Entries by Taylor

A Wellness Champion at 72!

Watch out everyone, Lola might just lap you.  Averaging 9,000 steps/day and motivating her colleagues along the way, she is a force to be reckoned with! Let me take a step back and introduce you all to the Para La Naturaleza Walker Tracker Program. Located in Puerto Rico, this group is a blast to work with […]

Honesty and Accuracy

We are asked all the time from program leaders, “how do you prevent people from cheating?” We have a number of ways to promote honestly recording steps and discourage cheating. But it all comes down to you, the individual. I recently saw an email from one of our all-star admins on this subject. She reminds […]

6 Ways to Stay Warm (and Fit!) this Winter

If Penguin Huddling is not an option for you…. Try moving. It’s simple and everyone can do some form of it.  Here are some quick ways to get the blood pumping and reap the benefits of being active. AT THE OFFICE: You may already have some of these characters around… Jumpin’ Jill – do 50 jumping […]

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Why counting counts

What’s all this tracking business, anyway? Everyone seems to be hopping on the bandwagon to get the brand new fitness devices. In 2014, interest in purchasing wearable fitness devices quadrupled (according to a CEA Study). There seems to be a few outstanding reasons why: Motivation – we need a reason to be active. Monitoring fitness […]

Maintain, Don’t Gain! Holiday tricks to try

Depending on where you look, studies state that most Americans gain 2-5 pounds during the holidays.  So, what’s the big deal? Well, most of us don’t lose that weight in the months to come. The foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats, and the lack of exercise wreck habit on your body. Here are some […]

Squats – a new form of currency?

Imagine if physical activity were the exchange for goods and services.  We would be one fit species! Want a coffee?  10 pushups.   Need a bus/train ticket?  30 squats.  Supersize that order of fries? 50 Burpees.  (What is a burpee?) In honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia this is an option!  Instead of […]

Walk Happy

If you have 20 minutes today to do something great for yourself, take a walk! It’s those first 20 minutes of exercise that can reduce your risk of disease, prolong your life, and improve your mood. If Monday seems to drag on, head outside and get some exercise, the endorphins will give you the boost […]

June Featured Admin from Kathmandu

We have walkers all over the world! This month I wanted to highlight an international program.  Not only is their program administrator inspiring and encouraging them to walk, but they also had a really fun and motivating goal in this last challenge.  The American Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal competed against the embassy in Warsaw, Poland […]

May Featured Admin: Kerry Davis from PAXmwr

The Navy at Patuxent River is one of our first customers and they have been using the site for years.  It wouldn’t be the success that it is without the leadership and enthusiasm of Kerry Davis.   1. Why did you want to start a walking program? I was inspired at the ACSM Health/Fitness Summit […]