Fitness—There's an App for That: Review of Mobile Fitness Apps

By Ted Vickey, John Breslin and Antonio Williams.

Published by The Sport Collection

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The purpose of this study was to research the new emerging technology of mobile health, the use of mobile fitness apps to share one’s workout with their Twitter social network, the workout tweets and the individuality of the Tweeters. A comparison of five popular mobile fitness apps include Nike+, RunKeeper, DailyMile, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.

Keywords: Physical Activity, Twitter, Endomondo, RunKeeper, Nike+, DailyMile, MyFitnessPal, Online Social Network

The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.109-127. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.108MB).

Ted Vickey

PhD Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Social Software Unit Group, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Ted Vickey is a PhD researcher from the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at the National University of Ireland at Galway. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State and a Masters in international business from the University of Limerick (Ireland). In addition to his academic work, Ted is president of FitWell LLC, a global fitness and wellness consulting company. He served as the executive director of the White House Athletic Center, serving the staff of the executive office of the president for 11 years under the Bush, Clinton, and Bush administrations; is the Nominations Chair for the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise; and has worked at the past two British Open Golf Tournaments for ESPN / ABC.

John Breslin

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

National University of Ireland, Ireland

Dr. Antonio Williams

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Indiana University, USA

Antonio S. Williams, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. His research interests include fitness and sport brand management as well as new media marketing. In addition to his refereed presentations at professional conferences such as NASSM and SMA, his work has been featured in the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal, The New York Times, and Fox News.