Do you ever think to yourself, that’s cool, but I could never do that?
Despite my now slightly more adventurous. Give things a go attitude. I used to think exactly that, I don’t think I could do that.
My attitude towards trying new activities didn’t change over night. I always loved watching and being a part of them but I was never really dedicated to give it a fair shot. I think I might have a tool to help you change yours too.
When Shrick got in contact with me I was very excited to learn about this up and coming app. Shrink app is described as a social network that will unite action sports athletes all over the world. Show off your skills and enjoy others’ tricks.
A bit like Instagram for sports with a lot of healthy competition.
One of the biggest challenges I often hear through Wondrous, is people saying they don’t feel like they can try new activities or its not for them. I like to put myself out there (foolishly and goof like) doing and trying new things to show you its not that far from your reach and its fun.
The cool thing about Shrick app is it opens you up to a community of people. Just like you and me. Trying things about posting their new tricks or skills learnt or just their excitement for a particular sport/activity.
You can follow people you admire and aspire, and you can help people who are just getting started. There are some people on there who do not post original photos so you have to work around them and find the ones that you love.
There are two well known types of motivation. Intrinsic and extrinsic. Instrinsic motivation comes from within, such as personal achievement. Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation from external factors such as competition.
A lot us get motivation from both of the above so its not exactly black and white. Shrick app combines both of these two types of motivations without you even realising it. And I thought I would let you in on that secret.
Your personal achievement comes from learning a new skill and being able to share that and be proud of it. You have a greater access to new tricks and ideas that you can do with your chosen activity.
Your external motivation comes from the healthy competition between who’s following you and who you choose to follow.
Now I am going to be completely honest here I wouldn’t usually like the idea of this. I am the type of person who doesn’t like competition if she is loosing. As much as I hate to admit it. But I have noticed. With friends its different.
I discovered this through using my Fitbit and I have a couple of funny stories over here if you want to check them out, Fitbit I have a bone to pick with you!
Through experience I can now appreciate that it makes for a lot of fun having challenges with your mates and encouraging each other along. The best part is you’re not limited to your small circle of local mates (especially if they don’t have the same interests as you). You have a pool of people from all around the world who you can both encourage and compete against.
Now it kinda feels like I am blowing smoke up this apps bum (bottom, gluteus maximus, whatever you want to call it).
I have been sponsored to give an honest review and this is it.
I love that you can follow likeminded people, I love that you can be inspired, I enjoy the healthy competition with mates, I enjoy sharing my achievements with someone other than my Mum. I like that I can follow game changers, and tricksters to get inspired.
The app takes a bit of getting used to and its lacking some girl power. Girls especially, make sure you check it out. You can search by sport type to find people to follow and you can search the leaderboard to follow top raters in your city, country or around the world.
A community like this is what the people make of it. So it’s much better if you get your friends involved too.
Click here to download the app in the iTunes store:
Just getting started and don’t know who to follow? You don’t have to worry because right in the middle of the screen is a ‘Popular’ icon in which you can see most popular posts.
Do you thrive with your fitness in a community setting?