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Dec 9

Withings ScanWatch Review: An Elegant Health and Fitness-Tracking Wearable – WIRED

I have tested countless smartwatches and fitness trackers, and many of them impressed me at first blush. But few claimed a spot on my wrist after the review was done. All eventually lay discarded on the nightstand after I forgot to charge them. Most smartwatches tout features I have little use for, and fitness trackers often look incongruous outside the gym.

The Withings ScanWatch is different. This hybrid smartwatch has a very particular set of skills: It passes easily for an analog watch; it tracks my activity, workouts, and sleep; it keeps an unblinking eye on my health; and it offers basic notifications from my phone. It can also go a whole month between charges.

Understated Elegance

The sapphire glass and stainless steel construction of the timepiece make for a sophisticated pairing that conveys quality. The Withings ScanWatch looks like a traditional watch, with chrome-covered hour and minute hands. The circular face has two smaller dials inside. The bottom dial has a single red analog hand that shows your progress toward your fitness goals for the day, which is measured as a percentage between zero and 100. The top dial isn't actually a dial at all. Press the rotating crown on the side of the ScanWatch and the minute and hour hands sweep aside as a tiny passive matrix OLED display comes to life to show you the digital time and date. Give the crown a spin to see different bits of data appear on that tiny screen: your heart rate, step count, distance covered, and floors climbed.

Switching from an Apple Watch, I found the 42-mm Withings ScanWatch heavy at first. It has chunky lugs (the 38-mm model has a much daintier design), but it is a comfortable timepiece to wear, with a generous black fluoroelastomer wristband that has proven durable and less apt to pick up lint than the silicone bands Ive worn before. The ScanWatch looks and feels precise. The classic design blends in with any setting or outfit, so I rarely feel the need to take it off when I dress up or down.

Distilled and Accessible

Stripped of superfluous smartwatch features, the Withings ScanWatch focuses firmly on fitness and health. Theres no NFC for mobile payments, no microphone or speaker for calls or voice assistants, and no support for music playback. You can turn on incoming notifications from your phone, but I recommend setting them to calls only, as the display is too small for other notifications. By the time a ticker-tape text message unfurls, you could have easily slipped the phone from your pocket, read the notification, and put it away again.

Its rare for me to use a device for nine months before reviewing it, but the American release of the Withings ScanWatch was delayed while the manufacturer sought clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its ability to detect atrial fibrillation through the built-in electrocardiogram sensor, and to measure blood oxygen levels with the SpO2 sensor. Both the Apple Watch 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offer similar functionality, but only the Withings ScanWatch has FDA clearance on the blood oxygen monitoring.

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Dec 9

Fitness Facts: What to do for a cold or the flu – GCU Today

By Connie ColbertGCU Director of Health Services

So you are sick with a cold or the flu. Now what?

Here are some self-care tips to manage your symptoms and put you on the road to recovery.

Connie Colbert

Flu symptoms can make you feel terrible. But if you are otherwise healthy, younger than age 65 and not pregnant, you generally can take care of yourself at home rather than going to your doctor.

Try these remedies:

To avoid infecting other people, stay home from work, school and other public places for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications. Most people feel better within a week of becoming infected with the flu virus. However, coughing may last for another one or two weeks.

Also, know when to call the doctor!

Call 911 or seek emergency help for trouble breathing or increased shortness of breath, confusion, sudden dizziness, stiff neck chest pain, seizure, extreme fussiness in a baby or trouble waking a baby.

Dont ask for antibiotics. They work only against infections caused by bacteria. The flu is aviral infection.

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Dec 9

Manchester United handed fitness boost as Cavani, Varane and Lingard return to training – The Athletic

Manchester United trio Edinson Cavani, Raphael Varane and Jesse Lingard have all returned to training ahead of the clubs Champions League match against Young Boys although the trio are not expected to feature on Wednesday night.

United currently sit first in Champions League Group F, with their win over Villarreal last time out booking their place in the knockout stages and making sure of top spot.

Speaking on Tuesday, interim manager Ralf Rangnick said: They (Cavani and Varane) cannot play tomorrow but they were part of training today. Edi even yesterday, Rapha the first time.

I expect them both in full training next week. They are both top players. It is also about sustainability. It would be great to have them as soon as possible, but obviously for the rest of season.

