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Mission Possible: Operation hhgregg

When I think of hhgregg, I think of refrigerators and electronics – but did you know hhgregg now carries fitness equipment? This was news to us, so we recently went on a “Mission” to a nearby hhgregg to check it out for ourselves so we could share any new intel with you. Enjoy our fun video!

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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FIT Pros Favorite FIT Toys

“People want REAL products recommended by REAL people that REALLY work!”

Everyone is looking for the next cool gadget or fitness tool to buy to boost their workouts. Sure, you can click on a banner ad or buy some “As Seen on TV” fad if you want to waste your time and money, but the REAL way to find out if something works or not is to ask the pros! As you may know, between my fellow Fitness Advisors for Sears FitStudio.com and fellow Fitness Ambassadors with FitFluential, I rub shoulders with some very cool fitness leaders across the nation.  So I decided to ask some of my fit friends what their favorite fitness gadgets were and share their favs with you! Here are 25 fun fitness twitterific replies!

Fit Pros Favorite Fit Toys: 

Bob Harper
@BonniePfiester I would have to say my kettle bell
…it’s my favorite piece of equipment

Follow MyTrainerBob on Twitter: I want to #challenge you to make #SmarterChoices! Working from the #InsideOut, you can achieve your goals. No more excuses, make the change TODAY! http://www.mytrainerbob.com

Bonnie Pfiester
My Fav Fit Toy is a Pair of 15lb Dumbbells
I do walking lunges with them, shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest, abs – LOVE my 15lbers

Follow @BonniePfiester on Twitter: FITNESS: ADVISOR/WRITER @SearsFitness TRAINER@DoBCx Boot Camp at @FitStudio AMBASSADOR@FitFluential BLOGGERhttp://www.pFITblog.com WEB http://www.pfiesterpFIT.com

Kelly Olexa

LOVE TRX.

TRX is so awesome for core moves but I also love it for back. We’ll be doing it on the @FitFluential fitness tour 

Follow KellyOlexa on twitter: CEO, Founder: @FitFluential. Fitness Fanatic, Starbucks Addict, Social Media Cupcake: Ford Fiesta Agent, FitStudio Partner, Polar Ambassador. Show me the sushi.http://www.kellyolexa.com

Joyce Cherrier
the fooducate app is my fav tool & my polar HR monitor fav gadget
U scan barcode on an item, it grades it & tells u why. Also gives options in same category. My kids love it 2! Scan everything!

Follow joycecherrier  on Twitter: Misplaced Maui Girl 1st life: Health Food Store owner & Pro Windsurfer 2nd: Mom, bass player, ocean, eco & organics. Sears® Fit Studio Expert, Attune Foods Am. http://freakingfitness.com

Steve Pfiester
25lb Slam Ball

I have clients do Slam Ball, overhead walking lunges, squats, abs, thrusters & all kinds of stuff with it.
(You can see Slam Ball 36 seconds in this BCx workout)

FollowStevePfiester on Twitter: BCx Boot Camp Trainer, Sears Fitness Expert, Trainer for VH1’s Bridal Bootcamp & ABC’s Fat March, Longevity Fitness Clubs owner. CrossFit & TRX Trainer http://www.StevePfiester.com

Franklin Antoian
Oregon Scientific Strapless HRM

I love that it’s strapless and reliable!

Follow iBodyFit  on Twitter: Fitness Writer l Founder of the Online Workout site iBodyFit.com l Fitness Expert for ManageMyLife.com. If you can Get Online, you can Get in Shape! http://iBodyFit.com

Leslie Goldman
Not a big gadget girl
I love my Nalgene H20 bottle, yoga mat, padded spin shorts (tho they r hideous-looking!)
BONNIE’S NOTE: Seeeeeee people, gadgets are necessarily necessarY to get or stay fit! 🙂 

Follow LeslieGoldman on Twitter: Women’s health guru. Body image diva. Write 4 Women’s Health/O/Fitness/Self/Runner’s World/espnW. Beyoncé once touched my elbow & my grandpa invented jogging.http://www.lesliegoldmanwrites.com

Alfonso Moretti
Kettlebells
Burpees with a Kettlebell Snatch & Press

Follow AngryTrainerFit on Twitter: Sears Fitness Board Member, Mens Fitness / Discovery Fit & Health Writer, Fitness Authority, Fierce Sagittarius http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com

Heather Frey
BANDS!
 love bands for shoulders and all things upper body.
BONNIE’S NOTES: Get a set of Bodylastics for $45.

