What if walking to lunch, taking the stairs, and walking our dogs could feel like play? What if we could create a fun experience that motivates us to get fit, donate to charities, and spend more time with family and friends?
At Striiv, we believe that getting in shape should fit around your schedule, and more importantly, it should be fun! Remember how exciting it was to play games like kickball during recess?
When most of us think about “fitness” today, we think of taking time out of our busy schedules to go to the gym. The reality is, between work and family, we don’t have time anymore.
Striiv’s first product is designed to help us spend more time together while getting fit, giving back, and having fun. This is our first step – come join us as we create a movement around movement!
Okay, so before I start my official review, let me just say Striiv is awesome! The makers of this tiny gadget have really hit on something genius. Since receiving my Striiv a couple of weeks ago I am not only more active while I’m at my home (I’m a stay-at-home mom so I’m at my home almost all day), but I’m having tons of fun being active!
Because there are so many components to what Striiv is and what it can do I’m going to let this youtube video tell you a little more about it.
Strive not only records your steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, miles walked, etc., but it keeps track of them day to day, rewarding you with energy bonuses when you reach certain goals, perform better one day than you did the previous day, etc. You can challenge yourself (or your spouse or friends if they have a Striiv too) to races. For each step you take, and each time you reach your goals, out perform your previous stats, or beat a challenge you are awarded energy points. You can use these energy points to play Striiv’s MyLand game (I’ll cover this in just a second) and to donate to charity. At no cost to you, Striiv’s sponsors will donate clean drinking water, polio vaccinations, and rainforest preservation when you achieve certain amounts of points for walking.
Completely unique to Striiv, MyLand is the first walking game ever on a pedometer. At first I thought it was kind of silly to have a game on my pedometer; just one more thing to take my time. I’ve totally changed my tune now! In my opinion MyLand is the genius of Striiv. You are given a little piece of land and can plant trees and buildings. Those trees and buildings earn you money to buy more trees and buildings, but you can only build those buildings and grow those trees with the energy points you get from walking. I find myself running all over the house (I pick up my kids toys as I go) everyday so that I can earn extra points to grow my village! My house is cleaner and I’m getting much more exercise! LOL, I love it!
And if that isn’t enough to let you know just how cool Striiv is, here is one more little tidbit:
The average Striiv user is walking 3 miles a day for 60 minutes – that’s almost double the national average! Striiv was designed by expert game developers who created some of the most popular games on the iPhone and Facebook today. It has been featured in the O list (Oprah magazine), ABC News, Time, USA Today, Self, and Prevention Magazine.
You can purchase Striiv Smart Pedometer Plus Motivation System at Amazon.com for $99.95. (It has excellent reviews on Amazon, too! :))
Disclosure: I received the Strive Pedometer at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions are honest and are entirely my own.