Rangnick was not drawn on Lingards availability, but added: Everybody has the chance to perform and present themselves. I am happy to give game time to quite a few of them tomorrow.

It is the perfect opportunity to get to know the players.

Anthony Martial is also out of action as he recovers from a knee injury which he suffered in training on Saturday.

We need to make sure he reduces pain in next few days and hopefully have him back training next week, Rangnick added.

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Dec 9

Peloton Adds Boxing to Its Library of Fitness Classes – The Manual


To Peloton instructor Rad Lopez, boxing was always a celebration. The 30-year-old New Yorker remembers big family gatherings for the fights when he was a child in family gatherings among aunts and uncles, with food and drinks. But unlike the rest of his relatives, he was captivated with the fights themselves. Its a true test of composure. Its grit and grace, Lopez tells The Manual. Id be the only one watching the full card, from the first fight to the last. When Peloton hired him in June officially as a strength trainer, there was also an unannounced project hed be joining: With fellow instructors Kendall Toole and Selena Samuela, Lopez would develop Pelotons first boxing module, and on Tuesday, December 7, that module went live.

I feel like boxing is the culmination of so many of our disciplines, Lopez says of the sports place in the Peloton pantheon of fitness. All those hills and leaderboards youve topped on the bike? They translate to transferring power from the ground into your punches. The fluidity youve found from yoga? Its grace in movement as you bob and weave. And that stamina from the treadmill and the muscle from strength training? Its brute force through your knuckles and the endurance to deliver it round after round. Youre using all the modalities to be really good at boxing, he says.

Pelotons boxing module is designed as a two-week course comprised of eight 20-minute classes. It requires zero gear (its entirely shadowboxing, hitting the air rather than a heavy bag), and its appropriate for those with experience and those without. Each session is sequential, building on the last, literally from the ground up, from footwork to punches, combos, and beyond. We teach the basics and foundation of what boxing is from the first step to the very last step, he says.

Lopez is still a passionate fan of the sport, and while he gave up competing in amateur bouts, he can still rattle off a host of names and their virtues, from the jab of Oscar De La Hoya to the defense of Floyd Mayweather and the pure guts of Felix Trinidad. But hes as equally ready to espouse the sports unseen virtues that can be practiced even without setting foot in a ring. Boxing is the physical expression of fighting through things, he says, whether that might mean a tough week at work or a conflict with a supervisor. The beauty of it, he adds, is that you can make it what you want it to be.

Even if youve never thrown a punch (or, for that matter, ridden a stationary bike or run a mile on a treadmill), the progressive Peloton program can get you reaping the benefits of a boxers regimen without getting punched in the face. Aside from how fun it is, Lopez says, the benefits of boxing classes are a stronger body and mind, as well as a low impact form of active recovery. Youre also starting a pursuit that will never quite be perfected.

Boxing is an ever-growing sport, and you can always get better, he says. And that includes himself: I can still sharpen up my jab.

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Dec 9

16 of the Most Important Fitness Products of 2021 –

This story is part of our end-of-year series This Year in Gear, rounding up the most notable releases of 2021.

Push and progress, or get left in the dust. In the world of fitness, if youre not moving forward, youre falling behind. There is no maintaining without movement. Much like the carnivorous shark, if there isnt continuous motion, theres death. Do we sound a little melodramatic? Perhaps but if youre anything like our crew, you know the value and meaning intrinsic in the pursuit of strength and vigor.

The following 16 items are the highlights from 2021, and feature products from a new take on the home gym, to boundary-pushing footwear, and everything in between.

These pieces are built to perform, and to aid in the advancement of physical feats. Try a few on for size, and align with your highest potential.

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Whether you're a world-class athlete or simply trying to stay in shape, there's always a need to avoid added strain or prevent fitness-related injuries. If you ask VKTRY, the best athletic performance (and pain avoidance) starts right at the insole. Crafted out of aerospace-grade carbon fiber, the technology is designed to store and return energy, diminish the potential for knee, ankle and foot injuries and deliver "spring-like" shock absorption. The overall result means you can work out or play at your peak, without worrying about burning out your body. Even better, Gear Patrol readers can score up to 35 percent off with the code GEARPATROL21 until the end of 2021, so it's never been more affordable to add a bit of VKTRY into your step. Used by NFL running backs (like leading rusher Jonathan Taylor) and Olympians alike (on top of plenty of other everyday athletes), VKTRY's insoles are designed to keep you at your peak.

