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The Review Stew tries out NGR Shoes in "Weight Loss Event: NGR Shoes Review"

"I definitely like to get a great deal when I purchase something - like when I get two things for the price of one! Well, that is what I got with my new NGR (No Gym Required) shoes.

NGR Shoes are really 2 shoes in 1. They are a regular athletic shoe AND an everyday piece of fitness equipment. The ULTIMATE toning shoe!"

Jennifer Cohen gives Chatelaine a few No Gym Required exercises!

Need to work out on the go? here are some quick tips for working out wherever you are!

See images below for exercises or download entire PDF of article here: Jennifer Cohen Chatelaine Exercises

The Difference in the Shoes: How different toning shoes work!

Toning shoes have gotten a lot of press in the last year. From great customer and celebrity testimonials (Julie Benz is know to love NGR Shoes) to some harsher reviews from others (ACE Study doesn't like some toning shoes) there has been no lack of attention for the category.

Do toning shoes work?

Why is it so bloody hard to lose weight?

Beat the Scale

I bet some of you have asked yourself this question before. Some people ask and don't really try to do anything about it but some of you really try. For those “Why is it so hard to lose weight?” can become such a huge source of frustration and demotivation. Especially when you’re striving to reach a particular goal and you're dedicated to getting there. Well you’re not alone. There are many of us out there. I am, quite honestly, experiencing the same thing. Urg...

Quick Chart to Using your Heart Rate to Maximize your Workout

Below is a simple heart rate chart you can save, print, and bring with you while you workout. It is a great tool to help you target the ideal heart rate and get them most out of your workout!

Hope this helps,
NGR Team

Pickle juice and muscle soreness???

For as long as I can remember, those that are in the know have been drinking pickle juice after they workout. Sounds strange huh. Finishing a killer workout or an intense game and sitting down to a few pickles and some brine. I use to think it was just an excuse to hit the pub but modern research seems to agree with these witch doctors of sports medicine.

Customer Questions about the NGR Men's Limited Edition Shoes

Hey NGR,

I am looking for a new pair of shoes soon to go jogging/running in and workout and would like some more info. The website does not answer my particular questions maybe because maybe they are TOO particular, wanted to know if you can help me out:

1) Is the one model the only men's shoe you have?

Answer: We just launched these so yes, they are the only model we have for now. They are styled like a hybrid golf/workout shoe and have a semi-studded bottom for extra traction. This is to keep them very versatile and multi-usage.

7 Tips to keeping in shape at the office

When we’re at work, we tend to indulge a little more than usual. Mainly, this is with food. We snack on unhealthy things like chips, grab a greasy lunch, and aren’t as careful as we usually would be. Why? Because we’re pressed for time and working hard! Why not “reward” ourselves. As you’re going to notice in these 7 tips for keeping in shape at the office, 4 of them have to do with eating. There is a good reason for that.

Fitness Tip #1....proper technique is a "MUST" when lifting weights.

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I have been to many gyms in my lifetime, and the one thing that never fails to astonish me is the lack of attention or education that gym members get when it comes to proper technique. In my mind, if the people running the organization do not make it a priority to teach their clients how to use the equipment properly, then the client should demand their money back and never return to that place"ever"again. The risks that can occur in an untrained or unsupervised person are high and the result could do you more "harm" than "good".

New A.C.E. study finds that some toning shoes yield insignifant results and recommends adding weight instead. Hello NGR!

A study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, the nonprofit body that certifies fitness professional, finds that some toning shoes have the same impact on heart rate, VO2 Max, and calories burned as regular running shoes. What do they recommend to instead to "Rev Up Your Walking Workout"? Basically carrying extra weight. Read below:

NGR Shoes get a Great View in American Way Magazine

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" NGR (No Gym Required) Shoes Price: $160

The idea here is simple: Extra weight equals a tougher workout. Equipped with removable 1.5- to 2-pound midsoles, NGRs burn up to 50 percent more calories than a normal shoe.

Pros: Sleeker look, additional fitness videos on the NGR website

Cons: Heavy to transport, can’t wear (when weighted) during all activities (e.g. driving)