Reader Review: BodyMedia Fit giveaway-ENDED

I’m kind of obsessed with fitness gadgets.

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Not really in the sense that I own a ton of them, but they fascinate me. For some, I can never get over how ridiculous (or inappropriate?) they are:

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and others, I watch and notice other runners or gym-goers using them before doing my own research and potentially committing to a purchase.

A couple of the things I thoroughly watched and researched before biting the bullet and getting my own: the iPod (it scared me for a long time, as does most technology, but it’s so much more useful and user-friendly than I imagined), the heart rate monitor (I use my Polar for almost every workout) and the Garmin for running.

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I’m the same way with popular fitness DVDs. Even if I don’t commit to the workout or follow the specified plan, I enjoy watching them occasionally to get new moves for my classes and personal workouts. Some of the best I’ve tried: Physique 57, Insanity, Zumba, Shiva Rea and TurboFire.Β 

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The first time I did TurboFire, I couldn’t help but wonder what the heck some of the participants were wearing on their arms.

MY OTHER VIDEOS

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It wasn’t a heart rate monitor or iPod, so after a quick Google search, I found something similar:

A BodyMedia Fit device.

So what is it?

A device that assists with meeting fitness goals. You wear the armband throughout your day – it tracks how many calories you burn, how many steps you take, when you were most active and how much sleep you get. You can send this data to a computer or smartphone, enter what you eat and set goals. The activity manager keeps you on track with specific feedback about your progress.

Here’s an idea of what the dashboard looks like:

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You do have to have a subscription to access the dashboard ($6.95/month and first 3 months are free).

Anyway, when I first found out about it, I was excited to eventually add one to my collection, but after I became pregnant and wasn’t trying to reach any new fitness goals, I didn’t think it was necessary.

BodyMedia recently offered to send me one to try, but instead I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive their choice between the wireless device (which uses Bluetooth capabilities to transport data to your computer)

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or the Core (which connects to the computer via USB).

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This giveaway has ended!

Congratulations to the lucky winner:

(I did a random number generator for the page the winner would be on, then the comment on that page- so page 13, comment 11)

Since I didn’t hear from this giveaway winner in two weeks, I picked a new winner via Facebook challenge. (10/21)

Congrats, girl! Send me your info (fitnessista at gmail dot com) and I’ll send it along to the BodyMedia fairy πŸ™‚

Thank you again to everyone for entering! Stay tuned for lots of awesome giveaways.

xoxo

Gina


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1,601 Comments

  1. Denise P. on October 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I now like you on Facebook (I follow you everywhere else so I’m surprised I wasn’t on FB yet.)

  2. LissaNYC on October 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Such a fan Gina! I look forward to reading your blog daily! You are such an great role model for maintaing a healthy but balanced lifestyle. My current fitness goal is to lose those last 10 pounds (which seem so much harder than the 65 already lost) through interval training and lifting.

  3. Megan on October 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    My current goal is to begin lifting weights again. I’ve gotten into a workout rut recently and would love to get out of it.

  4. Claire on October 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    My current goal is to gain upper body strength so that I can master some arm balances in yoga! I liked you on facebook (=

  5. Claire on October 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Oh shoot I think I did that wrong–was supposed to separate the two comments. So here’s the second one: I liked you on facebook too!

  6. Lindsay Boggan on October 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Loose the last 10lbs of baby weight gain!

  7. Lindsay Boggan on October 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I am a Facebook fan!

  8. Claire on October 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    My goal is finding balance, fun and peace in exercise and diet as well as building muscle and returning to healthy eating habits.

  9. Christina D on October 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I like you on Facebook πŸ˜€

  10. Christina D on October 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    My current fitness goal is to drop some body fat and keep increasing my muscle mass. Lean and tones is better than skinny to me!

  11. Hayley Garnett on October 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    goal : increase muscle mass. I recently lost a lot of weight and i’m wishing i were toned instead of bony! also liked you on facebook!

  12. Briana on October 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    My goal is to get there and break a sweat, I am a first-year teacher and it is the only way I stay sane πŸ™‚

  13. Marysol Z on October 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    My fitness goal is to lose the last 20lbs of baby weight! This gadget seems so awesome!

