Technology

6 Online Fitness Tools We Love

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This post about a few of our favorite online fitness tools originally appeared on April 10, 2009. We're republishing it today because we still get asked this question all the time and just had to share it again! We have a long and growing list of our favorite online fitness tools. Lucky for you, …
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Review: Is Wii Fit U for You?

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Last year FBD Mike reviewed Nike+ Kinect Training and this year he's back for another awesome Fit Bottomed Dudes' Week post. This time he's sharing his Wii Fit U system review! The original Wii Fit was the best-selling video game on one of the best-selling systems ever. Let that sink in for a …
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Take Your Data to the Next Level: Polar RC3 GPS Multisport Watch Review

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Some people don't like to run with a watch. (Some people also don't like to eat Mexican food or snuggle with puppies, so, you know, to each his own.) I, however, get itchy just thinking about going for a run and leaving my watch at home. Give me data or give me death! Or cake. (Can I have data …
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Review: Trying SparkPeople’s New SPARK Activity Tracker

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We know, we know. There are a lot of activity trackers on the market these days. We've already reviewed a ton --- and we still have lots more to try (reviews coming up, y'all!). That said, when we heard that one of our fave sites (full disclosure: Erin and I have both written for them) was coming …
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Next Steps on My Stress-Less Journey: Headspace and ReLax Kit

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This is it, guys. This is the year. 2014 is going to be the year I become so damn chill. As I've mentioned, I'm making a concerted effort to reduce my stress levels, both because I want to be a happier, calmer, more present and focused individual, and also because I'm hopeful that it'll help with …
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Take Your Workout Tunes With You Everywhere

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It's funny. Two years ago, I was ALL about the iPod when running. One year ago, the iShuffle and I were besties. But today, my go-to choice for tunes is my phone. As they say, times they are a-changing, and technology comes and goes faster than you can say: Drop and give me 10 burpees! (No, you …
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VegRUN: Online Running Resource for Vegetarians

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When you run in certain crowds, it seems like everyone does half marathons and full marathons and Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons all the time, everywhere. And that can make it seem like those things are no big deal. I mean, everybody does it, so how hard can it be, right? Not exactly. …
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Bored By the Treadmill? Not With Motion Traxx’s Cardio Workout

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Now that I'm a long-distance running extraordinaire (ha), I've been doing more runs on the treadmill to keep up my endurance. With two kids, running on the treadmill at the gym is just easier than pushing a double stroller out in the cold. But the problem with the treadmill workout is the boredom. …
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The Walkman Is Back — and Totally Wireless and Waterproof

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Remember the good ol' days of the Sports Walkman? Oh, it seems as though it was yesterday. Until, that is, you realize that your current iPod Shuffle is about 400 times better when working out. But, it seems as though the Walkman is making a comeback --- and in the best way possible. Two …
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