Sure, staying active is good for you and keeps you healthy and all that good stuff that we like to think is motivation enough in itself. But when it comes to busting your bum at the gym 3 times a week or going for that jog at 6:30 in the morning, sometimes the vague lure of “healthiness” just isn’t strong enough to pull you out of bed.
A free smoothie, though? Mmmmm. Now, that just might do the trick.
Nexercise (also for Android) is a fitness app that uses gamification and social networking to increase motivation. Log your physical activity to earn points, medals and random prizes as you go. And the more you work out, the better your chances a winning a Nexercise Grand Prize at the end of each month. Instant gratification = wait, working out is fun?
Nexercise also uses a social element to engage users through social media. This lets users interact with each other, form a community and, most importantly, compete for bragging rights! They were looking for ways to explore this aspect further when they came across Socialize and thought, “Why spend weeks doing this in-house when we can pop in Socialize’s SDK in minutes?”
Since launching, they’re already at version 2.0 so you can ramp up the competition even more. With Socialize SmartAlerts enabled, you can keep tabs on other members’ activity and can make sure no one gets too far ahead of you (kicking butt is a full time job, after all).
We love seeing Socialize in action! Download the SDK for yourself and tell us what you think. You just might be the next app featured in our app showcase.