Zombies, Run! Fun Way to Get Motivated for Some Running, Jogging... or Walking (me)!
Well It's that time of year where for most of us the fitness goals are starting to slip. The motivation to get out and exercise has run it course and now you're getting lazy again. I have discovered a really fun way to get motivated to walk more outside and on the treadmill. Zombies, Run! is an app that mixes running and an active story where your actions control the outcome. The app mixes a verbal story in short spurts over your selected music. There is so much going on with this fitness app. You can just run with the chapters of the story. Or, you can run to a destination on the map in the real world or pickup items and checkpoints along the way. They even have virtual 5K races which I can't wait to try out soon. As you gather items along the way of your runs, you can use them to upgrade your virtual "base" within the app. Just another fun motivator to get out and run/walk. I'm personally not into running at all, but really enjoy long walks outside or on my treadmill. Obviously, you're aware that I'm also really into riding mountain bikes. You can use this app while riding a bike too. There are features that allow the use of GPS or it can be run in a mode without it when you are inside the gym. Either way the engaging stories play out in chapters which are about 30 minutes in length. Once you reach the end of a chapter there is a mock radio station with DJs that talk about funny stuff along with your music until you are done working out. The story has been great so far and quite funny. I have laughed out loud several times. I personally love gadgets like this. Get out there. Get some sun. Get moving! Give it a go and let me know what you think in the comments. Until next time, Bark! Bark!