Fitocracy?

  • 3401 days ago

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    andizz Level 1
    Isn't this the exact same concept as that website?

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  • 3401 days ago

    SlimKickerAdmin Community manager
    Might be a similar concept, but our target market are very different. They seem to be catering to bodybuilders, while we're aiming for people who are new to living healthy, and want to make small changes. I've seen Fitocracy - if you want to lose weight, and feeling overwhelmed, I don't think it's the best site. If you want to learn bodybuilding and become stronger, they're much better than us in that aspect.

    In the end, I don't think people are clamoring for a level-up fitness game, like they choose smartphones. People just want to either lose weight, become stronger, or be more fit, and we're one site that can help among many others.

    I'll say we're more inspired by MyFitnessPal more than anyone else :)

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  • 3400 days ago

    I joined this site because I love fitocracy, but they don't have a meal tracking component.

    I don't consider myself a "bodybuilder"- I'm far from that- but I think that they focus more on people who are already more heavily involved in health as a lifestyle (and being more competative). I think that this is a great site for introducing people to healthy choices and activities. Plus its a great addition to other resources. I would love it if I could import my exercises from fitocracy to here.

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  • 3400 days ago

    Agree w bittaniwho. Fitocracy's strength is exercise tracking. But it's not just bodybuilders....there is a wide range of fitness freaks over there. Runners, cyclists, tri; even parkour, martial arts, and bodyweight only types. I really wish they had a food tracking component for the "total package,' but they have no interest in that. I found this site from a member recommendation over there, so looks like I may have found the missing piece.

    Only problem is that I really don't want to track exercises on both sites, so I may ignore that part of this site. I've only started using SlimKicker, but not so impressed with the activity tracking (I don't seem to get a calorie burned value for non-cardio activities?).

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  • 3399 days ago

    I've used Fitocracy for a long time, and I really dig the SlimKicker approach a lot more. The food attribute was lacking there, and I was using SparkPeople + Fitocracy, but SlimKicker has everything I want AND it's fun to use. I think you guys definitely have the right idea, I'm so happy + excited to be using this site. Thanks for the inspiration, and keep up the great work!

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  • 3390 days ago

    It's also cool that in addition to nutrition and exercise challenges SK has challenges around the areas of emotion and willpower,etc. I guess fitocracy has it's advantages but SK seems much more holistic.

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  • 3386 days ago

    Lumberjackie Nutritionist
    you might not get a high calorie burning value from noncardio activities because you don't burn a lot doing them. You burn calories all day long and sometimes longer because you have to repair muscles. :] hope that helps!

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  • 3386 days ago

    I had tried Fitocracy first, before moving here. One thing that made the decision to come here a no-brainer for me is that the SlimKicker app actually works on my (rather old) iPod touch! Yay SlimKicker!

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  • 3380 days ago

    I use both. I find exercise tracking to be somewhat clumsy here (I tend to track runs only) and the food tracking is nonexistent there. It works well for me :)

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