Fitness routines have taken on a whole new meaning since the pandemic started. We’ve gotten creative and built at home gyms lifting cans instead of weights, trialled new fitness routines like Yoga and have most definitely attempted a healthy recipe or two we saw on Tik Tok. We’ve found motivation in ways we never thought possible and a work-life balance we’ve always wanted. Now that we seem to have figured this fitness lifestyle out, it’s time to add some fun gadgets to make it even better.
Whether you’re training for a marathon or just wanting to count your steps, activity trackers are the perfect addition to your everyday fitness routine. Take the headache out of training apparatuses and keep it simple with a tracker that does the not so hard work for you. Brands like Garmin and Fitbit come with features that are more than just counting your steps. From GPS technology to heart rate monitoring and calorie burning counting, activity trackers are perfect for all fitness lifestyles.
New to activity trackers? A great place to start is the Fitbit Charge 4. The Fitbit charge 4 comes highly rated and is a versatile fitness tracker with a built-in GPS. More than just its GPS, you can optimise every minute of your workout with smart features, notifications and apps right on your wrist, making it the perfect activity tracker for outdoor runs, hikes, cycles and walks.
A hybrid between a smartwatch and activity tracker, sport watches have it all. They are style meets intelligence allowing you to look good while being active. Trade-in your standard watch for one that comes packed with health features such as heart monitoring, Bluetooth, and several fitness app integrations all while looking classic and timeless. While you work out you can connect with headphones to listen to your favourite tunes or talk on the phone and pair with your phone to receive text messages and notifications. All sport watches come with a smartphone app helping you break down the exciting progress you’ve made against your fitness goals.
If you’re looking for the powerhouse of sports watches that doesn’t break the bank then consider the Garmin Vivoactive 3. The Vivoactive 3 is a smartwatch built for function and style. Just some of its incredible features include contactless payments, personalisation with thousands of free apps, preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps and keep track of how you’re handling stress.
Health and Grooming
Now that our wrists are keeping us accountable, we can start focusing on overall health and grooming. Because while it doesn’t happen in the gym, it definitely happens at home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade old gear or get your hands on the latest tools, there is something for everyone. From smart scales, massagers and blood pressure monitors, you can create a well-rounded fitness lifestyle right from the comfort of your home.
Social distancing has kept most of us from getting a massage as often as we’d like, so consider getting your hands on the HoMedics Handheld Physio Massager. A handheld massager built to ease muscle tension and promote recovery, it’s high-frequency pulse action can penetrate deep into those sore and tired muscles before or after exercise. You can expect three massage heads, three intensity levels and a whole lot of relief.
Juicers and Blenders
Back in 2009, the world went into a frenzy when cold-pressed raw juices became all the rage. They were said to boast a load of health benefits if done correctly. Fast forward, and the trend came to stay. Juicing is still wildly popular, with a wide range of health benefits and a great way to get the minerals and vitamins from veggies without all the cooking. Whether you’re juicing your veggies or blending your fruit, both are a great addition to your at-home cooking routine to give you that extra boost of nutrition.
Want to start small? Then give the Nurtribulet 900W blender a try. Convenient and powerful at 900 watts, this nutrient extractor easily breaks down seeds, fruits and vegetables given you the flexibility to make extra delicious combinations. But the best part is the bladed top can be replaced with a lid, so all you have to do is blend and go.
Now that you’ve got everything you need to maximise your fitness routine, you’re sure to meet all your fitness goals this year. And if you’ve still not started towards your fitness resolutions, it’s not too late. From activity trackers to blenders, head to JB Hi-Fi for all your fitness tech and health needs.