A Maintenance-Free Bike—and 8 Other Health and Fitness Kickstarters to Know About Now

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Priority Bicycle on Kickstarter

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The beauty of websites like Kickstarter is that things are invented (and funded) by people, for people. And trust me, these ingenious ideas are taking health and fitness to a whole new level. Plus, all of these Kickstarters are still funding, so if you see one you really like, you can contribute to the cause.

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Drexel Prof. Makes Philly Art Museum App

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Mary Jo Grdina, an associate clinical professor in Drexel’s School of Education, has created a new iPad app that seeks to prove that “physics principles can be found everywhere, even [at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.] A description of “Physics in Art” from developers:

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Book, Buy and Check-in to Classes on the New Flywheel App

flywheelFlywheel Sports just released a new app for iPhone and iPad this week, designed to make the class booking/buying/check-in process easier. It also tracks all your performance data in one place, so you can see your progress over time. A Class Rank option allows you to see how you performed compared to other people in your class, and a  “Percentiles” metric shows you how you rate next to other Flywheelers in our region on Torq, RPMs, speed, distance and calories burned. Motivating, right?

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The 5 Best Shopping Apps You Need to Know About

Photo via Shuttershock.

Photo via Shuttershock.

“There’s an app for that.” It’s a phrase we hear just about every day. And, well, it’s kind of true; there’s seemingly an app for everything from haircuts to drug paraphernalia delivery. It got us wondering: What shopping apps are out there? Answer: a ton. So we did a little sleuthing to find out the best and most worthwhile (no one wants a battery-sucker) apps out there. Whether you’re finally ready to find the right bra size, or you’re looking to sell the loot from your spring cleaning sesh, as much as we hate to say it … yes, there’s an app for that.

Curious? Click here for our top 5 shopping apps.