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Announcing SparkAmerica

Thursday, December 27, 2007

We're extremely happy to announce the launch of SparkAmerica today. SparkAmerica is basic in its premise, but we believe hold lots of promise and potential.

Basically SparkAmerica is a fitness minute challenge, where we are challenging our members to exercise and track 1 billion fitness minutes in 2008. We have put some new tools and pages in place to keep overall site totals, as well as individual and team totals. There's no new tracking required from you as a members, we aggregate the tracking you do in places like the calories burned tracker, strength tracker, and Quick Track.

We are excited about SparkAmerica for many reasons but 2 big ones are:
- That we feel consistent fitness is the springboard to many many goals, and SparkAmerica is a fun new challenge to help more people exercise consistently.
- SparkAmerica is something anyone can do, including people who don't need (or don't want) to lose weight. While we love that SparkPeople helps millions of people lose weight and get healthier, we are happy to expand our offerings to apply to anyone.

You can click here to read more about SparkAmerica

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MDG737 1/7/2008 9:31AM

  Good idea, okay let's roll.

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LUNALORI 12/29/2007 4:21PM

    This is an awesome idea! 410 down, 9610 minutes to go!

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TAMMYBRO 12/28/2007 7:13PM

    Thanks Chris and your team for what you are doing to help others meet their goals. I look forward to using this in 2008!!! Tammy

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JOEGIRL6113 12/27/2007 7:30PM

    Sounds good to me! I think with all the SP members who are exercising, we could get to 1 billion in 2008!


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JACKIE4019 12/27/2007 3:00PM

    This is great. I love being part of something so BIG.

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COACHGIA 12/27/2007 2:54PM

    A BIG thank you to Chis & his Spark Team! It could not have come at a better time, Spark America will help all of us Sparkers start our "08" New Year fitness goals off with a BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you all,

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HAPPYMOM8 12/27/2007 1:46PM

    Wonderful idea! It will be one more motivation for me.
thanks, Pat

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TRICOTINE 12/27/2007 1:26PM

    That is SO GREAT! Thanks!

I have logged in but the fitness I logged in for December does not appear in my numbers... It says that I worked out 0 minutes in December... What did I do wrong?

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CYNTHIAS50 12/27/2007 1:23PM

    Great! I know we can do it!

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FRD457 12/27/2007 1:03PM

    It just keeps getting better! Happy New Year to all.


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LUV_VICKIE 12/27/2007 12:31PM

    Sounds great, but...I am a little confused. I am in Germany...What do I need to do and where? Where do I find SparkEarth? 2008 is going to be great.

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KITT52 12/27/2007 11:38AM

    All I can say is another great idea from SparkPeople. its wonderful. I can't wait to tell al my friends.


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LIVE4THEMOMENT 12/27/2007 11:37AM

    How Great! So Excited! A fun way to start the year off right!

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BEEJAY49 12/27/2007 11:20AM

    I'm so excited about this! Thank you for doing it!

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SPARKGUY 12/27/2007 11:18AM

    Hi Everyone

This is one of the most exciting features we've ever launched for me. Going back to the very beginnings of SparkPeople when I was a kid, the combination of consistent fitness and goal-setting was the foundation of me overcoming anxiety to reach many goals.

I honestly believe this program could help millions of people reach so many goals in life if we all spread it around and follow it.

I'll be posting my fitness minutes almost every day in 2008, I hope you'll join me as much as you can!



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WANDAH3 12/27/2007 11:17AM

    This sounds exciting...I'm all for it! Thanks for keeping us motivated. Happy New Year to you and all the staff that work so hard to keep SP up and running.

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