Technology and Health

Fitness Tools to Get You in Shape!

Zombies, Run!

  • Great training program for boosting your endurance or training for a marathon
  • On the App store for $3.99 or get the 5K marathon version for $1.99
  • Create your own custom playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. You are literally running from zombies while you track your progress and your calories burned

NIKE+ FuelBand SE

  • Tracks your progress and goals set on your smartphone
  • $149, a little pricey
  • Will light up green when daily goal is reached
  • Buy online

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Motorola MotoActv

  • Tracks your workout and plays music that will get you moving based on the data it has collected
  • You can get it online for $202,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.71198958,d.b2U,pv.xjs.s.en_US.eeEyUCKQF_8.O&biw=1366&bih=624&tch=1&ech=1&psi=fITNU4PPAsb58AGGr4HYDw.1405977805956.3&ei=zYTNU-mJPMeu8AGX2IBo&ved=0CG0QpiswAA

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Jawbone Up

  • Tracks movement all day and vibrates when you have been sitting for too long
  • Great motivator
  • Buy online for $149.99

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Striiv Smart Pedometer

  • Tracks how much you walk throughout the day and will donate money to charities as you hit milestones and goals.
  • Buy online for $99.95,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.71198958,d.cGU,pv.xjs.s.en_US.eeEyUCKQF_8.O&ion=1&biw=1366&bih=624&tch=1&ech=1&psi=C4bNU7q_GIfgoAT0vIHADA.1405978124672.5&ei=EYbNU6yAFaiV8gGz4oHYAg&ved=0CGcQpiswAA

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Fitocracy Social Network

  • Free!
  • Website
  • Fitness-oriented social network offers up points for working out, quests for exercising, and badges for reaching fitness goals and you can connect with friends on the website

Fitocracy - The Social Fitness Network

Endomondo Sports Tracker

  • Available on the app store for $4.99
  • The app uses GPS features on your phones to track running, cycling, jogging, skating. Basically any sport that you can measure by distance and motivates you to keep going!


  • Fitness tests that will help get you lean or stronger
  • Basic workouts provided in the free version
  • Free, but if you want more content you can pay $4.99 a month to get more