This $27 Fitness Buy Changed My Workouts for the Better

I have to admit, I used to not be very good at my post-workout routine. I normally would finish my workout by leaving the gym or fitness studio immediately, running home to shower, and then either spending my “recovery” period lying down or stuffing my face. I would do the minimal stretching that comes during the wind-down part of a studio class, but that was it.

All of that changed once I started covering health and wellness as managing editor of THE/THIRTY. After talking to so many trainers, kinesiologists, and other experts in the fitness industry, I learned just how important it is to stretch and recover after a workout.

Stretching, in general, can do so much for your body. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in

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Incoming CrossFit CEO Eric Roza has signed a contract to buy 100% of the fitness company from controversial founder Greg Glassman

Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.
Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.

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  • CrossFit’s incoming CEO Eric Roza has officially signed a contract to purchase 100% of the company from founder and former CEO Greg Glassman, according to a July 24 statement from Roza.

  • The sale was first announced June 24, two weeks after Glassman stepped down as CEO of the company after a series of controversies.

  • Roza is the owner of the affiliate gym CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder, Colorado.

  • He’s partnering with private equity firm Berkshire Partners in acquiring CrossFit. The deal is slated to close in the next few weeks pending government approval.

  • According to the statement, 1% of CrossFit’s stock will be put into a non-voting trust for Maggie Glassman, the former

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The best fitness trackers you can buy

When I say “focus,” I’m alluding to the fact that fitness trackers are made to track activity well and anything else is extra. They often don’t have the bells and whistles that smartwatches do that would distract from their activity-tracking abilities. They also tend to have fewer sensors and internal components, which keeps them smaller and lighter. Fitness trackers are a better option for those who just want a less ostentatious device on their wrists all day long.

Battery life tends to be better on fitness trackers, too. Most fitness bands will last five days to one week on a single charge — and that’s with all-day and all-night use.

When it comes to price, there’s no competition. Most worthwhile smartwatches start at $175-$200, but you can get a solid fitness tracker starting at $70. Yes, more expensive bands exist (and we recommend a few here), but you’ll find more

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