HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH & WELLNESS

Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • Gear: The basic fixie can get fancy

    Gear: The basic fixie can get fancy

    For the last five years, this column has avoided covering one of the hottest youth-culture urban crazes in the bike world: the fixie — a minimalist, single-speed bike with a fixed gear and no brakes. Some people like them ugly, others gaudy and others tricked-out with doodads and custom paint jobs....

  • Gear: New tech can make for happier trails

    Gear: New tech can make for happier trails

    When the weather cools off (we hope) this fall, the active man and woman will hit the trail. Whether you hike, bike, run or bird-watch, carry a giant backpack or a pocket-sized water bottle, push your heart rate to the limit or barely break a sweat, the items below will add to the fun — helping...

  • Gear: Exercise equipment that's on the ball

    Gear: Exercise equipment that's on the ball

    What do you get when you mate old-school strength devices like push-up bars, ab wheels and vertical knee-raise, dip and pull-up stations with balls? Some of the most innovative, effective home fitness devices to come along in recent years. —Roy M. Wallack Push-ups reinvented SKLZ Core Push-Up Instability...

  • Gear: Endurance bikes, for those who've endured

    Gear: Endurance bikes, for those who've endured

    Although it is said that cycling is the "new golf" for aging baby boomers, it's clear that the low, aerodynamic position of a Tour de France racer doesn't work for old bodies burdened with stiff backs and diminishing flexibility. Enter one of the hottest cycling categories: the "endurance" race...

  • Gear: Bike options for commuters

    Gear: Bike options for commuters

    More people are biking to work. Options include everything from high-end electric-assist bikes to bare-bone models.

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