Pear Digital Personal Trainer

In the spirit of complete honesty, we’ve put on a few pounds since the end of January. It’s actually a lot cheaper (and more fun) to curl pint glasses of Fat Tire than it is to curl with a trainer and it shows in the area of our midsections that, oddly enough, used to be described in beer quantities. Getting to the gym and/or seeing the trainer can be time-consuming, which is why we’re excited about the Pear Sports Personal Trainer. The palm-sized device individually tailors workouts to you based on the recommendation of Pear’s network of world-class coaches. It will work with the music you already have and, more importantly, will give you positive (or necessary) words of encouragement to get the most out of your workout.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.