The New Way To Train

A personal online trainer is the newest way to train. Whether you combine your gym membership with an online trainer, or forgo the gym altogether, you will find that the convenience and personal attention of an online trainer is the best way to go.

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Convenience

While a gym membership is great, there are some times that it is really hard to get there on schedule. Even 24 hour gyms do not have a personal trainer on site at all times. However, with an online personal trainer, you will have a number of trainers who are familiar with your profile, your exercise regimen, and your diet. If one trainer is not available at the time you are ready to work out, you will find another on call, ready to go.

Full Service

Your personal online trainer will provide more than just accountability. When you are connected online with your training, you will find that all of your information goes into the program. With special apps, your heart rate, calories consumed, miles traveled, and even respirations will be graphed. Your personal trainer will keep track of it all, making recommendations for your workout. So you have not only a real person as a trainer, but you have the benefit of software that keeps track of your progress, as well.

Accountability

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Many people like having a personal trainer because it makes them accountable to somebody for their workout. If you do not make it to the gym, you may get a text or phone call from the trainer.

It is the same with a personal online trainer. You will receive regular contacts from your trainer, checking on your progress and keeping track. He or she will keep you apprised of new workout routines and dietary recommendations.

Resources with Your Personal Online Trainer

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Another great feature you get with an online trainer is instant contact. You may not be comfortable calling your trainer at the gym with a question about dinner. Your friends are all going out after work, and you have never been to this particular restaurant. Maybe you would like to ask what you should order. With a personal online trainer, you can log on and enter where you will be dining that night. Then, you can get menu recommendations that will maintain your diet and keep you on track.

Travelling

When you go traveling, there is no need to worry about getting off track with your workout routine or your diet. Just go online and enter your destination, and you will receive recommendations for area gyms, tracks, weight rooms, or other facilities. You can even get a list of hotels that have the workout facilities that you need.

You can also get lists of restaurants and markets in the area that will give you the chance to eat out without messing up your diet.

A personal online trainer can help you stay on track and give you the personal attention you need to stay with your plan.

What Is The Best Mobile Phone To Take To Glastonbury Festival?

 

You’ve made it! You finally have made it to the Glastonbury Festival. So, you take a selfie with some of your friends, when BOOM! Some idiot runs into your elbow and knocks your phone into the mud. Here you are, right at the beginning of your holiday, and you have no phone. So, avoid the inconvenience, frustration, and disappointment by getting a phone that can take the abuse. Here, we will talk about the best mobile phone to take to your Glastonbury Festival Accommodation.

Nautiz X1

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The Nautiz X1 may not be the prettiest phone on the market, but it may be one of the toughest. It is resistant to being dropped in water, and can withstand extreme humidity – which makes it easier to use in the rain. It also is resistant to drops on a hard service and to extreme vibrations. You can have your Nautiz X1 installed with Android 4.0, or with Windows.

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Nothing is tougher than a Caterpillar, and now, you can have a phone as tough as a Caterpillar. The CAT B15 Android smartphone is water resistant, and is sturdy in a 6 foot drop. Not only that, the screen works when the phone is wet. The price is right, too, coming in at under $349.

JCB

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An IP67 certified phone, the JCB ToughPhone Pro-Smart is one of the toughest phones on the market. It is durable and resistant to water, dust, and shock. It has 256 MB of RAM, and an 800MHz processor. Unfortunately, it’s handset is rather outdated in regards to software specs. Hardware is also somewhat limited.

AT&T NEC Terrain

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The NEC Terrain, by AT&T, may be one of the toughest Phones on the market. Shock resistant, it also handles fluids, dirt, and extremities of temperatures like a champ. It is probably the toughest phone in the AT&T lineup. Hardware-wise, it’s hard to beat, with its double speakers that face the front. It makes it much easier to hear conversations in a noisy environment, such as the Glastonbury Festival. The NEC Terrain has 1GB of RAM with a Snapdragon S4 chip.

CASIO G’zOne

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Are you ready to go military? The CASIO G’zOne is manufactured to military standards. You can wear gloves when you use this phone, and it has front speakers, too. This makes it great for noisy environments. It has 4G LTE connectivity, which makes it super fast. It is also rugged.

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You can also consider getting a tough case for your iPhone. The Lunatik Taktik Case has Gorilla Glass that can withstand – well – a gorilla. We’ve all seen the old luggage ads with a gorilla throwing around suitcases and bags, only to be frustrated with the one brand that won’t break open. That’s the way it is with a Gorilla Glass case. It can protect your phone and the screen, and while it may not be water proof, it is most certainly shatter proof, offering great protection for your phone.

