On Sunday, a Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was evacuated after a gym patron decided to stop working out and hop online, only to find “remote detonator” among the list of available wi-fi networks.
When it comes to exercise, every bit really does count. A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that the life-extending benefits of physical activity can show up whether you’re dedicating a whole block of the day to the gym or just carving out small moments by taking the…
Sometimes when you have a lot of dogs, they don't all get the exercise they need. Not these dogs though, they get to use these sweet dog treadmills at their outdoor dog gym. So even though there's a lot of dogs, they all get to be active. Well, most of them. The dog on the left is just out for a relaxing stroll.
I just discovered—because I hadn't set foot in my gym, ever, until earlier this week—that the elliptical trainers have BUILT IN FANS. Fans! Right there! In the machine. Fans to blow cool air somewhere in the direction of your sweaty face/neck/chest area, while you run in an elliptical motion, Around The Fur blasting…
The gym problem: Which side of this towel was just on my skin, and which was on that nasty-ass machine? Or the beach problem: I want to take a dip, but where do I stash my phone? A product called Towelmate apparently has all these answers.
When your work-out equipment is all the way in the basement, or even just in another room, it's easy to dodge exercising. But when your fitness gear is right under your ass while you're lounging in the living room, you don't have much of an excuse any more.
I usually don't like robots. Not my style, really. So what is it about these bots? The spunky ponytail made from wires? The CD hips? I don't know but I think I'm in love. Too bad these "girls" are only advertisements for a gym.
For most people, working out at the gym isn't fun. But that's because you don't know what to do. Gym Genie shows you exactly how and what exercises to do (in video) so you have no more excuses.
It's a desk chair! It's an elliptical machine! It's an embarrassment! Ye gods, Hammacher Schlemmer, what have you unleashed this time? And who on earth is going to pony up $8,000 for it?
Jack LaLanne wasn't just a fitness guru. Mere fitness gurus don't tow 70 rowboats—while handcuffed—at age 70. Jack was a powerhouse. He died today, at 96. But not before eating and lifting his way through exercise gear history.
Every December, the same New Year Resolution: We—the (flabby) people of the world—decide that we will start going to the gym on January. For real. It's not only a popular culture factoid. Here's the Google data that proves it.
This French gym is so bizarre looking, it might compel you to do a few laps out of curiosity. But it's also highly functional—enormous windows provide lighting during the day, with a solar panels juicing bulbs at night.
What to make of the diminutive iPod Shuffle? It's handy for working out, but immediately less handy if you don't have a sporty top to clip it to. That leaves you with two options: your earlobe or the Pod-à-porter neckband.
Gyms already forbid people from use camera-equipped gadgets, like smartphones and Flip digital cameras inside locker rooms, since nobody wants their hairy junk posted onto the internet. But now you can add iPod Nanos to the list of no-no items.
Gym bunnies amongst you might be interested in the Murphy Gym, a shallow cupboard full of the kind of equipment you need to look like a condom stuffed with walnuts—marbled walnuts if you are either a hunk of Kobe beef, or if you like popping S.T.E.Roids as if they were M&Ms. I'm also guessing that this little…