Last Updated: June 3rd, 2020
About Best Play Gear
Best Play Gear is a fitness website that teaches people about different aspects of fitness.
We also provide review of fitness products to help our readers make a better choice. Our motto is to be fit without breaking the bank.
We are the best know for the information that we provide about running and strength training.
“We help people get started with fitness with minimal effort.”
I thought of starting this website in March 2018 and likewise, I bought the domain. At that point in time, I wanted to start an income quickly and hence started a review site. Hence the funny name. (at least, I think so). I churned out affiliate content after affiliate content from May 2018 as fast as we could.
Somehow, along the way, I felt hollow from inside. I thought this doesn’t make any sense. I could do better in serving my readers. So, I started to put together posts that will answer queries from runners.
Since I’m a runner myself, I felt, that is the best way to go forward as the advice will be more authentic and relatable.
Honestly, I never thought, I could get this website off the ground. However, my readers have been supportive the entire time.
Now, I have a strong reader base that can fill up a stadium and this site has recently celebrated her 2nd birthday. Yay!
Hope I can serve you even better throughout the years to come.
Where should you go from here?
If you can’t wait to get started, then here are some articles that you can read right away…
Or, if you want to browse some more on this site, then start here.
About Madhusree Basu
Hello Readers! I’m Madhusree Basu, the runner behind this website.
I’ve been a runner almost my entire life. However, when I entered college, I took more than a decade long break from running.
Being an avid foodie, I gained weight slowly but steadily, and by 2018 I was 30 KG or 66 pounds overweight.
Incidentally, I launched my fitness website (really!) in March 2018 while struggling with my weight and other health conditions. [Remember, the hollow feeling I was telling you about above.]
I launched my site as I was out of job and needed to start earning money. Since I’m a software engineer by profession at that time, I learned a lot about websites and thought this will be the easiest and quickest way to make a living.
2018 has been quite challenging and at the same time liberating as I started to run again.
Since I picked up running, I ran a couple of half-marathons, 10Ks, and a bunch of 5Ks. I’m yet to run my first marathon which was supposed to happen this year. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, it is yet to materialize.
Nowadays, I just run in my neighborhood and parks. I miss those days of running by the lakes and in groups, anyways…
Through this website, I share whatever knowledge I have on running, running gears, and overall fitness. I sincerely hope that you find this website useful and it helps you in some way to progress your running career.