This month, our team recommends fitness tools to help reach your health goals. Here are some great workout aids for you!
BlenderBall by Blender Bottle
I developed quite an affinity for protein shakes to not only get some nutrition but also to help with my fitness goal of bulking up a bit. I think the handiest tool to have is a blender bottle for your shake, easy enough to just dump your ingredients into and then mix around. The BlenderBall helps combine everything together. Plus, it’s like a shake weight, a little workout for your arm on the side.
Yoga Workouts by Daily Burn Subscription
There was a (short-lived) time I tried to become a master of yoga. This app really helped me kickstart that journey. It not only helps you set goals for the progress you want to make, but provides a large set of instructional videos for the varying levels of difficulty, based on what you think you can accomplish. The trainers are all comforting and easy to listen to, and it’s a good way for you to get into yoga, whether you’re just dipping your toe or adding to your workouts.
Theragun Prime by Therabody
The biggest craze and hottest item in wellness right now. This simplified smart percussive therapy device prioritizes the features you need while maintaining the power and effectiveness of Theragun’s deep muscle treatment. Ease discomfort, soothe tightness and tension and recover faster – in seconds.
Withings Body + Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale by Withings
When it comes to weight, there is so much more behind that single number staring back at you on the scale. This smart scale (which works with multiple health apps), breaks down your body’s composition and accounts for things such as your muscle, bone, and water weight. Plus, it can track up to eight users at once, so it’s great for the whole family.
Calm App Gift Subscription, by Calm
Calm’s relaxation-inducing meditations are excellent for presleep rituals, plane rides, work stress, and pretty much anything else. A gift subscription gives them a year — or a lifetime — of access to the app’s library of guided meditations, sleep sounds, focus music, and more.
Papier My Wellness Journal by Papier
For the person who’s just getting into journaling, we’d suggest this wellness journal that comes with prompts for reflecting on their goals and habits, as well as space to catalog everything they’re grateful for.
Hydration Reminder Bottle Accessory by Ulla
Get subtle hydration reminders to help you drink eight glasses a day. Ulla turns your drinking vessel into a smart water bottle. The silicone band fits over a bottle or glass, with an accelerometer inside to track movement. Go more than 30-40 minutes, and Ulla’s light will blink.
Self Guided Strength & Flexibility Kit by Gaiam
No more digging through the Internet for exercise how-tos. The self-guided kit adds some education to physical recovery, with exercise instructions printed on three resistance bands. With light, medium and heavy strength bands, you get simple directions for reconditioning and sculpting your muscles.
Resistance bands by Kenko
When dumbbells get boring, bring out the resistance bands! I love a good band workout once in a while and I find them perfect for a quick workout while traveling or recovering from muscle fatigue.
High Density Foam Roller Massager by The Original Body Roller
Even a few minutes with the foam roller after a workout can make oodles of difference to your recovery. The textured rollers are especially great at soothing those painful points on your back, almost like a mini-massage!
The Reversible Mat by Lululemon
Can there be anything more important than a good yoga mat to protect and support your knees and back? A good mat encourages me to hold poses longer, push myself deeper, and go further into the pose. We all need one!