore, AC, CB, and WPC) helped in motivating me to work on my health with a serious attitude. Ever since I got married a few months ago, I literally stopped watching my weight and started eating erratically. On top of that, workload at the office increased tenfold causing more stress throughout along with lack of sleep.

Although there were various useful tips and apps highlighted during this month, some have helped me in achieving my goals (or take strides in moving towards my ideal goals). "Cooking Light Recipes" is by far one of the best healthy eating recipes app that I've used thus far even though it doesn't have some features that other applications my have. And most importantly, the review of Stress Relief led me to try out some breathing exercises myself, which has led to a much more relaxed day at the office since then.

Thanks for helping in giving me a push in the right direction! :)


Mobile Nations Fitness Month in one word=Motivation. From all the videos and posts of the best fitness apps that are available, paid or free and knowing that Mobile Nations is into it, just gets me going. You guys come together and make sure that not only do you guys bring us the latest news about tech and Apple, but you always want to see us happy and feel great about life. Sometimes, when the tech world slows down a bit (just like my metabolism, oye!), you guys are giving us something unique and healthy to think about! And last time I checked, I cannot think of any other tech site(s) that sincerely care about their readers like Mobile Nations does. It only gets better from here. Thanks a lot guys and here's to next year!

My fitness month lasted about a week, I only needed to loose 2kgs and I did it xD the rest of the month I just ate healthy and kept the junk food at bay! I used my wii fit to keep track of everything plus do some exercise!

I thank you guys for the motivation to keep us improving our way of living be it with info on great tech or apps, or with the tools and support to get healthier!

\o/ Hurray!!! xD jajajaja

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.

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 lost over 50 pounds and started a weight loss newsletter. Granted, I didn't lose 50 pounds in one month but fitness month helped me stay on target.

I use Endomondo to keep track of the runs that I do. It gives me motivation and helps with my training to run a full marathon next year

Well the most high tech piece of equipment I have is my phone and iPod classic. I have been using both form music and to track my loss with my phone. It has been nice to have all the articles to keep motivated to work out though.

I just found out about this giveaway today, so I haven't done anything yet... I do need to get in shape for my friends wedding in June.

I have been using my phone as a workout timer daily. I found a nifty little app called Fitness Timer. It's not the most elegant app but it gets the job done. Fitness month has been very inspiring. I have been increasing my speed on the treadmill and weight on my bench. Trying to get more in shape for my wedding in June! ;-)

I already was working out since the start ofthis year. (new years resolution) Nice to know more people are trying to improve not just myself!

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.


I enjoyed the opportunity to share about Krav Maga and the kind of calorie burn you can get with Krav workouts.

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!!


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!

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

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'm motivated now to walk/run on my treadmill. I always complain about not enough time, but this is helping me push myself to make time to workout. Picked up a nice bluetooth headset to listen to Google Music and podcasts I subscribe to.

I actually on my way to gain weight, it is really hard, I guess it is harder then losing weight. February works cause its the shortest month of the year. LOL
Keep it up guys!!

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

Loved all the fitness app recommendations. I use my note 2 for on the go fitness and food tracking, and my ipad at home for workouts and recipes.

Well I have been trying to do the opposite.. Trying to put on some wait.. (I am almost underweight for my height)
But I did follow your videos and figured in generality it should be pretty similar right?
So started eating healthier, Working out a bit more (better use of free time), and going on runs in the evening.
Gained only 1 Kg as yet though :(

I already have gym schedule set, but seeing all these posts did remind me to set a reminder alarm to leave early leave better parking. I love you PeePaw!

I use endomondo and noom to keep track of my workouts and what I eat. losing weight and getting pumped.

Logging my workouts in Jefit, using my Virgin Miles pedometer and their website (work provided), insane amounts of cardio in the hotel gym during nights away from home. Spending more time with my wife and children to stay emotionally balanced.

