If you’re just starting a new routine, or have your eyes set on getting back in shape, having the right fitness gear on hand can make all the difference. Whether we’re talking about fitness trackers and wearables, weight training equipment, workout headphones, or running shoes and apparel, the options can seem endless. Our goal is to take the guesswork out of the equation, and provide you with insight on the best options in each category based on value, quality, and other key criteria.
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Water resistance? GPS connection? Sleep tracking? What you need/want out of a fitness tracker can vary a fair bit from person to person, and not all wearables are created equal. While some are jam packed with features, other dial this back to focus on delivering greater data accuracy, increased battery life, and/or more user-friendly apps that help you understand the data your fitness tracker is capturing in the first place. Our thoughtful analysis of the category will break down each model, giving you an in-depth look at what features and functionality come with each model, and how they stack up against the competition.
Though getting in shape is a purely physical and mechanical process, technology has come a long way in assisting with everything from tracking results to minimizing recovery times. Our workout category will cover everything from smart scales and fitness tracking apps, to tens units and workout headphones. If there’s a new piece of fitness tech hitting the market, we’ll do the research to uncover whether it’s something worth adding to your routine, or if it’s just another over-hyped fad that you should avoid.
Supplements and Nutrition
We all know that eating right plays a HUGE part in getting fit and staying in shape, but even seasoned fitness enthusiasts will admit that walking into a supplement shop these days can be overwhelming. What makes one protein powder better than the other? Why does my pre-workout make me feel “tingly”? What are Ketones and why is everyone talking about Keto these days? This may be one of the more challenging categories to decipher, but not to worry, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of biting into a protein bar that tasted like cardboard, you’ll understand why we view this category as a priority (let’s never have that happen again).
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When you’re building out your home gym, there are some decisions to be made. Like any fitness category, trends come and go when it comes to weightlifting equipment, and depending on the style of strength training you’re into, there are just as many right answers as there are wrong ones. Case in point, Kettlebells are about the simplest form of weight out there, how do you tell one set from the next? Is it worth buying rubberized ones? Does it make sense to buy adjustable Kettlebells rather than a set of standard ones?
You see where we’re going here, and the same sort of confusion can be found across the gamut of home exercise equipment. As you’ll quickly learn (especially in this space), more features and more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better or more effective. In talking with trainers, competitive athletes, and other fitness professionals, we’ll do our best to find the best equipment out there. Don’t worry, we’ll be finding options across all price brackets too.
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