I would also like to see an option to post custom activities - I can figure out how many calories I burned from other websites or from a heart rate monitor. I just need to be able to post accurately here. Instead I have been posting inaccurately (for example, I took a 1-hour bikram yoga class today but there is only a hatha yoga option, so I just said I did it for 3 hours so the calorie count would be closer to accurate . . . which still isn't right). Thanks in advance for adding this option!
There is a Walk option for "walking to and from and outhouse" and a Running option for "running while pushing a wheel chair" but there is no option for a basic run at paces of 10.5 or 11 min miles. (Options run ...8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10 & then jumps to 11.5, 12, skipping 10.5 & 11). And since calorie consumption is more dependent on distance than speed, why is it even set up by speed? Shouldn't it just be general pace (maybe 2 levels) and then the amount of time you put in your log?
Ok - some of the posts asking for an update to the activities are over a year old! All of us who struggle with weight issues know that an exercise program is an important part of weight control and so is being able to track it. To keep it fresh you have to do new stuff and try new activities, So, where is the ability to add an activity? Anybody can get the calories for an hour of Zumba or Pilates with a simple Google search. At the least we should be able to add a custom acitvity that would allow us to adjust for the specific workout. (i.e. Zumba for an hour ranges from 400 - 600. Not feeling quite so energetic today - then use the lower number; high energy and totally "on" then use a higher number). Might be off a few, but vastly better than playing guessing games with the current choices! I am getting frustrated with this feature and I've only been using this site for several days.
I hope someone with responsibility for the site is listening. The site has many great features, but with a few tweaks could be awesome!