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I’ll admit, I’ve hopped on the social networking bandwagon. I’ve been on Myspace and Facebook for years. But after just a few days, tons of spam messages and software glitches, and a lot of idiots that make fun of and/or annoy everyone else while hiding behind a screen name, the whole thing gets old.

I mean, I can’t even remember the last time I logged-in to my Myspace page. But social networking isn’t gone, it’s just improved.

That’s why I wanted to share a few thoughts about a new social network for fitness enthusiasts, aptly named FitConnect.com.

fitconnect home page

FitConnect is “the health and fitness community for everyone.” It’s a lot like Myspace, but it’s made specifically for athletes and people interested in health and fitness.

The first thing I noticed is that the site has a clean design which looks good, loads fast, and best of all, it works properly! I remember getting numerous errors every single time I logged-in to Myspace, but I have yet to see one error in FitConnect.

FitConnect has the obligatory social networking features: adding friends, sending messages, leaving comments, uploading photos, blogging, groups, video clips, etc. It also has sections for tips and recipes, and the most innovative part (in my opinion) is the Supplements section.

The Supplements section in FitConnect lists the most popular bodybuilding and sports supplements, and you can click “I use this.” That will put you in the group with other people who use the same supplement. Then you can rate the supplement and write a review. (If you’re considering a new supplement, check out the reviews in FitConnect.)

Also, there are groups based around local fitness centers, so you could even find someone that goes to your local gym! Very cool.

You know what the best part is though? The people who make up the community.

All throughout FitConnect, you’ll find a friendly and helpful vibe. Plus, everyone has something in common – love for fitness! From fitness beginners to certified trainers and everyone in between, they’re all there, and they get along nicely!

(Don’t forget my profile… www.fitconnect.com/coachlevi)

Here is another screenshot – this is from when I’m signed-in:

fitconnect blog page

The only small drawback is that the Google Adsense ads are kind of annoying, since they’re bright red and basically in the middle of the page (on some pages.) I guess they have to make money somehow, though, and bright red ads in the middle of the page is how they do it.

(I don’t mind the ads, it’s just that the red looks so ugly on an otherwise beautiful gray and blue website.)

My final verdict is…

FitConnect is a pretty good website, and it’s way better than Myspace when it comes to making new friends and having a good time online.

I wouldn’t say I spend any more time at FitConnect than I do on other social networks, but it’s definitely the most enjoyable one when I am on there. If you have the time and inclination, sign-up and make some new friends in the fitness community.

Official website: www.FitConnect.com

Product Review Details
Company: FitConnect
Product: FitConnect.com
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Date last updated: 2008-08-25
Obtained Product: Free to join.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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