During fitness month, my siblings and I (with our spouses and a few close friends) decided that we were going to bond together using technology to run, cycle, and swim 150 miles each before the end of March. We all use our favorite GPS tracking and motivation apps (mine is Endomondo Pro) and we keep a communal Google Sheet to compete and track our miles. 1 mile running = 1 mile, 3 miles cycling = 1 mile, and 1/4 mile swimming = 1 mile. Working together has made the fitness enjoyable and motivating, and it wouldn't be possible without our smartphones and Google Drive.

As for results, two competitors have racked up 140 miles, and the rest of the pack is between 30 and 80 miles. I think we're going to meet our goals!

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)

Ive been meaning to put my gym membership to better use. So, when i started reading about fitness month it gave me the final push i needed and ive started going back to the gym regularly. Feeling a lot more energetic and healthy.

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've currently lost 13 pounds this month. I did it by using Myfitnesspal on my mobile and website. Eating healthy by tracking what I ate and tracking my workout routines. I also used my Nexus 4 using Endomondo pro app to track my run and walks, which also sync's to Myfitnesspal (which is handy). I've also got an XBOX 360 with the game Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, so that also had a hand in helping me acheive my goals. Just reading these fitness posts and updates really kept me motivated, and being motivated is half the battle. Even if I don't win anything, I'm just thankful I'm in a good mindset and losing weight, partly thanks to reading these articles.

Just make some notifications with my phone. Started two weeks ago with simple morning exersises. And two times in a week I spend one hour in a jim hall. More better now.

I have lost weight, slept better, ate healthier and felt better all month. 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 don't have nearly enough devices and certainly not enough from this decade. I could lose a few pounds too!

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.

I was able to sleep little as I was just a bit more tired. I would ask for a new xbox with Kinect go enjoy some in home training.

I learned that I still haven't forgotten the 13 years of karate that I used to know. I've been picking up more and more about nutrition. I use my devices to keep track of any activity and intake.

with fitness month I've begun my training one again and have been going strong I've turned my body fat into muscle and have lost the facial great that made me feel the worst I'm confident and think I deserve a little reward.

I'd love a Nexus 4 to continue rocking MyFitnessPal for exercise and diet goals as well as SleepBot for tracking rest, not to mention Springpad for everything else that needs organizing.

... Inspired... Motivate... Arouse... Educated...

Look at you people go! Lol

How bad do you want to win?

Tell us how inspired you are again!


All apologies, could not resist.

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.

Personally, you guys made me ambitious about working out and staying healthy again with fitness month! You guys did a great job of inspiring change in many people here in the forums at all the mobile nations websites, and im sure all the people you helped thank you for it, including me :)

I like using my android phone with fitness apps but would much rather have a tablet for this instead.

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!

Balance is really the watchword now. I've gained and lost a lot during this past month and not just myself. My husbear and a number of ours friends. We'be banned together to really USE technology to recapture Balance in our fitness routines, our eating habits and our bodys. Pure numbers are much easier to measure, Balance isn't. My husbear and I plan our meals now using LoseIT! every Sunday before shopping and then have incorporated Zumba Fitness as a couples activity every Saturday morning, which also helps us not to drink if we go out Friday night. I personally have gone from 256 lbs to 245.1 as of this morning. More importantly is the increased energy and decreased body fat. I'm down from 38% to 27.8%. It's the marriage of Tech, Motivation and Determination along with a strong support system that has returned both of US to a state of Balance. Thanks for lighting a fire that's lead to these wonderful changes.

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.


Fitness Month inspired me to try to engage more technology and fun in what I do to keep physically fit (I have asthma, so working out is required if I want to, you know, BREATHE). So, I tried out some Kinect games. I have really been enjoying Rise of Nightmares on the Kinect for fitness. Punching and kicking zombies is pretty easy to keep me interested in continuing to exercise; an hour can go by without me knowing it. I have been eying a Kindle Fire for other interactive options for pursuing my health education--you can get more interaction with articles for example; its also a good way to get me to spend more time on my stair stepper and recumbent bike (though, of course, not at the same time).

