Enjoy unlimited fitness classes in London with the just-launched ClassPass

We've been looking jealously across the pond for a while now at ClassPass, an American fitness movement that lets you pay a flat fee every month for unlimited classes at a whole range of studios. Well, thank the fitness gods, it's just launched in London and we're pretty happy about it. ClassPass has more than 25…

12 best fitness apps to help you stay motivated

[nextpage title="Next"] If you want to monitor or track your fitness and diet goals, using your smartphone is an ideal way to do it. Because your smartphone and apps are always with you, they are a constant reminder to check in on your progress, stay the course, and keep your motivation up, as well as…
Walking football could be a more gentle and fun way to get fit.

Could walking football be as good for us as the real thing?

Walking football is a new form of exercise that could be ideal for anyone who’s new to exercise, trying to build their strength back up, or who just finds running around completely barbaric. (Hiya.) We all know how fit footballers have to be, and can imagine from the comfort of our sofas how exhausting it…

Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer X Swimsuit: Can it really help you swim faster?

Can buying the latest hi-tech sportswear really make you go faster? If you believe the manufacturers then yes it can - but then they would say that wouldn’t they? Remember, before the London 2012 Olympics Adidas unveiled custom-fitted 'AdiPower' trousers for the big name cyclists. Dubbed ‘hotpants’, these were battery-powered to warm the legs before a…
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Jawbone Up3 release date delayed amidst financial rumours

When Jawbone lifted the lid on its next generation fitness tracker back in November 2014, the Jawbone Up 3, many wearable fans were excited that the new device could well be one of the most advanced - not to mention good-looking - gadgets we've seen to date. Fast-forward to February 2015 and it looks like the wearable tech pioneers…
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Keep Beat: This smart bra sets your workout pace with music

More and more wearable tech brands are integrating heart rate sensing tech into their products. But the problem is, just serving up details about your heart rate may not actually mean much or urge you to change your pace when you're pounding the treadmill. The Mio Fuse (which we reviewed this morning) vibrates on your wrist…
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Mio Fuse Review: fitness tracking and HR sensor for running and HIIT

I've reviewed plenty of activity trackers here at ShinyShiny, most recently the Misfit Flash and the Fitbit Charge, but over the next few months I'm going to be taking a closer look at wearable devices built solely with fitness and training in mind. First up: the Mio Fuse. So what's a Mio Fuse? Unlike general…
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Fitbit releases Charge HR and Surge wearables in UK, Europe today

Fitbit announced the launch of its three new fitness trackers last year: the Charge, the Charge HR and the Spartan of wearables, the Surge. The Fitbit Charge has been available here in the UK for a few months (check out our review of the Fitbit Charge), but according to the Fitbit team this morning, the Charge…
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Misfit Flash Review: Best-in-class activity tracking on a budget

So what's a Misfit Flash? A number of key players in the consumer-facing, wearable fitness market have emerged over the past few years. And, after developing their flagship devices, like the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up 24, the challenge now is to go bigger, better and more high-end with added functionality and improved design. But…

Seven ways to exercise effectively without going to the gym

Let's be honest, there are a lot of things we'd rather spend our hard earned cash on than a membership to the gym. Nobody likes going to the gym, so its easy to resent having to pay a monthly fee just to keep yourself healthy -- especially if you don't have any budget gyms nearby.…