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Scouting Report:
Work It

Get your heart pounding with cool and colorful fitness gear


1. Hipster: Punch up a walking, aerobics, or boxercise workout with Fitness by Cathe’s weighted gloves, which come with an instructional DVD. $18 at Kmart

2. Basic: Step up your daily strolls with Oregon Scientific’s Anywear 3D Acceleration Pedometer, which clips onto your purse or pocket to measure distance walked and calories burned. $40 at Dick’s Sporting Goods

3. Artsy: More versatile than dumbbells and more design savvy than sandbags, Hyper Wear’s Sandbells come in sizes ranging from two to 50 pounds and can be weighted with various fillers. $8 each empty; $8.79 filled at Charleston Fitness Equipment

4. Splurge: The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer comes tricked out with 20 levels of resistance training, a wireless heart rate monitor, a built-in cooling fan, speakers for MP3 hookup, and more. $1,700 at Sears

5. Exclusive: A techie’s dream, the Withings Wi-Fi-enabled body scale logs your weight, BMI, and lean and fat mass on your own secure web page or iPhone app. $159 at www.withings.com




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