Workout is tough! Every gym freak out there will tell you so, even with the urge and will to hit your target, it’s not gonna be smooth sailing to the finish line.
Having to hit the gym twice or thrice a week (if not daily) can be one of the reasons you don’t feel like pressing on anymore.
Unfortunately, even working out at home isn’t going to be all roses.
The lack of company (from like-minded folks) and motivation could turn out to be a greater challenge than those long drives to the gym.
With the latter becoming the norm these days, fitness lovers are forced to adapt, get smart and find a way around the home workout boredom. Even those motivational quotes aren’t helping much.
But if you are to stay on track with your fitness journey, then you need an arsenal of workout equipment that makes your sessions fun and worthwhile.
That is what I set out to share with you in this post.
Let’s dive in and check out some cool gadgets that you can add to your collection.
Fun Fitness Gadgets that Actually Work
If there’s one thing I love the most about fitness gadgets, then it has to be how sleek and simple most of them are and how easy they are to pack.
That’s right, most of the options I will be sharing with you here are nice little gizmos that you can use at home without sacrificing a whole room for the gym.
Better yet, you could as well throw them into your bag and count on them to keep fit on the go.
The Polar Loop
If you feel like all you are lacking is motivation and guidance in your workout, then get this little gadget right here. The loop gives you both of these edges to keep you in the know as far as your daily activity goes.
And the reason I rank it as one of the fun gadgets to use is that you simply wear it on the wrist, and it tracks your activity – it’s so comfy you’ll forget it’s there.
The stats you get with this one include the total steps taken, time worked out, calories burned, your daily activity goals as well as some tips on how to achieve it.
Digitsole Smart Shoes
Sometimes smart workout gadgets come in the form and shape of the items we use in our daily life, a case in point – these Digitsole smart shoes.
It might not look like it at a glance, but this pair packs in a robust self-tightening design that allows you to take on the trails on a morning jog without having to worry about stopping to lace up.
Besides, these shoes are designed to keep your feet warm in frigid weather, which is a big plus, at least for me it is.
What’s even more exciting is the pair’s ability to enable you to keep track of the steps you have taken, the total calories that you have burned up, and more data on your workout performance.
So, how do I get these data out of my shoe? Easy! The data can be synced via Bluetooth to your smartphone where you can access it.
A Skulpt Scanner
I know some of you just want to lose weight and maintain it at a particular level. But for the few of you who want to go knees deep with strength and muscle building, this device is for you.
Why you ask? Well, it’s a cool gadget for scanning several areas of your body to find out the percentage of fat you still have to burn off, as well as giving you info on your muscle strength.
Now, the scanner doesn’t leave it at that, it goes ahead to recommend some of the most practical programs you can use for your muscle-building efforts.
Other Cool Gadgets
There’s a bucket list of these gadgets out there, but besides the ones above here are several other options that come in just as handy;
- A beat sensor – This one works pretty much like the Skulpt, but rather than working on memory, it monitors and measures your performance as you lift weights and helps you make better workout choices.
- Tangram smart rope – Although it looks very much like your ordinary weighted jump rope, this rope packs in magnetic sensors that track your jumps and offers stats on the workout time and calories burned.
- Power Dot 2.0 Smart Muscle Simulator – You will need the Power Dot for recovery after those grueling workouts when you need a let-up on aches and pains. It features over 10 muscle stimulation programs that enhance blood circulation through massages that shake off any tension on your muscles.
Best Workout Gadgets for Her
Deciding what to surprise your girl with can sometimes get quite baffling. And often, it’s a trial and error thing.
However, if you know she is into fitness (which you should have found out by now) then why not get her some cool items to help with her workout. Here, let me make it easier for you;
Jaxjox Kettlebell Connect
kettlebells make for a great start for those looking to get into weightlifting, and even seasoned weightlifters just can’t get enough of them after all these years. But this particular one right here goes beyond being just an ordinary kettlebell.
Thanks to a unique design, it can pick up or drop weight depending on how you configure it using a Bluetooth app. This makes it an outstanding addition to her gym with a touch of high-end tech and ease of use.
And yeah, it helps save on space, big time!
A Gym Mirror
You will find a mirror in almost every girl’s room, and we all know how handy a mirror can be, albeit being used passively. After all, who doesn’t like to see those biceps flex as they lift?
This alone triggers an inner beast that you never could imagine existed and motivates you the more. Besides, a mirror doesn’t take up a considerable amount of space.
With most people fitness buffs having to settle for home gyms nowadays, a gym mirror would be a great addition to the room – it doesn’t have to be a full wall one, just big enough to serve its purpose.