Follow SmashFit  on Twitter: Founder of SmashFit! Fit-xpert on TV’s Miami Moms_Writer_Speaker_CPT_Artist_Figure Comp My outside’s a reflection of my inside xcept u cant see all the laughing http://SmashFit.com

Danny McLarty
I’d have to say my foam roller.
With the foam roller I like “McLarty Rollouts” (video: http://bit.ly/nlnLFg) and soft tissue work all over the body!

Follow DannyMcLarty on Twitter: Fitness writer, Fitness Coach, and Basketball Skills Coach. Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee. Sears FitStudio Partner.http://www.dannymclarty.com

Sarah Kay Hoffman
@Nikeplus!
I take it w me everywhere. Lance is motivating. Goal-oriented!  (Nike Plus review at Sears)

Follow sarahkayhoffman on Twitter: Senior Brand Manager at @singleymackie. digitally-addicted country girl w/ (gluten-free) foodie-fitness flare – Community Leader w/@TheLaughingCow (e)SKH

Shari Fitness
Stability Ball

Stability ball pushup into a knee tuck is my fave 🙂

Follow ShariFitness on Twitter: Fitness Professional | Atlanta Personal Trainer | Nutritionist | Social Media Consultant | Author | Speaker | Website http://FitTalkNews.comhttp://facebook.com/ShariFitnessFanPage


More Fitness Trainers & Enthusiasts’ Twitter Replies:

katieRUNSthis Katie M. Key
I love, love, LOVE my @garminForerunner 405! 
Really want the new 610!

SweetSoaps Ellen Cagnassola
My Nike sensor
It talks to my iPhone live it #pedometer

trainingdaiz Nick Hurst
ezy curl bar!! 
i use it for curls, rows, shoulder press, triceps…

pagandgoo david goodwin
ipod touch with nike plus trainers(sneakers)
plus you have a timer too for those minute planks and toons! X

XrsizeAnn Ann E. Fishman
Right now it’s TRX!
Love variety of planks w feet in stirrups & using Bosu, ball side down

sunkistdaisy Shelby
I love the @valslide by @ValerieWaters 
I find it increases the difficulty of my exercises & makes me work much harder than without it. Using it in plank, mountain climbers etc is killer. I really feel it in my abs.

FitChickNYC FitChickinTheCity
If I have to pick one I’d say my Garmin 405cx. 
Fav feature: tracks mileage so I don’t have to follow a specific path.

ChrisMrFitStacy Christopher Stacy
Has to be #KBs (Kettlebells) or #StabilityBalls.
Fav exercises are #Swings & Stability Ball #TwistPlanks

PBFingers Julie
The Garmin 305
Learn more on the Garmin 305 GPS with Heart rate monitor

MyFitCoach Jenn Mitchell
I love good resistance bands with a door attachment.
Great for travel. Amazing how much you can work!

Ally_Sutherland Ally Sutherland 
pro fit iron gym
I LOVE my Pull Up bar that slots nicely onto door frame

blondeponytail Blonde Ponytail
my fav fitness gadget is @GYMBOSS interval timer
Use it 4 my HIIT & Ab Blast classes! BONNNIE’S NOTES: Get your Gymboss

debroby Deb Roby
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE BodyLastic band system.
Best in the market.

allenintulsa Allen Cook
A product called “the slingshot”.
It helps you keep a perfect form for bench press while increasing the weight u push.


THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING YOUR FAVORITE TOYS!!

I have too many favorites to list. Here are ALL my personal Favorite Fit Toys:

1. Bodylastics bands
2. Gymboss Interval Timer
3. RunKeeper iPhone app 
4. TRX (juuuust got it & can’t wait to use it!)
5. Pandora on iPhone
6. ClipE earbud clip to prevent earbud tugs

You DON’T have to be RICH to get FIT!

Many people blame a lack of cash for not being fit, but getting fit doesn’t necessarily require a lot of money. Sure, it’s much nicer to workout inside an air-conditioned gym, more comfortable to use nice gym quality equipment, and more fun to burn calories in a class with friends – but you don’t have to join a gym to get fit.

This past fall, my husband and I were in Wellington, Florida leading a boot camp at Ultima Fitness. Steve, known for using creative fitness tools, shared his fall spirit by leading participants through a workout with pumpkins instead of medicine balls. At first, everyone giggled at the idea of doing squat trusts with pumpkins but, once their muscles started burning, Steve was the one who got the last laugh.

Fitness tools can be very expensive when setting up a home gym. One Kettlebell or a Medicine Ball alone can be $70 each and free weights typically run a dollar a pound, which adds up fast. Even used equipment can be insanely over-priced in my opinion.  Read the rest of this entry

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