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Introducing the 2010 Fitties!

FBG Two-Year BirthdayLast year, we had a BLAST picking and honoring our fave fitness products with the official FBG Fitties. This year, we’re bringing the Fitties fun back with a list of our absolute can’t-live-without fitness and health items that we’ve tried over the past year. We created some categories this go-round to make things both informative and, as usual, not too serious. And the Fitties go to…


Best Sports Bra for the Small-Chested:

Handful—We love the straps and the fit!

Best Athletic Bikini: LOLE—Still making us drool.

Most Inspiring Performance Shirt: New Balance Performance T—My Girls on the Run shirt was printed on this, and I still cherish it!

Cheeriest Accessory: lucy’s Gazelle Seamless Half Zip—Bright yellow with thumb-holes? Hells yes.


Best On-the-Go Makeup Remover: Ponds Towelettes—Always carry a few in your gym bag.

Best Detergent that Tackles Any Stanky Smell: WIN Detergent—Trust us. It gets the stink out.


Nike iD

Mine say "FBG Jenn" on the tongue. Awesome.

Biggest Fashion-Statement Running Shoe: Nike iD—When Madonna wrote “Express Yourself,” we’re pretty sure she was writing about these.

Most Unexpected Comeback Shoe: K-Swiss Tubes—It’s like third-grade, only cooler!


Best CD to Listen to From First Song to Last Song, Over and Over Again: Black Eyed Peas, THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)—Imma be jammin’ to this for years!

Most Disturbing/Hilarious/We-Can’t Believe This Is Real Video: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s It’s Simple Darling—The category says it all.

Fitness Buys

Best Tool for Beginners: NextFit Keychain Trainer—It’s like having Bob Harper in your pocket. Growl.

Newbie Must-Have: Hit the Deck—A simple yet brilliant idea that gets you moving with minimal equipment.

Most Therapeutic/Self-Inflicted Pain: Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls—They hurt, but they work. Plus, you can make endless “ball” jokes.

Best Wii Game that Actually Burns Some Calories: EA Active—Get into the workout!

Shake Weight

We're giving this one a special Fittie.

Most Sexually Suggestive Workout: Shake Weight—We don’t recommend buying this for a workout, but it’s hecka entertaining.


Best Live-Happy Guide: Add More ~ing to Your LifeThe ultimate in feel-good self-help books.

Best Book to Re-Energize You: The SparkIt just might “spark” something in you. Har har.

Best Book to Salivate to: Flat Belly Diet! CookbookRoasted potatoes with blue cheese and walnut butter. Need I say more?

Workout DVDs

Best Killer DVD: Anything by Jillian Michaels—We hate her and love her simultaneously.

Best Dance Workout that Makes You Feel Like You Can Dance Even If You Can’t: SYTYCD—Get your Twitch on.

Best Mind/Body DVD that Actually Makes You Sweat: intenSati, Great Body, Great LifeYoga Meltdown was a close second, but we already gave her a Fittie, so we’re spreading the love.

DVD Collection Must-Have: Personal Training with Jackie, Power Circuit TrainingFive stars, people!

Best Use of Balls in a DVD (That’s PG-Rated): Physique 57—I still do this DVD weekly!

Surprisingly Awesome DVD Hit: Kim Kardashian’s Fit in Your Jeans by Friday—Who’d have thunk it?!

Other Stuff that Deserves a Fittie But Doesn’t Fit Neatly in a Category

pink iron gym

Don't like pink? We still think you'll love this place.

Most Female-Friendly Gym: Pink Iron GymThis club has the right attitude and approach to fitness. Even if you hate the color pink, you’ll love this place.

Weird Thing We Can’t Live Without: Aquaphor—It saved my lips in winter and my feet during marathon training.

Biggest Wake-Up Call: Training at Equinox—You don’t know sore until you’ve had your butt kicked by Jayme.

Best for Getting in Touch with Bodily Functions: GoGirlThis was a close runner-up, but GoGirl wins for delivering me the most hilarious email I’ve ever received from Erin.

Best Upgrade: Our own site—Not to toot our own horn…but toot toot! And a big thanks to Lagom Design for their work on it!

And there you have it…the 2010 Fitties! What would be on your fave fitness list from the last 365 days?

Be sure not to miss tomorrow’s post as we’ll be unveiling the first-ever Noshies! And check back later today for an inspiring reader success story and a MASSIVE giveaway that you won’t want to miss! —Jenn

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  1. A friend of mine bought the “Shake Weight” as a house warming gift for a female friend of his… It was a huge success.

  2. Nancy says:

    I would like to enter to win the EA Sport Active giveaway.

    I have lost over 30lbs on my own and recently bought the Wii Console and Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board. Although Wii Fit Plus is fun and I can get my heart rate up a bit in the free run, I believe I need EA Sport Active for a more intense Wii workout in order to lose the the last stubborn 15lbs needed to fit in my wedding dress this summer.

    Thanks for this opportunity FBG and EA Active!

  3. Kayre Imus says:

    Ok… so after managing my weight with METH for several years I got off the junk and 3 years ago I turned my life around… Still meth free I noticed that I was gaining weight… bought a wii for the kids for Christmas and love the wii fit for myself. I joined a gym and I am really excited. I would love working the Life Fitness Body Shape Kit into my active life. Please, pick me as your winner.

  4. Allie says:

    These all sounds wonderful! Thank you for all you do and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

  5. rOB says:

    Hook a brotha up!!

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