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Better than Shape
on August 14, 2013
I've been subscribing to Shape for some time now and decided to try something new because Shape really only features one new workout routine per issue. I like Fitness so much more than Shape. I still subscribe to both so I can make comparisons for a while before I cancel Shape. Shape seems to be more for girls under 25 and, well frankly, really makes me feel bad about myself. I'm never going to have "flat bikini ready abs" because I'm old with kids and unless I lose my mind and sell both of our family cars for a tummy tuck, I'm never wearing a bikini again.
Fitness seems to be geared more towards women with strong fitness goals of all ages. There are inspiring stories from real women who have changed their body or overcome serious heath problems, some product plugs and a small fashion section. I love the fitness tips, recipes and economical sample workouts (using equipment you have at home like chairs and your own body weight) more than anything else. I really like how challenging the exercises are too. Also, there are far less ads in Fitness than Shape, maybe because they don't have to pay big bucks for people like Kelly Osbourne on their cover. I love getting the new issues in the mail. In fact, I have made my own binder with clippings of my favorites from both magazines and already have more content in my binder from Fitness than from Shape. This is well worth $10 a year.
If anyone else has recommendations for other fitness magazines, I would LOVE to hear them.