Best Fitness Gym DVDs of 2014

Lack of inspiration while doing your gym routines? That’s not a big problem nowadays because there are lots of workout DVDs that helps you to find out the best gym techniques. Just turn it on in your living room or garage (wherever your home gym is) and rise to the new heights of fitness. We will present you top fitness DVDs that are now on the market. Hopefully that will help you to choose from all training tutorials that flooded on-line marketplaces. So, let’s get it started!

5. Body Beast DVD Workout

Sounds pretty scary, isn’t it? Well, it should sound scary for those who tend to waste time during their workouts or time in gym. This workout video tutorials provides you a program that should help you to add 10 pounds of muscles just in 90 days. In the set of DVSs you will find twelve workout programs, nutrition guide and  double-sided schedule for your training. We can assure you that this DVD set is for really active and intensive sportsmen who likes dynamic training.

Body Beast DVD Workout – Base Kit (Sports)


List Price: $109.80 USD
New From: $49.85 USD In Stock
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4. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

Ready for revolution of your body? This is another 90 program but this one is for those who want to lose weight. And especially women that are really busy because this DVDs provide a 30-minute programs that need to be done only once a day. Jillian prepared you fifteen DVDs full of useful information together with 90 day journal, first week diet suggestions and also online club membership for 30 days. This is a great set that will keep you rolling!

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution (DVD)


List Price: $49.98 USD
New From: $42.22 USD In Stock
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3. Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Base Kit Bronze medalist

Jilian Michaels is definetely not the only hot woman with a great body who provides her way of working your way to perfect look. One of her competitors is Chalene Johnson who is responsible for this 3 DVD set called “PiYo”. What differs it from others is that Chalene is focusing not only on regular gym but also involves muscle sculpting techniques, core firming exersices and Yoga / Pilates basics. It is greatly balanced between fast fat burning exercising and low impact workouts that leads you to a harmony of your body. Altogether you will find 10 easy understandable and enjoyable workouts, starting guide and a calendar for your daily routines. By the way, you can also get an individual diet plan and even tape measure to track how your workouts are helping you to lose weight.

Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Base Kit – DVD Workout with Exercise Videos + Fitness Tools and Nutrition Guide (DVD)


List Price: $72.80 USD
New From: $72.80 USD In Stock
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2. Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Runner-Up

Another sportswoman coming to help all the ladies around the world with overweight problems is Autumn Calabrese who prepared her unique 21 day body fix program. This essential package has 7 30 minute workouts that fits into 2 DVDs and it states that by following all the techniques and exercises suggested in 21 days you can lose up to 15 (!) pounds. Doesn’t that sound great? Getting ready for your wedding or another special day? Go for it and try this 21-day program to look and feel better. In the package you will also find other helpful thins such as diet plan and example of a 3-day body fix plan.

Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix – Essential Package (Sports)


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1. Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 Base Kit Top Selection 

Losing weight is great for women but men usually more interested in adding some weight in the form of muscles. That’s why on the top of the list you find Shaun T and his T25 focus base kit. In 9 DVD set you will find 11 non-stop workout that each lasts for 25 minutes (so you won’t waste much time daily on it). Just push play and let the workout party begin. We’ve tried it ourselves, shared DVDs with each other and all agreed that this DVD workout set is one of the top choice in the market.

FOCUS T25 Shaun T’s NEW Workout DVD Program—Get It Done in 25 Minutes (Sports)


List Price: $139.80 USD
New From: $72.80 USD In Stock
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What is your favorite DVD training partner?

Best Steppers of 2014

Saving place and money but want to have a nice looking body? Yep, that’s what most of the women wants and they usually come up with this decision to get a stepper but we want to make sure you are choosing the right one. Nobody will doubt that it is a great way to lose some weight and form your thighs nicely but which of many products to choose? Let’s go through Top 5 decided by our wifes and girlfriends.

5. Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper

As always we are starting with something simple. This mini stepper called Sunny Health and Fitness is a great start-up machine for begginers who want to try out this type of exercising and understand if they are into it. The price of it is really friendly and it comes with all the basic functionalities that you may need at the beginning – adjustable resistance levels, LCD screen monitoring your performance: heart rate, distance, calories, burnt, etc. Also, in the package you will get additional exercise bands so you can add your arms into the workout.

Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands (Health and Beauty)


List Price: $51.13 USD
New From: $39.33 USD In Stock
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 4. Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper

Another great product from Sunny Health and FItness is called Twister Stepper. From the first look you may think that those are completely the same, but they are really not. Main difference between these two products is that Twister Stepper has so called twist stepping action that helps you to train your thighs tone and buttocks even better. Using it you will avoid any stress on your joints and reach muscles that are deep and that does not work on basic steppers. Together with this you also get bands for arm exercising and also more advanced LCD monitor to track your workout performance.

Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper (Health and Beauty)


List Price: $58.40 USD
New From: $46.63 USD In Stock
Used from: $41.36 USD In Stock

3. Duro-Med Mini Stepper Exerciser Bronze medalist

Looking for a compact stepper for toning your hips, waist thighs and calves? Try on Duro-Med Mini Stepper that has unique tension pulling system that is easily adjustable to make your stepping work out as smooth as possible. We highly recommend it for low-impact exercising that is done on a daily basis.

Duro-Med Mini Stepper Machine, Compact Portable Exercise Stepper (Health and Beauty)


List Price: $89.77 USD
New From: $71.75 USD In Stock
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2. Stamina InStride Pro Electronic Stepper Runner-Up

Another compact cardio stepping machine that will greatly fit for any office or home. Stamina InStride Pro is an electronic stepper to help you improve the look of your core muscles, calves and of course thighs. 2 hydraulic cylinders works perfectly to control the resistance for smooth stepping, display screens shows you how many steps or strides you’ve made in a minute, how many calories you’ve burned and what is your exercise time. Together with it you will get 2 resistance tubes to add upper part of your body into workout routine. 1 year warranty included!

Stamina InStride Pro Electronic Stepper (Sports)


List Price: $65.99 USD
New From: $65.99 USD In Stock
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1. Sunny Twister Stepper with Handle Bar Top Selection 

Most advanced product comes in first place of this top. Sunny Twister stepper solves one of the main problem of usual steppers – in this one you have a handle bars to hold while doing a stepping workout and it is much better for your back as main focus stays on the legs, without including back muscles. The height both of pedals and handles is adjustable so you can make sure balance is good while stepping. LCD computer will provide you all the metrics you may want to know about your work out – starting from speed and distance accomplished finishing with number of calories burnt. Great choice!

Sunny Twister Stepper with Handle Bar (Health and Beauty)


List Price: $68.49 USD
New From: $68.49 USD In Stock
Used from: $51.63 USD In Stock


 

Here comes the hot stepper, right?

Best Home Gym Equipment of 2014

others-home-gym-equipment-daily-exercise-cool-home-gym-designs-for-daily-workouts-1024x685Enjoy working out at home without any distractions that happens in sports club or gym? There is always a solution to move everything straight to your free room or basement. We’ve tried out bunch of different individual training tools (that are very different) and can assure you that great results can be reached even without going to gym. You can pump up your muscles and improve your body easily and also avoid all the distractions, wrong music and waiting in the queues. Let’s go through bet home gym tools that currently are in the market.

5. TRX PRO Suspension Training Kit

As we are always into trying new things and using various techniques for training it is not a big surprise that on best home gym equipment review page you find a tool called TRX. This is a brand new wave that is getting more and more popular do its simpleness and flexibility. Everything you need in order to have TRX available at your home is quite big room with high walls so you can fix the TRX rope high enough and start your work out. The best part of it is that it does not take any space of your place and you can pack it / unpack it before and after each workout. Talking about exercises we could write a separate blog because there are hundreds of TRX exercises and they are all good because you are working with your own weight and there is minimal risk to get any injury. By the way, in order to start easy, this training kit provides you a video with all basics and examples how to start properly – just put it on your phone or computer, spend some time watching TRX tutorials and get going!

4. Valor Fitness CB-12 Plate Loading Lat Pull Down

This thing is more usual and we won’t surprise you that much. Why we added this one to best home gym equipment countdown is its competitive price. You get all the basic tools needed for good workout for a very reasonable price. To mention some of exercises available on this fitness machine we should start with lat pull-down (seating available both sides), triceps pull-down, arms curls (standing), leg extensions and of course couple exercises for your abs. This tool is highly adjustable and flexible so you will easily set it up for yourself. Just be careful while putting weights down due to hard resistance that is possible on some exercises.

