I recently met a man at a gym where I consult wearing an Apple watch and a Basis watch, two heavy-duty trackers. He also tracked his food with MyFitnessPal, his sleep, his weight with a wifi scale, and a bunch of other things, too, all on disparate platforms. And after a year with all that data, his progress towards his goals had slowed to a crawl. You’d think he’d be doing better than ever, but he wasn’t able to suss through all the crazed web of the different data sets and apps to find a successful path to his goal.
There are two teams from Housatonic Community College that are competing in this year’s United Healthcare Fitness Walk-A-Thon. When the competition gets underway here Sept. 16, last year’s fourth-place finisher will once again step up to the challenge.