Fitness month has made me much more mindful of taking better care of my health by exercising more and watching my food intake and picking healthier options. Thank you.

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.

It is nice to see all the options we have at our finger tips to keep us healthy, nice work AC!

Thanks all!

I love the apps that help you track your workouts. Not so much for the social "showing off" aspect, but because I am a nerd for data. It's awesome to have your routes mapped with GPS and all the stats from the workout at your fingertips.

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!!!

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.

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

this contest gave me the extra motivation i needed! my friends encouraged me and my family, but androidcentral really gave me that extra boost!

This month I've really got in the habit of using mobile apps to track everything and help me focus on my fitness goals.

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 ! :)

Would love this to upgrade my body media fit to the bluetooth version and get some good bluetooth headphones to work out with.

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

As an ex chef the food you intake is the most important source for health in your body. You literally are what you eat. As a person who is disabled physical fitness is the most challenging obstacle I face everyday. Still trying to find how to stay fit while dealing with a spinal cord injury. Technology is my savior and helps me out daily, just wish I could afford more than a cell phone.

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!!

Hello everyone,
I have recently come across mobilenations.com and I am a new user and its very exciting.
I am habituated to daily workouts and i just do them regularly.
Well, I add a pinch of music into my routine with my ipod shuffle..!!!

I had been working out some but now I am watching more of what I eat. Counting the calories is really helping. Still use my phone for music and video while working out though.

I was enlightened with new Apps and ideas and remotivated to get out there! Would be cool for an android powered gps fitness watch!

As someone that doesn't like exercise, but loves tech, you guys showed me how I can take something I love and use it to make something I don't like more enjoyable. Thanks for all you do!

I just love how technology helps people with their fitness goals. I learned very helpful information about new apps and devices. Can't wait for more technological advances in this domain.

i hadnt realized how much the mental health and rest could affect overall mood/feeling- when coupled with my already intense workout regiment- the zen-like podcasts really helped to improve my mood!

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 use a couple of android apps to keep track of my calorie intake and my daily (or monthly) workout. They have great ideas on different sets you can do and the best places to eat even if you eat out.

For the last few years I've considered myself a fitness geek, and I'm very happy that the Mobile Nations has put a focus on fitness and technology for the last few years. Reading through the fitness forums and various articles has validated that I am very much in touch with the fitness/geek life style. I've also noticed that there appears to be more inactive people here than active. I'm very glad that the mobile nations has tried to put a focus on fitness for the last few February's.


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.

Thank you for the advice on integrating technology with workouts. I have been implementing many of these ideas in my workout. Another great idea I came up with where technology can assist my workout is by giving my tablet to my kids to keep them occupied so I can get a workout in. It would be nice to have a second tablet!

I mounted my Galaxy Tab 10.1 on my stationary bike and used my sweat-proof Plantronics Back Beat GO wireless headphones to watch movies and TV shows during my indoor winter training rides.

This helped me stay on track from my original new year's goal. I plan to continue to use the Lose It! app to track my food and to keep up my daily walks at lunch. I would love to win a new phone for my wife!

I got a FitBit One, now it works with Android (GS3 and Note2) so now I have a reason to track all the walking I do.

Keep it up guys, it's awesome to see I'm not the only one trying to get healthier. Think id spend the winnings on a new laptop bag + a pebble.

It's been really helpful trying out the different apps, experimenting with different ways to track and motivate myself.

Thanks, Mobile Nations!!

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 started biking and free weights as well as bringing my lunch to work instead of buying one at the cafeteria... seems to be working pretty well

Can't say that "Fitness Month" has really changed anything with my fitness. I don't need much for motivation at this point and I've been eating healthy and working out for a while now. But that's gotta count for something, right?