Valor Fitness CB-12 Plate Loading Lat Pull Down (Sports)


List Price: $289.99 USD
New From: $266.23 USD In Stock
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3. Valor Athletics Inc. BD – 7 Power Rack with Lat Pull Bronze medalist

This machine is a real deal for men who are into weight lifting. Once you get in this so called muscle cage you can come up with hundreds of exercises, starting with pull downs, pull-ups, press, squat training and many more. The only showstopper here is the size of this tool – it measures 53x44x64 in inches and weights 135lbs. Not all the gyms has such a great tool so if you have some spare place in your basement then you can make your home gym really special.

Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack with Lat Pull Attachment (Misc.)


List Price: $409.99 USD
New From: $409.99 USD In Stock
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2. Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Runner-Up

Let’s get to real home gym things now. The ones above are more as alternatives but this Bowflex is the real thing  and so called proper home gym. This is quite an expensive product but now it comes with a great discount so we suggest to go through a list of advantages to consider it as your new gym friend: 60 different exercises available (don’t let it be a limit!), 210 pound weights (though you can increase it to 310 or 410 with upgrade), lat-tower, lower-pulley squat-station, leg extenstions and curls, sliding seating, multiple positioning and many more.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym (Sports)


List Price: $1,099.00 USD
New From: $721.80 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

1. Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Top Selection 

On the top of the list we have another Bowflex product which is more affordable for everyone but still provides a great variety of features. Together with great design and flexibility you get all the following: seat that is sliding on rails so available for aerobical rowing, warmups, cooldowns, etc., multi-usable hand grips, ankle-cuffs that will fit for any possible exercise you come up with, special workout cards explaining how to do exercises (+ 30 of them). We strongly believe that this home gym is a best choice if you compare the rate between price and functionality. Jump on it and try!

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym (Sports)


List Price: $466.99 USD
New From: $419.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $480.00 USD In Stock


What are your thoughts on best home gyms?

Best Fitness Cycling Bikes of 2014

bike-maximise-gym-time-12012012Running and cycling are often practised together and we believe it is a great combination. Of course those who are selling manual or motorized treadmills will tell you that their running machines are the best and only solutions but we think that the more different types of sports you will do the fitter you will be and the easier you will adapt in any kind of sport you will later decide to try. That’s why we would like to review some of the great deals that are suggested for cycling enthusiasts who does not have possibilities to enjoy great weather 365 a year and needs to keep fit while being in door. Fitness cycling bike is  a great solution in this case – let’s count down from 5 to 1 and see what you can choose from.

5. Body Rider Fan Bike

Body Rider Fan bike is a great tool if you want to work on your upper and lower muscles but do not enjoy running. While sitting on this bike you train both your legs that are pushing pedals and also arms that holds running sticks. You can easily change the tension by adjusting a knob, check your results such as speed / time / distance / calories on digital display and enjoy a cool fan wheel generated breeze to cool you off during hard workout.

Body Rider Exercise Upright Fan Bike (with UPDATED Softer Seat) (Sports)


List Price: $122.20 USD
New From: $107.43 USD In Stock
Used from: $96.69 USD In Stock

4. Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike

Who said you need handles to drive a bike? Not at all and this Exerpeutic 400XL Bike is a great proof of it. If you care more about your legs and abs, this one will work perfectly for you. You just sit down holding to small handles next to your seat and can enjoy watching TV or view through your window. Of course, working out is not about watching TV but sometimes it is a good way not to concentrate on time and worry about how much calories you’ve burnt. And if you care about it, you can see all the stats a bit lower than on usual bikes but it is still really comfortable. Together with 8 level tension system you can adjust the height and positioning of the bike.

Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike (Sports)


List Price: $189.00 USD
New From: $126.92 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

3. FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike (+ Massage Bar included!) Bronze medalist

We always looking for something special and extra-ordinary while going through sports equipment stores. This Fitdesk bike is really special and can be even called unique – ir does not only has slippery-less surface, comfortable desk table and a drawer but also massaging rollers that makes your work + cycling real pleasure. This bike is also known for its durability and quality, great adjustment possibilities, space-saving design and practicality. This is really a bike that won’t stay in your closet but will be used on a daily basis.

FitDesk 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar (Sports)


List Price: $299.99 USD
New From: $333.00 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Release date October 22, 2017.

2. Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Runner-Up

On a second place this time we find the most expensive product in this cycling bikes category. We know that technology maniacs will love this and this is really great bike for those whole love metrics and measuring everything that’s possible and impossible. At the same time in huge LCD monitor you can track even thirteen different metrics and feedbacks about your performance. Of course, you can dig even deeper and not just run but set your goals, try different programs (29!), other adjustable settings and many more. Also, it has even 25 resistance levels so you will always have a goal to reach. Enjoy smooth and professional training without going to an expensive gym!

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike (Sports)


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1. Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Top Selection 

We know that cycling bike is not something that you want to spend lot of money for. That’s why for the top selection is this category we selected a true best seller that has all the needed features and has great reviews from both amateurs and professionals. Large cushion seat will fit for any size and you can also easily adjust it from 5 – 3 to 6 – 3 inch. Together with it comes pulse monitor (you need to put it on your hand), eight level resitance / tension system and many more. Talking about its size we must assure you that it is designed to save space, not to waste it. Check it out yourself!

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse (Sports)


List Price: $129.88 USD
New From: $129.87 USD In Stock
Used from: $110.39 USD In Stock


 

What bike do you have or planning to buy? Share your thoughts below!

Best Ankle Weights of 2014

205AWP-03_800What do you do when running becomes so common and easy  that you can’t even challenge yourself? We know that feeling and we’ve been in the situation when it seems that you can run forever and even when you’re done  you don’t feel your muscles aching or growing. Here comes the ankle weights to help. Every advanced runner knows it is a great way to put some more pressure on your leg muscles by adding weights above your ankles, somewhere a bit lower than shin and above Achilles. This is a perfect place because in this case weight normalizes and your muscles are working in the best possible way. You can say that all the ankle weights are the same and the only difference is the number of pounds you get, but we think contrary – let’s go through the list of best ankle weights and see what we have on the market.

5. Reebok Adjustable Ankle Weight Sets

Reebok is one of the best known sports brands in the world suggesting a huge variety of sport related goods for customers worldwide. Ankle weights is not an exception and we must admit that being very mainstream brand does not have bad effect on quality. You won’t find Nike in best ankle weights reviews but Reebok is worth being here. And we suggest it for the beginners of using it as these are simple and very easy to use. As biggest advantage of this 2,5 / 5lb weights is their anatomically ideal design so it wraps your ankles very comfortably and makes sure that it does not any harm while doing different exercises or just running. Really great product to improve your working out and add more strength to you leg and thigh muscles.

Reebok Adjustable Ankle Weight (10-Pounds) (Sports)


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4. Durward Regular Ankle Weights

Looking for bigger weights? Here you go 3,3 pound ankle weights from Durward is a great choice as well. It comes with special tote bag that helps you carry it wherever you need. It also prepared for swimming so you can do exercises or just improve your swimming technique by using it under water. Using it this way is very recommended as you maneuvering in most natural way without any big lifting and injury possibilities.

Durward 3.3-Pound Regular Ankl Weights,Black (Sports)


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3. All Pro Adjustable Ankle Weights Bronze medalist

Let’s get out of the water and do some exercises for your legs on the ground. All Pro provides you a great product – 10lb weight ankles (each) created exclusively for fitness and professionals. It is easily adjustable, very flexible and heavy enough for any kind of workout. Please not that these ankles are created for indoor fitness exercises rather than under water sports or running out doors. Of course, you can use it however you want but we need to warn you!

All Pro Weight Adjustable Ankle Weights, 10-lb pair (up to 5-lbs per ankle) (Sports)


List Price: $34.54 USD
New From: $28.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $29.26 USD In Stock

2. Valeo AW20 Adjustable Ankle / Wrist Weights Runner-Up

For the second place of this countdown we decided to choose Valeo product AW20 which is also 10 pound and is pretty similar to one above. The main difference is its huge adjustability meaning that you can change it from 4 to twenty pounds and instead of using it on your ankles you can move it up tow your wrists. To keep it closely attached to your body you can use self grip technology that later you can easily remove. Very comfortable product – really one of our favorites!

1. SPRI Adjustable Ankle Weight Top Selection 

And the winner is… Well, we must agree that most of the products in this category are pretty similar so we decided to select a best one based on personal experience and, most importantly, abilities to adjust and conform level. SPRI weights has foam pads and is has full adjustment set – you can take out the weights from small weight pockets to leave only those weight you need and then close it with special Velctro closing solution. Add it to your practice, running, swimming or fitness routine and you will see improved results really soon. Not even talking about that magic feeling when you take weights off and feel like your legs are flying.