Price: $119+


There's a lot to like about Polar's updated standalone heart rate monitor. Primarily, a 20-hour battery life, 16 megabytes of data memory, a mode for swimming, a knit strap that'll keep the sensor right side down, and the high heart rate accuracy that makes the company a favorite of data-crunching athletes.

Price: $90


To foster alignment awareness in simple and challenging poses alike, Lululemon gave the top layer of its newest yoga mat a touch of topography. The raised surface takes the shape of ripples and undulations, creating tactile and visual cues to use during practice. It's extra grippy too, and supported by a base made of rubber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Price: $118+


As awareness of the positive impact of recovery on performance increases, so does the number of tools to facilitate it. Therabody, best known for its percussion massage guns, recently revealed a set of medical-grade boots that reduce muscle fatigue and inflammation through pneumatic compression. Read more about how these fancy (and pricey) boots work here.

Price: $699


USWE built the Pace to combat a running vest's most annoying pitfall: bouncing. To do it, the brand designed a unique central clasp affixed to lateral elastic straps that help the vest hug your body, even when it's packed with hydration flasks, snacks and extra layers.

Price: $140


Adidas and Allbirds put aside footwear competition to make a shoe with the smallest carbon footprint ever. The FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT's CO2 load weighs in at 2.94 kilos compared to an industry average of 13.6. To get there, the companies used sugarcane, wood pulp and recycled polyester as well as conceptual packaging. You can enter to win a pair now; otherwise, you'll have to wait until 2022 for a wide release.


Saucony's first Endorphin Speed earned acclaim among runners for its velocity-oriented design and it won a spot on our list of the best running shoes but the brand didn't consider that its finish line. The new version has an improved heel fit, more breathability and a new set of anti-slip laces.

Price: $160


If Oakley's newest performance sunglasses look strange (and call to mind a superhero mask), it's because the company figured out how to do away with the frame by building rigidity directly into the lens. The effect is a contoured close-to-face fit and, according to the brand, improved visuals.

Price: $291


The latest entry into the class of carbon-fiber-equipped, ultra-fast marathon running shoes is On's Cloudboom Echo. The company developed it in close collaboration with professional distance athletes, who will rocking it on the big stage at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Price: $270


As handy as resistance bands are, they can also dig into or slip through your mitts. Always innovating, TRX founder Randy Hetrick has a solution. With the TRX Bandit, we have refined strength-band training in a manner that optimizes control and results," he explains. "The ergonomic handle design is a game-changer." This kit packs two handles, four strength bands and a seven-day TRX Training Club trial to help you use them.

Price: $49.95


Not to be outdone, Hyperice has introduced this futuristic-looking knee sleeve, which offers both hot and cold therapy to soothe aches and reduce inflammation, respectively. An adaptive fit and cordless power means you can wear it anywhere, while a Bluetooth connection lets you pair with the Hyperice app to essentially set it (your treatment, that is) and forget it.

Price: $399


Whoops new-and-improved fitness strap boasts all the pros of its predecessors, plus a 33 percent thinner profile, more accurate heart rate monitoring and a unique trait: the ability to wear it without a bracelet, holstering the tracker to your skin via Whoop Body sportswear (leggings, undies and more). Free with a subscription, the Whoop 4.0 will begin shipping September 27th.


An eco-friendly running apparel capsule, designed in collaboration with endurance athlete, author and podcaster Rich Roll? This must be what dreams are made of. Welcome the Ten Thousand x Rich Roll Far Collection into your outdoor wardrobe this season. The Far Collection includes a recycled-nylon, moisture-wicking lined short, highly breathable short and long-sleeve run shirts designed to combat chafing and a running beanie made from EcoVero Viscose. The entire collection is GRS-certified vegan, Bluesign approved and infused with an eco-friendly Polygiene Biostatic permanent anti-odor treatment.

Price: $38- $78


The Smoother Roller is a new kind of foam roller, innovating how we recover from workouts. Built for those just getting into foam rolling, or who are looking for a low-intensity experience, the Smooth Roller comes with a smooth split foam roller for low-impact recovery, as well as a small ball attachment that targets smaller muscle areas with high intensity.

