Basics Guide on Wireless Dog Fences


Are you tired of your dog sneaking out or escaping from the boundaries of your home? Are you worried that your dog may run out to the street and meet an accident? Are you tired of your neighbors calling you to find that your dog has made a mess in their yard? Sometimes a wired fence may not do the trick in keeping your dog within the bounds of your home or specific area. Many have now shifted from wired fences to wireless dog fences. We have seen how some dog owners have chained their pets or put up fences to prevent dogs from escaping or going beyond the boundary of the yard. However,  some communities no longer approve of homeowners setting up wired fences. To add, wired fences also take extra money and effort to maintain. You’ll also have to worry about your dog digging holes underneath these fences which will not only ruin your property but again take more of your time to have it fixed and hole closed.

The wireless dog fence is one that is battery operated that sends radio waves which will build an invisible boundary or fence for your dog. An electronic device on the collar will pick up the transmission from the radio waves which will signal your dog when he is pushing against the bounds.  The shock that it sends to your dog might surprise him and hurt just a little bit. However, it will not have hurtful long lasting effects. The only thing your dog will remember is not to go past his boundaries. You may be surprised that training your dog with this kind of tool might sometimes also take a little more effort and assessment. Some big dogs can withstand the shock or other dogs have a higher tolerance for pain. If you do buy a wireless dog fence, it is important to check the information about the grounding as well as observe if it has any effect on your dog.  It is also important to inform your kids about the tool and what it does so that they can also stay away from harm and understand what happens to your pet. Some owners may be uncomfortable with the part that it sends a shock to the dogs; however this may be better than having your dog going over the boundary only to be hit by a car. Also, it is a better sight to see a dog that knows his boundaries and can play freely as compared to one that is chained and barking to wish to be free.

To have a peace of mind, you can go online and read on some of the wireless dog fence brands and customer reviews. It will give you a better idea of what to expect from their products and effects on dogs from the eyes of actual pet owners. At the same time, you will be able to learn which of the brands will better suit your needs as not all of them have the same features. This type of training has been assessed and labeled as a safe tool to use for pets. In addition, many dog owners have seen that this actual training does work. You should always check brands of wireless dog fence you have bought.



Adjustable Dumbbells – What Should I Spend On A Set?

Many athletes and people who love to exercise have discovered adjustable dumbbells and how unique this product is. What many people wonder about is the price.

So what should you be paying for a set of adjustable dumbbells? Obviously you are going to want a good and decent product, one that has been made well and manufactured to last a long time. Following the tips and recommendations below just may help you:

Adjustable dumbbells have revolutionized the weight training industry and are some of the best weights on the market today. One brand in particular are the Bowflex dumbbells, which are similar to Ironmaster, however there are some differences.

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The prices of these products can vary substantially, however with the Bowflex dumbbells you will certainly get what you pay for.

They are of high quality, extremely well made and are convenient in the sense that it is relatively easy to change the different weights to increase the intensity of your workout or decrease it. It certainly works out much cheaper to buy Adjustable Dumbbells as by the time you have fitted out your home gym with all different weighted dumbbells, the adjustable dumbbells will cost you far less.

When it comes to selecting a good quality set of adjustable dumbbells, you do not want skimp on quality. It is important that you buy a product that is sturdy and will last. Some adjustable dumbbells can be a little pricey, however if you shop around you might be able to pick up a quality set for a reasonable price.

You will usually pay more for a good quality set. Bowflex Select Tech 552 come highly recommended and many fitness enthusiasts and people who train with weights will swear by this brand.

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells are of the highest quality when it comes to dumbbells and there are many different types and brands on the market.

They are also not the most expensive either. Prices do vary from store to store, however you are likely to pay around $350 – $395 for a good set.

The Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are an excellent product, but will not break the bank either. You will pay much more to buy individual weights. Sometimes certain stores have them on sale and you just might pick up a bargain.

