Pump It Up

Software For Hardbodies

Literally hundreds of fitness software titles abound, and many let you try before you buy. Where to look? Good starting places are HotFiles (www.hotfiles.com) and Freeware32 (www.freeware32.com). Want an example? Start here:

  • Athlete's Database: Keep a training log for walking, skating--whatever--and analyze your progress (time, distance, heart rate, etc). Download a 90-day free trial at www.creativewindows.simplenet.com; the purchase price is $34.95.
  • CrossTrak: A freebie, this aerobics training database (www.freeware32.com) lets you record data on runs, swims, bike rides and more for free.

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This article was originally published in the January 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Pump It Up.

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