Editor's desk: Goodbye Macworld|iWorld, hello fitness month!

I'm sitting at San Francisco airport, staring out over runways and mountains untouched by the cold or snow that await me at home, remembering with fondness the sights and sounds, products and people of Macworld|iWorld 2013, and already looking forward to next year. We shot a ton of video, and you'll be seeing it go up all this week. Enjoy it, because Paul Kent and crew once again proved it's the people that make all the difference.

But now it's February and that means it's fitness month, Mobile Nations post-CES, iMore's post-Macworld-iWorld tradition. And it's all shades of kick-in-your-ass awesome.

The core idea is this: After the holidays, we all have the best of intentions and hit January with more activity, cleaner eating, better rest, and overall healthier lifestyles than any other time of the year. Then life smacks us in the face. Hard. And we go right back to the same bad habits we chided ourselves about for the entirety of the year before.

That's why we chose February for fitness month. January is done. Win, lose, or draw, we get a second chance. And thanks to the iPhone and iPad, and all the apps and accessories that have come out, all the new technologies that have let us improve our exercise, improve our nutrition, maximize our rest and recovery, and make ourselves healthy, we get a really, really good chance. Especially when you factor in the power of our communities.

So, starting tomorrow, we'll be posting a bunch of app reviews, accessory reviews, contests, podcasts, and other great content. Starting tomorrow, we'll be working together to make fitness month the best, most fun, most successful event of the mobile year.

We'd love for you to join us, so check back tomorrow morning and get ready to get it in gear.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Editor's desk: Goodbye Macworld|iWorld, hello fitness month!


That's awesome! Just yesterday I spent about an hour trying to find a good armband case for my iPhone5 to start running again. Hope to see some accessory reviews for that.

Agreed, that's awesome. I totally welcome the tech inspired incentive to get in shape. Hopefully we will hear some testimony, along with the gadgets and software Renee will share, of a new fitness routine he's decided to engage in for the month or perhaps year. (hopefully he's doing something fitness related beyond the reporting)!

Re: "...staring out over runways and mountains untouched by the cold or snow..."

Nope. No snow. But man, it's 50 degrees right now!
Not sure I want to go out in that.