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Do you work out too much? If so, you are in the right place. Do you work out too little, or want to start? You too are in the right place. Our hand-selected team of reviewers buys every product—from treadmills, exercise bikes, barefoot shoes, gps watches, and a host of other items—just like you do. Then we put them through rigorous side-by-side testing to see what comes out on top. The final result is an unbiased review you can trust to get you started, or keep you stoked, on your workouts.

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Best Treadmills of 2022

Best Treadmills of 2022

Are you in the market for a new treadmill? We researched the best models on the market before buying 8 to test and compare side-by-side. For months, we tested each model while examining...
Best Exercise Bikes of 2022

Best Exercise Bikes of 2022

We bought nine of the best exercise bikes on the market for side-by-side testing and comparison. Over months of hands-on testing, we scrutinized each model's performance and features to...
Best Budget Exercise Bikes of 2022

Best Budget Exercise Bikes of 2022

In the market for the best new exercise bike? After researching the best reasonably priced models, we bought nine to test and compare side by side. We analyzed the exercise quality, ease...
Best Bike Trainers of 2022

Best Bike Trainers of 2022

Looking for the best bike trainer available today? We bought the top trainers available today and put them to the test. Read on as we go through
Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing 19 of the best for extensive testing. After hundreds of hours on the trails, we...
Best Women's Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Best Women's Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Searching for your next trail running shoe? With our expert advice and experience testing various models this season, we get down to the nitty-gritty of the different options out there...
Best Running Shoes of 2022

Best Running Shoes of 2022

After many long runs and tempo miles, we've determined the best running shoes available in 2022 for any running style or budget
Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Seeking a women's running shoe to help you pick up the pace? Our comprehensive review of the most popular running shoes on the market is sure to give you all of the information you need to...
Best GPS Watch of 2022

Best GPS Watch of 2022

Looking for the perfect GPS watch? Our experts spent hours looking over options before choosing 12 of the most popular and high-tech to test side-by-side. We tested them while running...
Best Hangboard of 2022

Best Hangboard of 2022

Looking for the best hangboard? Hang on as we assess the best training boards out there. Our team of experts spent months working hard to bring you the best hangboard for whatever your...
Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Only recently have female-specific hydration packs become popular and we sure are glad they did. Our running-obsessed gearheads have tested many of the most popular hydration vests in...
Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

After months of researching the most popular running packs on the market, our testers dedicated hundreds of miles in variable conditions to determine which of our 14 finalists is best.
Best Barefoot Shoes of 2022

Best Barefoot Shoes of 2022

Ready to make the switch to minimalist or barefoot shoes? Our comprehensive review compares 10 of this season's best models side-by-side, so you can spend less time worrying about "proper"...
Best Barefoot Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Barefoot Shoes for Women of 2022

Barefoot shoes got a bad rap shortly after their introduction to the mainstream. In this review, we talk about ways to approach this style of running, and how your footwear choice can help...
Best Yoga Mat of 2022

Best Yoga Mat of 2022

Are you tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 15 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a hot yoga devotee, a...
Best Yoga Block of 2022

Best Yoga Block of 2022

The fitness world has been overwhelmed with manufacturers claiming to offer the best of the best. We painstakingly sifted through the top yoga blocks to bring you a lineup of the highest...
Best Portable Home Gym of 2022

Best Portable Home Gym of 2022

Searching for a new home gym system to help you reach your goals? We tested 10 of the best options in 2021, ranking their exercise options, adaptability, and ease of use...
Best Muscle Rollers of 2022

Best Muscle Rollers of 2022

Relieving muscle tightness and soreness is easily accomplished with a muscle roller stick, and we bought and tested 9 of the best and most popular options after conducting research on over...
Best Hand Weights

Best Hand Weights

Trying to find the best hand weights of 2021? We researched the market before our experts bought and tested the top 10 promising models to test
Best Exercise Bands of 2022

Best Exercise Bands of 2022

Are you looking for a way to stay fit on the road? Do you prefer working out from home? Or maybe you are rehabbing an injury. Whether you're a fitness guru or a newbie, we're here to help...
Best Massage Balls

Best Massage Balls

We extensively tested some of the best massage balls on the market. Whether you are looking for a ball to relieve your own muscular tension or for one to use on other people, our review is...
Best Exercise Balls

Best Exercise Balls

Want to know which exercise balls are the best for home workouts, or sitting in the home office? We purchased 9 of the best and most popular after researching over 40 of the most popular...
Best Foam Rollers of 2022

Best Foam Rollers of 2022

Which is the best foam roller for you? We bought and tested dozens of rollers before narrowing down our selection to the top 12 for this review.
Best Pedometer

Best Pedometer

Looking for a pedometer? We review the 10 best to help you find the best device for your activity needs and budget. To help you find the right device, we reviewed stand-alone devices...
Best Weight Vests of 2022

Best Weight Vests of 2022

On the hunt for a way to enhance your fitness routine? We found the 13 best weight vests for this comprehensive analysis to help empower you with the knowledge you need to make an informed...
Best Exercise Step Platform of 2022

Best Exercise Step Platform of 2022

Exercise step platforms add a major facelift to a played-out, home gym setup. If you're looking for a step to add some variety to your workouts, look no further! We rounded up some of the...


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Hydration Packs for Running - Men's

REI Swiftland Hydro Review

This pack works in the best, straightforward, simple way you want. With options for hydration systems and plenty of storage, any activity will be heightened with this pack on your back. At...
Brooks Divide 2 Review
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Trail Running Shoes - Men's

Brooks Divide 2 Review

A crossover model that offers a great entry-level point for those new to trail running, this versatile shoe is high on performance and value.
XTerra Fitness TRX3500 Review
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XTerra Fitness TRX3500 Review

This moderately priced model is suitable for any fitness level with a large running surface, 12 mph top speed, and Bluetooth connectivity to work with a variety of training apps.
Coros Apex Pro Review
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GPS Sports Watches

Coros Apex Pro Review

We tested this watch during ultra distance events, on training runs, and hiking through the mountains of Colorado. It continually wowed us with its extensive feature set at such a good...
Garmin Fenix 7 Review
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GPS Sports Watches

Garmin Fenix 7 Review

This is our best testing model that scored high across all watch metrics. We love the user interface, Garmin features, and the awesome design.


Fitness Learning Center

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes

We recommend making a basic self-assessment to help you determine what your specific needs are when it comes to a trail running shoe. With this in mind, we can guide you through the best...
How to Choose a GPS Watch

How to Choose a GPS Watch

Thinking of purchasing a GPS watch but you're not sure where to begin? The market is full of different options ranging from a simple tracker to a mini smartphone that lives on your wrist...
How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes

How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes

What could be complicated about a minimalist running shoe? If you want to learn about the design of barefoot running shoes, and how to figure out which shoe is best for you,
How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women

How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women

While the market is inundated with different types of trail running shoes specific to women, we help you avoid choice paralysis. In this article, we look at features that a good trail shoe...
How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

There are several factors to help choose a hydration pack for your running needs. This article systematically helps you shop to find the best option for your particular style and goals.

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