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!

There are 380 comments

robo731 says:

I've begun to listen to music while I run.

silvra7 says:

Totally use my smartphone to listen to music while running and a tablet to watch netflix on the treadmill. I've downloaded a few fitness apps that show you work outs for different muscle groups using free weights and bodyweight exercises as well as on for yoga which is great a great way to stretch and reduce injury.

Give me some new ideas for a better workout!

hanksimon says:

The tips were great and I use my iPod to listen to music while I workout.

Jordan2348 says:

Fitness month reminded to get back to my new years resolution. Using RunKeeper to help track my progress.

zdn1042 says:

It's all about discipline! Motivation, balance, and determination! Setting a goal!

You know how many innocent people die every year while working out? Well, me either, but I'm not taking any chances!

Will Collie says:

I did my normal routine, but at least I have stairs at home that I climb many times a day....That counts!

BigRhet says:

Both basics and tips/gadgets.

Trance128 says:

I have a taekwondo competition on the 3rd of March. The last time I competed I broke my hand. For me, fitness month was about more than just fitness or weight loss. It was about working harder than I ever have before, about pushing myself further, past what I thought was my limit, in order to face something I've been afraid of since last year. When my hand broke, it was really bad. Had to have surgery on it, and I missed five months worth of training. So now.... I don't know, it's a coincidence that fitness month just happened to be the exact month before my competition, but I found it easier to push myself, easier to demand more from myself knowing that there were other people doing the same, even if I hadn't met them. There's just something contagious about fitness, and when yesterday you got kicked in the face, that contagious desire to train is more cherished than you can conceive. Hey, better to get kicked in the face during training than during competition, am I right?

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.

rap1 says:

I like reading about all the ways our devices can make fitness more effective, interesting, fun, etc.

KahneFan says:

I have been walking more and counting calories.

gtmerciless says:

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.

emagen says:

Mostly I sat on the couch thinking: "if I had an Android tablet, I could hook it up to my treadmill and actually start using the damn thing while watching Netflix rather than sitting here on the couch."

bimmin says:

I've mostly sat on my butt this month. I do come to Mobile 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!

jean15paul says:

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!

kolomona says:

Need to get some of these for my Android phone and start working!

Reyeinn says:

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

I've been trying to get out and play football some more (or soccer for those of you across the pond) and have been tracking what I eat and the exercise I do using the My Fitness Pal app.

AfroZepher says:

Sore calves and motivation. . .lego!!!

130hp says:

Fitness month has motivated me to get off my ass.

beri says:

I lost 10 pound so far, tracking my runs with all the info you guys provide give me great insite on how I'm doing!

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...

xKrNMBoYx says:

Well as a college student working 11+ hours at school, another 10 outside of school, and 17 hours of class a week, I never had time to keep up with my fitness. But after one of my favorite tech sites started bringing up fitness news I started excercising now, instead of waiting for summer. For starters I just started "Insanity" with my younger brother, and use my free access to the school gym. I workout 3 hours M-Thursday, and 5 hours on Friday. Weekends are my rest days. I havn't really lost weight because I haven't really mess with my dietary plans yet, but that will be next. Now award me that $400 so I can motivate myself even more.


If only I could get my brother off the Xbox 360, then I can use our kinect for fitness games.

bellbk says:

I just learned that a whole lot of people entered this contest before I did, and many of them are way healthier as well...but I'm trying!

CMAC_77 says:

Try working with TWO 28kg (60+ pounds) using a KB counter app! Can't run cause of bad knees, KETTLEBELL! No space cause your tech takes up all your space, KETTLEBELL! Bottom line...be a swinger, grab a KB and a KB app and feel what it is to TRAIN!


kb1234 says:

Youve got me into finding a new way to exercise, hiking!! there are tons of places to go hiking out here in San Diego, Ca, and I just love being outdoors with such a great workout!! id love to use that cash towards my Z10!!! The first thing I would do is create a "remember" folder with everything hiking! websites, photos, videos, voicenotes of where to visit next!!!

VSG28 says:

I use my Samsung Galaxy tab 8.9 to track my fitness and also provide entertainment during gym sessions.

Paunngaq says:

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

naruses says:

The Fitness Month has really given me back some life. After having my decision of going with the Fitness Month, I've lost 15 pounds and I'm going into the best shape of my life. If it weren't for this I would probably still be overweight. I really think that the fitness month should be done every month of the year.

Thanks Mobile Nations

svfd757 says:

I feel more motivated to workout because now I know how to include my tech into my workouts.

rhettwhite82 says:

Inspired on how to keep track of calories consumed

manneo says:

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.

vegetto_456 says:

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

schaidshaw02 says:

I liked seeing how I could use technology to keep on track with my fitness goals. I would love a Samsung tablet to push my home workouts even farther!

ghettosurfn says:

i have been using Runtastic and although its good it does make working out more interesting to see how many calories I have burned. I do wish on a run workout it could also count the calories for the cool down as I walk at least another half mile which goes unrecorded. I want a Nike system w/heart rate monitor next.

KyonCoraeL says:

Thanks for fitness month guys, I learned about alot of different apps I can use to keep track of my fitness goals.

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 :)

melan26 says:

Lots of apps helping us with nutrition, exercise and just be active.

technacity says:

This month's theme of being fit and "being healthy is super important!" finally inspired me to get a Fitbit. Seriously, gamifying fitness is extremely fun and adictive, but the good kind of addictive because it makes you a better person, not an addict! Anyways, I know some phones (iPhone 5 and Galaxy SIII can sync the Fitbit using Bluetooth 4.0 direct from the app. It would be way more convenient if I could do that, I tend to forget to sync at the end of the day. Then again you can do a lot of more things when you upgrade from a Pre3!

