Friday, September 13, 2013

Fitness Friday: Gymboss Timer Review

Even though I have been on the NO RUNNING plan for the past few weeks, I have still been working out. Thanks to super nice Jake at Gymboss Timers, I have been able to do my timed sets easier.


I've always relied on the clock app on my phone or a stop watch for timed sets, but an interval timer like this one from Gymboss is so much easier to use. It can set on the floor or clip onto your waistband.


I have used it both ways and although I am not doing running intervals, it has remained clipped to my shorts during transition moves.


It was simple to set up and the screen is easy to read if you choose to take a peek at it during your workout. Otherwise you just wait for the beep to alert you that your set is over.


I have used the Gymboss during a variety of workouts:




It is also a great tool when you are working out with a partner because the alert beep can be easily heard by both of you.


I'm really looking forward to trying the Gymboss during my interval runs when I am cleared to lace up my running shoes again.


Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary Gymboss for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.




10 comments:

  1. Love the colour! And I think you are rocking your "no running" training plan.

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  2. This is a great idea. I wish the fit bit had a timer like this too! But this is a great addition to my workout.

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  3. I need one of those! You are doing amazing with no running. You look great!

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  4. The GymBoss sounds like a great little gadget for use during weight training. How long until you are back to running? Was this a personal choice or Doctor's orders? Hope you can run again soon!

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  5. That's perfect for workouts!

    Here's to [temporary] non-running fitness!! Nice job sticking with it Amy. The non-running workouts saved my sanity!

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  6. Love that you are keeping fit (and look amazing)!!!

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  7. This is a great review for a product that I hadn't heard of but I think
    could definitely be useful. I could see it being more useful for me in the
    gym where I sometimes (not most of the time... but sometimes when I am
    short on time or want to have an extra challenging workout) want to make
    sure that I get to the next set of my workout in a certain amount of time.
    Really helps to make it more challenging and intensifies the work. I don't
    have anything great for doing that except the clock on the wall. I would
    probably continue to use my Garmin 610 for doing my interval running.
    I know how it is to be on the "not running at the moment" running program.
    Am on the tail ends of recovering from an injury myself and am actually
    kind of enjoying being able to spend more time in the gym and getting
    stronger. I am looking forward to running again soon, but in the meantime
    am making the most of extra gym time!
    Hope you get back out on the roads soon! : )

    Chris
    http://www.mavrocatstrength.com

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