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December 2014 Fitness Planner 30-11-2014

December Fitness Planner

December is now upon us and as we all know ’tis the month of Christmas temptation! Even the most diligent amongst us can come unstuck during December so let's minimize the damage and take charge early by downloading our free December Fitness Planner.

Download December 2014 Fitness Planner

Download it, print it, and stick it to the fridge so it's in plain sight for the month. It helps keep you accountable and thinking through your activity.

You can mark down your goals, workouts, weigh-ins or measurement dates and use it to cross off your achievements as you move through the month.

Also don’t forget to download our Fitness Journal app to track your body and record those progress pics, now available for iOS. This will help you see how your body is changing over time and help you document the results of any health experiments!

Our quote of the month on the calendar is brought to you by Annie Dillard -

How we live our days is how we live our lives.

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October Wrap-up at Fitstream 03-11-2014

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We’re another month down and hurtling very quickly towards the end of the year. Let’s take a quick look at what we accomplished with Fitstream in October.

There was great progress with our fitness journaling app this month and we finally had our latest version approved by Apple. This introduced new features including;

  1. Updated interface design for iOS 8 
  2. Current Measurements interface so that you can see your latest stats and progress picture at a glance 
  3. Automatic calculation of your Lean Body Mass and BMI reading 

We’ve already submitted our next release which should be updating on your phones in around 7 days. It’s smaller update but includes;

  1. New measurement icons to make it easier (and prettier) when logging those stats 
  2. Support for other languages. We’ve had a tonne of requests for this and we’ll be starting with a German version of Fitstream, which will hopefully be released before the end of November 
  3. Forgotten password feature for the forgetful amongst us ;) 

The Android version of Fitstream is making great progress too and goes into testing at the end of this month. We’re doing everything we can to get this out to you in time for Christmas.

Also, don’t forget to check out our November Fitness Planner to help put you on track towards those goals and also give our article on Self Experimentation a read to use our simple framework to build a stronger, healthier body.

Thank you for using Fitstream. 9,107 users and counting!

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November Fitness Planner 31-10-2014

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When it comes to your health and fitness, how did October turn out for you? Did you train as much as you wanted? Eat as healthily? Or make progress towards your goals? We hope so! 

Whatever happened in October, we have a nice little freebie to help you take charge in November and make some solid progress in the run up to Christmas. It's our November 2014 Fitness Planner and you can download it now using the link below;

Download November Fitness Planner 

Let's get your planner printed and start looking at those goals and activity for the month! This is a great way to stay in control of your fitness and keep motivation high. 

Also, if you're not already using it don't forget to download our free fitness journal app on iOS to track your progress throughout the month and record those measurements and body photos. You'll be amazed at what a difference 30 days can make!

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October Fitness Planner 01-10-2014

This is the latest instalment of our free monthly fitness planner series for October 2014:

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Download the October planner, print it off and add in your goals and activity for the month. It's a great way to plan ahead and stay accountable, and if you add it to your fridge or somewhere you'll regularly see it this will help you stay focused and conscious of your health and fitness for the month. 

Sometimes we all fall into the trap of ambling through our health and fitness routines so let's get focused again!

We'd love for you to send us photos of your planner to Facebook or Twitter too. 

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September Wrap-up at Fitstream 29-09-2014

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We can barely believe we’re writing our monthly wrap-up post as September went by in a flash, but here’s our recap on Fitstream goings on this month.

We made a new friend in Chris Angel, a quantified-selfer we had the pleasure of speaking with who’s used his self measurement method to lose over 82 lbs of fat since January! Find out how he did it and learn about his personal experience in our interview.

We also published our free September Fitness Planner to help you plan out goals and activity for the month and it made it onto people’s fridges around the world. Seeing as how you're finding it useful we're going to keep it up and will be releasing the October planner in a day or two so check back soon.

There’s thousands of you are using our Fitness Journal app to track your body metrics and we’re getting a lot of questions on what’s the best way to track body fat in particular. We have our general guide to measuring body fat and for those of you doing it yourself with calipers we’ve now updated our body fat caliper tracking article so it’s more helpful and contains a template and formulas to get you started.

Whilst we're on the topic of the Fitstream Journaling app - it was a huge month for Apple as they released iOS8 and a two new iPhones and this meant a lot of work for us to update Fitstream. We’re just waiting for approval on the latest version now but there’s a pretty large queue so it’s taking longer than usual. It should be coming soon and as soon as it gets the green light you’ll find a slightly sexier redesign and the introduction of a whole new area with your current body measurements to show your latest body status at a glance.

Thanks for using Fitstream and as usual we’d love to hear from you with any feedback or ideas.

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