Striiv: A Fitness Revolution for Moms

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Striiv just might be the best fitness solution for moms. Many of us are too busy to head to the gym. We need to squeeze our workouts into packed days. Walking is doable and fits into most of our lives. But working out without rewards is so...well, dull. Since we don't want to go the route of food rewards, how about a fun community that helps you give back as your get fitter? That's what Striivis all about.

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Striiv takes active gaming out from in front of the video monitor or living room and into your community. Every time you walk instead of drive or climb stairs instead of hitting the up button you'll be able to track your movements. It's a way to "get fit, give back, have fun."

Gamers will enjoy the lively interactive features on Striiv. Right now as I walk, I am filling "My Land" (an imaginary enchanted island) with plants as I walk and hit new goals. I also get bonuses for taking small strides towards fitness (walking to lunch, etc.)

The device is smaller than an iPod--yet has a similar sleek, modern feel. Wear it on your belt or handbag or slip it in your pocket. It'll do the calculations as long as it is on your person. Set up took me less than 2 minutes. It's a simple series of questions and about 30 steps to estimate your gait. The 'TruMotion" technology senses whether you are walking, running or climbing stairs.

We think the charity component is fabulous. Every step you take counts toward a donation. Right now Striiv is partnering with GlobalGiving. There is no cost to the consumer to participate in the "give back" component. After your workout or busy day, sync up to Striiv to register your donations and track your progress.

Striiv just launched this weekend on HSN and is now available on www.striiv.com for $99.95

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a sample to test and we'll be walking all over NYC for charity!

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