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December 23, 2013

Kick-Start Your Beauty Routine

Our editors will try anything once. Follow their lead and shake up your fitness regimen, manicure, hairstyle, or makeup.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Eli Schmidt

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GOAL: Work Out More

ROAD TEST: I know that I'm supposed to work out on a regular basis, but thanks to my crazy schedule (tons of appointments, lunches, dinners, meetings, photo shoots, and business travel, oh my!), that whole exercise scenario ends up being more theoretical than actual. Enter the ultimate multitasking tool: the FitDesk, a compact "pedal desk" that harkens back to the goofy stationary bikes of ye olde days but is updated to accommodate a computer so you can cycle at the office. While the work-out-while-you-work concept isn't so foreign to me—I once replaced my desk chair with an exercise ball—the FitDesk takes some getting used to. For one, it's hard to maneuver around the thing. Also, my largish computer monitor won't balance on the desk platform, so I have to downgrade to a laptop. Once it's all set up, I aim to cycle five minutes per hour at a speed that won't get me too sweaty, but every time I get on the bike, I end up scrambling off to talk to someone, which is kind of a pain. It also makes me realize that my office days are already pretty active. My secret to productivity? Swiftly walking to coworkers' desks for in-person convos, which eliminates the need for time-wasting e-mail chains.

VERDICT: I might recommend a FitDesk if you work from home in a palatial space, but ultimately, I'm just going to have to prioritize Spin class. —Erin Flaherty


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