Having said all of that, the other really important thing is to ensure that you buy a set that offer a good warranty on all parts.

The Bowflex products are designed to be durable and hard wearing, however you will want to protect yourself should the set be faulty. Many manufacturers will offer a six week money back guarantee, you are able to take them home and try them out; if you are not completely satisfied you can return the product for a full refund.

Bowflex also offer their customers an additional two year full warranty on all parts, which is pretty good and could save you money and heartache in the long term.

The bottom line of course is when buying any product like this is to always try to choose quality over price.

This is not always possible given many people’s tight budgets; however when someone tells you that you get what you pay for, this is generally true. Paying a few more extra dollars to ensure a quality product may save many dramas later on.

So when it comes down to what you should be spending on a good quality set of adjustable dumbbells, there are really no set rule except that it is far better to look for quality than hunt for a bargain.

Finding the The Wonderful Elliptical Strider

The awareness of people and their concern for health and fitness is more than just a passing fad. More and more people have become aware that health is one of the keys to a very happy and successful life. The healthier you are, the more things you can do and to do all of this, you need to build up your stamina. One of the best ways to build up strength and stamina through exercise is the use of the elliptical strider.

What is an Eliptical Strider?

An elliptical strider is a hybrid between a treadmill and a stepper system and is a very effective home gym equipment that builds stamina and strength as well as promotes a full body work out. It is known to be the best equipment to achieve the lowest impact cardio and aerobic exercise in the world of home fitness. It combines the stamina building powers of the treadmill and the strength building prowess of the stepper in one perfect machine.

So, what makes the strider elliptical very special?

Maybe one of the best features of the elliptical strider is that it uses magnetic resistance. This helps the person get enough resistance but for high level workouts but also promote the safety of the joints and muscles involved in these workouts. These magnetic resistance helps build a cushioning system that helps promote the lowest impact workouts on the magnetic elliptical strider. The magnetic elliptical strider’s advanced cushioning and resistance systems help protect the knees and joints from direct impact injury caused by strenuous physical exercise

Different Features of the Elliptical Strider

Due to the popularity  of the elliptical strider, many makers of these elliptical striders have started to bring out innovations in its creation. They have combined innovation, creativity and technological advancements to meet the needs of the demanding home gym market. Some of these elliptical striders are so advanced that they have computers with pre-programmed workout routines, different workout modes that you can customize to help you optimize your workouts.  Makers of the elliptical striders have also added comfort and convenience to the mix as well as practicality with the creation of the foldaway elliptical strider which allows those who have limited home space to have a private home workout without worrying about storage and space.

With the variety of features, the convenience and the wonderful practicality, the elliptical strider is truly a machine to beat.

Buying Cheap Exercise Equipment

When you are looking to buy cheap exercise equipment, you must be careful with what you are buying. There are certainly great deals to be found (especially with cheap used exercise equipment), but the cheapest price is not always the only thing that you are looking for—you are also looking for something that will last a while and not break (quality), and something that will perform as it should.

When I am looking at exercise equipment cheap I break items down into two main categories:

1. A category where the manufacturer and the general condition of the equipment does not matter that much.

2. A category where the manufacturer and shape of the equipment matters a great deal.

Types of cheap fitness equipment where the manufacturer and condition do not matter that much:

Generally speaking, objects that do not move fit into this category. The best example is free weights—all they do is weigh something down. They do not move, do not require any special technology, and can really be made by anyone. In this case then I would look at the exercise equipment for cheap first and see how much money I could save. Of course, you don’t want anything that is rusting, but overall the shape of the equipment doesn’t matter that much, and it’s pretty hard for a weight to not be able to perform its function of weighting something down. Other types of equipment that would fall into this category (again just a general rule) are: pull up and push up bars, jump ropes, weight benches (just be careful for torn areas), and balance balls.

