Suffering from Olympics withdrawal? Rock Health presents a special fitness technology report incl. Skimble

While the Olympic games in London have come and gone, our friends at Rock Health are here to satiate your hunger for those five golden rings AND digital health. Check out the future of digital health for athletes from an Olympic gold medalist, IronMan world champ, SuperBowl Captain, cutting-edge doctor and pioneering entrepreneurs incl. Skimble:

Carry on the Olympic spirit using Skimble‘s top Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps available through Google Play and the App Store.

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Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly does TEDx flips for the future of health & fitness!

At Skimble, we love inspiring others to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle using some of the latest mobile tech innovations!  It’s an idea we think is worth spreading. Fittingly, Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly recently gave a TEDx Talk at her alma mater, the University of Waterloo, in Canada.  Here’s Maria’s talk…backflips, twists ‘n all:

Before hitting the stage, Maria met up with her impromptu stunt team consisting of three all-star gymnasts/dancers from the uWaterloo Cheer team.

They practiced for only a couple of hours before busting out their fit moves!  From Right to Left: Olivia Turi, Amanda Whaling, Maria and Glynnis Marie Pardo. Thanks Samson Yan for teaming us up 🙂

Check out all the fantastic TEDxUW 2011 talks here.

 

Quick Workout of the Week: Washboard Abs Blast

Get ready for the Washboard Abs Blast, our latest 12 minute core workout.  It’s time to get those muscles in your core working hard with big, powerful movements. This is an ideal workout if you’re CRUNCHED for time and you wanna BLAST those abs!

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Happy #FitnessFriday and have a great weekend working those abs with the Skimble community to support you along the way…

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2011 mHealth Summit Photo Recap by Skimble

Once there was eHealth, then there was dHealth, now there is mHealth…and it looks like it’s here to stay.  This week, Skimble was on site at the 2011 mHealth Summit (#mHS11) at the Gaylord in DC.  This year, the summit attracted over 3600 attendees from 46 states and 50 countries.  Here’s our photo recap:

The conference kicked off with some incredible Keynotes and Themed Tracks:

The exhibit hall was packed with innovation including the Start Up Pavilion where Skimble was representing along with Rock Health, CellScope and other great startups.

The first evening was spent at a dueling piano bar!  There we celebrated the QualcommLife 2net device platform launch with Rock Health:

Cheers to mHealth!

The second night was spent with Health in Place’s Disruptive Women in Health Care:

Halle Tecco of Rock Health speaks:

We wrapped things up in style with a little nightcap in downtown DC:

Of course we had to stop by the White House for some eggnog with the Obama’s ;p

Feeling all warm inside, we checked out the National Christmas Tree:

What a trip!  Thanks everyone for making the mHealth Summit so memorable and invigorating, The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, HIMSS, The mHealth Alliance (mHA) & The National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For those who aren’t too familiar with the event, the mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.

PS: don’t forget to work off those dark chocolate truffles we provided with Skimble’s top free app, Workout Trainer iPhone/iPad and Android!

Here are all of Skimble’s mHealth Summit photos on flickr

Transforming HealthIT: Skimble selected as DCtoVC Startup Showcase finalist!

Got a startup that’ll transform health? We sure do!

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The DC to VC HIT Startup Showcase is coming up and event host Morgenthaler Ventures has just announced the 11 startup finalists.  They were looking for superstars, we gave them Skimble rock stars:

Skimble is excited to share our vision in front of over 200 Health IT entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors at this invite-only event.  DCtoVC celebrates the growing interest in the health IT sector, which grew 27% in VC investments in Q2 2011.  Stay tuned for updates at the event on September 22, 2011, during Health Innovation Week in San Francisco!
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