Fitness by Crunchgear 2007

  • Fitness and the Power of the Internet


    I’ll be the first to admit that I spend more time online than is probably healthy. Although I try to compensate by working out frequently, it never seems to reach a state of equilibrium. I always sit around too much and exercise too little. But being online doesn’t have to be a completely unhealthy endeavor. There are currently many opportunities available to netizens who wish to… Read More

  • The Life Acquatic: Swimming with Sound

    Swimming is one of the best workouts one can get. Although running does burn calories a bit quicker, there is at least one distinct advantage to swimming: it produces virtually no impact. That makes it an appealing choice for those of us who don’t want to be crippled and arthritic by the time we’re middle-aged. As a techie, however, I’m faced with a slight dilemma whenever I… Read More

  • GPS Fitness


    GPS is a technology with far more merits than simply helping you find your way around the city. It can also greatly augment your workout regimen — with the right equipment of course. While plenty of fitness oriented GPS devices exist on the market, Garmin has taken a considerable lead in this still nubile market. In this piece, we’ll take a look at two devices that have… Read More

  • Sweatin' to the Oldies, CrunchGear-Style


    It’s amazing where people will take their music player, but few activities are better suited to music listening than exercising. Whether you’re getting your exercise ya-yas out in the water, on dry land, on wheels, indoors, or out in the snow, there’s a product out there that can help you rock out while you sweat. Here’s a rundown of my favorite audio-related… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Green Screen Edition

    Otaku Fitness
    Tassimo Premium Hands On
    Diablo PC: Ugly and Powerful, but Mostly Ugly
    SimpleWeather Skips The Clutter, Delivers The Goods
    International, Jet-setting Playboy? Use Flyclear Read More

  • Otaku Fitness

    We’re geeks. We do things a little differently. And working out is no exception. Already we’ve learned a little bit about ways to get back into shape that are compatible with our nerd lifestyle, but what about making our lifestyle compatible with fitness? When we wear our shirts with wolves howling at the moon, it’s not to be hipster ironic, it’s because six years ago… Read More

  • Tassimo Premium Hands On

    What is a coffee maker doing in our Fitness by CrunchGear coverage? Well, as “information workers” we probably drink more coffee than water. As a result, our health — and mood — can be adversely effected by the dark sludge that everyone makes in the break room. In fact, one office I worked at had some sort of “mad coffee maker” who added cinnamon to every pot. Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Fitness Week Edition

    Barry Bonds will tell you: if you don’t take swings, you don’t hit home runs. In innovation, the same thing is rings true — you have to keep swinging until you hit a home run. In honor of Fitness Week, we’ll take a look at some of the leading fitness players, like Nike and Adidas, in terms of patented technology, and take a look into just how many swings… Read More

  • Bowflex Revolution

    Nautilus has been making Bowflex systems for about 20 years now — we’ve all seen the infomercials. Get the body you want in 60 days! Just 135 easy payments of $99.95 plus your soul and kidney. They’ve been on TV for as long as I can remember and if you’re like me, you’ve occasionally wondered whether or not there was any merit to the system. Read More

  • Hey Geek! Get Back In Shape the Nerdy Way

    I can tell you about what it’s like to be a guy who was once in shape and is not. When I was in my 20s, I was a slim yet hunky piece of man flesh. I had a defined jaw, broad chest, and a single chin. Now, however, at the beginning of my 30s, I find a second chin resting firmly between my face and neck. I do not like this chin, as it makes me look older than my real age. I also do not… Read More

  • Marathon Training for Nerds


    Mmmmm… lube-y. I’ve been a runner since sophomore year in college. It was easy to take up and easy to do — just go in a straight line and don’t fall — and aside from a few years of Kenpo Karate and some bouts at the gym I did very little else in terms of real exercise. I felt happy that I could run two miles, come home, shower, and get on with my day. But I… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bike Race Edition

    Indoor Fitness: Making the Most of the Great Indoors
    Pedal Power: Cycle Fitness Products
    Domo Robot Has Human-Like Eyes That Can Sorta See
    Create Beautiful 3D Landscapes With Your Pirated Downloads Read More

  • Indoor Fitness: Making the Most of the Great Indoors

    Ideally we’d all live on a beach and spend our days taking in some rays. Unfortunately even when the sun is shinning there are times when we’re trapped inside. Quality of life can be affected by stale air, limited space and bad weather. But a good work out can help can change your mood. For those times when the sun isn’t shinning outside there are ways to stay fit, feel… Read More

  • Pedal Power: Cycle Fitness Products


    Spring — if it actually ever really arrives — means it is time to get out of that cave you live in, get some fresh air and most importantly get back into shape. One way to drop that winter weight is to take a spin. Riding isn’t just for Lance Armstrong or the paperboy either. And even if spandex isn’t your thing, there are plenty of high-tech toys to play with while… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Creepfactor Edition

    Adobe Photoshop CS3 Ships Today: Keep Children Away From New Mascot
    Workouts On the Edge: Wacky Fitness Gear
    You Work it Girl: Women’s Fitness
    CrunchLunch: Chocolate Gadget Goodness
    Samsung (?) Concept PCs: The Future of Computers Looks Lame Read More

  • Workouts On the Edge: Wacky Fitness Gear


    There is the belief that doing anything that gets you off the couch will help you get back in shape. But the fact remains that any activity is usually a good thing and, as geeks, we don’t want run with the pack if we can help it. Thankfully, there are plenty of fitness products that have us scratching our heads and might make you stand out among the jocks. Some promise quick results… Read More

  • You Work it Girl: Women's Fitness


    Let’s face it: Almost all fitness gear, from free weights to running shoes, is designed with men in mind. When companies make a “women’s version,” it’s usually clad in pink plastic. Well, today we’re taking back the gym and saying “No!” to Hello Kitty-themed treadmills. Here are some great women’s fitness gadgets to keep you running… Read More

  • CrunchLunch: Chocolate Gadget Goodness

    We all love getting the latest, greatest electronic. I mean who doesn’t love unboxing a brand new Blackberry 8800 or HDTV? It’s almost as if the only way these objects could get any sweeter would be if you turned them into…chocolate! Yes, thanks to “Corporate Gift Showcase” and its lovely line of custom chocolate molds, you can now be eating a solid… Read More

  • Fitness By CrunchGear 2007

    Summer is around the corner and, although it may not look like it outside, you might soon want to walk on the beach with your shirt off and not have Greenpeace try to roll you back into the surf. That’s why CG is running a full set of fitness features — round-ups, advice, and great tech tips — to help you prepare for warmer weather. Let’s face it. The CG crew consists of… Read More