Meet the GeoPalz Team

Have you ever wondered who are the people behind GeoPalz?  Well here we are.  From left to right in the picture, Esteban, developer, Sarah, marketing, Rich, co-founder and CEO, Jennifer, sales/customer support, Zan, co-founder and COO.

At GeoPalz we are focussed on providing our customers with a superior experience from purchase of the device to setting up the device to using our interactive website and iOS apps.

We are a small team focussed on big things, like helping kids and families get and stay ACTIVE!  With our ibitz Wireless Pedometers Kids and Families can track each other’s data in the ibitz Unity iOS App.  An adult can set themselves up in the adult app and add their kids or students, athletes, etc. and track their steps, distance and calories burned.  Then the kids can also use our interactive rewards platform where the kids can earn adult directed rewards or exclusive content and digital coins through Disney’s Club Penguin.

With our GeoPalz Classic pedometers kids can log their steps on our website and earn prizes from our prize wall including balls, frisbees and game time on our online arcade.  If you have an ibitz Wireless Pedometer you can also log in to our geopalz.com website with your ibitz username and password and see your prize wall including what Club Penguin unlockables you have earned along with arcade time and more!

For more information on our GeoPalz Classic Pedometers visit geopalz.com and for more information on our ibitz Wireless Pedometers visit ibitz.com.

 

Earn Club Penguin Rewards with Your ibitz Kid Wireless Pedometer!

 

Did you know with the purchase of ANY ibitz Kid Wireless Pedometer your child can earn Club Penguin coins and exclusive content?  They also get a FREE 14 day trial membership to Club Penguin.  Simply put their Club Penguin username in the rewards section of the ibitz kids app.  If they don’t have a Club Penguin account they can create one for free and use the 14 day free trial membership to access the paid membership area.  Club Penguin is always coming out with fun ways to engage kids on their site.  Their latest way is through a Muppets world featured in the picture above.  Click here to see more about this world.

These are the exclusive rewards kids can earn.

At GeoPalz we saw kids, our own kids even, spending too much time on devices and less time running around and being active.  The ibitz Kid Wireless Pedometer allows kids to have the best of both worlds.  With their steps they are rewarded by the very things they love to do.  Within our kids app there is a parent directed rewards platform where they can earn these Club Penguin rewards along with customized rewards that suit your family (ie. after 10,000 steps they earn 30 min of screen time, playtime with Mom or Dad, after 100,000 a trip to the zoo, etc.).

Visit our other site www.ibitz.com for more information on the ibitz pedometers and how you can get your hands on one!

Visit us in St. Louis at AAHPERD!

Visit our booth at AAHPERD!

GeoPalz will be exhibiting at AAHPERD in St. Louis April 2nd – 4th
Come visit us at Booth 819 (across from the AAHPERD Resource Center and Bookstore).
We’ll be displaying and demonstrating our ibitz Wireless Pedometers.

Recent studies show only 10% of kids are getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

GeoPalz has created a solution to motivate kids to find a balance between physical activity and screen time. ibitz Kid and Adult Wireless Pedometers.

For more information on our ibitz Wireless Pedometers visit our website.

Enter our walking contest at AAHPERD

Come to the GeoPalz booth (819) and be one of the first 24 by close of the expo on Wednesday 4/2 and receive an ibitz wireless pedometer. Register it on our app* (on one of the iOS devices listed below) and join our group within the app “AAHPERD Walking Contest” and then get walking! The person with the most steps by close of the expo on Friday (3pm) will win ibitz Kid Pedometers for an entire class (up to 30).
After you’ve used the ibitz we’d love your review! Share it on your blog, iTunes, Apple online, Amazon or Best Buy online.

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Drop your business card in our fish bowl for a chance to win an ibitz!

See our demonstrations!
GeoPalz will be doing demonstrations at the following times:
Friday April 4th 9:00 – 9:20 Demo Area #2
Friday April 4th 11:30 – 11:50 Activity Area

Email sarah@geopalz.com if you’d like to schedule a specific time to meet with us at the booth!

*ibitz are compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, iPad 3 & 4, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPod Touch 5th generation all using iOS 7.04 or greater.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!

The Way Things Use to Be!

By now you may have seen the video circulating, “If You Were Born In The 60s, 70s, or 80s.”  It talks about baby cribs with lead paint, surviving riding in the back of a pick up truck, drinking water from a hose, eating cupcakes and drinking soda with lots of sugar, riding bikes with no helmets and how we all survived.  Obviously some of those things are dangerous and not to be encouraged nowadays but the point I took from it was how as kids, we use to be outside and active, all the time!

Here at GeoPalz we encourage all things in moderation.  It would be great if we could get back to a time when kids were playing outside all day until the street lights came on but with the technological influences we have now we have to create a new sense of balance between activity and being sedentary; create a new pattern of behavior with media consumption and physical activity.  We as adults and particularly parents are crucial models to children for developing these habits and behaviors.  According to “Designed to Move” a study done by Nike, ACSM and ICSSPE,  kids with active Moms are 2x as likely to be active.  Below are some tips from the CDS on keeping children more active.

What can I do to get – and keep – my child active?

As a parent, you can help shape your child’s attitudes and behaviors toward physical activity, and knowing these guidelines is a great place to start. Throughout their lives, encourage young people to be physically active for one hour or more each day, with activities ranging from informal, active play to organized sports. Here are some ways you can do this:

  • Set a positive example by leading an active lifestyle yourself.
  • Make physical activity part of your family’s daily routine by taking family walks or playing active games together.
  • Give your children equipment that encourages physical activity.
  • Take young people to places where they can be active, such as public parks, community baseball fields or basketball courts.
  • Be positive about the physical activities in which your child participates and encourage them to be interested in new activities.
  • Make physical activity fun. Fun activities can be anything your child enjoys, either structured or non-structured. Activities can range from team sports or individual sports to recreational activities such as walking, running, skating, bicycling, swimming, playground activities or free-time play.
  • Instead of watching television after dinner, encourage your child to find fun activities to do on their own or with friends and family, such as walking, playing chase or riding bikes.
  • Be safe! Always provide protective equipment such as helmets, wrist pads or knee pads and ensure that activity is age-appropriate.