Product Review: Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred DVD


I’m all about the convenience of working out at home, but sometimes I’ll excitedly buy a fitness DVD only to try it out and be disappointed. Either it’s not enough of a workout for me, or the instructor annoys me to no end, or it just loses my interest after doing it a few times. I’ve wanted to try a Jillian Michaels workout for awhile. I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser, and I’m … [Read more...]

Class Review: Early Morning Yoga at Bristol Yoga Studio

Bristol Yoga Studio

Early Morning Yoga at Bristol Yoga Studio - 6:30am on Friday mornings - had been on my radar for awhile. I'd been attending various classes at the studio for a few months, though usually ones that took place a little later in the day. But whenever I took a class there, I'd always leave the studio feeling refreshed and renewed. So I figured early-morning Friday yoga would be an awesome way to … [Read more...]

Product Review: Sparkly Soul Headbands


I love sparkly things and I love to work out. Don’t think these two things go together? Think again! I have a new obsession: Sparkly Soul headbands. I mean it when I say that these are the best headbands I’ve ever tried. When I work out, I always wear a hat or a headband because I hate having those flyaway hair strands in my face. Also, I sweat a lot, and hats and headbands help … [Read more...]

Review of Fitbit: a “Wireless Personal Trainer”

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A few weeks ago I was introduced to Fitbit tracker, a "wireless personal trainer" that allows you to track your daily calories burned, steps, distance and sleep. Or as my fiance describes it: "A pedometer on steroids." I spend a lot of time sitting down during the day, working on my laptop. So Fitbit has allowed me to become much more conscious of the need to get up and move around every … [Read more...]

Product Review: Mizuno Fitness Apparel – Comfortable, Functional and Stylish


I’m pretty particular about my workout clothing. First and foremost, I need comfort. I can’t be worrying about my clothes being too tight, too loose or just a poor fit in general. I also need clothes that will keep me dry. I sweat… a lot. And if I’m wearing gear that’s not made of wicking fabric, the clothes just feel heavy and wet and uncomfortable. And I need the clothes … [Read more...]

Product Review: the H Hills Peekaboo Tank from 4all


We had out Twitter Launch Party last night, and one of the giveaway items was a 4all by jofit Side Pocket Knit Skort. It was awesome having 4all there for the party. Through our site, my mom and I are on Team 4all as brand ambassadors. We get to check out the latest gear and report on it, and I was recently sent the H Hills Peekaboo Tank to review! It’s my favorite … [Read more...]

Product Review: FuelBelt R20 Revenge Series 2-Bottle Belt

FuelBelt Revenge Series

I'm a huge FuelBelt fan. When I go for a long run (or if it's a warm day, even a shorter run) I don't leave home without one. I had heard about the new Revenge Series that FuelBelt recently released and it sounded awesome: the belts are designed with molded holders for easy one-handed bottle entry and exit. I would have loved to review the R20 Revenge 2-bottle belt from the Revenge Series, but … [Read more...]

Fitness Class Review: Triple Threat at Pulse


Fitness class descriptions are written to make every class sound awesome - but what do the people who take them actually think? The Fitness Class Reviews on Rhody Fitness are written by real people who attend the classes! Have a review? Send it to! Thanks to Rachel P. for sending in this review of the Triple Threat class at Pulse: Sunday 8am Triple Threat class … [Read more...]

Book Review – The Natural Way: The Holistic Guide To Total Mind-Body Health & Fitness by Beth Horn


I was always really active throughout my childhood and into my teens, between swimming, softball and running. In my junior year of high school I got really interested in weight lifting. I was always lean but not super skinny, and I admired the muscle tone on the women I saw competing in fitness competitions. I hung pictures of these women, especially Monica Brant, on the walls of my parents' … [Read more...]