 

Use Apps To Learn To Dance

The skill of dancing evades most people. Watching other people on the dance floor does not help, because, seriously, most of them look stupid, and you do not want to look like they do, right? Furthermore, unless you attended cotillion as a child, you probably were never taught to dance. But, you do not have to remain a wallflower. You can look just as silly as everybody else, and have fun doing it, you won’t have to worry about your dance shoes when learning to dance using apps.

Pocket Salsa

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Don’t you love watching people do the salsa? Believe it or not, there is a series of moves you do in salsa that is not to hard to learn. You can learn them with Pocket Salsa. There are over 100 lessons included on this app, and gives you plenty of great rhythms to practice with in preparation for your next party. This app runs about $4.

Bboy Step by Step

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Learn the basics of street dance with the $2 Bboy Step by Step. Taught by Bboy Jeromeskee, of Rock steady, the app offers 15 tutorials that can teach you the footwork of street dancing, along with toprock and freezing. In addition, if you are left handed, you can flip the video.

Breakdance Step-by-Step

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For $5, you can get more detailed instruction on how to breakdance like a pro. The windmill, tornado, floats, threading, six step, baby freeze, backspins, and handglides are just a few of famous moves you can learn with this app. While this app is a little pricier than others, you get nearly 50 tutorials that give vast details on a wide variety of moves. It even takes you up to the so-called power moves of the trax/halos and 2000s.

Learn Hip Hop Dance

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Brice Johnson, otherwise known as “Professor Lock”, teaches these tutorials on Hip Hop dance. For only $2, you can learn the Running Man, the Dougie, and the Harlem Shake. Critics also say that Johnson does a great job of guiding users of the app in developing their own style and looking great while they do it.

Zumba

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Ok, Zumba may be seen as more of an exercise than a dance, but it moves to music, so that’s a lot like a dance, right? This $5 app is another pricy one, but you get lots of workouts to some great Latin music.

Tap App

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Do you wish you could learn some more traditional moves? Tap App is $2, and teaches you how to tap dance. This classic dance is illustrated with detailed drawings that instruct you in each move, and then demonstrates them in the tutorials. With this app, you learn the 12 basic steps that comprise tap dancing. There are two $1 add-on packs that teach an additional 24 steps. There are plenty of instructions and practice opportunities with these tutorials.

Dance the Rumba

The Rumba is another popular dance that has made a comeback. This app is free, and gives you 5 lessons. There are eleven more at $1 each.

 

There’s A Weird App For That

 

Just when you thought it was safe to go out in the internet – weird apps pop up out of nowhere. From prevention of drunk dialing to learning to play piano, and from arranging your furniture to engaging in a toilet paper war, you can find just about anything in the app store. With over a million apps on the market, there are some really cool, weird, and curious ones available that can entertain and educate you for just a small fee.

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Ikea 3-D App

The Ikea 3-D app will help you to place virtual furniture in your virtual home. Confused about whether or not that “perfect” sofa will fit into your small living room? It’s simple! You take a picture of the symbol on the page of the Ikea catalogue, and place the catalogue in the spot where you want the piece of furniture. Your device will show you the item in the very spot where you laid the catalogue. This is possibly one of the most useful furniture apps, and it can also demonstrate what non-ikea items might look like, for instance if you found a hifi cabinet in one furniture store, just find something similar in the app and you can see what it looks like.

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Have you always regretted dropping piano lessons? Are you tired of making your children drag themselves to the piano to practice? The, Piano Maestro by Joytunes is the app for you. You can touch the keys on the virtual keyboard to play piano, or it will actually respond to an acoustic or digital keyboard! Not only that, Joytunes has recently made the app FREE to music teachers, and to students who sign up under their teachers’ accounts. Some of the most popular piano methods are included in the app, so you can take lessons from your teacher, and practice at home using the app in a game format.

 

Paper Racing

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Ready for something that is just silly? Try Paper Racing. That’s right, you can race a friend in trying to get all of the paper off of a virtual toilet paper roll. Hmm…I wonder if the cat would settle for an app?

Drunk Dial No!

 

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Do you have numbers in your phone that you should never, under any circumstances, call? Maybe you have them there just so the name shows up if they call you, and you can ignore the call. Maybe you just can’t let go. However, problems arise when you have one – or two – too many, and think this is a great time to give that person a call. With Drunk Dial No! you can block those numbers while you are still sober. Then, when you lose your mind and try to give that person a call in the wee, drunk hours of the morning, your phone tells you NO WAY! You will have to wait a few more hours before you can dial that number.

Apps can entertain, amuse, educate, and communicate. There are plenty of them out there, too, and many have multiple games from which to choose. The Joytunes app, for instance, has Dustbuster attached, which is a non-musicians’ version of Piano Maestro.

