Fitness Test Drive steers you toward the best fitness gadgets and gear, from workout wear to gym tools to exercise tech.
Certified fitness instructor and professional writer Amanda Vogel tests and reviews the newest health/fitness products so you know what’s worth your attention, from time-saving fitness tech to stylish workout wear.
Driven by Amanda’s advice as an industry insider and contributor to popular fitness and women’s magazines—including Best Health, Women’s Health, Oxygen, SELF and Reader’s Digest Canada—Fitness Test Drive shares candid reactions about a product’s biggest benefits and best features.
ABOUT AMANDA VOGEL
When I’m not testing out and blogging about fitness gadgets and gear for Fitness Test Drive, I might be:
– Teaching a fitness class. I’ve been a certified group exercise instructor for more years than I’m going to let you know about.
– Chopping up Brussels sprouts for my 12-year-old daughter—I swear, she requests that I pack them in her school lunchbox!
– Walking my aging Labradoodle; definitely a dog person.
– On deadline or on Instagram (see below).
Fitness Writer & Blogger
I’m a professional magazine and book writer specializing in health and fitness. I’ve written articles on everything from “revamping your ab workout” to profiles of Olympic athletes to social media’s impact on body image. View Press & Bylines page.
The fitness and women’s magazines I’ve contributed to include:
- Best Health
- Today’s Parent
- IDEA Fitness Journal
- ACE ProSource
- Fit Pregnancy
- Women’s Health
- Cooking Light
- Clean Eating
Social Media Manager
The other part of my career involves hanging out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (yes, that’s a job). Sometimes it’s to joke around with friends or to “oooo and awww” over other people’s adorable baby or puppy photos on Facebook (that’s not the part I get paid for). Mostly, though, it’s as a social media manager with the serious intention of boosting “likes” and followers, generating word of mouth, driving customer loyalty through relationship marketing, and, ultimately, stirring up more business for the fitness brands and public figures that I represent.
In the fitness and blogging industries, I’m an educator and presenter on topics such as group exercise, social media and fitness writing. My conference appearances include IDEA World, IHRSA, ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, canfitpro, NASM Optima, Fitbloggin’ and IDEA Blogfest.
You can find me in drizzly Vancouver, B.C. Or on my website ActiveVoice.ca.
P.S. Got a fitness product or book you want to bring to market or get in the media spotlight? Are you an editor or brand that could use an experienced, credible writer for health/fitness articles and blogs? Contact me today to inquire about my consulting, writing and ghost writing availability.
P.P.S. If you’ve got a health or fitness item you’d like me review, please read about Fitness Test Drive’s product submission procedure.