Entries by Taylor

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 […]

Featured Admin – April

This month I selected a really dedicated and involved admin – I’m talking weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, communications to her walkers with encouraging words, wellness information and congratulations to participants who excel in the program.  Not only has she inspired her walkers to be active but she has also given me many of the ideas I […]

Admin of the Month – Aimee McCarthy

Behind every successful walking program is a superstar administrator.  This month I am happy to introduce the “Walker Tracker Administrator of the Month” to our blog.  This prestigious award is given to program admins that go above and beyond for the success of their walking program. Below is an interview with Aimee McCarthy from Canon […]

Upgrades to the activity converter

We love to hear from you walkers about ways to improve Walker Tracker.   This suggestion just couldn’t be ignored, so I thought I’d share! “The activity converter on the Walking Tracker site is good but I have found it leaves out a few activities. I am proposing some alternate activities and conversions that may […]

Another reason to move more: the American workplace!

How many of you are making an extra effort to exercise daily? If you can honestly answer “me!”, then great job!  For most people this is not the case.  After much media attention, most Americans understand that we have an obesity problem.  Usually, poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle are the first to be […]

Step it up America! Disconnect and get moving!

In the time it takes you to watch another sitcom re-run, surf the Internet, or play Angry Birds on your phone you could get your daily dose of exercise in.  Instead of plugging in or tuning out, take a 30-minute walk!  You’ll feel great and improve your health. Based on a study published in The […]