Shake Weight Study: It Barely Works!

Lord, how I HATE misleading headlines! Yesterday, I was surfing around teh internets, and a headline at MSNBC caught my eye: “Turns out, the Shake Weight actually does work.”  Naturally, I did a double-take on that one! Like most professionals, I viewed the thing as little more than just a goofy gimmick… could it be that I was wrong? Nope… although I had to read through the bulk of the article in order to...

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Reebok to pay $25 Million For Deceptive Advertising

Yup: thanks to the FTC, Reebok’s on the hook for a cool $25 mil in customer refunds. Suffice it to say, the agency took a dim view of  Reebok’s claims for its “EasyTone” and “RunTone” shoes. According to the FTC complaint, Reebok made unsupported claims in advertisements that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone running shoes strengthen and tone key leg and buttock (gluteus...

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Exercise Gimmicks – Vol. 6: The GymyGym

It’s been a while since I profiled a goofy fitness gimmick… but after taking a gander at the “GymyGym,” I figured it was high time to make up for the lapse. So what’s a GymyGym? It’s billed as “The World’s First Ergonomic Exercise Chair.” Now, I don’t have an issue with the “ergonomic” part – as someone who sits for long hours in front of my computer, I can...

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It’s Good To Be Living in the 21st Century!

Still working on my Seven+ review… but here’s something amusing to look at in the meantime.  [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCwPGDn8iAY] What can I say? It’s good to be living in the 21st century. (h/t...

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Will Reviews the Shake Weight!

My bud, Will Brink, recently reviewed the Shake Weight for Men in a short, Brinkzone vid: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mCldKpQJKk] Somehow, I’m not surprised by his conclusion,...

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Spend Your $$$ On a Gym – Not a Bowflex

While out on a stroll this weekend, the hubby and I passed a garage sale in progress.  One of the items for sale was a Bowflex, natch.  With a grin, I mentioned to John that we should buy it…we needed a bigger clothes rack. 😉 As you might have guessed, I’m not real big on the Bowflex… which is why I got a real chuckle out of this LA Times article on the subject: The people in the Bowflex commercials sure are pretty....

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