10 Fitness Tools to Help you in 2022
From BFR Bands to Oura rings to full at-home gyms, here are the 10 best fitness tools to take your workouts to new heights in 2022.
A month into the new year and we are still going strong at the gym. However, sometimes, you just need a few extra accessories to take your workouts to the next level. Whether you are building the perfect at-home gym, looking for ways to keep fit while on the road, or just want some shiny new gear, we’ve gathered the 10 best tools for working out in 2022.
Tonal Home Gym
If you read any part of this list, read this. The Tonal machine is essentially an entire gym, and your own personal trainer, all in one. Tonal uses special dynamic weight distribution technology that matches up with your movement, creating a personalized workout. It also gives you performance analytics, so you can see in real time how your workout is going.
The Hydrow Rower
The Hydrow Rower is the closest thing you can get to actually being on the water. This is the perfect workout if you are looking for something low-impact that’ll still get your heart rate up. The Hydrow machine comes with a 22’’ touch screen monitor where you can chose workouts and track your workout.
The MIRROR Pro
The MIRROR Pro is perfect for smaller places or if you just don’t want clunky workout machines in your house. It comes with a massive catalog of fitness classes, from HIIT to Yoga, and also the option for one-on-one training sessions and personalized classes. The MIRROR Pro has an LED screen as well as built in surround sound and cameras, so you can be sure to see and hear your instructors. Also, the mirror itself is made of carbon steel, so it will look great anywhere.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Cuff Set
Moving away from machines and into products that will take your workout to the next level, we have BFR cuffs. These lightweight bands help increase muscle strength and size, without the need for heavy lifting. They way it works is the cuff acts as a (safe) form of tourniquet that blocks blood flow to the surrounding veins, forcing pressure to the nearby muscles. You should preform low intensity exercises with high repetitions when using BFR Cuffs for best results.
Activbody Activ5 Fitness System
Activ5 is a fitness system that allows you to take your workouts on the road. The portable device pairs with your phone to guide you through isometric based workouts, perfect for low-impact fitness and for use in an apartment or a hotel room. The high-tech device tracks your progress and even gives you feedback as you are going, too.
The Peloton app is a must-download app, regardless of if you own a Peloton bike or not. The app has guided classes for virtually any exercise you might want to try, from boxing to strength training to yoga. You can even connect it to your smart TV for a more realistic feeling. The app, which costs $12.99 a month (a fraction of a monthly gym membership), has over 1000 classes and a wide range of instructors to chose from.
Lululemon Take Form Yoga Mat 5mm
This mat is essential for all home gyms. It is think and plush to keep your joints safe, and the sticky rubber material makes if perfect for stretching or yoga exercises. It’s fairly lightweight too, so you can bring it with you on a trip or to a class. The innovative 3-D texture helps to keep you grounded on the mat.
Oura Ring Generation 3
If you want state of the art technology but also want to look sleek, the Oura ring is for you. Discrete and elegantly made with titanium, the Oura Ring’s provide daily activity and fitness tracking compatible with Apple Health and Google Fit to monitor heart rate and calorie burn in a way the Apple Watch just can’t. It can also track your sleep, priming you for optimal training. The accompanying app also has guided meditations to help you wind down.
Therabody Theragun Elite
You’ve finished a hard workout. Now, onto recovery. The Theragun has been one of the innovators in at-home massage, and the Theragun Elite is the model to get. It is quiet, sleek, and easily transportable. It also comes with five detachable heads, so you can customize it to get the results you want. The Elite has to ability to give deep muscle treatment to melt away soreness. It’s also pretty fun to use.
Alo Yoga Amplify Seamless Short Sleeve Tee
Look good while you work out with this seamless tee from Alo Yoga. Its design is simple, but the 4-way stretch is sure to highlight all of your best features. It’s also moisture-wicking, so you don’t have to worry about looking too sweaty. The slim, short sleeve silhouette is also perfect for exercises like yoga or boxing.