Two Tools To Help You Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals

27May08

The official 1st day of summer is quickly approaching, which usually means that it’s time to bust out….the dreaded swimsuit. It doesn’t have to be dreadful though, especially if you’ve been good all winter and kept up with a proper diet and exercise program. If you did happen to put on a few pounds of “natural winter warmer” then these two applications may help get you the information and motivation you need to get you back on track.

The first application, Gyminee, has all sorts of tools to help you find a diet and fitness plan that works for you. There are detailed exercise programs that you can subscribe to and you can even create your own for others to use. There is a food journal where you can log every scrap of food you consume and you can set goals to help with the motivation. There’s also a social aspect to the site allowing you to join and create groups and add buddies, which is great when you need moral support. There are two types of memberships – free and pro, with the free version giving you all the tools you need for a basic program and pro giving you access to professional trainer workouts, calenders, and advanced nutritional information. Even if you’re just looking for a new workout to incorporate into your regular routine, I’d definitely give Gyminee a look. Here’s my screencast tour of Gyminee:

Click Here To Watch The Screencast 2m52s

This next tool is dieting software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Cron-o-Meter breaks down the nutritional value of everything you eat and drink – right down to the vitamins and minerals. After you download it you just need to tell it everything you want to know about your food and how much of each thing you’d like to consume. For example, you can set up your profile to place you on a diet with a minimum of 1,200 calories and a maximum of 1,900. You can do the same for every bit of nutritional information. You can also have this data created for you by simply filling out a brief physical profile. Cron-o-Meter has an extensive catalog of foods already available, including fast food, that you can quickly enter in every time you eat something. The nutritional value is broken down on an easy to read chart, so every time you enter something in, you’ll see how many more calories, proteins, or carbs you have left to consume throughout the day. There are multiple charts showing you even more information such as how many of your daily vitamins you’re actually consuming (I was shocked). Each day you can also enter in your weight, blood pressure, body temperature, and blood glucose, and over time you’ll see a chart mapping out your data from day to day. If you have multiple people sharing a computer in your household, you can create multiple accounts so that each person can keep track of their dietary habits. Even if you’re not dieting, I recommend checking this out just to see if you’re really eating as healthy as you think you are. Here’s my screencast tour of Cron-o-Meter:

Click Here To Watch The Screencast 2m52s

[via Lifehacker]



3 Responses to “Two Tools To Help You Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals”

  1. I think it’s great how many ways people have found to use the Internet to help them get in shape and lose weight. Thanks so much for these two suggestions… I’ll be sure to check them out!

  2. 2 Andy

    Thanks for mentioning Gyminee. The video is great! We should use it as a tutorial on our site! 🙂


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