Types of equipment that you should be careful of buying cheap:

Again, very generally speaking, but when you are looking at cheap exercise equipment for sale be careful with anything that fits into the following categories:

1) Costs a lot of money
2) Has a lot of moving parts
3) Has any type of computer in it

The best example I can think of would be a treadmill. New or used, you will have to make a judgment call as to what quality that you need. However, be aware of the discount brands (such as Sportcraft)—it is very hard to build a good, solid treadmill at cheap prices without cutting corners (hence the recalls with Sportcraft treadmills). You can still find a good, cheap treadmill or even a good, used treadmill cheap but you will need to do your homework and thoroughly inspect all the moving parts, computer, etc. before you buy it. Other examples of fitness gear that you need to be careful with include: elliptical machines, bowflex-type machines (the rods tend to wear out over time), recumbent and regular exercise bikes, and basically any other type of equipment that falls into one of the three above categories.

Before You Buy A Healthrider Elliptical Trainer


Healthrider Elliptical machines are great machines for providing an excellent, low-impact workout. Healthrider is a brand made popular by their ‘riders’ in the 80’s, and then sold to ICON. Icon is the parent company for many different brands, and is know for its rock-solid performance and quality products. Other ICON brands include:

-Freemotion Fitness
-Golds Gym

As you can tell, ICON is a very solid company, with a very good reputation. This is important because you know that if you do purchase a healthrider elliptical trainer then you are getting something that is well-built and quality for the price.

Generally, the Healthrider elliptical cross trainer line targets mid-level consumers—those in the $350 – $1500 price range, and you have many great options. Some of the more popular Healthrider ellipticals include:

Healthrider H70e Trainer

The Healthrider H70e elliptical trainer comes with 8 different workouts to help you get the most out of your aerobic and resistance training. There are also 2 heart-rate workouts included, and it comes with an elliptical hear rate monitor that monitors your heart as you grip the handlebars. The H70e’s MSRP is $999.00—but don’t pay that much, since you can find them from around $600 online very easily. Overall, this elliptical trainer by Healthrider is a decent, less expensive machine, but it will not hold up for someone looking to use this day in and day out for over an hour each day.

Healthrider H90e Elliptical

The Healthrider H90e trainer is ICON’s mid-range machine, offering more options than the H70e, but not as much as the higher end models (see below). With the H90e you get 20 different personal trainer workouts, the heart rate monitor, interactive iFit® Workout Card Technology, and a power ramp. This machine is also fairly highly rated (about 3.7/5.0 stars on Healthriders website), is very sturdy, and is a great option for less than $1,000 (MSRP = $1,299).

Healthrider H140e Elliptical

The Healthrider H140e trainer is one of ICON’s most popular and highest-rated elliptical trainers. It is very similar to the NordicTrack Elite 1300 elliptical trainer, so if you are looking to purchase this model, make sure you compare the pricing on the two and just go with the one that is on sale at that moment. Both are made by ICON and are excellent machines. The H140e has 15 different workouts, a heart rate monitor, and an excellent glide track. However, one of the coolest aspects of this machine is it’s self-generating electronics—you power the computer as you run, making the Healthrider H140e ellipticals some of the most eco-friendly elliptical machines on the market. This is one of the highest rated elliptical machines by Healthrider and therefore one of the most popular. Although it is more expensive when compared to the H70e or H90e (MSRP at $2,499 but you can easily find it for under $1,200 online), most people consider the extra money well worth it.

A Short Guide on Trunk Bike Rack


There used to be a time when looking for something that you need didn’t take too much time to do. You go to a place where you need to purchase it, and there it is. No fuss, no frills, no confusion. Now, everything has changed. For every item you need, there are a dozen of choices that you need to all go through to choose which one would fit all your needs. And it is always hard to make a final selection because they’re all laiden with different features and come in different colors, sizes and prices. Quality now always seem to be always an issue. Everything just gets covered up by hype and merry advertisements.

