Category Archives: #fitsperiment

Gym Hacks: How I Compared Three Fitness Classes Using Self-Tracking Data

quantifiedself fitness gym hacks by measured meThis year I decided to “outsource” my gym workout, and instead of experimenting with various workout routines from fitness magazines and blogs, joined my gym’s “Total Body Conditioning” classes. The classes are completely free and are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 pm. Each class is led by a different trainer, and as a result, the routines and pace of the workout considerably vary across the days. For example, on Wednesdays, the focus is more on weights and core training, whereas on Mondays and Fridays it is mostly plyometrics and cardio. Curious to see if classes differ in terms of efficiency, I turned to Bodymedia and my own self-tracking data. Which class burns more calories and brings me closer to my six pack abs? The answer was just a couple of calculations away.

My #Fitsperiment Update (End of Week 4)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 4):

Body Fat = 9.5% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 100 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 0

And this concludes my #fitsperiment challenge! About a month ago, I challenged myself to:

My #fitsperiment Status Update (End of Week 3)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 3):

Body Fat = 10.5% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 95 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 7

My #fitsperiment Status Update (End of Week 2)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 2):

Body Fat = 11% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 90 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 13

My #fitsperiment Status Update (End of Week 1)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 1):

Body Fat = 12% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 85 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 20

#FITsperiment update, week 0

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (week 0):

Body Fat = 13% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 80 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 27