Health gear that is well worth the hype (and what’s overrated)

Health gear that is well worth the hype (and what’s overrated)

Sharing my ideas on what health gear is well worth the hype, and well worth the funding, and what I believe is overrated and ought to be skipped. 

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We’re in the course of the December dash – so many occasions and enjoyable events – however I’m popping in to speak about health gear. I really feel like so many individuals are getting a head begin on issues this 12 months, particularly with New Years’ targets and prep. Group health lessons are already bumping, and my fellow coach mates mentioned they’re additionally getting booked shortly for January and February. (I’ve 3 teaching spots left for Jan. For those who’re searching for 1:1 vitamin teaching or health programming, you possibly can apply right here.)

Since many people are prepping house gyms, scoping out health gear, wellness goodies, and vitamin choices, I assumed I’d do a roundup of a few of my high picks. There are a LOT of issues to select from and it will probably get overwhelming! Additionally, I’ve discovered that some hyped-up choices have been disappointing in actual life. I’m sharing my picks within the listing under, and likewise sharing your submissions from Instagram. (Ones with a * are from Instagram responses.)

Definitely worth the hype:


I’ve had my Peloton for about 4 years now, and find it irresistible simply as a lot as I did once I first received it. The bike is high-quality and I at all times benefit from the lessons. You possibly can try my full evaluation right here!

Oura ring

The Oura ring is identical factor; it nonetheless brings me as a lot pleasure as I did once I bought it. My solely gripe now’s that the battery life appears to work for much less time and I’ve to cost it extra steadily, but it surely appears to occur with most electronics after a few years. My full evaluation is right here. 

Apple watch

The Apple watch is one other factor I put on day by day and find it irresistible. It does encourage me to maneuver extra all through the day, though typically I believe it encourages overtraining. For instance, my Oura ring will inform me I want a relaxation and my Apple Watch tells me to crush my subsequent exercise. I do assume it’s very useful and well worth the hype. Here’s a put up I wrote evaluating the Apple watch and Fitbit alta. 

Band loops

Band loops are such an affordable manner so as to add extra problem to your exercises. They’re transportable, they can be utilized for higher physique, decrease physique (particularly outer thighs and glutes), and core. Positively an underrated health software!

Sculpt Society

These lessons are SO good and so enjoyable. I really feel like I at all times have a smile on my face, they’re powerful with out being completely draining, and I like the power collection, as a result of the actions are barre-esque and actually problem my legs and core. My hyperlink will get you a free month on the app and my full evaluation is right here!


Organifi is 100% well worth the hype. I drink no less than one Organifi product The greens is my fave – particularly as a result of I hate cleansing the juicer however nonetheless need the advantages – however I additionally love the purple, Gold, and Concord. You need to use this hyperlink and the code FITNESSISTA for 20% off. 

* Theragun

The Theragun looks like a dream (okay, a semi-painful dream) on sore muscular tissues. I take advantage of an analogous software as part of my restoration and I really feel prefer it undoubtedly helps on the times I really feel extra sore.

HigherDOSE sauna blanket

That is one other issues that I speak about on a regular basis, however mates, it’s WORTH it. I invested on this little magnificence a few years in the past and have used it numerous occasions since then. We don’t have the area for a full sauna, and that is the following smartest thing (and I believe even higher as a result of it’s transportable). You possibly can try my full evaluation right here. My code FITNESSISTA15 for 15% off! (they’re having a promo when this put up goes reside, too. Get a sauna blanket and also you get the journey bag + a free serotonin tub soak. Spend over $350 and get a free copper physique brush.)

* Peloton app (even should you don’t have a motorcycle)

I beloved that so many individuals mentioned they loved the Peloton app though they don’t have a motorcycle. It’s fairly cost-effective should you just like the vibe of a bunch class with out the studio membership. I really feel like among the power lessons are hit and miss, however they’ve such an enormous number of class sorts and instructors; after some experimentation, you’ll undoubtedly discover one that you just like! I’ve a put up right here on a full exercise plan utilizing the Peloton app should you’re searching for inspiration!

