The Fitness4Her Health and Fitness Product Review of:
I heard about this new timer on the market and it’s called the Gymboss, it’s small enough to clip onto your gym clothes and allows you to exercise without worrying about the time. I decided to try one out and let you all know what I thought.
I got a pink one and it goes perfectly well with most of my gym attire. When I clipped it onto the waist of my workout pants, I noticed that it didn’t pull on the material and the clip seemed comfortable enough to wear. I also tried hooking it onto my gym bag, but I move around the gym so much that I found that to be more of a nuisance.
I like to do circuit training exercises a couple times a week and really need a timer to alert me when to change up my circuit. If I have to rely on a clock, I’m forever twisting my neck to see how much time has elapsed. I’d much rather put that time and effort into working something other than my neck muscles, plus all that twisting leaves my back and neck a little sore.
One of my problems in using a pre-set timer is that I don’t always spend the same amount of time on each exercise or workout. If I have to reset it for each exercise, I find that wastes too much time. The thing I liked about the Gymboss is that it has a three button setup that is pretty easy to handle and takes seconds to set. I’m not all that electronically savvy but it was easy for me to adjust it for repeating intervals and set it up for different lengths of time.
With the Gymboss firmly attached, I was able to do some squats with weights, then at the sound of the alarm, begin jogging in place for 2 minutes. I can tell you, it felt great to be able to jog without wondering how long I had been going at it.
I know why they call it the Gymboss, the alarm reminds me of a good coach or personal trainer who is always there to tell me when it’s time to change up my exercise. It helps to keep me accountable when I’m exercising alone. It has both a vibrator and an alarm mode and can even be set to vibrate and sound an alarm at the same time. With the Gymboss, I can’t fudge on the duration of my workout because that little bossy gadget is there to keep me in line.
For under twenty dollars, the Gymboss is well worth the money. I’m thinking that these little timers will make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, Mother’s Day or even tucked inside an Easter basket.
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~ Karen Ficarelli
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