Best Protein Bars for Runners

Protein bars are a secret weapon for many runners.  Proteins are critical to muscular recovery, something important to any athlete who is trying to improve their performance over time.  They can also be a great pinch-hitting food for times in-between meals, while traveling, or pre-workout when you don’t have access to other natural food.  Triathletes … Read more

Running Gloves

When it comes to colder weather running, the running glove might be the most overlooked piece of gear.  Without it, you are sure to be miserable no matter how warm you are able to keep the rest of your body.  And don’t kid yourself, those “over-the-wrist” shirts and jackets that are designed pull some covering … Read more

How To Use KT Tape

Have you seen athletes (such as runners, weightlifters in the gym, or beach volleyball players) wearing colored ribbons (mainly blue or black) on some parts of their bodies? These strips of colors are a kind of neuromuscular bandage and are applicable in all types of patients (although mostly those suffering from sports injuries), including those … Read more

How to Find a Running Track Near Me

Becoming fit and building exercise into your lifestyle can be difficult to do.  Having a personal trainer is not always appealing or can be justified on the grounds of costs.  Going to gyms can be a lonely and intimidating experience, especially if only just embarking on trying to get fit and feeling body conscious – … Read more

Best Running Sunglasses

A good pair of running sunglasses is critical for running.  On sunny days, it obviously makes the run more comfortable and keeps you from squinting, and plays an underrated safety role in keeping debris and bugs out of your eyes.  When it gets colder, running glasses are just as important.  They are a key part … Read more

Best Compression Socks Guide and Reviews

Best Compression Socks

Compression socks have become some of the hottest products on the fitness market today.  You have undoubtedly seen marathoners, triathletes, weekend athletes, and even travelers sporting compression socks.  The growth in compression socks’ popularity follows major growth in the overall compression wear industry, with some reports suggesting it will continue growing at a 6% clip … Read more

Womens Compression Pants: Reviews and Recommendations

Compression pants for women have come a long way in recent years, thankfully so.  A decade ago, they consisted mainly of running tights and other similar leggings.  Now, compression pants have become mainstream for activities like yoga, crossfit, group fitness, and other popular activities.  The leggings and tights are also increasingly popular for wearing in … Read more

Two Types of Compression Shorts – Underwear or Outerwear

Comrpession Shorts Underwear Outer

Do you wear compression shorts as underwear?  Yes, but know that while some compression shorts are specifically designed as underwear, others have different intended uses.  Either way, compression shorts are meant to be worn with nothing else underneath.  It is perhaps the most common question we receive about compression gear. Compression shorts come in a … Read more

Running Jackets

Running jackets are an essential piece of cold weather running gear. Skimp, and you will be sorry. Invest in a good one, and your winter runs will become some of your favorite workouts of the year. Here, we will share which running jackets to consider, and what to look for when you are buying one. The … Read more

Cold Weather Running Gear Essentials

Runners who live in colder climates or climates with the possibility of a couple colds snaps a year undoubtedly face a common question: Should I run outside, run inside on a treadmill, or temporarily stop my training until it gets warmer?  Being a Minnesota-based organization, we know a thing or two about cold weather running. … Read more

Reflective Running Gear Guide

Pounding the pavement and road is a great way to improve fitness and lose weight, but it comes with hazards – traffic. With most households owning more than one vehicle, busy schedules, increased volume of traffic often for even short journeys that previously were carried out by walking or using public transport means runners are … Read more

Camelbak vs. Yeti vs. Hydro Flask Bottles

The market for water bottles, tumblers, and flasks has exploded in recent years, and the quality of products has taken a big step forward.  The days of plain, plastic water bottles are going away.  Instead, high-quality, BPA-free, insulated bottles are becoming the new norm.  These are bottles that, if cared for properly, will last you … Read more

Running Gear Discounts

We search the running garment and gear market every week, looking for the needle in a haystack deals that will help you save money.  Instead of you having to go through every single email promotion you receive from stores and manufacturers, we thought we should save you some time.  Whether you are looking for compression … Read more

Best Running Watches

Staying fit can be a very inexpensive hobby, or one that you can make significant investments in.  For example, you can buy a pair of good shoes and running shorts and start jogging, or deck yourself out with the best and most expensive gear.  The same goes for the running watches on the market today. One … Read more

Best Multi-Purpose Walking Shoes

Whether you are looking for shoes that will be all-purpose footwear around your house, or ones that will help you walk your way through a foreign country, getting the right walking shoes is an important decision.  If you plan to travel Europe, check out our separate piece on our 3 favorite shoes for traveling Europe. … Read more

Best Running Shorts

There is no hard and fast rule about what kind of running shorts one should wear. A lot of this depends on personal preferences and how comfortable runners feel with various levels of coverage. For some runners, habit will be the deciding factor in deciding which attire to wear while they are running. For others, … Read more

Best Running Headphones

Running can be a lonely and monotonous activity, so it is understandable that many runners use music to distract their minds and exercise for as long as possible.  They also use music to motivate them and help maintain a rhythm in their strides.  Some of us remember running when the only choices where you carry … Read more

Cross Trainers for Men and Women

Cross-training is popular with people who are looking for a balanced, full-body workout.  After all, cross-training offers many proven benefits. It provides you with a balanced workout for whatever fitness level you desire ensuring you end up with a balanced physique, and the risk of injury cross-training is small compared to other intensive exercise regimen.  … Read more