Fun Fitness/Calorie Calculator

Hi All!

I’ve found a fun fitness/calorie calculator that I thought you might like to try. It’s at www.FitWatch.com.

If you scroll down the page, there’s an area where you add your weight and then below that, the exercise you do every day. Once you input the type and minutes of exercise, it calculates how many calories you expended. It’s a fun tool if for no other reason than it will give you a reality check!!

Very often we do a short 1/2 hour work out and then are sure that’s enough to make up for the Big Mac we’re about to eat. Think again!! Depending on what you’re doing, it could mean tripling that exercise. It might make you think twice before you scarf back that burger!

Let me know what you think!

To Your Health!

Tracy

To get directly to the calculator, go to: http://www.fitwatch.com/planner/workoutplanner.html

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About tracygagnon

Tracy’s life-long passions have intertwined to create an interesting career. Since childhood, Tracy has loved writing, public speaking and fitness. She graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1986. Since that time, she has written for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, created and written several newsletters, written award-winning technical manuals, as well as marketing materials, reference check reports, proposals and other materials. She has written for all levels of government, private industry and the not-for-profit sector on a variety of subjects. Throughout her life, Tracy has also found herself publicly presenting various types of information—from teaching small children to swim and adult fitness classes to presenting communication seminars and creative speeches (through Toastmasters International). In order to pull all her interests together, she created Inward Journeys in 1994. Her purpose was to help individuals and groups draw out their potential. She wrote programs on communication, teamwork, self-esteem and motivation. Each program was interactive and very often had a physical element to help participants internalize key points. Some of her experiential team adventures included: rock climbing, whitewater rafting, sailing and dogsledding. The final thread from childhood was a love of fitness, which was already manifest from the days of Participaction and flexed arm hangs (yuk!) to Inward Journeys and finally onto a new challenge at Carleton University. At 42 she became a fitness instructor at Carleton U—a dream she had had since she was 16! Eventually she was offered a full time contract position, where was able to finally put all of her skills to work as a writer, presenter and fitness enthusiast. She created the Fitness Now newsletter, the To Your Health blog, and taught fitness classes to people from all walks of life. After a year and a half, however, her contract wasn’t renewed and it was time to move on to a new adventure. Her passions have never dimmed and because of that Tracy has created a new fitness blog called Along the Fitness Trail. Please join her on her new adventure.
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One Response to Fun Fitness/Calorie Calculator

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing Tracy!

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