I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received a thank you item for participating in this program.
Like most full time working moms, I struggle to find time to focus on my fitness. In addition to having a day job that requires me to work both normal and off normal working hours with a team on an International time zone, I have a 2.5 hour roundtrip commute to work every day. Plus, two young kids that need and demand my attention and time (as they should!) when I am not at work. This has translated into numerous excuses on my part over the years for not being able to stick to an exercise regime on a consistent basis.
My doctor put her foot down on my last quarterly check in when it came to exercise. Frustrated she said, “pay someone to show up at your door if that is what it takes for you to work out.” I was at my wits end trying to figure out how to juggle it all as I do deeply believe that exercise is an equal partner in addition to eating healthy for a healthy lifestyle.
As I was considering my options — maybe I should sign up for penalty based classes where you get fined if you do not show up? Or perhaps I should get a personal trainer as the cost would keep me extremely motivated to not waste the money? Or I should look into these new fitness devices my friends have so I can track my movement for the day. As I was debating the pros and cons of each alternative, it was almost as if the universe answered my call. I got a sponsored opportunity to attend a Sprint event showcasing the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is exclusive to Sprint and is designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. It is water and dust resistant (a big plus for people who sweat a lot). The back of the phone is textured, which prevents it from slipping from the hand.
Samsung Galaxy S5 offerings:
1) The Samsun Galaxy S5 sport comes loaded with MapMyFitness. MapMyFitness uses GPS to track all fitness activities, and records workout details including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and route traveled on an interactive map. You can share your workout activity with your friends and family. MapMyFitness is fully integrated with Sprint Fit Live.
2) Sprint Fit Live is your fitness dashboard on Samsung S5 giving users access to their favorite fitness applications. You get contextual health information.Getting personalized health information is one way users can get value and be motivated to in achieving their fitness goals.
3) Comes with a Spotify subscription which gives you access to hundreds and hundreds of workout playlists. The duration of Spotify subscription is dependent on your existing Sprint contract.
The Sprint Samsung S5 sport phone is available for $200 with a 2 year contract or 24 monthly payments of $27.09. The MSRP is $649.99.
Samsung Gear Fit:
Samsung Gear Fit is the wrist wearable that track your steps, and has a heart monitor. You can also reject phone calls, views emails and SMS messages from Gear Fit. It has interchangeable bands. I volunteered to participate in the Fitness demonstration, and I enjoyed it. The Gear Fit was like my personal coach. It would guide me when to kick it up or when to take it down. It was a fun experience to see how my body is responding to the physical actions I am taking. You are supposed to wear Gear Fit as much as you can every day so you can track your sleeping patterns also.
Big bonus: Gear Fit looks like a really cool hipster watch.
Did you know that 32% of mobile device users or 55 million Americans use fitness apps on their mobile devices? Perhaps fitness apps are the way for us to monitor our progress and nudge us to be our physical best. I think in the distant future we will have these fitness apps nudge us if we don’t move for a specific duration. My best part of the event was to learn how seamless and easy Sprint has made it for people to take care of themselves by integrating all the things that matter to people – music, monitoring and coaching.
Well since the Sprint Event, here’s my progress on my journey to taking charge of my physical fitness:
1) I signed up for a dance class and I absolutely love it. I go to the class every Saturday morning and I have been going for the last 4 weeks. I think this is a keeper. I am looking to add a second dance class to my schedule.
2) My husband bought me a Samsung Gear Fit that I have been using to track my movement and activity.
I think my doctor will be proud of my baby steps in my next visit with her.