BodyBoss Home Gym
This can go both ways…I know many of you boys out there would be tempted to give this cool collection of equipment a try, and you’d be right.
With the different workouts that one can pull off with this gym, it comes across as a super awesome addition to just about any home gym.
So why not get it for her and give her another reason to grind out some full-body workout. And yes, it has a collapsible design that allows it to be used on the go as well.
P.Volve P.3 Trainer
The P.Volve is a step up from those ordinary resistance bands that are collecting dust in her gym because she couldn’t figure out how to use them or they just couldn’t tone her body the way she hoped they would.
This body toning system is sure to make a difference. Just get her the P.volve subscription, and open a door to a world of great classes where she can learn how to unlock this trainer’s max potential.
Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells
For most of us, it’s not the lack of interest in such great workout equipment that keeps us from using them; it’s the lack of space to store them.
That’s why a nice pick like these space-saving dumbbells would make a world of difference in her small gym or that cramped apartment she lives in.
That, and then the flexibility to use either lightweights or heavyweights depending on her fitness level will get her hooked. And it all happens in a snap; all she has to do is turn the dial.
SPIBelt Running Belt Original Pocket
Leggings and other sportswear are awesome at enhancing her flexibility when she’s working out, but this comes at a cost. Quite often, she’s left with nowhere to tuck her phone, earbuds, keys, and other small items she might have with her.
That’s why virtually any fitness-oriented lady out there would appreciate the convenience that comes with the SPIbelt’s no-bounce magic. This makes it a great choice as it stays in place, and still stretches just enough to accommodate all those tiny must-haves.
Best Workout Gadgets for Guys
All right boys (and girls wondering what to gift their boyfriends with), this one is for you! Here too we have several cool gadgets that will for sure make exercise sessions more fun for guys, so let’s get it on.
If your man is a diehard cyclist, you can take his home work out to new highs by swapping that old clunky stationary bike he’s been using with a new, more aggressive machine.
And this Peloton Bike+ qualifies as one of the top go-to options if you are in a position to fork out a good chunk of money for it.
Yes, it’s expensive, but as it turns out, this machine is worth its weight in gold especially with the awesome features it comes with, which include;
- An “Auto-Follow” resistance mechanism
- HD screen for both bike and floor workouts
- Solid frame and a robust, durable build
- …And other cool bells and whistles
To top it all up, the Peloton comes with an app that you can use with the bike to keep track of all your workout stats, which compares closely to NordicTrack’s iFit app – another big plus here.
Iron Infidel Pull Up Assistance Bands
What better way to keep fit than with a minimal need for gym equipment? That’s exactly what pull-ups and other bodyweight workouts are for.
But for a slightly different touch, and to make things a little easier for beginners, assistance bands go a long way. That’s where such options as this set of 5 bands come in.
The different strengths of the bandsss allow users to start with the thicker, stronger ones and then tone down to the thinner ones as he builds on strength.
Then comes the cool part, as these space-efficient bands can be used even in the most cramped apartments with the addition of a door anchor, and he can even pack and use them on the road as well.
AmazonBasics Battle Exercise Rope
The battle rope is another of those fitness items that seem, and actually are fun to train with, but still do make you work up a sweat.
The good thing about a battle training rope is the different parts of the body that you can target working out with one;
Then of course, as long as he brings along a solid anchor strap, and can find a sturdy pole or tree, he can take his battle rope workout with him just about anywhere he goes.
Apple Watch Series 6
For a classy yet efficient workout gadget that will undoubtedly set your man’s fitness journey on a new course, get him the Apple Watch Series 6.
This sleek, nice-looking device has everything he’ll love, from heart rate to activity tracking to a blood oxygen sensor. And it gets even better, as it can be used for several exercises like running, strength training, and even swimming.
And while it fits nicely with most fitness needs, it also doubles as a handheld device, allowing users to reply to text messages, receive calls, and he can sync it for music, audiobooks, and podcasts.
It’s an all-rounder that looks as cool as it performs.
My Final Thoughts
As it gets harder and harder to go to the gym and enjoy the convenience of all the equipment there, you have to get creative with the available space-saving ones that you can use at home.
The options I have shared with you are ideal for your small home gym. Also, most of them (actually almost all of them) are easy to carry along for those of you who love to work out on the road too.
It’s up to you to pick the ones that fit in best with your workout needs and fitness goals. And if you are scratching your head over what to gift to your loved one(s), any of these could make for a great gift – if he or she is looking to lose weight or on a long-term fitness endeavor. Your call!