Smartphone etiquette when you hit the gym
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you name it. People use it every second of every day. Here’s some smartphone etiquette when you hit the gym.
"It's really a ‘don't’ to actually have a full blown conversation on a treadmill," said social media expert, Randi Zuckerberg.
That's not the only bad behavior CEO of Zuckerberg Media, Randi Zuckerberg says you get when shaping up and social media collide.
"Updating at the gym you have to be very careful. If you have just accomplished some awesome physical feat like you just completed a marathon go ahead share it, that's awesome but if you're that person who every day is like, ‘blasted my pecs today.’ That's going to be something that's probably going to annoy your friends," said Zuckerberg.
But the editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated is weighing in with the positives for training with technology.
"It's easier than ever to have a personal trainer right now, there's some great apps like Skimble is one of my favorites that puts the trainer right in your hand and it will actually customize an entire workout and walk you through it. There's a lot of apps like that use mobile and social media to help you achieve better fitness goals,” Zuckerberg said.
“One of my favorite apps is an app called Nike Plus. It tells your friends that you're going for a run and anytime they like the update it cheers for you in your ear. Someone likes the status and you hear woohoo and you feel like you're like Rocky,” Zuckerberg said.
“Gym Pact you put in your fitness goals and if you meet them at the end of the week, you get money or you get prizes there are scales that you can get on right now that will tweet your weight out so talk about being accountable for fitness and weight loss goals,” the social media expert said.
“Also there's a funny app called Gym Shamer that if you don't go to the gym, it will post a message to Facebook saying to everyone how lazy you are so a lot of people feel motivated in different ways and there's an app for everything,” said Zuckerberg.