weekly mantra //

November 17, 2014 in mantra


Be and do YOU. No one else can. That whole “Dance as if no one is watching” quote is a bit overused. But… for real. We are all individuals. And we are all awesomesauce. Live as only YOU can. xo


I was recently given the opportunity to try out a new app for mobile devices called The Fitness Games. It’s a competitive app that connects fitness enthusiasts from all over via virtual workout challenges! You’re able to challenge anyone, anywhere, anytime! The app is available on iPhone and Android for free!

Workouts are divided into four separate categories — cardio, strength, cross-training and full body. Whichever of the four categories you click on you’re able to choose your workout and whether you’d like to challenge yourself, one of your workout partners, or someone either nearby or worldwide! Amazing!


The way I see it, the more friends the better! The more friends you have the more challengers you have available to you. The My Feed section is a lot like the Facebook Timeline/Feed. You’re able to see your friends activity and comment on it or ‘like’ it by hitting the kettleball button. TFG also has a Facebook page where you can connect with other users and add them on your app!

I was able to “compete” with one other user during my trial period. It was fun! One of the major “Pros” of this app is that it totally keeps you motivated [think Jawbone UP/FitBit with an extra boost!]. An extra ‘pro’ is that it was designed by personal trainers for workouts that are intense and effective!

If you’re anything like me, when you workout next to someone at the gym, you’re inadvertently ‘competing’ with them. And they have no idea… Their loss, cause you seriously just kicked their ass at the elliptical…. ;) So this app is a great way to channel some of that competitive energy into something with “rewards.” … or at least recognition. Which is the most important, .. am I right!?

In a nutshell? I think that most people could benefit from the extra boost of motivation. Whether or not we WANT to admit it, we all want to ‘beat’ someone else at something. Myself included. Download it and BRING IT ON.

My username is ItsAHero. (obvy). Find me. Challenge me. I’m ready. Bring. IT.

 This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review.  As always, all opinions are my own.


Summer is over but that doesn’t mean that things have slowed down here in Northeast Ohio! Nope! Even in this cold, Fall weather, there are still plenty of events to attend! Here are a few coming up this weekend:

A Night With Chrissie Hynde // Akron Civic Theater // Thursday November 13th

Fabulous Food Show // IX Center // Friday November 14th – November 16th

Akron Art Museum Free Thursday Admission // Akron, OH // Thursday November 13th, 11am – 9pm

Highball Dance Party // 1 S High St, Akron // Saturday November 15th, 7:30pm – Midnight

Pre-Gate Run & Yoga // Cleveland Yoga, Uptown // Sunday November 16th, 9am run + 10:15am yoga class

Ice Skating // Lock 3, Akron // Opens Friday November 14th, 3pm – 10pm

 Where will YOU be this weekend?? 


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