 

 

 

 

 

Surfing Apps For The UK

You have probably heard the popular ad campaign that says “There’s an app for that”. Well, believe it or not, there is an app for just about anything in the world, including surfing! In fact, there is a whole host of apps for surfing, so before you plan your holiday, check out these apps to see if today is the day you will catch the big one!

Why Get Surfing Apps?

Why do you need surfing apps, anyway? The ocean is always rolling, and short of a hurricane, tropical storm, or typhoon, what else could get in the way of a great week surfing?

Well, surfing apps will tell you exactly where the best waves and conditions are in any designated area. For example, how much fun would it be to head for your favorite beach, only to get there and find that the average wave height is 0 ft? That can be especially frustrating when you find out, later, that only 30 miles down the coast, the waves were 6 ft! That’s what surfing apps can do for you. You can find out not only the average wave height for any given destination, this is especially helpful if you have a surf school in Bude, then you can find out the wind direction and sometimes even the wind strength.

Surfing Apps: Seabreeze Free

Find Waves is a free app that goes a little further than just telling you wind direction and wave height. The info is updated every 4 hours. You do get up-to-date wind direction information, but you also get graphics that give you a great visualization of what is going on at that particular site. You can see tide information and wave height, but you also get swell direction graphics, as well. This app also provides maps and charts from the Bureau of Meteorology. The forecast for the rest of the day is also included.

Surfing Apps: Surf Watch

Surf Watch is not free, but at only $11, it’s not going to break the bank, either. With Surf Watch, you get NOAA updates. The information is customizable, and you can tap in your desired location for swell alerts, wind speed, and tide status. Many users who have used Buoyweather at the same price have switched to Surf Watch. The forecast covers all of the necessary information you need for surfing later that day.

Surfing Apps: goFlow Surf

goFlow Surf is a worldwide app, meaning that it gives you info on surf sites all over the world. You can establish a profile with this app and get to know other surfers in designated areas. You can post to this app yourself, sharing your observations and photos, and even post to Facebook. This social app for surfing is popular for those who like to meet up with other surfers – or who simply like to brag.

Surfing Apps: Surfboard Finder

There is also an app that will help you find new equipment. You can get info on surf stores and inquire toward the particular equipment you want.

Are Tablets The Future Of Our Children’s Toys?

We want the best for our little ones. We select allergen and dye-free diaper and detergent, we use PBA free sunscreen, and even make our own baby food to make sure there are no additives that could harm our children. However, what about toys? We want to give our babies every opportunity to develop their brains, so are tablets the future of our children’s’ toys?


Eye/Hand Coordination

Granted, there is a certain eye-hand coordination that takes place with tablets technology. Touch-screen technology makes interaction with computers amazingly simple, and there is certainly a place for this with our babies. As soon as a baby learns what his hands are for, and learns to reach for an item he or she wants, he is able to interact with a LeapFrog or Kurio. However, there is much more at stake here than touching something he sees. Babies still don’t have a dimensional understanding of objects, so they must manipulate items. Every time a baby grasps his pacifier, his blanket, his baby toys, a rubber ball, neurons are being formed in his brain that register the concept of weight, texture, smell, size, and many other elements that make up the item. Simply being in a different room when they pick up that item will create a whole different set of neurons.
This is all part of eye-hand coordination. It’s not just touching something you’re looking at. It’s predicting what you’re going to feel when you do touch it. Have you ever picked up a full gallon of milk, only to find that it is nearly empty? The result is often hysterical as it looks like the jug is rocket propelled. There is a lot involved in looking at an item and preparing to handle it.

Cause and Effect

The milk jug gives us, also, an example of cause and effect. Analysis of the situation will tell us that the jug was empty, and we didn’t know it, so our muscles and the effort we exerted into lifting the jug were too much for the situation. But the experience of cause and effect makes us analyse the event in more subjective ways. The surprise, sometimes embarrassment, and physical imbalance of the event register far more in our senses and brain function than the mere logic of what caused the effect.
This is what a baby encounters many times every day. This is why we love babies, and learn to see the world in a new light through their eyes. And, this is why tablets cannot ever replace toys, and mommy’s necklace, and daddy’s cell phone as training for our children. Tablets offer untold education to children, but only through one window – the window of the screen on the tablet. Children grow through exploring every possibility, and to limit them to only one is foolish.

So, don’t worry that your child won’t be as smart as others if he doesn’t have a tablet. Chances are, he may be smarter.

Welcome!

Hi There,

My name is Ian Zader, and welcome to 4 Smart Mobile. Is a new addition to a network of blogs that I own including rentasmart and zader.co.uk. 

I hope to interest you with the latest mobile phone and mobile gadget news. So If you’re interested in finding out about the latest tech. You’ve come to the right place.

Thanks,

Ian