Fitness and getting-in shape type of sites are one of the most covered social networking niche. There’s probably more than a dozen fitness-related social networks around the web or perhaps even more. With the non-social networking type of sites, there are definitely a couple of dozens of these kind of sites. It only goes to show that getting in shape and fit as an athlete is still a priority among netizens like us.
And since fitness-related issues can very well be discussed and learned through peer discussion, in fact it is advisable by fitness experts that once you go through an exercise regimen, it is highly recommended that you’d have a gym buddy or partner. That adds up to the fun and excitement of an otherwise boring activity.
Anyway, we’ve gathered a few of the top fitness-related social networking sites, examined them one by one, feature by feature, to see why they thrive on the Web 2.0 sphere, more specifically in the social networking niche. Here they are, all 8 fitness-related social netwoking sites to help you stay in shape.
Gyminee – In our book of social netwoking sites catering to the fitness buff, Gyminee will always be on top. I’ve joined the site a couple of months ago and never got to use the site. Interestingly, I keep on receiving reminders from the Gyminee automatic emailer, reminding me of my Fitness goal. Pretty efficient right. Aside from that, Gyminee as a name for a fitness-related social networking site, definitely fits to a tee. Name recall is definitely not a problem.
Seven features of Gyminee that makes it as a top-choice for a fitness-related social networking site:
- Track your workouts
- Monitor your diets through Food Diary
- Meet New Friends
- Offers motivation through Gym buddies and fitness groups
- Workout programs
- iPhone application
- Gyminee PRO for advanced nutrition tracking and trainer-created workouts
- seek expert updates
- read product reviews
- give music recommendations to go along with your fitness routines
- ask fitness-related questions
- meet fellow fitness enthusiasts
- diversify your offline fitness experience
- Tools to get you in shape – including workout journal, map running / cycling routes, plan activities, research exercises, calculate your body mass index, read fitness articles, discuss new ideas and much more.
- Links – Tools to connect with others such as finding activity partners, training groups, personal trainers, health clubs, fitness centers and local events based on your goals and interests.
- fitness videos
- fitness audio
- instant messaging