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Can Social Media Help You Get Fit?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Can your time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social sites really help you get in shape?
Air Date: 3/11/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Amanda Vogel, MA
Amanda VogelAmanda Vogel, MA human kinetics, is a fitness instructor and owner of ActiveVoice.ca, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry. In addition to being a social media manager and consultant for major fitness brands and public figures, Amanda blogs at FitnessTestDrive.com and writes for IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Certified News, Oxygen, SELF and Reader's Digest. Her blog was a finalist in the Best Health Magazine Blog Awards. Amanda is a member of ACSM's Alliance of Health and Fitness Professionals, and she'll be presenting sessions on both social media and fitness apps at the upcoming ACSM Health & Fitness Summit.
Can Social Media Help You Get Fit?
Are you on Facebook? Do you Tweet? Post photos on Instagram?

It seems that everyone is on social media these days, and we've all had a Facebook friend who is constantly posting about going to the gym.

But can your time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social sites really help you get and stay in shape?

Can posting on social media about going to the gym really help you become more fit?

What is the best social media platform for motivating people to get and stay in shape? And where can you follow fitness experts who can help motivate you and who offer useful workout ideas and tips?

Social media consultant and fitness writer, Amanda Vogel, answers all of these questions and more.
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