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Use A Virtual Treadmill App And Listen To Pandora

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I found a couple great apps for ipad that show great trails for running or biking or hiking as you work on the treadmill or stationary bike. And while I'm "running on the trail" I can listen to all my favorite music on Pandora. I want to get in my exercise!

- Submitted by ANNIEL617 1/4/2013 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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BUILDERCHICK 3/20/2013 1:45:00 PM

    Annie BIG THANKS
Virtual Active provides a great interface with the camera on your Ipad so the walk/run mimics what you are doing in real time!
Don't know about the rest of you but the gym music and wheezing from nearby treadmillers was really boring. Much more fun to plug it in with this app and I use
another app called nature scenes that allows you to program nature sounds to your
walk so walking by the lake has lake sounds etc... This really helped and the hour flew by leaving me relaxed AND energized
now if they could just do something about the gym smell emoticon
ANNIEL617 1/5/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Hi! I would be happy to share the information. I have an ipad. I found Virtual Active (by BitGym), Virtual Runner (by Outside Interactive), and MySmooth. All of these apps are free but you have to buy the trails (like most apps.) I found Trees For Cities which is a virtual run through London (by BitGym) for free. I'm sure there are others. I also went to Amazon and saw there were DVD's of virtual runs if your treadmill is by your DVD player. FYI... if you like yoga, I found an app called Simply Yoga which has a great demo, and you can purchase more workouts. Enjoy.
ANDI_3K 1/4/2013 10:20:00 PM

    I would love to know the names of these apps, if you care to share. Thanks
I-CAN-DO-IT-2 1/4/2013 10:20:00 PM

    Wow! What a great idea. I went to Google play to look for android apps and searched on virtual treadmill, visual treadmill, and I couldn't seem to find the graphic-based adventure that you're speaking of. Could you name any apps please? Thanks.

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