Sunday, April 15, 2007

Traineo

I have been using this site for a while now, and it's pretty cool. Traineo is a weight loss and fitness tracking website. You can track your workouts, diet, and weight. And you can set up other categories to track yourself in the My Logs section. For example, my wife and I track our waist size in inches.

I don't use it to track my workout or diet, but I do use it for my weight and waist size. On both, you are able to see a graph of your progress, which allows you to see how you are doing over a period of time. That is really nice.

You can also track your BMI, Body Fat Percentage, Distance run in km and miles, Happiness, Sleep and Waistline in CM and Inches. There is also a "Cans of tuna" available which makes no sense. But, it's there. And if any of those options aren't what you are looking for, you can enter your own with whatever measurement unit and it will allow you to track that too.

But one of the coolest features is the motivator system. You can set it up so that other Traineo members can become a motivator for you. They have access to your logs, and can receive emails letting them know your current stats. If you need other people to help keep you motivated, this is one good way of doing it.

Related to the motivators is the ability to add a badge to your website or blog that also displays your current stats. I will include one of those at the end of this blog.

Overall, it's an excellent way of keeping track of your fitness goals. You may be asking yourself now, "so how much does it cost?" Well, that would be a great question. And the answer is, NOTHING. The service is completely free. So, there is no reason to not give it a try.

Now, if only it could exercise for me!

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