Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Needak Platinum Edition Rebounder is step above the standard mini trampoline that sells well but often ends up collecting dust. It’s a higher quality product at a higher price. Using a standard $100 mini trampoline as a baseline, we’ll detail some of the features that make the Needak superior. The construction is markedly more […]

This portable little kit packs a lot of fitness fun and function into one $20 package. The FIRM system has been around for more than 25 years, touting the principle that aerobics and strength training combined produce better fat burning results than either one alone. It’s proven and intuitive that active muscle is a natural fat-burning mechanism, […]

The Valeo WV40 40-Pound Weighted Vest offers a versatile new method to help vary your workouts. This innovative strength training accessory increases cardio conditioning and muscle tone by adding distributed weight across your upper body. Excellent for walking, running and hiking, the vest can also be used for injury rehab or while doing pushups, pullups […]

Smooth Fitness is an online-only equipment manufacturer. No middle man means lower prices,  but can also carry inherent risks to the consumer. More on that below. At 83″ x 27″ x 67″ the CE 7.4 Elliptical Trainer is a huge piece of equipment. We suggest measuring your room space before ordering and plan to have […]

The Merit Fitness 725T is the least expensive treadmill we’ve reviewed. So what do you get for under $500? The 1.25 horsepower motor is adequate for low to moderate speeds but significantly less powerful than higher-end treadmills.  The motor warranty is limited to 2 years and the frame weight capacity is just 250 lbs. This […]

The Suunto t4c Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Trainer is an “intelligent sports watch” with superb versatility, accuracy and dependability. This is the third version of the popular Suunto t4. In addition to monitoring heart rate, the Suunto t4c provides real-time information on the aerobic benefit of each workout. It displays the progression and effects […]

As the most advanced entry in the Sole E series, the E95 model is a premium, commercial grade, high-end elliptical trainer. It’s our Best Buy Elliptical for 2009. On the surface, aside from a different colored display,  the E95 looks nearly identical to the E55 model. Other reviewers have criticized this while implying, or stating […]

The HealthTrainer 660r is a mid-range recumbent bike that provides an efficient ride, without too many bells and whistles, at a very reasonable price. The bike is solidly constructed with a low profile design and is very quiet when in use. The magnetic resistance, a widely used and efficient system, is smooth and steady and […]

After a series of reviews focusing on inexpensive exercise equipment we return now to a high end, gym quality option with the LifeSpan Fitness TR 3000-HRC Treadmill. This machine is big and heavy and not easy to move. The upside of such solid, stable construction is the quality of the workout experience — it just […]

Workout: One-On-One Training with Jackie Warner Jackie Warner’s celebrity status and the popularity of the Bravo reality show Work Out may overshadow the fact that Jackie’s path to success began as a talented personal trainer. This 60 minute program includes three circuits focusing on upper body, lower body, and core/abs. The fun but tough workouts […]