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Contest! Win a free download of '300' from MovieLink

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:44 pm
by ucffool
Hey folks. I recently purchased a special edition of the '300' DVD, and it came with a code for a free MovieLink download of the movie. I have no need for this, and with Kevin's permission, I'm offering this in a simple contest.
All entries in this thread will qualify you. Every idea should be submitted as a separate post to be counted as an entry. Multiple ideas = multiple entries. Winner is decided at my discretion based upon feasibility, creativity, and explanation.

CONTEST
What new feature could be created or added to Simplefit.org to improve visitor retention upon visiting the site for the first time? Why?
In other words, ask around and see what would stop someone's search for fitness and nutrition advice at Simplefit.org
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If you have an idea and have no interest in the prize, please start your post with "VOID 300". Thanks for all input.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:12 am
by Norman
VOID 300

This site is very complete already on nutrition, strength exercise and cardio ( see Kevin's recent post). I believe the only lacking piece is stretching. Are there any recent studies on stretching that could be distilled by our guru that would provide us with a simplefit style stretching program ?

Then all the pieces would be in : nutrition + strength + cardio + stretching.

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Other classic suggestions :
_ Before/after photos.
_ Personal bests by age/gender ... (Hall of fame style) - with video proof :)
_ Average workout log duration of the members.

I will try and think of more.

Nice initiative Andy !

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:31 pm
by kdo463
I think if this site wasn't recommeded by crossfit, I might have clicked right on by until I really looked into the workouts. At first, they look overly simple. Three exercises with only a few reps each set. My first impression was that it doesn't look like enough. I think if there was better explanation as to how this style of exercise is better than multiple exercises and reps and/or 30min of cardo, it would keep people interested.
Also, how about a page on how to work the simplefit workouts into a larger exercise regimen? Many folks here do other types of exercise on top of the simple fit routine.

~Keith

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:01 am
by fizzleboink
I think the site needs more "credibility". As was the same with kdo, the reason I stuck with the site was because of the referral from crossfit. In a sense this site leveraged crossfits reputation and credibility.

Things that would help:

- A page about Kevin
- More testimonials.. not just a page but maybe one or two on every page in its own little box somewhere
- Before/After photos (I'm going to post some more soon heh)
- Charts showing peoples progress with weight.. body fat %.. level ups

They get harder to implement down the list, and so do their potential results for building credibility. I highly recommend the first one.

I also think there should be some minor structural changes to the site. The regular text could maybe be a bit bigger (more Web 2.0 ish). Getting to the workouts from the first page should be made more obvious. Like a big ass button that stands out from the rest (again, more Web 2.0 ish).

Just some ideas. :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:58 pm
by Admin
Thanks for all the feedback I will start working on ways to implement.

Norman with the stretching stuff more here http://www.simplefit.org/phpbb/viewtopi ... =4234#4234

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:14 pm
by ucffool
More input still welcome though!!! By the end of the month I'll pick a winner.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:00 pm
by ucffool
Congrats to Fizzle, winner of the contest! Some great ideas here, and myself and Kevin are definitely exploring them, as soon as we find some more damn time! Thanks for everyone's input!