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17. March 2014 15:50
by jennifer

Lose weight, improve your fitness and #rethinkyourday with Polar-Win a Polar FT80

17. March 2014 15:50 by jennifer | 193 Comments

It's no secret that Polar changed my life. I write about it often on the blog and on my social media channels. Not only did they change my life, but I also believe that they saved my life.

And I'd love to pay it forward by gifting one of my readers a Polar FT80.

The FT80 is not your average, run of the mill, beginner heart rate monitor. This computer that you wear strapped to your wrist is a MUST for the fitness enthusiast who wants to improve their strength and cardio.

What do you have to do to win?? It's simple. Watch the video below, and follow the steps on the Rafflecopter!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments (193) -


This would be great for my running and crossfit.

Stephanie Franklin

Love those planks!!!


I don't have a favorite method of strength training YET! I've always focused on cardio. Time to learn!

Lauren LaFleur

I LOVE weights...especially when I've been on a machine, and a guy comes to it after me and has to lower the amount!

Bob Beck

I usually stick to my P90X and running.


I love free weights Smile


Skull crushers for the Triceps.  

Thanks for the giveaway.

Larisa rechtiene

Love working on shoulders!  Love the look of those muscles!!  Love planking too!

Scotty Schrier

I stopped doing a lot of strength training after I hurt my back several years ago. I'm more of a cardio type person. That having been said, Pilates' core training is intense.

Amber Hady

Right now it is my videos - T25, P90X3, and 21 day fix. LOVE Arm day and every time I get to increase my weights Smile

stacey h

i love working shoulders, i notice the biggest change in strength and definition.


I love T-25!


I love T-25

Nancy Allen

Would be great for crossfitSmile

Misty Richmond

Free hand weights.

Nancy Allen

would be great!!!

amanda shapin

Would love this to help push my workouts to the next level! Awesome giveaway!

Stacey Raymond

Simple body weight exercises are my go to for strength training.

Misty Richmond


Dontaye Scott-Neal

This watch is awesome. Would love for running!!

Amanda r

I like spinning and running!

Tricia Marble

I am not huge into strength training yet.  I know I need to get into it more.  I usually do Zumba and I am trying to get going with lifting weights (home) on my own.

Lyndi Malarchuk

My hubby and I are in the middle of P90X, and that is definitely my favorite so far!


Working my arms with weights and pushups since I am getting better at those.

Tina S

My favorite strength exercise is/are lunges.


I love Jillian Michaels DVDs!

Brienne Peers

I love free weights!

holly G

I love running hills and off-road trails!


Deadlifts are by far my favorite exercise!!


I am starting to love free weights! It is love/hate sometimes!

Theresa C

Hill running is my favorite!

Lisa Jones

Does yoga count? I really have a hard time getting myself to lift weights.


I would love it!

Mindy @ Road Runner Girl

I love to plank! And I love squats!

Elizabeth Mayfield

Need to find upper arm strength exercises.


I really like planking. I am trying to strengthen my core and this definitely helps!

Jennifer Williams

If running is a strength training exercise, then it is my favorite.  I am the opposite of you and do the strength because it helps my running!  

Donnell Holly

I love wieght training in my BodyPump class, along w running.  I would love to win this.  thank you


This could be a great present for me.


Squats, lunges, pushups.  Love body weight workouts.  


you know I'm a Garmin girl, but I'd give Polar a whirl for sure Smile  It sounds pretty awesome.


I love simple weight lifting or Pilates for core work


Learning to love sit ups! I can finally do a proper one! Also getting stronger and planking!


This would help me so much with  my running.

Kimberly Webb Edwards

I would love to win this!

Kimberly Webb Edwards

I would love to win this

Ashley @ Snow Cream and Syrup

I actually really struggle with strength training. I like the idea - but I never feel like I'm doing it right. The feature described on the video sounds very helpful! I'm curious to learn more. When I do strength train, I like planks, mountain climbers, and side crunches.

Kimberly Webb Edwards

HIIT and swimming!


Bodyweight exercises I can do anywhere....pushup, planks, squats, walking lunges.  Also love my kettlebell!


