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Getting In Shape During The Holidays With Fitness Apps

Vet turns military training into $50M fitness company

veteran hetrick MyFitnessPal also reports people with 10 or more friends who are active in their first 30 days on MyFitnessPal lose an average of twitter 22.75 pounds. Still, other connected health and fitness products such those offered by Fitbit let you follow friends from Facebook or other social sites and track your progress against these friends in a regularly updated leaderboard. According to Fitbit, users who've connected with friends on Fitbit.com or on the Fitbit app are 27% more active than those who haven't connected with friends. "We've seen that one of the most successful ways our users are getting results and making fitness part of their everyday life is by connecting with friends through our motivational and social online and mobile tools," said James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit. Similar results have been reported for healthy living communities such as SparkPeople: A study of SparkPeople's community published in the International Journal of Informatics showed that online social support interactions can play a prominent role in people's weight-loss efforts.
More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/09/fitness-apps-are-whipping-us-into-shape-during-holiday-season/3445401/

Zumba Fitness wins copyright case against Big Lots

A Navy SEAL, Hetrick was preparing for a counter-piracy mission and wanted to make sure his team stayed fit while overseas. The contraption consisted of an old jiu-jitsu belt he mistakenly brought in his bag and muscle building some extra parachute webbing. He tied a knot and threw the straps over the door, using it to do weight training exercises like pull-ups and curls. The gear kept him and his team members in shape and ready for duty while deployed for weeks in remote areas across the world.
More: http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/10/smallbusiness/trx-veteran/index.html

leyl_black_usatoday_social_weight_fitbit_image Even with its newfound wireless capabilities, the UP24 still has the headphone jack-style plug found on the original, used only to connect the band to its charger. The downside? That means it still has that pop-off (and thus rather easy to lose) end cap. Curiously, Jawbone has switched the jack from 3.5mm to 2.5mm, and tells me that syncing over the plug no longer works so its Bluetooth or nothin.
More: http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/13/jawbones-up-fitness-band-finally-goes-wireless-with-up24/

Jawbone?s UP Fitness Band Finally Goes Wireless With UP24

up Participants do not need to be members of Anytime Fitness. In the current economic environment, community needs are growing rapidly and the numbers are expected to increase in 2013. Donations can be dropped off at the club on Wednesday, November 20th between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and schedule free training sessions by December 31, 2013. If http://www.thenewsbird.com/1572-max-workouts-reviewed-published-indepth-review-of-max-workouts-program_tnb.html necessary, gift cards can be brought to the club before the 20th, but frozen turkeys will only be accepted Wednesday.
More: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/Anytime-Fitness-Turkeys-for-Training-Fundraiser-Launches-1120-20131113

Anytime Fitness' 'Turkeys for Training' Fundraiser Launches, 11/20

17-23! Over 50 Group Fitness Classes Offered Each Week from BODYPUMP to SPIN! (Posted By support24, Community Contributor / November 12, 2013) Posted by support24, Community Contributor 9:16 a.m. go here CST, November 12, 2013 With the temperature outside getting colder every day, it's time to start thinking about bringing your fitness indoors. A perfect way to get a jump start on your winter fitness goals is at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center's FREE WEEK.
More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/glen_ellyn/community/chi-ugc-article-free-week-at-ackerman-sports-fitness-center-2013-11-12,0,1616752.story

Upgraded fitness trail opens along Bayshore Boulevard

11/12/13 Tampa, Fl. 749151 BAYSHORE

A dedication was held Tuesday afternoon for new equipment on the Bayshore Fitness Trail. Hill Ward Henderson donated the $50,000 to replace the equipment. This site is at Rome & Bayshore Blvd.



CLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF 749151 BAYSHORE A dedication was held Tuesday afternoon for new equipment on the Bayshore Fitness Trail. Hill Ward Henderson donated the $50,000 to replace the equipment. This site is at Rome & Bayshore Blvd. CLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF 11/12/13 Tampa, Fl. 749151 BAYSHORE Mayor Bob Buckhorn was at a dedication Tuesday afternoon for new equipment on the Bayshore Fitness Trail.
More: http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/all/upgraded-fitness-trail-opens-along-tampas-signature-street-20131112/

FREE Week at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center from Nov. 17-23!

FREE Week at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center from Nov. 17-23! District Judge James Cohn . Zumba launched a litigation campaign in 2011 to halt knockoff sales of videos and fitness classes. Zumba is a trademarked aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. According to a final judgment, Zumba and Big Lots agreed to a permanent injunction barring Big Lots and other defendants from selling Zumba-trademarked goods in violation of copyright laws.
More: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2013/11/13/zumba-fitness-copyright-Big-Lots.html

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