Hopefully you have downloaded and are already using HFA’s mobile app: Get in Gear. It is a free app, available for download and use on both Apple and Android mobile devices. This app allows the user to raise money and awareness for people in the bleeding disorders community: those affected by Hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. You do this by simply choosing from any of the seven activity categories, and tracking your time and/or distance performing these activities. It is that simple! There is something for everyone on this app and all levels of fitness are included. You can choose from activities such as:
Running, jogging, walking, or hiking
Swimming, water aerobics, water activity
Cardiovascular activities such as: Aerobics & dancing, Zumba– a Latin inspired combination of dance and aerobics and even motion controlled fitness video games-such as Wii fit & Xbox Kinect.
Martial arts-Karate, Taekwondo, tai chi. Yoga & Pilates– a physical fitness system that builds strength, endurance and flexibility by focusing on concentration, control, breathing and the flow of movements.
Organized, team and other sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, bowling.
Weight training, strength training, resistance training
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a guide to see how your own fitness activities can fit into one of these categories.You don’t have to be a marathoner or even a runner for that matter. Evening walks with the dog, or a simple bike ride with the kids count! As you can see, there is a category for everyone! The activities listed, in general, are safe activities for those with a bleeding disorder.*
The app even allows you to listen to your own music and playlists from your device while tracking your exercise.
It is a win-win app for you and the community of people you are helping. You get healthy and physically fit and money and awareness is raised for people with a bleeding disorder.
Get started today. Visit www.getingearapp.com for more information or visit the iTunes or Google Play to download the app.
Get healthy, Give support, Get in Gear!
*As with any new activity, or if you are having joint or bleeding problems, make sure you check with your physician or therapist to be sure you are ready to get started.