  14. Marysol Z on October 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Oh and I like you on FB already πŸ™‚

  15. Kelly on October 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    My current goal is to maintain and actually relax a bit on my eating. I want to reserve Sundays for special treats… in moderation of course! =)

  16. Emily on October 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    My fitness goal is to get back into a solid routine and build my strength back up.

  17. Jessica Gonzalez on October 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I love your blog! I just liked your facebook with my goal. I mentioned I have lost 15lbs this year and I have 10lbs more to go. At first it was so easy however these last 10 have been really hard for me. I’m in the military and unfortunately work 12 hr shifts…I believe that is what is causing the last 10lbs to be a problem. I’m trying to track everything but going from nights to days every other week is screwing up my body and eating. I would love to have this gadget to help me get back on track and lose the last 10lbs and reach my goal. Thanks for the chance!

  18. Ellie on October 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I am a cardio queen and though I know the benefits of strength training, can’t seem to get myself to do it! My goal is to do it. I want muscle definition and I want to look and feel strong!

  19. Dawn on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    My current fitness goal is to build more muscle and specifically lift my butt!

  20. Dawn on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve also been a fan of yours on facebook πŸ™‚

  21. Lynne on October 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    My current fitness goal is to do more gentle strength training. I do a lot of cardio already and am trying to add some yoga and pilates to my routine. I’ve only just changed up my workouts (past 3 weeks), but I feel such a difference already!

  22. Lynne on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve already “liked” the fitnessista on fb πŸ™‚

  23. Ellie on October 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I’m also a fan on Facebook!

  24. Kelsey on October 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    After completing four years as a DI athlete, my current fitness goal is to learn to enjoy exercise and be motivated on my own. After years of “required” physical activity and steady competition, it’s completely different to workout for myself when I want to!

  25. Kalena on October 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    To run a half marathon:)

  26. cassie m on October 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I want to PR at the Disney marathon πŸ™‚

  27. Rebecca on October 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I want to maintain my weight!

  28. Rebecca on October 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Following you on facebook πŸ™‚

  29. Josie on October 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    My current fitness goal is to be at a healthy bmi! This would help sooooo much!

  30. J on October 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Be able to do 50 regular push ups!

  31. sarah s on October 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    my new fitness goal is simply to stay fit for the next year. my husband just deployed yesterday πŸ™ it’s both of our first deployment and emotions are everywhere. while i’ve been consistently active since college, i want to make sure i don’t let myself have a pity party or start slacking just because i’ve got such a challenge ahead of me!

  32. Michelle K. on October 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    My goal right now is to do a pilates roll up without lifting my legs!

  33. Michelle K. on October 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I’ve been a fan of yours on facebook for a while πŸ™‚

  34. Heather on October 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    My fitness goal is to get stronger everyday with crossfit! SO far so good!

  35. Heather on October 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Already a facebook fan!!

  36. Pam on October 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I’m currently trying to lean down (decrease fat). I’m having a difficult time planning to measure — I can do weight, but no way am I going to swap weight training sessions for cardio and lose weight (and muscle) and call that success. Would love a tool like this to actually understand my burn!

  37. Pam on October 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Also, already a fan πŸ™‚

  38. Reema on October 6, 2012 at 12:38 am

    My fitness goal is to exercise in order to FEEL good, not just to look good! πŸ™‚

  39. Sarah Elizabeth on October 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Have you ever heard of the FitBit? It records all the same features as the BodyMedia device, but it’s cheaper and it’s dashboard is free forever. It’s so tiny I just clip it to my bra and go! It’s definitely encouraged me to take the stairs and walk more. I try to beat my previous records all the time, it’s fun and it’s good to know where I’m at with each day.
    My fitness goal is to lose 40 pounds, but I want to achieve this by increasing my cardio endurance and my overall muscle strength and tone. It’s about becoming my healthiest and strongest.

  40. Laurie (BodyMedia) on October 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Gina! Thanks for reviewing BodyMedia FIT! We’re glad we could help you with your fitness goals. And this giveaway is a great idea to pay it forward.

    Keep us updated on your progress!

    -Laurie (BodyMedia)

  41. Melissa on October 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    its hard to figure out which page is 13! wonder if that was the problem

  42. Cara on October 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I agree! It is hard to figure out which is page 13. I hope it wasn’t me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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