I have a polar f4 that I love!! As I'm getting healthier and more athletic, I'd love to be able to step it up with something a lil more high tech!! This looks interesting!!!

Michelle @ Running with Attitude

I love strength training with TRX!


I like squats because they shape my thighs so that I do not have to wear shape- wear to the gym under my workout clothes!


This would be so amazing. It would be lovely to be able to track what I burn without googling it every timeSmile

Danielle Warren

I love P90X2 for strength training


Lunges, squats, pushups, burpees... I love body weight workouts.

Janna Stiles

I love riding my bike and doing free weights!

Janna Stiles

Love my bike and free weights

Holly Franklin

Both of my trainers wear polar! The results that you can keep up with while using the Polar bands are amazing! I've been working out now for a year now and would love to add one of these with my workout!!

Liz Lynch

I like to take cross training class and Body Pump classes for strength!


I am a runner so core/glute exercises are essential. I also swim regularly and do planks, push ups and lift weights.


I just started taking spin classes last month and noticed that a lot of people have these watches! I'm very interested in getting one too - they seem great!

Liz Lynch

I like to take body pump classes for strength training & cross train!

Tif Calder

My favorite strength training lately is Body Sculpt. Second to that is just simple lifting free weights at home with the husband!

Denae Pauleus

I love Polar. I've invested in a couple polar heart rate monitors in the past. I find a challenging in burning just 1 more calorie today over yesterday. As the CrossFit saying goes "Stronger than Yesterday" Smile

Kimberly S

Yoga and free weights!!  

Greg C

EVERYTHING!! Crossfit, all my Beachbody programs, all my extreme races!  Would be soooo awesome.

Heather @

I love Body Pump for strength training, but if I had to choose just one move it would be push-ups!

Kimberly Miller

Tennis, cardio, and free weights.

Michelle@Special Mom Space

My fave strength training exercise is actually the Lat Pull Down. Well, not sure that's strength training or muscle conditioning or if it's the same!

April Waggoner

Lifting weights


Squats are my favorite strength training exercise.

Carolyn Gilmore

I don't have a favorite yet.I still have so much to learn. I just started on my journey to a healthier me last May and have been learning as I go. I am on a very limited budget so I haven't splurged on a heart rate monitor. Having an opportunity to win one would be such a blessing.


I like using body weight so my favourites are squats and planks.

Sarah Wachal

Yea!! I shared as much as I could!! This Polar would help me fitness life sooo much!!! Smile

Elisebet F

I don't think I have a favorite, because I like to mix things up, but I'm really liking the results I'm seeing from squats and lunges.




I love working my shoulders and arms--p90x


I don't particularlly enjoy any strength training.


It used to be the deadlift, but I'm really starting to love the clean.

Megan (The Lyons' Share)

I like minimal-equipment bodyweight strength workouts!


I teach fitness classes and this would be a great way for me to track the calories burned during the workout!!!

Liz Lynch

I like to do Strength training with Body Pump and Cross Training Classes and try to fit in Cardio days of RPM, jogging, or Yoga. I would LOVE to have this watch to help me TRAIN and get stronger!


My favorite strength training exercise are kettle bell swings.

Meloney Robles

I love wall sits and planks. Trying to focus on my core to build overall strength and since I'm a single mom it helps that those are free workouts I can do at home Smile

Meloney Robles

I like doing wall sits and planks. Working my core and my whole body at once. Plus it helps that I can do the exercises at home for free since I'm a single mom. Free is always a plus!


Just finished my second round of 21 Day fix! Seeing serious results... already love working with weights at the gym... can't imagine what the polar could help with... would LOVE to win it as I absolutely cannot afford it with two teenagers at home and already having spent on the fix! This single mom doesn't have a lot of wiggle room! Keep up your amazing work, you truly inspire me!

Toni church


Samantha Makley

I haven't started strength training yet, but that is a plan for this summer. I plan on getting a gym membership and starting the training then. This would be soooo helpful for that! I have a regular Polar Ft4, but I have been wanting to upgrade!

shalama jackson

I am big into weights and strength training these days. I like to add yoga when I can fit it in.

