Mobile Nations fitness month week 1: Exercise!

It's February and you know what that means? Mobile Nations Fitness Month! That's when we all get together to get in shape, share tips and tricks and recipes for success, review amazing apps and accessories, give away great prizes, and have a ton of fun! This year we're doing it a little differently, though. We're doing weekly themes, and that means every week you'll have new and exciting challenges, and new chances to win!

Week 1: Exercise!

We want to get in shape and feel great! Exercise helps us in so many ways. It helps us lose weight, reduce stress, feel energized, and improve our self-image. Getting moving reduces the likelihood of diseases, and keeps us healthy and as we get older.

As part of fitness month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help motivate, track, and train us to exercise better and smarter. We'll also be doing a couple of cool contests.

Stepping up contest

First is our Mobile Nations Stepping Up contest. Every day this week there'll be a thread in the iMore health and fitness forums, and all you have to do to enter is tell us what exercise or activity you did that day. It can be walking or running, playing soccer or doing yoga, swimming or dancing -- anything that makes you move. If you have a Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, JAWBONE UP, or any gadget with a pedometer, you can simply share your results each day.

This is a great way to keep us all motivated and accountable, and get a little healthy peer-pressure going! Plus, every day you enter is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Exercise MY way contest

Second is our Exercise MY Way contest. Just head on over to the Exercise MY Way thread in the forums and tell us how you use your mobile device, your iPhone or iPad, to stay in shape. What are your favorite apps? What are your go to accessories for keeping fit? How does your device fit your active lifestyle? We want to know! We'll post the best entries on Friday, so get them in ASAP! Need more incentive? We'll pick one winner a week and send them a $100 gift certificate!

So what are you waiting for? Mobile Nations Fitness Month starts NOW!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Mobile Nations fitness month week 1: Exercise!

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I joined in on this! This should be fun this month. I usually only keep the fitness talk to people in my group at the gym.

Thanks Sock and Jeremy. Lol no Jenna. Ok everyone let me know what you will be doing this month to get fit =)

People get motivated if their results can be easily quantified, like in Fruit Ninja. It's nice to see how those wristbands actually encourage walking more steps every day.

I'm doing P90X, actually started Jan 1st. Also started juicing (not roids) but with veggies and fruit. Got a Omega VRT350 juicer. Lost 14 lbs. since January. Feeling great!!!!

I'm thinking of getting the Jawbone UP! or the Nike Fuel Band. Either way it's all about getting your body moving! I do plan on doing a 1/2 marathon this year in October, which would be my first! :D

wow georgia your stunning ha! another double entendre will definitely be joining in with this :)