by Leigh Crews
fitbook is the quintessential workout and training journal. Created by Angela Mader and available here, it’s a nifty, well organized workout journal that goes way beyond the expectations of most trainers. It is clear that someone who does fitness for a living created it. First of all, it’s a book. I know that sounds redundant, but in this age of smart phones, Evernote and Siri, you might think, why not just record this stuff on my phone? Truth be told, you can do just thatwith the fitbook app, but I’m kind of “old school” when it comes to journaling and there is something to be said for good old pen and paper, especially in a chaotic, crowded, one-loose-weight-plate-can-destroy-your-expensive-smart-phone kind of gym environment. My fitbook is small, fitting neatly into my purse or gym bag, so it’s always right there when I need it. The cover is a resilient vinyl that can stand up to sweat and it even has its own pen, so there goes pretty much all my excuses for not keeping a journal. Inside, every key to success is covered: goal setting, nutrition advice, workout and food intake logs, inspiration, rewards for achievement and even a convenient pouch inside the back cover for my gym card, photo id, etc. fitbook is great for clients and as a gift for fit-minded friends. Checkit! for yourself. The quickest and best way is to get one is to click here, and you can find fitbook in Target stores everywhere.