Last week I was invited to a AT&T Fitness Blogger event. The email mentioned working out with some fellow Colorado bloggers and checking out the new workout wearable technologies.
After a mini debate in my head (“I never workout. Surely I will embarrass myself“), I decided to step up to the challenge and overcome my fitness self-doubt. I replied to the email with a “Yes!”.
Here goes nothing.
The day of the event, I was excited and ready to get my lazy butt in gear. I hoped this opportunity would jump start my frequent chair/couch sitting and get me excited to move more! So, I put on my rarely-worn workout attire and headed to the event location, Fitness Together in Parker, CO.
I walked into Fitness Together and was greeted by the Terry and Jay, the trainers. I immediately noticed the intimacy of the location. It was a small and personal fitness studio. It wasn’t a big box gym. This fitness studio felt very quaint, more one-on-one experiences… rather than the masses of sweaty and competitive gym rats at those “other” gyms. I liked it.
Right off the bat, AT&T provided each of us with some wearable devices to track our workouts! We wore them for the workout and got to keep them for tracking our steps in the future!
- FitBit Charge Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor (iPhone and Android compatible) is an advanced tracker that delivers wrist-based activity tracking all day, during workouts and more.
- Key features include: Heart Rate monitor, steps/stairs/distance/calories burned, exercise apps, sleep tracking/vibrating alarms and caller ID. Set weight/exercise/nutrition goals.
- Enter what you eat by scanning food barcodes with your smartphone.
- Charge HR automatically and wirelessly syncs your stats to your computer or smartphone, so you can monitor your progress virtually anywhere.
- Rechargeable battery lasts 5+ days. Price: $149
Samsung Gear Fit
- Samsung Gear Fit is more than a fitness band. Track steps, monitor heart rate, check email and texts.
- Voice command technology
- Customizable color screen, interchangeable bands, water resistant in up to 3 ft of water for up to 30 min.
- Works with Samsung devices.
- Rechargeable battery lasts about a day. Price: $168.99
After we learned about the features of our fitness tracking devices (I got the FitBit Charge HR), we started the workout that
some most of us were dreading. I am happy to say, Fitness Together did a great job of being conscientious of our abilities and structuring the workout so that they were achievable (yet still challenging) for us sedentary bloggers!
Our workout lasted about 40 minutes and included stretching, running, Floor 2 Ceiling with slam ball, TRX Row, Step-ups, Plank hold, Goblet Squat and Spider Man planks.
This event was perfect timing since 2015 has been dubbed the year of wearable technology! Devices are getting smaller, more accurate and affordable. AT&T stores have all types of wearable fitness devices. More than just smartphones, AT&T stores offer a variety of wearable technologies for consumers interested in health and fitness.