Price: $99


Transport yourself to the American Southwest with Satisfys newest collection, inspired by the arid landscapes of the region. Weve got our eye on the Short Distance 8" Shorts in particular, which pair a Tech-Silk exterior with Satisfys proprietary Justice silk liner to maximize comfort, breathability, performance and unbeatable weight. A double waistband, sweat-proof back zipper pocket, reflective print, mini carabiner and detachable exterior tag round out the performance short.

Price: $255


If you're looking for a "smart" workout system that doesn't cost four figures or take up an entire wall, this is the option for you. The Move integrates seamlessly with your TV and iPhone to offer a completely personalized training experience, without breaking the bank. Using 3D Tempo Vision, the Move leverages the front-facing camera on your iPhone to offer real-time guidance and feedback on your form, reps and more. The Move comes with the Tempo Core, Smart Weights, a weight storage cabinet, weight collars and the HDMI cable needed to link your phone to your TV.

Price: $495


These smart sports sunglasses are ideal for endurance athletes that want to track their performance on the go, hassle-free. Control your pace and manage your intensity with real-time data for up to 12 hours of continuous use. Engo Eyewear pairs with bike computers, GPS watches, smart phones and other Bluetooth-enable devices for seamless tracking and display of performance data. On top of their tracking capabilities, the glasses are lightweight, impact resistant and provide 100 percent UV protection.

Price: $397


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Dec 9

Save $50 on One of Fitbit’s Best Fitness Trackers While You Can –

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Maintaining some kind of fitness routine should absolutely be high on your list of priorities. After all, regular exercise can improve your overall health, your body's capabilities, your mood and even your brain function. While it might seem daunting to have to worry about keeping tabs on your progress, it's much easier managed with a fitness tracker, like those made by Fitbit. And, right now, one of the brand's best, the Fitbit Charge 5, is on sale.


Charge 5 Fitness Tracker

Normally $180, the Charge 5 is available on Amazon right now for 27 percent off, bringing the total to just $130 (that's a full $50 off, for those keeping track). However, even with the dip in price, you still get access to all the same great features. That includes onboard GPS, sleep tracking, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, stress management tools and so much more. In fact, the full suite of features is just as valuable for managing your day-to-day health and wellness as it is for keeping tabs on your fitness journey. But this deal definitely won't last, so scoop up a Charge 5 while you can.


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Back up your most cherished photos videos and files with Carbonite's storage plans. Carbonite storage plans offer unlimited storage and easy and automatic backup with one click.

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones


$300 $150 (50% OFF)

With a charge that's good for 40 hours of playback, Apple's exceptional W1 processing chip, Bluetooth connectivity and so much more, these cans will have you banging your head all day long.


Saatva Classic Mattress


$1,595 $1,436 (10% OFF)

Saatva makes our pick for the best mattress you can buy online right now. It is a hybrid innerspring mattress with eco-friendly foam that utilizes a Euro pillow top. Your back can thank us later.


Alps Mountaineering Lay-Z Lounger Camp Chair


$170 $85 (50% OFF)

Like an actual recliner, except built tough enough for the great outdoors, this camping chair is the perfect way to drag the creature comforts out of the living room and around the campfire.


Braun Series 9 9370cc Wet Dry Mens Electric Shaver with Clean Station


$300 $220 (27% OFF)

According to Braun, this is the world's most efficient electric shaver. And that means it's perfect for keeping your beard in check or removing it entirely, especially when you consider how easy clean-up is.


Zwilling Gourmet 8-inch Chef's Knife

Williams Sonoma

$60 $90 (30% OFF)

A true kitchen workhorse blade, this precision-stamped carbon steel knife is a chef's best friend and can handle all the slicing and dicing any recipe might call for and then some.


Madewell Perfect Shirt

Shopbop Mens

$85 $60 (29% OFF)

Whether you're dressing it up for a holiday party or just tossing it over a t-shirt to WFH, this flannel is soft as can be and will always fit the part.


Fitbit Charge 5


$180 $130 (27% OFF)

More than just a step counter, the Fitbit Charge 5 gives you a readiness score that indicates whether you should work out or recover, plus it cantrack SpO2, heart rate variability, skin temperature variation and more.


Danner Trail 2650 Mesh Hiking Shoe


$150 $112 (25% OFF)

One of the best hiking shoes out there, the Danner Trail 2650 is ideal for traversing the city and the mountains alike.


Timex Marlin Automatic California Dial


$250 $200 (20% OFF W/ CODE JOLLY20)

This handsome watch is a remake of the Timex watches of the 60s, plus it has the added flair of a California dial.


