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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – the UsFitties Reading List

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – the UsFitties Reading List

In Eat and Run, legendary ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success. Whenever we think of ultrarunning, we think of Jurek. His name has become synonymous with ultramarathon races over the years. This book carries the [...]

January 29, 2013 Stewart Rogers Gear 1

Fitness Clothing On A Budget

Fitness Clothing On A Budget

How can you get the latest fitness gear, but still remain budget conscious? With more and more of us taking up fitness, and a continued need to stay frugal, how can you ensure you’re kitted out without splashing out? For most sports or fitness routines, you’ll need to make sure you have the basics covered: [...]

January 14, 2013 Stewart Rogers Gear 1

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

Amazon are having their Black Friday Deals Week, and we’ve spotted that the Fitbit Aria wi-fi scales will be having their prices slashed later today. The Fitbit Aria is a set of wi-fi scales that measure your weight and body fat percentage, giving you an overall view of your BMI. When combined with the Fitbit [...]

November 19, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week Includes Fitbit Aria

The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

iPhone and iPad fitness apps; which are best? As usual, UsFitties comes to the rescue with a list of the best exercise, nutrition and fitness lifestyle apps available on iOS. Just as with our list of best Android apps, if you don’t agree with the list it is OK. We’re hoping to build the best [...]

November 5, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on The Best iPhone/iPad Fitness Apps List

The Best Android Fitness Apps List

The Best Android Fitness Apps List

Android fitness apps; which are the best and how can you find them easily? As usual, UsFitties comes to the rescue with a list of the best exercise, nutrition and fitness lifestyle apps available on Android. But this isn’t just our list of fitness apps for Android. Oh no. We want you to fill in [...]

November 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on The Best Android Fitness Apps List

Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

SportPursuit is the first sport-specific private sales club in the UK and they have partnered with UsFitties to offer one of you £25 to spend on anything that takes your fancy. SportPursuit is similar to member’s purchasing clubs like Vente Privee, but instead of offering you products from top clothing designers SportPursuit offers you access to [...]

October 26, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Win £25 to Spend at SportPursuit

Mio Cyclo 305 HC Bicycle Computer Has A Surprise For You

Mio Cyclo 305 HC Bicycle Computer Has A Surprise For You

The Mio Cyclo 305 HC is a bicycle computer that offers a little more than your regular GPS. What’s the surprise. we hear you ask? People are creatures of habit, but doing the same thing again and again does begin to get dull. The same is true of your cycle route. If you only ever [...]

October 22, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 2

Cooling Glove ‘Better Than Steroids’, and Legal

Cooling Glove ‘Better Than Steroids’, and Legal

A cooling glove, developed by Stanford researchers H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn, is showing capabilities for athletes that are ‘better than steroids’, and legal. ‘The Glove’, as it is called by the Stanford duo, is nearing a commercial version. A ‘rapid thermal exchange device’, the unit takes advantage of the heat-transfer veins in the [...]

October 15, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 3

FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

FitTap is a new app and NFC tag solution that allows you to log recurring activities into your Fitbit account by just tapping your phone against a special round disc. NFC, or Near-Field Communications, is a technology that has found its way into many current Android smartphones. The idea is simple – place your phone [...]

October 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on FitTap Logs Fitbit Routines with an NFC Tag

TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

TRX Suspension Training is becoming increasingly popular. So what exactly is it and does it work? The TRX system uses gravity along with your own bodyweight to provide a flexible way to exercise with a compact and highly portable piece of equipment. [...]

September 27, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on TRX Suspension Training – What Is It and Does It Work?

Fitbit; new features and new devices – the Fitbit One and Zip

Fitbit; new features and new devices – the Fitbit One and Zip

Fitbit have added new features to Fitbit.com and launched two new devices; the Fitbit One and Zip. So what’s new? Fitbit have carved out a good place in the ‘fitness tracker’ marketplace. Producing devices and a supporting website that help you to determine your activity levels, food intake and even quality of sleep, the company [...]

September 17, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 4

Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Light running jackets are essential as we move towards Autumn/Fall. You need something that can add a layer of protection, while not adding too much weight. But how do you choose the right jacket for your needs, and which manufacturers fit your local ‘environmental profile’ best? As usual, UsFitties has the answer… [...]

August 21, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Light Running Jackets; How to Choose the Right One for You

Sportiiiis Turns Any Pair of Glasses Into a Training Device

Sportiiiis Turns Any Pair of Glasses Into a Training Device

Sportiiiis is an attachable heads-up display that attaches to almost any pair of glasses, helping you stay in your training zone with minimum distraction. The Sportiiiis system, while sporting an almost unimaginable number of i’s in the name, is quite impressive. But what can this little add-on device do for you and your chosen eye-wear? [...]

July 23, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 1

New Audi e-Bike Adds Gamification to Cycling

New Audi e-Bike Adds Gamification to Cycling

Audi have launched a new ‘e-Bike’ that brings gamification to the cycling masses. Featuring a 2.3kW electric motor and a full on-board computer that connects to your smartphone, this new bicycle offers challenges and performance tips to riders. Is this the dawn of a new type of bicycle? [...]

May 30, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear 2

Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

Set Starter have announced that they are now taking orders worldwide for their unique interval timer. The Set Starter interval timer is a small device that sits on your thumb, making it easy to hear, see or feel when you ought to be exercising or resting during an HIIT session. How useful is a Set [...]

May 18, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Set Starter interval timer now Shipping Worldwide

Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

Fitbit, the people behind the Fitbit Ultra fitness tracker, launch their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK. The Fitbit Aria is a Wi-Fi smart scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage and BMI. The Aria then automatically uploads this information to your Fitbit profile, in the same way that the Fitbit Ultra currently uploads [...]

May 15, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Fitbit launches their Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale in the UK

Fitness in your living room with Samsung Smart TV

Fitness in your living room with Samsung Smart TV

Samsung have recently announced some fitness apps as part of their new Smart TV range. Exercising along with the apps,  users can track and monitor their weight loss by connecting WiFi scales to their TV. With selected apps, the built-in camera on the TV will create a virtual mirror so enthusiastic exercisers can check their poses against [...]

May 7, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Gear Comments Off on Fitness in your living room with Samsung Smart TV

Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

Pebble, the Kickstarter record-breaker project that has received over $7m in micro-funding, is a ‘smart watch’ that talks to iOS and Android devices, and RunKeeper just became their first app partner. RunKeeper have announced that they will be supporting the new smart watch with full integration, something we know will be well received by Pebble [...]

May 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Pebble Could Kill Off All Other Sports Watches; RunKeeper signs up…

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Welcome to UsFitties, your new destination for fitness news, reviews, articles, workouts, nutrition advice and lifestyle choices. UsFitties is a little different to most websites. A completely philanthropic venture, all the money we make from advertising and commissions will be given to charity, with none of the revenue being used for administration or web hosting. [...]

April 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise, Gear, Lifestyle, Nutrition Comments Off on This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012

Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012, held in Barcelona, was a fitness tracker haven. A number of devices were on show along with a vast range of fitness apps as the market for wearable tech starts to gain momentum. [...]

March 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Gear Comments Off on Wearable fitness trackers are a major trend at Mobile World Congress 2012