Thanks for the chance to win a new phone and for keeping me fit and healthy, yay!

peregrineay says:

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

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arvj says:

I got inspiration from it.I kind of forgot about getting in shape till now. Thanks

Dame95 says:

Not only have a GAINED some great tips and apps to help get healthy, I have LOST over 20 lbs so far!

smith2sc says:

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.

tnymnky11 says:

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

khl says:

I like using Runtastic to keep track of my workouts. It is inspiring to read the comments on how we have our own ways to get fit and keep fit.

5hea says:

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.

JK80 says:

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

venerezloki says:

mobile nations fitness month helped me discover how i could use a smartphone instead of a clumsy notepad

Ecut93 says:

I added yoga to my morning routine!

Yunlu says:

it was inspiring to see how my devices can be used with fitness

whip it good says:

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man.

Or maybe just use the Weight Watchers app.

tweetyscute says:

II got great motivation from this month

bor42 says:

I'm not huge on physical activites but I read most articles and definitely now have a nice source for the future when/if I'll try to get in shape :)

bamf-hacker says:

Thank you Mobile Nations and Fitness month. I have been doing the healthy thing for a little more than a year now, but I have been more focused on my goals this month. The daily threads and all the posts have been great!

Funkpod says:

I am just super excited there has been soo much emphasis put on fitness! I always use my tech for running and keeping pace and exercise! I hope I win, I'd love any of that stuff, but I think a SMartWatch where it can help me keep track of my mileage w/o looking at my phone would be a surefire win!

Elric_Edward says:

I learned how can I use mobile tech tools to improve my fitness level. Thanks Mobile Nations.

I've slowly implemented healthier foods into my grocery list, and just made sure that I stay someone active for the time being until I start my workout regimen.

Parum says:

Fitness month has been a good read.
The talk about rest and balance has reinforced the way I have always looked at things.

jaBBu says:

There are some quick things I have gotten out of MN Fitness month:

• There are so many ways to keep fit and the tools to help you are out there in a connected world
• One size does not fit all so the program you put together has to work for you
• Some/most of the mobile nations crew are in pretty good shape!

Some things that I already knew but was reinforced during the month:

• Check with your doctor to ensure your physical fitness conditions and what you can and shouldn’t do
• See a nutritionist. Not only will they help with a healthy diet (not just to lose weight) but they can suggest ways to help you reach the fitness and energy level you want
• Whatever you do to improve your fitness is a good thing. It doesn’t have to be big it could be as simple as a step in the right direction

There are more, but these are the ones that matter (to me). Thanks for the wealth of info.

Now back to my sit ups… 254, 255, 256…..

Riley600 says:

These videos have prompted me to train extra hard in martial arts - now I have the bruises to prove it! I would like to add a regime of repeatedly lifting a brand new device to my fitness program :D

jmenke2 says:

Well, to be honest....thus far, I haven't gotten anything out of Mobile Nations' Fitness Month, as I wasn't aware of it. Co-incidentally, though, I just got back from a week at my company's national Sales Conference, with an intention and motivation to begin and institute some small changes incrementally, starting with more physical exercise, so that I can be more effective, productive, and focused in my work and life. Reading this, I can see how this would be a great tool to help in those goals. Thank You for the contest, and thank you for the added reminder.

Jawbone220 says:

I work out!

John Smith17 says:

I have lost 10 pounds. In case of winning an iOS device I can reach my goal faster

deemgee says:

Great series. Motivated to eat better and workout more. Thanks.

ShipyStyle says:

I have been trying to move around alot more at my new job because I have to sit all the time. I am not too sure how much success I have had though.

fyreball says:

I was packing more holiday weight than I care to admit. February Fitness Month couldn't have happened at a better time. Knowing that there are my fellow readers taking part was more than enough to motivate me to keep fit.

Good luck everyone! :)

wfa31 says:

Fitness Month has inspired me to start training gett'n shape once again after i get a busy daily sheudle!! even when i has that strong fever last week! "i'm still recovring" i keep it up!! your advices was highly helpful, even if i don't use a smartphone yet!! due to where i liv :(


stefaniex143 says:

I have lost about 5 lbs this month by using fitness apps on my blackberry, it helps alot! I love having reminders and daily workouts to try! it makes it so much easier!

Sean F says:

It inspired me to set one day every week to be a "lazy day". No schedule, no to-do list.. a day to do whatever I like. :)

umbrau44 says:

I got a reminder that I need to work on staying in shape. And to sleep more!

luke m says:

This week has given me some cool info and motivation about fitness.

pino-chet says:

I learned that I need to balance work and non-work life especially the amount of sleep I get.

shinuyuki says:

If I didn't have Pandora/Spotify, I would never make it on a Treadmill. Technology helps me push through the boring parts of fitness.

Fitness Month has given me the push to go and make some excercise! I will try to practice a sport also so wish me luck and thank you all!:D

Anth81891 says:

Thank you Ive learned so much, ive been eating healthier and been staying on top of my work out sched. Thanks to all the tips I got from fitness week. Ive been gaining strength and losing muscle!

Laxidasical says:

I love the app recommendations! It had been a long while since searching Google Play for fitness apps. I hadn't realized the advancements that had been made...thanks AC!

pretheeshmt says:

I Use noomwalk everyday.... :)