Zero Halliburton Two-Wheel Carry-On

Zero Halliburton

$850 $595(30% OFF)

On sale just in time for holiday travel, this premium carry-on features two TSA-approved locks and Zero Halliburton's new Global Tracking that can track the case anywhere in the world.


Jaybird Vista 2 Earthproof Wireless Headphones


$200 $150 (25% OFF)

This is a great deal onour favorite headphones for running and working out. When it comes to this deal, run, don't walk.


L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Fishing Jacket in Bronze Brown

Todd Snyder

$249 $199 (20% OFF)

This fishing jacket calls back to the vintage sportswear of yesteryear but has been updated with premium materials and a modern fit.


Apple MagSafe Battery Pack


$99 $90 (9%OFF)

Need a little extra battery to get you through the day?Don't worry about a dead iPhone when you've got the MagSafe BatteryPack.


iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

Apple MagSafe Charger


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Jul 7

Have A Judgement Free Summer And Join Planet Fitness For $1 Down, Then $10 A Month With No Commitment From July 6 – 16 – Conway Daily Sun

HAMPTON, N.H., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, invites everyone to join the Judgement Free Zone for $1 down, then $10 a month with no commitment from July 6 16*. Planet Fitness encourages everyone to stay active and healthy in a clean, safe and spacious environment. Find the nearest club or join online here.

As home of the Judgement Free Zone, Planet Fitness wants to remind everyone to feel confident and not to sweat the swimsuit this summer. A recent national survey** by Planet Fitness shows that close to three in five (58 percent) have experienced body-shaming before. Given that insight, it's understandable that 48 percent of Americans feel stressed at the idea of donning a swimsuit, nearly half (49 percent) feel that others judge their body during the summertime and 36 percent worry about what their friends will think of them in a swimsuit. Working out can help you feel and look your best self.

"This summer, it's all about getting off the couch, getting into a fitness routine and feeling good in the skin you're in. As home of the Judgement Free Zone, Planet Fitness provides everyone with a comfortable workout environment so you can feel confident, get moving and be ready to enjoy summer to the fullest with family and friends," said Jeremy Tucker, chief marketing officer at Planet Fitness. "We invite new members to take the first step into a fitness routine and experience all that Planet Fitness has to offer. Exercise has tremendous physical and mental benefits, so come check out the Judgement Free Zone and join through July 16 with no commitment and cancel anytime."

Planet Fitness' top priority continues to be keeping its members and employees safe with enhanced COVID-19 safety and sanitization protocols at its well-ventilated and spacious clubs, such as:

In addition, the free Planet Fitness App, available to members and non-members alike, puts more than 500 exercises right in your pocket with routines for all levels and interests.

To locate the nearest Planet Fitness club to you and take advantage of this limited time offer for new members, please visit

**Online survey conducted by Kelton Global, a Material Company, to 2,079 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over, with a margin of error of +/- 2.2 percent.

Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of March 31, 2021, Planet Fitness had more than 14.1 million members and 2,146 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

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Jul 7

Work out in the A/C with Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Exercise Bike: $126 (Save $53) – 9to5Toys

Amazon is offering the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Exercise Bike for $126.20 shipped. Thats $53 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked in over a year by $4. Want a way to stay fit without overheating during the hot summer months ahead? If so, this exercise bike will pave the way for achieving your daily workout while staying in an air-conditioned space. An adjustable seat allows you to dial in the most comfortable position. It strikes a nice balance between high inertia and resistance with a 22-pound flywheel in tow. With over 3,000 reviews so far, this exercise bike has garnered a 4.3/5 star rating.

Prevent sweat from setting into your new exercise bike when grabbing Amazons Solimo Disinfecting Wipes for $8 Prime shipped. Youll get a total of 225 disinfecting wipes that are touted as able to kill 99.9% of bacteria in just 15 seconds. More than 21,750 shoppers have left a review the average rating clocks in at 4.8/5 stars.

While youre at it, be sure to give our dedicated sports and fitness guide a look. There youll find Contigo water bottles and insulated tumblers from $7.50, a couple of combination bike locks from $6.50, and even Pure Protein bars at up to 40% off. Oh, and if youve wanted to develop better posture, you may want to read up on Upright GO S, a training device that debuted about a month ago.

