Summer iPad Challenge #5: Get Fit Challenge!

Planning on taking some extra time this summer to resurrect your work-outs? Get back into shape? Why not try using the iPad  to log your workout?

One of the great things about the iPad is its ability to function as an organization tool. I guarantee the students will be using it as such for their school work- in fact- my own daughter is an avid user of the calendar app and the reminders app. Keeping track of your daily exercise is just a fun way of getting used to the iPad as agenda, calendar and schedule. It forces you to look at your device everyday as well as giving you the satisfaction of seeing your progress!

I saw this app, fitChallenge the other day, and thought it would be good for those of you who need to add a dash of competition to motivate you to get fit. Of what I understand, you pick a partner, then challenge each other with work-outs. When you do a work-out, your friend will get a push notification and vice versa. And for what it is worth, it was featured in Oprah’s magazine.

I repeat. For what it’s worth…

If you are not so interested in the whole competition idea there are plenty of fitness tracker apps that work very well and you can download for free:

Be Fit, Stay Fit Challenge

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal   (I’ve used my fitnesspal before and it is very functional)

Diet & Food Tracker by SparkPeople (this reviews for this app is mixed- people love it but there are definitely problems).