CONTEST: Fitness Month Dream Device Giveaway! $400 value, enter NOW!

Leave a comment below telling us what you got out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month and be entered for a chance to win the phone, tablet, or game system of your dreams!

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 4: Balance!

That's right, it's time to bring everything together and work towards a balanced life! It's really hard to eat and sleep well, and exercise regularly, especially with as all the other things we have to do. That's why it's important to not only act healthier for a week or month, but to build healthier habits into your ever day lifestyle.

To round out the month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help you keep it together, and keep yourself on track with your nutrition, exercise and relaxation goals.

And we are also going to be doing the mother of all contests.

Contest: Win the fitness device of your dreams!

Leave a comment below telling us what you've gotten out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month -- how much you've improved or been inspired, what you plan to do to keep it up throughout the year, or even how much you simply sat on the couch and watched it all transpire around you! -- and you'll be entered to win a $400 gift certificate to put towards whatever phone, tablet, or even gaming system will help you keep up with your fitness goals!

Be it iPhone or Galaxy Note, Lumia or BlackBerry, Surface or Droid, iPad or Android tablet, Xbox or Wii, we want to help you bring it home!

Our usual contest rules apply, and only one entry per person, but you can enter once on all of our sites: Android Central, CrackBerry,, webOS Nation, and WPCentral

So what are you waiting for? Enter NOW, NOW, NOW!

Rene Ritchie

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bamf-hacker says:

Thank you Mobile Nations and Fitness month. I have been doing the healthy thing for a little more than a year now, but I have been more focused on my goals this month. The daily threads and all the posts have been great!

scrawford93 says:

I have enjoyed the month. I have been needing to become more active. Because of your articles, I have become more involved in moving. I've gotten back into soccer refereeing. Life is good. Technology shouldn't hinder a healthy lifestyle, but add to it.

nosivad79 says:

Using Lose It! I've lost nearly 8 lbs after we just had our first baby and trying to figure out a new schedule - keeping track with this app really helps manage your limited time and keep track of how many calories I should be eating in a day.

I'd love to use the gift certificate towards an iPad to take my workouts on the go.
thanks again iMore

Elric_Edward says:

I learned how can I use mobile tech tools to improve my fitness level. Thanks Mobile Nations.


I've slowly implemented healthier foods into my grocery list, and just made sure that I stay someone active for the time being until I start my workout regimen.

bioadam says:

I've dropped an inch on my waist by counting calories with MyFitnessPal.

Parum says:

Fitness month has been a good read.
The talk about rest and balance has reinforced the way I have always looked at things.

jaBBu says:

There are some quick things I have gotten out of MN Fitness month:

• There are so many ways to keep fit and the tools to help you are out there in a connected world
• One size does not fit all so the program you put together has to work for you
• Some/most of the mobile nations crew are in pretty good shape!

Some things that I already knew but was reinforced during the month:

• Check with your doctor to ensure your physical fitness conditions and what you can and shouldn’t do
• See a nutritionist. Not only will they help with a healthy diet (not just to lose weight) but they can suggest ways to help you reach the fitness and energy level you want
• Whatever you do to improve your fitness is a good thing. It doesn’t have to be big it could be as simple as a step in the right direction

There are more, but these are the ones that matter (to me). Thanks for the wealth of info.

Now back to my sit ups… 254, 255, 256…..

Riley600 says:

These videos have prompted me to train extra hard in martial arts - now I have the bruises to prove it! I would like to add a regime of repeatedly lifting a brand new device to my fitness program :D

7ftRussian says:

THis month, I got back to the basics and started eating better, thanks to MyFitnessPal app and my self control. Also, using my Nike+ Running I have been packing some miles on the treadmill. And finally, I have been in the weight room with a friend of mine, and we lifter well enough, that in one week I dropped 5lbs. I hope this continues, and a new ipad will be nice to keep better track of my workouts and lay out new ones.

mahariyo says:

I really enjoyed the Fitness Month series. Thanks so much. I use my Jawbone Up and my Fitbit One to track my activities and sleep and downloaded the apps Fooducate plus (to help get more information about the food I eat) and Endomondo Pro (to map my exercise).

John Smith17 says:

I have lost 10 pounds. In case of winning an iOS device I can reach my goal faster

thebaap says:

Gotten some good tips and inspiration this month.

fyreball says:

I was packing more holiday weight than I care to admit. February Fitness Month couldn't have happened at a better time. Knowing that there are my fellow readers taking part was more than enough to motivate me to keep fit.

Good luck everyone! :)

ern741 says:

Learned that there's so much available through iOS ecosystem to help stay healthy. But can't run any new apps on my 2nd gen ipod. Sad I know. And I like the tips on how to sleep better. Great work.

wfa31 says:

Fitness Month has inspired me to start training gett'n shape once again after i get a busy daily sheudle!! even when i has that strong fever last week! "i'm still recovring" i keep it up!! your advices was highly helpful, even if i don't use a smartphone yet!! due to where i liv!!!

Good luck everyone!

jjb70 says:

I used #monafi to get 'Mobi'vated this February. I cut out all sweets, and did P90X+ and ended up losing 8lbs. Thanks Mobile Nations!

stefaniex143 says:

I have lost about 5 lbs this month by using fitness apps on my blackberry, it helps alot! I love having reminders and daily workouts to try! it makes it so much easier!

Sean F says:

It inspired me to set one day every week to be a "lazy day". No schedule, no to-do list.. a day to do whatever I like. :)

Ry4n_P says:

I have gotten out of the house a lot more because of all the snow, hanging out with my friends, building things for hours!!! If i win an iPad with retina 64gb for videos to improve my fitness!!

umbrau44 says:

I got a reminder that I need to work on staying in shape. And to sleep more!

luke m says:

This week has given me some cool info and motivation about fitness.

pino-chet says:

I have learned that I needed to balance work and non-work time, especially the right amount of sleep.

shinuyuki says:

There are so many ways to stay active. I would love to use my new iPad to read stories while running on my treadmill at 24h fitness.

Gizmocivic says:

I've lost my gut & trimming down. Also, my weight had decreased. I'more cut & muscularly defined. I so love my body

cristian.daniel23 says:

Fitness Month has given me the push to go and make some excercise! I will try to practice a sport also so wish me luck and thank you all!:D

eriej814 says:

I learned a lot from that fooducate app and I heard about it through you guys! Thanks! It's helped me slowly lose 3 pounds but hey it's a start.

ataylorgal says:

I picked up the sleep cycle app and it has changed my life! 400 towards an ipad mini would also...

Anth81891 says:

Thanks ive learned just to get up and change my life..simple things can help dramatically. I will keep trying to reach my goal thank you!

Anna J says:

I lost 8 pounds with my Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by FitnessPal on my Blackberry. I feel much better now and I don't have any short breaths again.