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Wahoo Run/Gym Pack Review

on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Earlier this year, my fit-as-a-fiddle brother in-law with beach body physique got me started on the “Insanity” workout.  I was halfway through the 10-week regimen when a nasty wrist injury decided it was time for me to find a less aggressive form of exercise.  So I started counting my calories and logged my less strenuousRead More…

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Scosche myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor Review

on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Exercising, working out, getting fit, whatever you want to call it, is a chore that a lot of us don’t enjoy doing. Finding ways to make physical activity actually beneficial can increase the enjoyment. Because, let’s face it, if your workouts aren’t helping you lose weight or get fit, what’s the point in doing them?Read More…

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Striiv – The Pedometer that gives back while you get fit

on Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The Striiv pedometer is a very cool idea. It’s a pedometer not unlike the Fitbit which I just reviewed, as it counts your steps. But the comparison stops there because the Striiv has the potential to motivate you more than similar products. How? First of all, it’s a bit snazzier with the  large color touchRead More…

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NewYu – A New Android Connected Fitness Monitor

on Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The NewYu weighs less than one ounce and claims to be the only fitness monitor on the market that can identify specific activities to provide accurate information on how many calories you burn throughout an entire day. It uses motion detection and advanced pattern recognition technology, which can identify specific body movements. This wearable monitorRead More…

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Win Le Tour De France in your Living Room

on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Riding a stationary bike can be good exercise, but it can also be really boring. The Pro-Form Le Tour De France Indoor Cycle changes that. First of all, it’s not exactly your typical stationary bike. This cycle has both an incline and decline feature, so you will get a real up and downhill workout. YouRead More…

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GymyGym – An office chair that tones muscles

on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I bet you have never read a title like that one have you? The GymyGym (pronounced like: jimmy gym) is a great looking office chair that doubles as a workout machine. It has built in bungee type straps for your hands and feet so that you can do 16 core exercises to strengthen and stretchRead More…

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JayBird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds Put Wireless Music In Your Ears

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

If there’s one thing I hate about exercising while wearing earbuds, it’s that it’s far too easy to accidentally snag the cable on something and yank one or both buds out of my ears.  Bluetooth headphones solve the cable problem, but most Bluetooth headphones are either circumaural or supra-aural, and thus too big and heavyRead More…

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Get RunKeeper Pro For Free

on Saturday, January 1st, 2011

RunKeeper is an Android and iPhone application that helps you record your runs using the GPS built into your Android or iPhone. It also lets you record a wide number of fitness activities. It is available both as a free version, and a $9.99 Pro version with added features. The Pro version adds: Audio Cues CustomizedRead More…

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ElliptiGO – An elliptical machine that you can ride to work

on Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The ElliptiGo is a strange looking scooter / bicycle style vehicle that can get you from point A to point B, while giving you a great workout at the same time. We’ve all seen elliptical machines at the gym, but this one isn’t stationary (unless you also purchase an optional indoor stand) and has beenRead More…

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ila SPORT Helps you Stay Fit and Safe

on Sunday, October 31st, 2010

The ila SPORT is a pedometer, milometer and personal safety alarm in one. Now that it’s dark when we get up in the AM and it gets dark earlier in the evenings, runners, joggers and dog walkers might appreciate this small device which includes a calorie counter, pedometer, distance traveled, clock and backlight plus 130DbRead More…

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Get Fit with Wahoo Fitness and your iPhone

on Sunday, September 26th, 2010

I’m guessing that there are 100′s of fitness related iPhone apps in the app store right now, but there aren’t many hardware/app solutions other than the Nike+ which has been designed to track running and walking. Now there’s an alternative. It’s the Wahoo system which makes your iPhone, Touch or iPad compatible with ANT+ sensors.Read More…

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When You’re Too Tired to Look Down at Your Wrist

By: cobinrox
on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

As part of my “How Friggin’ Lazy Are You??” quest, check out this Talking Heart Rate Monitor and MP3 player from Hammacher Schlemmer.  It reports your heart rate to you aurally while providing a 1GB MP3 player.  Neat idea, but 1GB may be too limiting for some.  Comes with a chest strap and USB cable. Read More…

