Get #FitIn14 with Fitbit Flex & FitStudio by Sears – Giveaway too!

Get #FitIn14 with Fitbit and FitStudio by Sears

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As some of you know, I have proclaimed March as #SelfControlMonth. I’ve been hesitant to track my diet and exercise for ages, but I knew I needed to make some changes to keep me motivated and stick to my plan. The makers of Fitbit gave me the opportunity to try the FitBit Flex and give one away to one of my lucky readers. Cool, huh?

Fitbit is working with FitStudio by Sears on the #FitIn14 campaign to promote health and fitness for the entire year. FitStudio by Sears recently launched the “Points for Progress” program that incentivizes members to get and stay fit. By registering for FitStudio.com, connecting a fitness app or device, and tracking activity, members earn Shop Your Way points that can be redeemed for merchandise in stores and online at Sears and Kmart.

Get #FitIn14 with Fitbit and FitStudio by Sears

a snapshot of my FitStudio Dashboard

Making a few small changes can lead to big results, and members are rewarded for all types of activity. Simply put, as part of the #FitIn14 challenge, members will earn $5 in points (5,000 points) for every 14 miles walked or run in 2014. How cool is that? I am already picking out items I want as I get fit and earn points.

Get #FitIn14 with Fitbit and FitStudio by Sears

Can’t you just see me rocking this stuff?

I’ve tried clip on pedometers, but nothing like the Fitbit Flex. It is worn around your wrist and tracks much more than just steps. You can even use it to track your sleep patterns. This was something I’ve always been really interested to try.

The wrist strap was a little stiff at first, but It softened up after just a few wears and now it’s a piece of cake to get it on and off, although I try to keep it on as much as possible. It is water resistant so you can wear it to wash dishes or in the shower. Overall, the wrist tracker is very comfortable and light weight. I was worried that it might feel bulky and heavy, but it doesn’t at all. I have small wrists so I was pleased to find that the FitBit Flex comes with both a large and small wrist strap. The original comes in black, but you can order other colors like navy, pink and light blue. I’m thinking about pink for spring and summer.

The Fitbit Flex is easy to charge, set up and get moving. You can track on your smart phone via Bluetooth connectivity or through your laptop with a small USB device that communicates with your Fitbit Flex wirelessly. #Fitin14 with Fitbit and FitStudio by Sears

You can track The Fitbit Flex also comes with free online tools and a mobile app that allow you to set goals and follow your progress through awesome graphs and charts.

FitBit Flex Review

Here is a snapshot of my dashboard

One of my favorite charts is where I can view an entire week to compare my calorie burn, steps, distance, etc.

Fitbit Flex Review and Giveaway

How did my calorie burn compare from day to day?

There is a food tracking option as well. In fact, the user site at Fitbit.com is a one-stop-shop to track nearly all things related to maintaining good health including food, activities, weight, journaling, sleep, heart rate, blood pressure, and glucose. Of course your doctor needs to provide some of these measurements, but you can set a baseline and then come back and compare after future tests. Fitbit says, “Knowing how close you are to reaching your goals gives you the motivation to reach them and aim higher.” I completely agree.

In addition to tracking your personal results, you can join community groups to share your experiences, ask questions and even set up some friendly competition. I’ve joined a Stay-at-Home mom group. Some of these women have logs over 400,000 steps. WOW!! Tracking those steps in the FitStudio by Sears will also get me to my spring fashion must-haves in no time.

Lastly, Fitbit provides a premium service where results tracking is taken to another level. There is a Fitbit Training program that uses your progress to figure out a plan to best achieve your future goals. This plan is $49.99 for the year. There is also a 7-day free trial.

Follow the #FitIn14 chatter and share your experiences with FitStudio on Twitter and Facebook.

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Have you tried an activity tracker? Would you like to try the Fitbit Flex?

Comments

  1. says

    I have a FitBit Zip right now that I like a lot, but am interested in trying out the sleeping features of the FitBit Flex.

  2. says

    I would use the Fitbit Flex to really keep track of what I’m doing at the gym. I want to set goals and challenges but it isn’t easy unless I can track it. Thanks!

  3. Jessica Menster says

    I will use it to help me lose weight and get fit! I need something to inspire me and I think this is just the tool!

  4. Dorrie Turner says

    I would use it to keep track of walking progress and to keep me motivated. Wearing it on my wrist is very convenient!

  5. says

    I’ve been using the fitbit app on my phone to get a gauge of my steps, but that only counts when my phone is on me, so I think having an actual fitbit would give me a closer view of where I’m at :)

  6. says

    The FitBit Flex looks awesome. I have a device from another company, but I’m not sure how well it really works.

  7. Missy L says

    My wedding is 4 months away so I have been working out really hard. I have been wanting a fitbit, but the wedding is taking up a lot of the funs :( I would love to track my progress and make sure I hit that target everyday :)

  8. Alexis K. says

    I’ll use the fitbit flex to measure all the walking I do at the college campus that I work on!

  9. Cara says

    I would use the flex to help me keep on track with my fitness goals. I love the fact that it lets you set goals for yourself & lets you see how active you are during the week. That can be a real eye opened for some people!

  10. Renae C. says

    I would use this while I’m trying to lose weight and get in shape….which needs to happen NOW!

  11. says

    March has been my month for getting fit as well. And I don’t plan on stopping! :) I don’t have this cool device; however, I do write down everything in my weight journal. So far I’m down 4 lbs., which I’m ecstatic about! Thanks for the review on this.

  12. Tiffany Dustin says

    Since having baby #2, I’ve got some serious shape to get back into! I plan on running a lot and trying to do the insanity program.

  13. Carla S says

    If I won, I would use it to track my progress running or while at the gym using cardio machines to see if I’m exerting enough effort.

  14. says

    I would use the FitBit Flex to help keep my motivation on those days when I get lazy. Having a way to visualize my goals and progress would be very helpful.

  15. Lisa Jones says

    I would love this as it interfaces with another app I use for accountability called Pact. Love to see if the sleep I’m getting is restful. Just another tool to help me be successful in my health.

  16. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says

    I will give it to my youngest daughter. She’s always doing something to try and get fit and this will help her keep track and see if whatever her latest fitness thing is working or not. I have no need for it myself as I’m wheelchair bound with not much activity.

  17. charity kimball says

    I would love to use this Hope to win and thanks for the chance! this would be great to use when I start getting fit this spring!