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#Fitbit2014 Challenge – Week 5: Share the Love

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UPDATE: This week’s Share the Love winners are Nicky Everette, @doyle_mitch and Michele Chavez Goodman. Congrats, guys!

Every Monday for six weeks starting January 6, we’ll launch a new weekly challenge for #Fitbit2014 to get your thinking more simple habits and less big resolutions.

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It’s the second week of February. And you know what that means. Love is in the air all week, so for this week’s challenge, we’re keeping it dead simple:

Share the love this week with a friend or loved one, and get fitter together.

Exercise is so much more fun when you can share it with someone you know or love, and we all know that working out in groups can be a huge motivator. How many times have you gone to the gym solo, wishing you had someone there with you to push you to the next level? Or how often are you too busy to make your regular yoga or spin class, only to fall victim to an evening treadmill run? It’s frustrating. We know.

But it’s actually been researched: group exercise is a motivator. A study proved that people tend to exercise more when it feels social, being more inclined to join an exercise class if it’s a group one. And furthermore, a group environment helps encourages increased physical effort and spurs positive competition.

With a friend or significant other, that fun, competitive aspect can be eye-opening.

You know the drill! Share your results using #Fitbit2014 on Facebook, Twitter,  Google+, and/or Instagram. Three winners will receive Fitbit products!

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  1. kelly lockhart permalink
    February 18, 2014

    I love my fitbit, the best investment so far in 2014. It keeps me motivated and I work out 45 mins on the treadmill, before it was 10 mins… I suggest everyone get motivated with FITBIT~~~~

    • Mark permalink
      March 26, 2014

      Definitely right Kelly. I was already relatively active (playing pick up soccer and doubles or singles tennis) but I didn’t realize how important it was (until FITBIT) to keep going during the middle of the week too. And it improved my sports game too (that was a benefit I never saw coming and I still don’t know why it helped so much). I now get to the office (it’s a huge complex) at 6 in the morning and walk for just a bit over an hour (and I can cover somewhere between 3 and 4 miles by the time I sit down at my desk to start working at 7. Definitely a motivator (if we use it) because it can definitely show where we are headed. Keep going 8-) Because it’s great fun – if for no other reason.

  2. sandra permalink
    March 17, 2014

    Just want to say I am very new to the fitbit sceane. I am very excited to start having a New Beginning. I am at 295lb and learning how to use this. I am so happy to realize I am not the only one going through this alone. I wish everyone the best of success. Any helpful tips are welcome, lord knows I need all the help I can get. I agree when things are shared with others that care or others that are in the similar situation that you are in. God bless everyone.

    • Susan permalink
      March 26, 2014

      Sandra, what a great gift you’re giving yourself. Best of luck in your journey and keep letting us know how you’re doing. Fitbit helps a LOT with motivation and real information to keep you on track.

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