Review: FitDeck

Make excercise a game.

With the profusion of fitness products on the market these days, it’s often hard to tell the difference between a trendy gimmick and a legitimate workout tool. Here’s one that seems solid: FitDeck, a series of illustrated exercise playing cards that allow you to randomize your workouts and keep things interesting. The actual exercises run the gamut, from conventional stuff like pushups and sit-ups to innovative techniques developed by professional trainers and other fitness experts. Several different decks are available, from Yoga and Exercise Ball to Navy Seal and Combat Sports. I tried Stairs, Pull-Up, and Bodyweight, and was impressed with the range of exercises and the difficulty of some of the cards. Eventually I mixed all three decks together for a well-rounded workout that varied every day.