It’s the same thing when looking for a suitable bike rack for your vehicle. The goal may be simple, because you only need a carrier for your bike so that your vehicle won’t be scratched or dented during the long haul. But it has gotten a bit more complicated, for now there are different kinds of bike racks. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, what your needs are, and how many bikes you are planning to transport, there is surely one bike rack that would work for your vehicle.


First thing’s first. Know what kind of vehicle you have, or at least find out what your preference is. Do you have a car with a trunk, a hatchback, a truck, an SUV, a jeep? Would you like to use the space on your roof to mount your bikes? If yes, then Or would you rather use your spare tire for that instead? So far, the easiest vehicle to install a bike rack on is the pick up truck. It isn’t as complicates as the other ones. You can choose to use the hitch on your vehicle as well, and get a hitch mount bike rack. Would you like to use your trunk to mount the bike carrier, instead? If so, then what you need is a trunk bike rack.

How many bikes are you planning to carry? Would you like to include your buddies in on the fun? If yes, there are three to four-bike carriers that are now available. And some manufacturers have even come out with five-bike racks. Nobody has to be left behind. Your kids’ bikes as well as your wife’s and your own can be brought along. How cool is that?

So when looking for the right bike rack, make sure that you get to know the product first. Because when it comes to things like this, you need to make sure that what you have counts as a long-term investment not only for your bike, but for your vehicle as well.


Of all the bike racks for sale in the market, the least expensive is the trunk bike rack. Its price usually ranges anywhere from as low as forty dollars to one hundred forty dollars—which isn’t so bad at all. However, when choosing for one, you have to make sure that you will be getting the best value for your money. You also need to make sure that it’s as durable as it claims to be. Most products rely too much on hype and how sleek it looks. In this case, safety is what should be placed on top priority, everything else should just come in second.

A trunk bike rack would normally just attach the carrier’s frame to the trunk of the car. It usually has support arms, and this is where the frame of the bike rests and relies for stability. Trunk bike racks that have superior carriers have padded cradles to make sure that the frame is held in place, and no amount of bump or shake will throw it out of balance—because it can still happen.

However, before you put it to the test, you have to make sure that the trunk bike rack is securely installed into the trunk. If it has straps you need to take the utmost care in strapping it tightly onto the vehicle, and that everything is properly balanced. Like most other bike racks, this type can also support multiple bikes during transportation (usually three), and is the least expensive of the rest.

Also, trunk bike racks are much easier to install. You are not going to have a hard time finding a bit of space to store them in, either. They aren’t that large and you can even keep them inside the trunk of your car. It’s easier to carry, and even easier to make sure that the bikes are held in place. You can even use them on a rented vehicle, and are versatile enough to be mounted on almost any kind of car.

Just a piece of advice. If you will be getting a trunk bike rack, and if it comes with straps, try to check on the straps as often as possible. The straps do have a tendency to wear out, or even come loose so you need to make sure that it’s always in shape to avoid any kind of accidents in the future. Also, you need to make sure that you mount it in a way that the tail light are not obstructed otherwise, you can get a ticket for it.


Who doesn’t love biking? Well—of course, first you should know how to ride a bike. But for those who do, and grew up riding one up and down their neighborhood street, chances are, you are still very much in on the habit. And why shouldn’t you? It keeps you healthy and active, it’s a fun way to connect with nature time and time again, it’s also a great bonding activity to do with your family and friends, and it’s good for the environment.

It’s a very cheap mode of transportation and you can squeeze it in and out of traffic because of its size. Errands or no errands, this is the way to go. But oftentimes, what usually happens when you go out of town, or would have to travel for long distances is that you leave your bike behind. Then you discover that the place you’re going to has magnificent sceneries and bike trails—but no bike. So you opt for the next best thing—rent a bike, which is a total waste of money.

Now you no longer have to subject yourself to that. All you need to have is a bike rack and you should be all set. The question is—what type of bike rack do you need? If the type of vehicle that you’re using is a typical car, then what you should get is a trunk bike rack. But if you have a jeep or an SUV with a spare tire mounted at the back, then what you should be getting is a spare tire bike rack.

