Lifestyle Choices Affect Your Fitness

Lifestyle choices affect our fitness, but we often overlook their importance. That’s likely because there isn’t a simple and accurate way of measuring our progress and rank for each. Other services ask too many questions, and more often than not they are the wrong questions. They set the bar far too low, and, rather than improving choices, they end up reinforcing bad ones. Our new lifestyle strategy aims to fix this problem. Our goal is simple. To help you make better choices outside of the gym that will ultimately improve your performance inside of the gym.

Our goal is simple. To help you make better choices outside of the gym that will ultimately improve your performance inside of the gym.

It’s easy. Answer six questions about yesterday. You will accumulate points based on your answers. We’ll compare your choices with others at your gym, and even others from around the world. Better answers will result in more points, and more points symbolizes your improved path towards greater health and fitness. This isn’t a 1-month, 6-month, or even a year long challenge.  The pursuit of health and fitness doesn’t stop for anything, and for that reason points will reset on a weekly basis, giving you a chance to start fresh. You won’t get frustrated with falling behind the curve. You’ll have a new opportunity 52 different times a year to get yourself on track. No excuses.

You won’t get frustrated with falling behind the curve. You’ll have a new opportunity 52 different times a year to get yourself on track. No excuses.

The Questions

Why these questions?  Each question, and its associated parameter, has been shown to have significant effects on physical performance and body composition.  Lacking in one area can mean the difference between a 4 min Fran and a 3 min Fran, as well as 15% body fat and 10% body fat.

The weekly breakdown will show you numbers on a daily basis.

75th Percentile

We’ve decided to display the 75th percentile for the gym and site scores. Remember, the idea is to keep you motivated. We want you striving to be better than yesterday, last month, and last year. Displaying the 75th percentile will allow you to compare yourselves to the top Lifestyle earners out there. And if you’re ahead of the 75th percentile? Well, then you know you’re making some pretty good decisions.

We want you striving to be better than yesterday, last month, and last year.

We make a lot of small choices everyday that have a big affect on our health and fitness. Our approach is to try to measure some key choices in a simple straightforward way. Rather than let the choices build up, we are going to start fresh every week. So this week we are hoping you will try out the lifestyle feature and hopefully make a few better decisions.

One comment

  1. Andrew · February 16, 2013

    I like the Lifestyle questions and think it helps enforce greater discipline in my daily choices. I am eating better, taking more Omega 3s, drinking more water, etc. Generally, I find I’m well over 75th percentile. However, I think it is a mistake and unhelpful to not retain each week’s data and to not provide tracking and trend charts. If the whole purpose of your site is quantifying and measuring performance and progress why not track lifestyle choices. That’s inconsistent and illogical. I want to see how my quantified lifestyle choices are tracking and hopefully improving over time. Graphically plotting that against workout performances would get interesting too. On a related note, plotting power performance data on a chart is only useful up to a point (pun intended). Without trend lines I don’t know what I’m supposed to do make of it, except that I can see a large but diffuse blob developing around the center of the chart. You guys need to think trend lines if you want to fully engage me, otherwise I can see getting bored of inputting my results every day.

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