Helpful Product Reviews – Why I Write Them

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There are a lot of products available that could help you on your fitness journey. And a lot is a gross understatement.


But what do you really NEED?

To clear up a little bit of the confusion as to what you need, I will be reviewing products here that you can use to aid in reaching your fitness goals.

It will be a work in progress. New reviews will be added from time to time (hopefully on a regular basis).

Some of these products will be high-end, high-dollar. Some will be low-priced alternatives.

Some of these products are “Nice-To-Have”. Others will give you ideas of the minimums to get started.

High-End versus Low-Priced

Here’s a perfect example of high-end versus a low-priced alternative. In my kitchen I have two blenders for making smoothies.

Blendtec Professional 800


One is the Blendtec Professional 800. I absolutely LOVE this blender. It does literally everything. You can make smoothies, batters, whole juice, soup, etc. But, it retails for $1100! I’ve seen it on sale for as low as $700. Either way, it’s a lot of money for a blender. Yes, I use this blender for more than just smoothies, and you could, too. But you don’t need this if you just want to make smoothies.


The other blender is the Nutri-Ninja Auto-iQ blender. I love this blender, too. It isn’t quite as versatile as the Blendtec, and I can’t make as big a batch, but you can regularly find this item for under $100. And it’s incredibly convenient! The blender canister is actually a to-go cup. You put your ingredients in the container, screw on the blender cap, blend your smoothie, pull the blender cap, and put on the to-go top.

You can read my review of the Nutri-Ninja Auto-iQ Blender here. I will be adding an in-depth review of the Blendtec soon.

Nice-To-Have And The Minimum To Start

Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands – You can start with just this!

As to comparing a nice-to-have product with a minimum to get started, a great example would be a power rack (nice to have if you intend to really get going with lifting weights) with a much simpler weight bench for about 1/4 the price (which is perfectly fine to get started with lifting weights).

Even more to the point of minimums, you can start your resistance training with nothing more than resistance bands! And you can regularly find a decent set for as little as $20!

Always Honest, And Here For YOU!

The name of this site is Honest Fitness Advice. In the name of being honest, I want to let you know that if you purchase any of these products that I review through the links provided on this site, I will make a small commission. That doesn’t mean that you will be charged more by purchasing through my links. You will pay exactly the same as you would otherwise.

That being said, I would greatly appreciate it if you DO purchase through my links. Those commissions help me keep this site free so I can keep bringing you new information and help on your journey to health and fitness.

However, I will NEVER push you to make a purchase. I will NEVER recommend an inferior product simply because I would get a higher commission. Remember, Honest Fitness Advice. My goal with this site is to help you reach your fitness goals. I can’t do that if I push you to a product that will disappoint you and make you lose faith in me.

In the spirit of that, if you do ever purchase a product that I recommend and are not happy with it, please, please, PLEASE let me know. I only review products that I have personal experience with, but as with anything, sometimes a bad unit or batch gets out there. If this happens, I want to know about it. Your feedback could help me improve this site, and make it the best resource there is for anyone serious about getting started on the journey to a healthier life.

It would be great if you could rate this article, and let me know what you thought in the comments below. Ask questions. Tell me what you would like to see added to the site!

As always, I wish you the best on your journey to a fitter, healthier you,



P.S. Remember, if you ever have questions, or need help, or just a little encouragement, feel free to reach out. You can leave a comment, or send me an e-mail, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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