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Announcing: The Skinny Pins Contest!

Written on May 1, 2012 at 6:00 am , by

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Show us your go-to moves, recipes, inspiration and gear, and you could win a $100 American Express gift card!

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When it comes to staying in shape, one great way to keep your eye on the prize is through visual reminders. That’s why we’re obsessed with Pinterest, the free social-networking site that lets you create your own virtual inspiration boards, instantly.

But it’s also fun to share what works for you! So in the spirit of good health, we’re inviting you to pin the stuff that keeps you strong and healthy: The exercise moves, recipes, motivating quotes, fitness gear, and more. A panel of FITNESS judges will check out the submitted boards and five winners will score a $100 American Express gift card.

Here’s How to Enter:

  1. Follow FitnessMagazine on Pinterest.
  2. Create a new Pinterest board entitled “The Skinny Pins Contest – Fitness Mag.”
  3. Fill that board with at least 10 pins. Of those 10 pins, at least 5 of them must be items (recipes, exercises, etc.) pinned from FitnessMagazine.com.
  4. Each pin’s description must explain why or how the pinned content keeps you in shape. Are tricep kickbacks your never-miss move at the gym? Do you keep the weight off with Greek yogurt? Tell us! This step is very important with the judging.
  5. Once your pinboard is complete, enter the contest by submitting the board’s exact url here.

Pinboards will be judged on effectiveness and believability of the pinned content, originality, adherence to the contest rules, and understanding of the FITNESS lifestyle and voice. The contest is open from May 1 through May 31.

Disclaimer: You must be a member of Pinterest.com to enter and you must follow Fitness Magazine on Pinterest. If you do not have a Pinterest account, you can sign up here.

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Workout Clothes That’ll Make You Want to Sweat

Written on January 24, 2012 at 11:04 am , by

ViewSPORT's "I Run You for Breakfast" tank. (Image courtesy of ViewSPORT)

When we’re at our desks or at home, having motivational pictures and slogans around make great reminders to stick to our workout plans. But what about when you’re already doing your workout but need an extra boost? These shirts from ViewSPORT may just do the trick.

ViewSPORT shirts have Sweat Activated Technology so that an image becomes clearer as your workout gets tougher. They call it “motivation through perspiration.” We like the tanks that say “I Run You for Breakfast” and “Chase Me” but you can also customize your threads with your own logo or quote.

Now tell us: What would you put on your shirt to push you through a sweat session?

#140Wednesdays: What Motivational Quote Do You Live By?

Written on January 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm , by

What's your mental mantra? (Photo courtesy of Amy Postle)

Welcome to the newest addition to The Fit Stop, #140Wednesdays! Each week we’ll reach out to the Twitterverse to see what keeps readers like you motivated, your favorite exercise moves, tunes you’re sweating out to and lots more! To kick off our first installment, we decided to cut straight to the chase to see what get fit quote keeps you going in and out of the gym. Check out the responses below for the next time you need a little push.

@NicoleCulver:  Something that gets me off the couch is “You’ll never regret a workout.” #fitfluential

@heatherhehl: Nobody said it would be easy, only that it would be worth it.

@munchkinshelley: What hurts more, training or losing?

@bessharrington: Everyday is a new chance to get it right!

@24th_Hour: Do, or do not. There is no try. — Yoda

@mevert2: It doesn’t matter how fast you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch!

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