Pam Gordon

I like using  bands Smile


LOVE Polar gadgets!!!


For strength training, I love working with dumbells!  The neoprene ones are the best!

Jessica leatherby

What an awesome giveaway!!!!!

Jessica leatherby

What an awesome giveaway!!


This would be awesome for running!


I love to do squats, any kind!


Oo... Love me some deep squats!


Ooo... Love me some deep squats 😊


Ooo.. love me some deep squats Smile


I like push ups.  I love seeing myself get stronger and being able to do more.  I also notice that I am able to build strength here fast so it keeps me motivated!


I love squats and deadlifts!

Jennifer Kumiski

I have been looking for a good heart rate monitor- everyone keeps telling me about Polar. I follow  Fat Girl Meets Fit World on facebook- and she posted about following you.

My favorite strength training I love taking the ripped class at my family y- even though its cardio its a lot of strength training!
Thank you.

Nicole Schofield

Love chalean extreme!


I love strength training for my arms

Jennifer elder

Maybe this will be the thing I need to boost my fitness!!


This will be great for my runs.


My favorite strength training is les mills combat power HIIT !! Really gets the job done.


Kickboxing or personal training!


My favorite strength training exercise is definitely leg curls followed by overhead presses. I need one of these to go with my H7.


I've been working on my arms.   So far, I think they've been my favorite... of course, anything beats working on my abs ;)

Karrie Middaugh

Total body conditioning class...lunges with weights, walking pushups, mountain climbers

Tawnya Bates

My favorite strength training exercise is leg workouts.

Tawnya Bates

Leg workouts are my favorite strength training.

Jennifer Martin

Pushups work so many muscles at once, they are the best


My favorite strength training exercise is planking.  In the beginning I could barely hold a plank for 30 seconds.  Now I'm up to a few minutes!

Carrie H

Planks are my favorite - so many options and nothing extra needed!

Toni Carrigan

I love burpees and squats!!

Toni Carrigan

I love burpees and squats!


I would love it for crossfit!

Xiomara Meeks

I would love to try out the polar during hot yoga.

Andi Benoit

Deadlifts... definitely deadlifts

Cecil @ Dreadmill Drummer

I'm a big fan for Spartan Race, so the burpee is naturally my favorite (and most hated) strength training exercise.


Squats or Good mornings are definitely my favorite strength training moves!


Kettlebell class!


I would love to win this because I like to strength train with weights on the floor at the gym!


I would love to win this Polar to track my weight training that I do!

Sheri H

I love plank

Amy Satterfield

My favorite strength training is the kettlebell!

Amanda M (@mommygorun)

Squats and Deadlifts are my FAVORITE strength training activity~

Andrea Howell

I'm really bad about strength training.  Does softball count?

Side note--I liked the facebook pages from my blog facebook page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page (which is what you have to use to sign into Rafflecopter)

Karen M

Strength training.  I do my online bootcamp with NoExcusesWorkout.

Laurel C

I have a love hate relationship with lunges

Kay Lynn

My favorite strength training exercise is tricep skull crushers.

Sheryl B.

My favorite strength training exercise is doing kettlebells and also Jillian's body Revolution Program and Gamma from Focus T25.  I would love to win this Polar and I'm sure it would help me on my weight loss journey!


Gym Group classes & home workouts.

Brokoe Nagy

Anything with my bands and selectechs Smile

Jennifer Medina

My favorite strength train move is a squat, esp sumo squats to get the inner thigh as well.


This would be wonderful to finally know my calorie burn for yoga and Pilates!!


Bikram Yoga for strength training is amazing!


Still trying to figure that out...

Kathy Kapes

Would love a new polar. My last one had an unfortunate trip in the washer.

Jennifer Nardelli



I looooooooooove squats!


Although I dont looove them planks seem to do wonders for my core! I do like squats and wall balls though Smile

Sarah D

My favorite strength exercise is heavy tire flips.  No greater workout high after you flip a tire that weighs double your own body weight.

