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Posts found under "Equipment" within Fit Life

Do Toning Pants Really Work?

By Sabrena Merrill on Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Can you imagine being able to shape and tone your lower body just by wearing a pair of pants? According to Fila USA, their Toning Resistance Tight Capri can do just that. To test the validity of these claims, ACE sponsored a study that found out whether or not these pants actually increase muscle exercise.




Build Your Own Indoor Cycling Workout

By Julz Arney on Wednesday, September 5, 2012


For many dedicated gym-goers, indoor cycling is more than a workout – it’s an addiction! On days when you can’t make it to your favorite class or when your work days is stretched longer than normal, check out this workout from Julz Arney, an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor and Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling. You’ll get your heart pumping and your legs racing just like you would in class.




Gizmos for Your Get-Up and Go (Part 2 of 2)

By Jonathan Ross on Wednesday, August 22, 2012


In Part 2 of our series exploring technology that can help you on your journey to fitness, ACE Senior Fitness Consultant Jonathan Ross reviews some useful smartphone apps. Check out ways you can incorporate innovative ab exercises or calm your breathing just by using your phone.




Gizmos for Your Get-Up and Go (Part 1 of 2)

By Jonathan Ross on Thursday, May 17, 2012


We spend an average of 50 minutes per day on our mobile devices and the average adult spends about four and a half hours per day watching TV. When technology is involved, it's a safe bet we're using it to wind down or relax. But not all gizmos are created equal. Here's a quick run-down and review of gadgets that inspire you to get-up and go, and how you can use to make the most out of your workouts.




SAVE or SPLURGE on fitness apparel?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Clothes may not make the workout, but having the right apparel can definitely help enhance your exercise experience — and ensure you look good, too! But with so many fitness apparel options out there, how do you know when you can save or splurge? Find out which items won't break the bank and which ones are worth the investment.




What are some great fitness gifts to give this holiday season?

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Doing some last minute holiday shopping and need some fitness gift ideas? Whether you’re buying for the fitness newbie, the exercise enthusiast or perhaps for yourself, here are 10 great options for all ability levels and budgets. One option is even free!





What are some small exercise tools that will energize my workout for under $20?

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, December 6, 2011


In this video, ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, reviews four fun, interesting-looking exercise tools that will keep your workouts interesting and challenging. Even better, they each cost less than $20.




Can you bust four common fitness myths? (Part 1)

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 30, 2011


It's so easy to believe those fitness myths, but they're just that — myths! ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, busts four common fitness myths in this two-part series. Ready to see those pesky myths get busted and also learn how you can incorporate the truth into your fitness routine?




What headphones are best for exercising outdoors?

By Todd Galati on Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Selecting the right exercise equipment is important for comfort and function, and it can enhance the overall workout experience. Similar to selecting running shoes or a bicycle helmet, the best headphones for one person might be a poor choice for another. Read on to find out what factors you should consider before purchasing headphones for outdoor exercise.




Are the calorie counts on exercise machines accurate?

By Julia Valentour on Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Should you believe everything that you read? Find out whether the number displayed on the screen of your favorite piece of cardio equipment is the same as the number of calories that you actually burn during exercise.




The Truth About Ab Exercise Equipment

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, February 1, 2011


During these cold winter months it's difficult not to think ahead to the warm summer months. If the goal of a toned midsection is part of your summer plans, the latest quick abs fixes, exercises and gizmos look all that more enticing. Find out the truth about the most effective ab exercises.




Have any last-minute fitness gift ideas for the holidays?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, December 15, 2010


If you’re looking for a fitness gift idea for someone who is into health and fitness, or who plans to be once the New Year comes around, we’ve got some great options for you to consider.




What’s the best piece of cardio equipment to use?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, April 7, 2010


In a sea of cardio machines, have you ever found yourself wondering what the best option is? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of some popular pieces of cardio equipment and identify ways in which you can maximize your time and your results.




How do I determine what sneakers are best for me?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, March 17, 2010


With an assortment of options to choose from, selecting a pair of shoes for your athletic endeavors can seem like a daunting task. However, there are a few simple tips you can use to help you on your quest for your perfect pair of athletic shoes.