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

I gained a couple things from fitness month this year. The various articles were interesting and I learned a few things, particularly about nutrition. It also helped re-energize me after a bit of a motivational lull near the end of January. ;-)

I've lost not quite 25 pounds (I cheated, having started Jan 1 rather than Feb 1).

The Mobile Nations peripherals and apps suggestions were the most useful; I wound up with a Fitbit One, the LoseIt! app, the Fitbit app (which actually syncs my Fitbit since I'm lucky enough to own a Note 2), and Azumio's Fitness Buddy 1700 app.

Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

The Fitness month made me think about my health. I should be eating well, have a good sleeping habit and, of course, be doing exercise 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 :)

Found out that I have cholesterol. I was able to get workouts in with my daughter and eat healthier in order for me to lose a little weight.

To be honest I didn't get anything out of it as I didn't know about it until just now, I sure hope to win though. I do go to the gym at least 3 times per week and I eat a healthy diet so I think I'm good.

I haven't found any new workouts or diets but I am pleased to hear that others are making positive changes in their health, as a healthcare provider it is very important to me to see this country start to reverse its negative slide in terms of obesity and sedentary lifestyle

I'm trying to keep motivated by using apps like RunDouble on my Android to improve endurance and be able to run a full 5k.

I'm in the middle of Couch 2 5k. Its a really great program, and Android Central helped me discover RunKeeper, a new app that has training programs which I may use in the future.

Have been using endImondo , runkeeper and other apps
Joining the challenge of endo has helped me track 100
Kms in Jan and now in Feb. On the other hand taking the
Training of runkeeper has helped me improve my fitness
And am able to run faster , longer and feel fitter as well as
Energetic t throughout the day. WALKING TALL AND FEELING GREAT

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.

you reminded me that i need to look good for my nexus 4, it gets itself all pretty for me. i might as well get fit for it ;) thanks ac

it has helped me increase ma fitness n has made me more disciplined. currently I feel good about ma self. thanks yh!

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 :)

Lost 7lbs already. I know it's not much, but walking and watching what I eat during the work days has helped me. Thanks for the motivation.

Well to start with I have lost 4 lbs in last one week, didn't do anything extreme just balanced my lifestyle.

1. Most important thing is balanced diet. Me and my wife started low carb and low sugar food. We used to eat so much processed food , now we are eating more natural plant based diet.
2. I use Android App called Foducate, its nice app to find out if product you are buying is natural/organic or processed. Lack of knowledge was biggest problem, now I know what is good and what is bad.
3. I started doing little bit of cardio 2-3 time a week and it feels good.

This week, I started taking the stairs to the 4th floor, where I work instead of the elevator. It would be great to get a newer phone that will tell me how many steps I take in a day.

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 sight...it'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)

I've gone down a shirt size and am almost down a pant size also. I would like a new phone or tablet to use as a media player or workout tracker to help keep me on track.

Fitness month has persuaded me to get off my A$$ and start caring about my body. I want to be healthy for my family and see many milestones in my children's life. As an avid android fan these articles have shown me how I can use my love for android to benefit my personal fitness goals.

I've revamped my training routine for improved watt output for my cycling racing this year. As with everything there is a give and take to fitness. Last year, I tried to do too much to keep in shape for weight lifting, running for the Army, and racing on the bikes. This year, I have to concede a bit of speed on foot, if I'm going to increase on the bike. My main take away is "Trying to do everything will burn you out, and decrease everything". That's not fitness.

So far the progress is: I mentally feel like I'm not doing enough, but I'm seeing muscle gain, and don't feel like I'm completely burned out (and thus cutting workouts short). This is a real good improvement from last year. And it all helps out the emotional fitness in the process!

Hard to say what device I would get. A newer Garmin cycling GPS would be nice for bike and run. A nice tablet for treadmill and elliptical, maybe. Or maybe it could go to a new Carbon 29er mountain bike with SRAM XX components and gripshift to crush it on the race courses!

