Women’s Health Presents 2022 Fitness Award to YBell
Twice as nice! For the second consecutive year, YBell Fitness has earned a Women’s Health Fitness Award.
Promising to “help you find your sweat spark,” the magazine’s 2022 awards aim to help exercisers shift into goal-setting mode – whether that means lifting heavier, setting cardio PRs, or training in new ways outdoors. Designed to fire up workout motivation and optimize any active pursuit, the awards are organized into categories: Strength Heroes, Cardio Crushers, Low-Impact Greats, Accessories for All, Outdoor Must-Haves, and Recovery Rulers.
Once again recognizing the patented YBell, Women’s Health named the YBell Neo 4-piece Starter Kit, which includes pairs of 10-pound and 14-pound YBells, the Most Versatile Weights in the Strength Heroes category.
"I was blown away at how functional these weights were, thanks to the unique shape and ergonomic design," pointed out Jacqueline Andriakos, health and fitness director at Women’s Health. "Depending on which handles you use, they function as standard dumbbells, a medicine ball, or a kettlebell. They've made me excited to strength train daily from the comfort of my living room.”
And that’s what it’s all about with our versatile 4-in-1 handheld training tools, which are uniquely designed to be the one piece of equipment for Every Body – from beginners to pro athletes. In fact, the 2021 Women’s Health Fitness Award selected our YBell Neo as the Best Free Weights that are advancing the industry with innovation among more than 1000 fitness products evaluated.
To accommodate even more exercisers, we added new YBell lines in 2021. Beginners can opt for the YBell Arc Series, which comes in weights of 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg to 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg, featuring a neoprene coating for a non-slip, comfortable grip. With a compact design, these are ideal for individual workouts or group ex formats including Pilates, barre, boot camps, and cycling.
For heavier lifters and athletes, the YBell Pro Series currently offers weights from 31 lb /14 kg to 44 lb / 20 kg, with lower weight denominations coming later this year. Great for HIIT and HIRT, these cast-iron tools are commercial grade powder coated for long-lasting performance and durability.
Needless to say, we’re ecstatic about yet another award, which further fuels our commitment to enable users to perform more functional exercises with less equipment more economically through our unique handheld 4-in-1 exercise products, education programs, and content.
You can count on more innovation and highly effective training tools from YBell Fitness – along with more awards.
The 2022 Women’s Health Award joins a continually expanding roster, as the YBell gains additional recognition from a variety of expert organizations, including:
Men’s Health 2022 Home Gym Awards – Most Versatile Dumbbell Alternative
Women’s Running 2021 Best in Test – Tech Category
Women’s Health 2021 Fitness Award — Best Free Weights
Red Dot Design Award 2020 — Product Design
iF Design Award 2020 for Design Excellence — Outdoor, Sports & Leisure category
International Design Excellence Awards 2019 — Gold Winner, and
Australian Good Design Awards 2019 — Best in Class, Sport & Lifestyle
For more than 25 years, Julie King has been a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, holding certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the Aquatic Exercise Association and Schwinn/Mad Dogg Athletics. She also has extensive continuing education and instruction experience in PiYo, YogaFit and mat Pilates.
Over her career, Julie has led virtually every class format at commercial health clubs, corporate fitness centers, wellness centers, schools and online. A contributing editor for Club Business International magazine, she has been published in Club Industry, Fitness Management, Club Solutions, National Fitness Trade Journal and Gear Trends/SNEWS.
With a M.S. in Kinesiology and a B.S. in Journalism, Julie is passionate about helping others to cultivate a love and habit of exercise.