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Wearable hydration with CamelBack Racebak

on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

From CamelBak comes the breakthrough concept of wearable hydration with the RaceBak, designed for cyclists, endurance athletes and triathletes. RaceBak fits comfortably under a jersey and has an aerodynamic and stable compartment for a 72 oz/2.1 L reservoir (1-2 hrs of hydration).  Available in white/graphite color scheme, in both men’s and women’s styles.  Not soldRead More…

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Omron Full Body Sensor Scale Review

on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

There are only 2 full days left before January 1st, 2010 and we all know what that means. It’s new year’s resolution time, the time of year when everyone makes promises to themselves to start working out, eating better and losing weight. For the past 5 years, I haven’t needed to make that resolution becauseRead More…

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Moose Mountain ESPN Kickboxing Trainer Review

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The ESPN Kickboxing Trainer ($89 – $129) is a somewhat diminutive kick boxing trainer.  Its purpose is to provide a real-time targeting system for boxing, kicking, or a combination of the two.  While the trainer could be used as a dummy trainer without them, six sensors on the unit light up in various positions, providingRead More…

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BeachBody P-90X Workout DVD Review

By: cobinrox
on Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I typically blather on only about the really good stuff or the blatantly bad stuff.  And most people do not believe me; and that’s OK. But to my amazement they took to this one.  They asked questions.  And they went to the web site. They even tried out different manufacturers and some even got theirRead More…

Polar Cardio Gx – Heart rate stats coming to a gym near you

on Friday, July 17th, 2009
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Polar is taking their heart rate monitor experience and making it live, on-screen for health club group exercise classes, like spinning. Class members simply wear a Polar chest strap (no watch required), and their live heart rate data (% of max HR, target zones) is beamed onto a digital checkerboard screen. The data helps peopleRead More…

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Bluetooth GPS for sports and geotagging

on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Here’s a tiny Bluetooth GPS module from Brando that you can wear on your keychain or your arm (with the included holder), to geotag your photos as you travel, or use with included software to record and analyze all your daily/weekly/monthly activities such as cycling, running, climbing, skiing, etc.

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Michael Phelps’ favorite watch (maybe)

on Sunday, June 7th, 2009
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It’s the Pool-Mate automatic lap and stroke counter watch from Swimovate. The watch has accurate motion sensors that can recognize each swim stroke and change of lap so you won’t need to count anymore. It displays Lap count, Time, Average Strokes per lap, Speed, Distance, Calories and Efficiency and stores the details in a largeRead More…

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Get rid of your double chin for $19.99?

on Thursday, June 4th, 2009
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I’m on vacation this week and have been doing a lot of channel surfing on TV. I happened upon an infomercial earlier tonight that I just had to share it with all of you because it looks so….ummm…. deliciously lame. It’s the Neckline Slimmer exercise thingy. It claims to get rid of your double chinRead More…

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Aqua Pulse keeps you in the zone while swimming

on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
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I’m sure that you’re aware of the benefits of staying in your target heart rate zone while working out. Now you can stay in that zone even while swimming. The Aqua Pulse from Finis clips to your ear and uses bone conduction to audibly communicate your heart rate in a user determined frequency (20seconds, 30seconds,Read More…

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Itami FiTrainer Fitness Trainer

on Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

It takes a lot of dedication and inspiration to workout on a regular basis. At the end of 2004 when I found out that I was diabetic, I became completely gung-ho on working out and eating healthy. While I still have the will power to eat healthy (no sugar), I fell off the workout wagonRead More…

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Spotlight Gadget – LifeSpan MyBeat Heart Rate Ring

on Saturday, February 7th, 2009
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We’ve seen heart rate devices that you wear on your wrist, but how about one that you wear on your finger? LifeSpan’s MyBeat Heart Rate Ring claims to be convenient and automatic, providing a continuous reading of your heart rate. No chest straps are used, just put it on your finger and press start. I’dRead More…

Spotlight Gadget – Fitrainer

on Monday, January 26th, 2009
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The Fitrainer is like a personal coach hidden inside a pair of earphones. Maybe it’s sort of like wearing Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels of NBC’s Biggest Loser on your head. They sent me a pair to try out, so look for a review soon.