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Squeeze Fitness Into Your Workday with FitChimp

Did you know the average person sits for more than nine hours each day? It’s often said that the key to longevity is being active and not sitting for long periods at a time. But getting physical activity can be especially difficult when you sit at a desk all day. Austin-based startup FitChimp has a solution to […]

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San Francisco’s Pop-Up Workout Hub Celebrates Grand Opening This Weekend

Back in October I wrote about an Indiegogo campaign to fund a public workout space in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley area. Now that space, in the area called PROXY in Hayes Valley, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, June 7th! So, if you live in San Francisco, stop by to check out the fitness […]

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Which Athletic Shoe Is Right For You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Avid runners know the importance of a good pair of shoes. Running in shoes without proper support can make your poor feet ache and can even lead to injury. Even with other athletic activities, the lack of support or improper fit can negatively impact your body. Check out this infographic about how to choose the […]

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The Next Generation of Wearable Gadgets: Smartwatches

Everyone knows someone who is practically attached to their smartphone. With smartwatches, they can actually make that a reality. Smartwatches will allow you to access the best of your smartphone on your wrist — email, messages, Internet and even apps. There’s the Pebble Smartwatch which some say started the smartwatch frenzy. It’s modern and sleek […]

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10 Ways To Get, Stay Motivated

Pushing through a tough workout is hard, sure, but the most difficult part of a maintaining a workout routine is staying motivated. Best-selling fitness author Tom Venuto wrote a post on his blog titled, “Top 10 Ways for Regular People To Get Motivated.” For the post, Venuto gathered advice on how to get/stay motivated from […]

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A Free Pop-Up Gym Might Be Coming To SF

Imagine an indoor gym that you access more like a public park where anyone can enjoy its amenities for free. The founder and lead trainer of a San Francisco-based bootcamp, Jenn Pattee, wants to create a free space in the Hayes Valley PROXY of San Francisco where anyone can workout for free. An Indiegogo campaign […]

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Short On Time? Hit The Gym Anyway

A 15 minute workout is better than nothing, says FitSugar writer Jenny Sugar (very true!). The post gives three reasons why squeezing in a short workout, even on your laziest or busiest days, is better than not working out at all. There are still calories to be burned: Focus on fast-paced movement like jumping rope, […]

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Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks Track Your Stride For a Better Run

A new type of tracker may help you become a stronger runner and prevent injuries. Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks will not only calculate how far and how fast you’ve run but also how well. A tracker that attaches to the socks will measure your gait in various ways, which you can view on the corresponding […]

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Troubleshooting Community Compares Wearable Fitness Bands

Consumer Q&A and trouble-shooting website Fixya.com released a report that collected data about five fitness bands currently on the market and what issues users were having with the devices. The Fixya community is comprised of more than 30 million people. For this report Fixya compiled data over months of use cases and feedback on its […]

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How To Know When You’re Pushing Yourself Too Hard at the Gym

Is there such a thing as a too-intense workout when you’re trying to take your fitness to the next level? Yes. Fitness expert Jill Brown says there are three ways to tell if your workout is too hard. Number 1 — If you’re gaining weight after your workouts, you might be pushing yourself too hard. […]

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