Updated: 01/07/2013 3:47 PM
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Be Well with TCL: Fitness Gadgets
It’s no surprise that gym memberships skyrocket after the first of the year, but nearly 4 out of 5 memberships flop after only a few months.
TCL producer, Kelli Hanson is here with some fitness gadgets that will keep your workout interesting and you don’t even have to belong to a gym necessarily.
The Core Pushup is an excellent instability strength training device that increases the intensity of pushups and planks and maximize upper body and core strength. The steel platform and balance ball combination create an unstable surface for a variety of strength training exercises including 7 configurations printed directly on the platform. The durable balance ball inflates/deflates for variable difficulty. $59.99
The ePulse2 is the world’s first strapless, armband continuous heart rate monitor, pedometer and calorimeter. Until now, dynamic heart rate monitors required an uncomfortable chest strap and special watch practically restricting their use to serious athletes. ePulse2 is the first device to make this technology practical and convenient for anyone who exercises or is interested in tracking calories burned or monitoring heart rate or step counting while conducting any type of activity from running to walking or simply doing daily chores. Included features are continuous heart rate and exercise calories burned tracking, target heart rate zones, exercise time, stop watch w/ split times, calculation of max/min/avg heart rate, calorie count down, day/night OLED display. Since the ePulse2 does not require any chest strap or special watch, it is great for any fitness activity. Powered by rechargeable battery. $89.99
The Aquajogger is a fantastic in-water exercise system that comfortably suspends you at shoulder level in deep water allowing you to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water exercise. The Aquajogger components allow the person working out to determine the level of resistance they want for their leg and arm motions, ranging everywhere from very low, approximating a walk, to very strenuous, similar to a full-body fitness machine workout only without the joint discomfort and machinery. Makes low-impact, in-water exercise much more enjoyable, effective and beneficial. $44.95 and up.
Nufoot is a revolution in footwear. Made from sturdy neoprene, they are water-proof, super stretchy and comfortable footwear allowing people to simultaneously enjoy the stability of walking barefoot, the comfort of walking in socks and the protection of walking in shoes. Additional features include ergonomic designs and anti-skid soles. Comes in multiple sizes and colors for men and women. $9.99/pair
TRAINERmat is the first exercise training mat designed to guide users through an entire body workout for the easiest and most effective at home workout possible. TRAINERmat details 24 exercises in graphics on its surface so you can maximize your workout. The practice exercises printed on the mat fall into four different categories: Pillar Preparation, Movement Preparation, Movement Skills, and Regeneration. $29.