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Jul 7

At $25.50, the Wyze Band fitness tracker runs circles around the competition (All-time low) – 9to5Toys

Wyze Labs (96% positive feedback in the last 12-mnths) via Amazon is offering its Wyze Band Fitness Tracker for $25.48 shipped. Originally going for $30, todays deal marks only the second major discount that weve tracked, and a match for the all-time low. Packed with a 10-day battery life, you can monitor you sleep, heart rate, and daily steps alongside a specialized running mode for avid marathoners or beginner joggers. Youll also garner Alexa support with a built-in microphone. So you can set timers, see the weather, as well as check text and social media notifications. Plus, its ready for all your summer adventures with 5ATM water resistance. Over 6,500 customers have left it an average 4.2/5 star rating, but you can dive in deep with our hands-on review. See more below.

To keep the smart fitness savings rolling, were also tracking a solid deal on the Wyze Scale down to $28.89. Youll find this selling for about $34 these days, and todays discount is one of the best weve tracked all year. With the Wyze Scale, you can add holistic metrics like muscle mass, protein level, metabolic rate, and more to what youd get with the Wyze Band. And just like with the Wyze Band, you can track your entire fitness journey with the free companion app. Though if youre set on a different fitness tracker, its also compatible with Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit. Currently rated 4.7/5 stars from over 15,000 customer reviews.

Speaking of Apple Health, did you see the massive $288 discount were tracking on the Apple Watch Series 5 Stainless Steel? It comes backed by both GPS and cellular capabilities, as well as Fitness+ integration and loads of exciting updates coming this fall with the watchOS 8 update. Although if youre just looking for something to keep you on track this summer, our fitness tracker guide sees new deals and drops everyday.

Wyze was born out of the idea of making great technology accessible to all. We started in 2017 from our office in Kirkland, WA, by introducing our first product to the world Wyze Cam, a smart home camera that has all the features people want at a fraction of the price of other cameras out there. Wyze Cam is now the number one selling camera on all of Amazon, proving that people love awesome tech that anyone can afford. We have since taken that same philosophy and launched other smart home products including Wyze Bulb, Wyze Sense, Wyze Plug, and now Wyze Band.

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Jul 7

Rhapsody Fitness helps stroke survivor defy the odds and make an amazing recovery – WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) Crossfit athlete Jeffrey Fisher makes great strides after suffering a severe stroke in September 2011 that left him partially paralyzed, unable to speak, read or write.

I dont think they thought he was going to live through the night, said his wife Alice Fisher. And then he moved his left fingers.

Jeffrey was diagnosed with Aphasia, a brain damaging disorder that affects a persons ability to express speech.

After physicians learned more of his diagnosis, the consensus was that Jeffrey would not be able to communicate or move the right-side of his body after the first few months after his stroke.

Ive worked with Aphasia for over 50 years. If that person doesnt recover in the first 6-months it doesnt come back. You have what you have, said Speech-Language Pathologist Dr. Grace Privette- Farren.

However, Jeffrey and his wife Alice refused to accept the prognosis, and began to research alternative means while accepting the long road of recovery.

Over a decade, the pair went through 20 physicians, therapists and coaches.

Slowly but surely, Jeffrey made progress over the years, regaining his ability to speak and move little by little.

In life you have a choice. You cant control what happens to you, but you can always respond accordingly, said Jeffrey. I was going to go at it all the way. There aint no way Im giving up.

In continuing his progress, Jeffrey enrolled in a CrossFit class at Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston at the suggestion of his physician, Dr. Maysa Hannawi.

My mindset as a coach with people who come into the gym with impairments isok, well lets get you fit no matter what youre working with, says Rhapsody Co-Founder and Head Coach Alan Shaw.

Rhapsody Fitness is headquartered in Downtown Charleston and is one of South Carolinas fastest growing gyms. Rhapsody specializes in premier fitness coaching with 49 classes offered at their gyms which are open 24/7.

After two years, both Jeffrey and Alice are pillars of the Rhapsody CrossFit community.

To be working out at CrossFit for anyone who is 71 is almost a miracle, says Privette-Farren. But for him its miraculous. I dont think medically, it can be explained.

Jeffrey spreads awareness of Aphasia by speaking and advocating for other stroke survivors, and writing a memoir which is due for publication in Fall 2021.

Everybody said that it could not be done. And I did it, Jeffrey said. Never, never, never give up. See Jeffreys story from startto be continued on Rhapsody TV.

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