SPRI Adjustable Ankle Weight, 10-Pound (Sports)


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Best pedometers of 2014

pedRunning is not something that you really adore? You have some back problems or other injuries that does not let you to do jogging every morning? There are still many ways how to keep fit and motivate yourself. One of such tools is pedometer – small device that can give you a lot. Pedometers were usually used by sportsmen but now this tool is common in every healthy person’s life because it is small, it does not need any special knowledge and it helps to track is your life active enough or it is not. Pedometers are counting how many steps person is doing daily and presents it in both number of steps and also kilometers walked during the day. Most of the experts say that you have to make 10 000 steps per day (or eight kilometers) to call yourself a healthy active person. What’s your average? We won’t tell you our numbers not to scare you off but we will help you to choose from wide range of pedometers available on the market. As always, we will try to cover best products from different pricing ranges so you can select solution that fits you most.

5. Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer

Let’s start it simple. If you are new to things like pedometers or daily improvement of your active life, then you can go with product presented by Omron (they have much more advanced tools and this one is he very basic one but assures great quality). HJ 321 Tri-Axis series is using smart sensor based technology which is better than usual pendulum system (used previously on most devices) and that causes much more accurate results. It does not matter in what position you are – you can count your movements both vertically both horizontally. It is also suitable for aerobic workouts and tracks your daily distance + calories burnt. Another good feature is seven day long memory that logs your results during the week. Happy counting on Sundays!

Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Alvita Pedometer, Black (Health and Beauty)


List Price: $17.99 USD
New From: $17.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

4. Ozeri 4x3sport Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer 

Moving forward – a bit more sophisticated product coming from Ozeri – this is not a worldwide brand but still a good choice for starters. This tool is pretty cool as you can track steps, number of stairs climbed, calories and distance walked daily. Ozeri is also proud of their 3 axis technology and 3d sensor- don’t get these keywords? To keep it simple, we can tell you that it makes sure that your steps are not missed and accuracy is assured on any position. That differs this pedometer from conventional prototypes. If #5 on the list was able to track one week of your movement, this one has 30 days or 1 mln. step limit. Lovely gadget to keep in your pocket! And for very reasonable price.

3.  Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker Bronze medalist

Just check this amazing design from Fitbit. We were very surprised with this innovative look and really liked it. As all pedometers it has all the basics – it is tracking your steps, measuring distance and counting how many calories you’ve burned during your day. Why it is more expensive than it’s predecessors on the list? What about syncing it with computer or bluetooth-installed smartphones / tablets and ability to set your own goals to keep you motivated? Not enough? You can get free iPhone or Android app to connect and share your results with your friends. Really fresh stuff that can’t be missed while selecting best pedometer.

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, Blue (Health and Beauty)


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2. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band Runner-Up

One of the leaders in sport tools – Garmin – comes second in our countdown with their Vivofit line product called fitness band. This awesome pedometer goes few steps forward to bring you totally different experience than usual ones. First of all, it is unique for its Move Bar which is feature reminding you of need to move – after an hour of in-activeness it displays red bar and reminds you to move a bit. Once you walk for few minutes, it stops reminding you. It is also designed so that you can wear it twenty four hours a day and feel both comfortable and in style.   Long lasting battery, water resistance, sleeping phases monitoring, goal set up and many more – all in this cool gadget that won’t let you to forget about the need of movement!

Garmin vívofit Fitness Band – Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)


List Price: $48.59 USD
New From: $48.59 USD In Stock
Used from: $44.93 USD In Stock

1. Basis 900-00012-01 Advanced Fitness and Sleep Tracker Basis Peak Top Selection 

Top pedometer is presented by Basis. Their team done a great job  creating a professional tool that works for real experienced sportsmen and fitness maniacs but also is great for everyone that wants to keep fit.  Here we can really use word advance – if the product above had all the needed basic features this pedometer gives you full experience of great life cycle measuring. Starting with your walking and step tracking finishing with fitness exercises and sleeping phase. This tool brings you the full picture of how your day looks like, where you can improve something and where you’re doing too much. Calories, hear rate, distance – everything counts. We’re not even mentioning water resistance, automatic synchronization with all electronic devices and great design coming with “Gorilla Glass 2” touch-screen. Go for it!