I have really enjoyed reading about and trying out some of the fitness related apps and I've up my activity level over the last month by about 2000-3000 extra steps per day on my pedometer app. I feel better and have more energy! I would love to pick up an Android tablet for reading on the elliptical machine.

I have been introduced to a lot of new fitness apps, and it has inspired me to start exercising more frequently. I enjoy using my smartphone to track my progress and help motivate me.

I got motivation. I've ventured away doing my own workouts but I've gone from 225lbs to 210 this month!!! Thanks guys!!!

I am already a gym rat but I did learn that more people are starting to care about fitness and I really like what Android Central and the rest of the Mobile Nations sites are doing to promote healthy living and Fitness. Keep it up.

Me, I need some new gear; I use my current phone with fitness apps at the gym, have lost about 7lbs.

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 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!

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!

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 here...now I am a glad member :)
Thank you Mobile Nations Fitness Month for changing my wrong habits and helping me adopt new healthy habits :)

I'd take a wii beacuse it has alot of games and activities I could use to lose weight. I've been jogging and stuff so far im down 17 pounds from 305 I'm having my first child soon and this will be prefect for when I can't make it out the house and wanna exercise

I decided to sign up for a Tough Mudder race in July. So now I'm working out like crazy to get conditioned for it.

I love all the tips that have been presented. I can't wait until mid-March when we finally thaw out enough I can hit the pavement and start my daily walks again. I'd like to be up to 5 miles 5x week by mid to late April. Now I have all sorts of new options for entertainment while I'm walking, besides dragging the dog along.

I have lost nearly ten pounds over the month. I've been using Calorie counter and Runtastic daily on my Gnex. The N7 has been my treadmill companion helping me stay on task. Thanks everyone!

I got plenty of motivation. I have developed a workout plan that has me exercising 6 times a week. I feel like i have so much more energy now.

I'll be honest. I read the articles and found them informative and said to myself "when it gets warm outside again i'm going to use some of these apps", but so far nothing. I definitely appreciate the information though!!

I haven't really done anything yet since the weather has been terrible as of late. But I would love to purchase a fitbit and use that as motivation to get up and stop being lazy!

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.

It actually inspired me to get off my rear and get in gear. I was grateful for the ideas that helped me get charged up. The app reviews were great too, now I've got a few to keep better track of my progress.


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 recently started using bluetooth headphones during my workouts. I noticed last week that the "no cell phones" sign had been amended with, "unless used as music players." Sweet!

Well I used endomondo more this month for training, my plans are to train more, for a triathlon later this year. Set an attainable goal and a way to measure the results, frequently go back and check your progress. Thank You Mobile Nations. OUT!

I've been using my S3 to track calories in myfitnesspal for several months now and am down 30 lbs as a result. Seeing fitness posts on AC helps to motivate me to try new things and incorporate technology into my routines.

I've lost about five pounds during fitness month using my Nexus 7 (w/Livestrong and Runtastic) and the tips in the fitness month articles. Its very motivating. Thanks Mobile Nations!

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????

Decided to try RunKeeper to help with my running. It has some really cool stats, including map overlays. Managed to shave a bit of time off my record this month and it let me know!

I've actually found a lot of healthy dieting apps and have a started dieting no exercise just eating healthier u gotta start somewhere.

Trying to keep up with my nephew inspired me to get back into shape. The apps and trackers have helped me keep focused more than I ever could.

I have to say that the balance tips has really hit home. I work alot, sleep little and eat terrible which need to change and will starting today.
Thanks for the motivation!

seeing all the different ways one can use tech to encourage fitness was enlightening. i run everyday and love it but its nice to shake things up. also podcasts while running are the best, where else could you zone out to x2 speedup scientists speak.

I use my phone to listen to runcast when on the treadmill and MapmyFitness for outdoor walking. I am doing Weight Watchers and use their apps daily.