If you would like to have some sort of a platform that your bike can rest its full weight on, to make sure that it’s secure at all times during transport—then what you need is a hitch mount bike rack.

Some questions you need to have answered before you make the purchase is the frequency of how it’s going to be used. How many bikes do you have, and are all of them going to be transported often? There are bike racks that can carry one, two, three, even four bikes at a time. So if the whole family has each of their own bikes, chances are you are going to need one of these.

Another thing to consider is the budget. Typically, the more expensive the bike rack is, the sturdier the material the bike rack is made of. If you’re after security and protecting your investment, then you need to do your research carefully.

These are just some of the things that you need to remember when looking for a bike rack. Remember, it doesn’t matter if what you will be buying is a trunk bike rack, a spare tire bike rack, or a hitch mount bike rack—the important thing is that you get it right.


There used to be a time when being able to bring your bike with you on out-of-town trips was nearly a luxury. Not everybody had that option simply because there weren’t that many bike racks available for every style of vehicle. But now, things have changed. There are now different kinds of bike racks, and one of them is guaranteed to go well with your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you have a car, a truck, an SUV or whatnot, there is a corresponding bike rack for it for sure.

One of the most popular bike racks today is the trunk bike rack. They are not as expensive as the other racks out there. There usually are straps that are being attached to the rack’s frame, which are then attached to the vehicle’s trunk. You need to make sure that you to strap it as tightly as you can to your vehicle, and make sure that it is installed properly in a way that it is balanced so there won’t be any room for any kind of mishap when you’re already on the road.

Most trunk bike racks can typically carry one or two bikes at a time. However the growing demand for trunk bike racks have increased in number over the years and now they have carriers that can accommodate three bikes, sometimes even four bikes in one go.

A word of caution though. In choosing a 3- or 4-bike trunk bike rack for your vehicle, you have to absolutely make sure that it is made of the finest material and is not built in low-grade plastic. Otherwise, it could end up damaging your car—and your precious bike in the process. This type of bike rack is often criticized as flimsily made, and can cause be the cause of damage to the sheet metal or the body paint. The straps can eventually come loose. It can wear out because of repeated use. In some cases it might even snap. And there’s a chance that thieves can have a go at your car because straps can be cut easily. Before you know it, someone is speeding away with your bike and it would already be too late for you to find it.


Do you love the feeling of being one with nature? Do you like the idea of doing an activity with family and friends so you can spend more time with them, reconnect ties, or simply have fun with them? If the answer to all those questions is yes, then what you are in dire need of is a bike. It’s probably one of the best things that you can do to make sure that you share that one special activity with your loved ones. Not only that, it helps you keep fit as well. At this day and age, you can’t help but be a little bit alarmed with all the diseases that people of all ages get. This ensures that you keep your blood pumping. It also helps to know that biking does not in any way contribute to pollution.

The other thing that’s great about biking is that you can do it anywhere. Provided that you have a reliable mode of transportation, you can also bring your bike wherever you wish. And if you can bring your bike along with you during road trips, it means that the need to rent for a bike is completely unnecessary. Isn’t that a good thing? You get to save money too!

In order for you to carry your bike with you, you need to have a trunk bike rack for your car. This bike rack’s frame attaches to the car’s trunk, as the name suggests. The frame of the bike simply rests on the trunk bike rack’s support arms, and depending on the kind of unit you are going to have, some of them have cradles that are securely padded or indented to make sure that the bike is held in place at all times and doesn’t lose its place while the car is on the move.

Now you never have to leave your bike at home ever again. You can now frequent your favorite places and secret spots as often as you wish, and it wouldn’t cost you anything to do that, save for the gas of course. And if you own more than one bike, or have friends tagging along with you that also have bikes, don’t worry. Most trunk bike racks can carry up to three bikes all at once. Now everybody can join in on the fun. So get ready to have the time of your lives!