Health & Fitness

Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • A vat of kettle bells
    A vat of kettle bells

    The workout can be changed with different ways to add weight.

  • Bare-bones gyms on a strap, cable or cord
    Bare-bones gyms on a strap, cable or cord

    "Come on — you can actually get a workout with that?" That was my first reaction to these four products, but I was wrong. Simple and relatively inexpensive though they might be, you can work up a sweat with these low-tech yet innovative strap- and string-based resistance devices. They...

  • Treadmills, ellipticals tap into natural power
    Treadmills, ellipticals tap into natural power

    Nothing would seem to be more "green" than exercise, which gives off sweat and smell but not pollution. But if you get your cardio on a machine, you're not completely eco-clean unless you use one that doesn't plug into a wall socket, which is at least partially powered by fossil-fuel-burning...

  • Machines to help you take a load off
    Machines to help you take a load off

    "Every runner over 45 that I see in here has advanced osteoarthritis in his knees," my doctor told me last year before recommending surgery for my torn meniscus. "I tell all you guys the same thing: ‘The impact is too much. Switch to the elliptical or cycling.'" Instead, some runners take...

  • Going beyond the basic bike
    Going beyond the basic bike

    Ever since two Ohio bike shop owners named Wright changed the world, tinkerers have been using the bicycle as a launching pad for new ideas. Now, in an effort to get America outdoors and exercising more, modern-day inventors are tapping the unique efficiency and comfort of the bicycle once...

Loading