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How technology helps keep you on track to reach fitness goals

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Using technology to stay motivated for fitness resolutions

Technology is the newest tool to help you reach your fitness goals. Proformance personal trainer Carlos Rivas explains the best way to stay motivated is by staying in touch.

Sometimes seeing how much physical activity you do or don't do can be an eye opener. Several fitness tools can help you track your calories, how many steps you walk in a day, and your sleep patterns.

The newest trend to tracking fitness are the wristbands or bracelets. They keep track of your activity level and make you mindful of what you need to do to reach your goals. Most wristbands cost between $100 and $200, some have a monthly fee. But the bands, like FitBit, are linked to your computer or smart phone to check in on your progress.

There are also several free apps for your smart phone to keep you on track.  Some include My Fitness Pal, Lose It, and GoodFoodNearYou. These apps allow you to combine your fitness record along with your food diary, and search for healthy food options nearby.

Fitness apps or the wristbands are a good way to keep you motivated and beat the winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.  SAD is a type of depression that occurs during the winter months. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you less likely to workout.  Carlos suggests drinking lots of water, focusing on your goals, and eating fruits and vegetables are easy first steps to getting in shape.

For a list of recommended wrist bands to try, CLICK HERE.

About Carlos Rivas:

Carlos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FitCorp, a highly individualized worksite wellness company, Director of Fitness and High Performance Coaching for FitCorp.  He holds bachelor's degrees in exercise science and sports medicine, and a master's degree in exercise physiology.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, former director of one of the nation's top 10 personal training programs, conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, and has more than 15,000 hours of personal training experience.

Carlos can be reached by e-mail: carlosfitpro@gmail.com or 502-741-9428 to schedule your highly individualized training session.
For more information on Carlos, CLICK HERE.

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