Heather Morehead

I would love to have a Polar device!!! I am in the beginning of a very long journey and I need all the motivation and support I can get. What better way to motivate a beginner than to physically see results on the Polar! When you feel like it's all for nothing, just look down and see what you have accomplished!!!

Jennifer Weaver

This could help me with my pace problems!  I'm be ever so grateful!

cori @olivetorun

I'm a huge les mills bodypump fan.

Rebecca Shackleton

Would live one of these for my high intensity interval training ✨✨✨✨✨


I love T25 or Ripped in 30 for strength training.

Paula Kiger

Fave strength training? Really a fan of TRX -- so logical to use our own body weight as our resistance!


I like using body weight for strength training


I don't really have a favorite but all these comments have given me something to look into!


I could so use this


I use weight machines.


I love anything upper body ... gotta get those arms tight!


Really in the zone to take my crossfit training and weight loss to the next level! This would be awesome to help with that!

Jennifer Chancellor

Jazzercise and running

Maryrose Wersan

My favorite strength training exercises are battle ropes, tire flips and anything free weights.

Tracy B

I workout in a variety if ways. My trainer is working on making my heart stronger by working specific zones. My FT4 just died so this is very timely.  


My favorite strength training isn't one specific exercise- it's more of a style- the circuit training type workout. We change it up so often- love it!


Love my circuit training! And lifting heavy!

Kris Buchman

STRENGTH  for this girl....and I would love to keep track of my daily/weekly calorie burn like you do!  that is one FANCY SCHMANCY heart rate watch!  holy technology!

Meriah Orfanidis-Helming

I love any strength exercises that work my back so far. I just started so I don't have that much experience yet. Smile

Vickie Alford

I don't have a favorite as of yet since I am just beginning my journey with weighted exercises. I do enjoy the T25 workout I've started and since my legs are my strongest body part, I obviously enjoy doing leg work.

Des @ Finding the Skinny Geek Within

I would love this!  Favorite Weight training has to be lifting weights and favorite cardio is elliptical and tennis!


Polar is amazing!  I love their products.  Knowledge is power and working out to your best is the only way to improve yourself.


Love me some kettlebell!!


I just started strength training. Any exercise that will help my arms and stomach is what I am focusing on.


If left to my own devices, I'm not very disciplined when it comes to strength training.  I rely on my trainer to put me through my paces using a combination of body weight exercises, free weights, and machines.

Tammy C

I can't wait to use this to help increase weight loss. I'm very excited to figure out how the heart rate affects my workouts!

Tammy C

I can't wait to use this to see how monitoring my heart rate will affect my workout to loose more weight!

Rachel Macauley

Body Pump!


I'm still learning ways to improve my strength training.  Some days I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.  I use lots of videos I find online, they have been quite helpful!

jackie dennis

I love front squats!

jackie dennis

I love front squats!

Marissa McKenna

For now, just planks and squats. I haven't much of a weight work out yet!

Kristi aka FiberFool

I would love this as my previous (non-Polar, boo) HRM died about 9 months ago and it has really decreased my ability to push myself.

For strength training I'm really enjoying BodyPump classes at my gym. I especially like the deadlifts as I think they have improved my bad back.


Running and yoga

Nathan the FFK

I love doing circuit training classes!

Allison Marie

I don't have a favorite strength-training exercise yet. I've only tried weights, but I'd love to try more things.  I'm definitely a cardio girl!

Teri Woods

Good ol walking I love


boot camp with weights!!!

christy singleton-adler

I love weights, I have grown to love them more than cardio and they make my gym trips fun and Ifun and I look forward to going

Artie Pobjecky

My push-ups need a lot of work!  This is such a great prize!

wendy andrew

Mine would have to be my kettkebells and my treadmill workout

Nicole Kellar

Love squats and dead lifts.... Rows and biceps curls... And chest presses!.... So many faves!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Paige Phelps

I love weights, a good run on occassion but weights is where its at!


I love working my shoulders and back.

Tara Funair

I like the kettlebell. Anything that helps my arms get stronger

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