* Stanley 40oz quencher

Okay, I don’t have a Stanley cup however so many mates on IG mentioned it’s well worth the hype. I may need to go for it and get one now 😉

* Concept2 rower

We don’t personal this, however a few mates on IG mentioned they love this rower. That is the model we’ve got at our fitness center, and it’s not tremendous costly (for a rower) and wonderful high quality. I believe rowing is such an excellent cardio exercise, particularly since you’re in a position to make use of muscular tissues in your higher physique and core otherwise. Positively test it out for a house fitness center possibility!

* Tonal

I’ve by no means tried Tonal however SO many individuals mentioned they find it irresistible! I believe it’s superb that you may get a cable exercise at house and alter the weights, plus they’ve some unbelievable instructors. Do you’ve gotten a Tonal? Do we’d like one???

* Normatec restoration boots

These are a little bit of a splurge, however an superior restoration software. (We don’t personal these but it surely was one other IG suggestion!) I’d undoubtedly suggest one thing like this for endurance athletes as a restoration possibility.

* multi-compartment complement holder

LOVE these items and one other tremendous low-cost method to make life a bit simpler. You possibly can order the one I’ve right here!

* Underneath desk treadmill

A few mates on IG mentioned they love theirs and as I sort this sitting at my desk, I admit that I undoubtedly need one! What an effective way to get in some further steps and motion every day.

* Garmin vivomove

This buddy says, “It does all the pieces the Apple watch can do and is cuter”

Health garments that really feel good and match effectively. The identical goes for sneakers.

There’s nothing like a snug, practical exercise outfit and pair of sneakers that match effectively! Right here is a few of my all-time favourite health gear: these tanks, these leggings and these leggings, these shorts, these sneakers.


I believe the TRX is perhaps the #1 underrated piece of health tools. You possibly can work your whole physique, it’s transportable and light-weight, and you may simply modify or progress the strikes relying in your health degree. 10/10 an enormous fan. (TRX exercise pattern is right here!)

A pull-up bar

Our pull-up bar broke however I believe we have to get a brand new one. I’m *at all times* engaged on my pull-ups (post-kids, I’ve had a tough time getting that power again) and you may’t enhance should you don’t apply. Ours beforehand grasp over the laundry room, so I’d do a couple of pull-ups in between switching out a great deal of laundry.


That is in my high 5 dietary supplements for lots of causes! I discover an enormous distinction in my efficiency and the way I really feel once I take a brilliant small quantity of creatine.

* PEMF Go Mat:

A couple of folks agreed with me on IG that this actually is without doubt one of the finest issues ever. It mimics the vibrations of nature, and can be utilized for restoration, therapeutic, decreasing irritation, and as a meditation software. I take advantage of this for all the causes! It’s the place I sit every morning to meditate (the infrared warmth feels SO good on chilly winter mornings!) and can usually put it on my desk chair, too. Test it out right here and use FITNESSISTA15 for a reduction.



You guys. I ordered this for a weblog put up evaluation, as a result of I’d seen a few folks put up about it that I like (!), and it was disgusting and borderline inedible. The whole lot was brown and greasy; it simply seemed like mass-produced greasy meals and never the wholesome meal prep I’d had in thoughts.

I really feel like I may make hen and veggies right here at house to be far more recent and scrumptious. I attempted a few the meals – as a result of I needed to waste meals – and after the unhappy, brown vegan mushroom masala gave me a stomachache, the remaining went within the trash. After having Sakara, nothing else actually compares. (And sure, Sakara is designed to be one thing completely totally different! BUT I image wholesome protein and veggie-dense meal prep, and this was… not it.)

Ab rocker

Simply don’t want it. There are a thousand extra practical methods to coach your core!

Gliding discs.

These can work to focus on your core however you too can use paper plates for freeeeeee.

* Athletic greens

I agree with this suggestion. After making an attempt Organifi, I really feel like all different greens powders style like biting right into a tree.

* A fitness center membership

I’ve combined emotions about this one. You possibly can completely get a tremendous exercise at house, should you’re the kind of one that is motivated to work out solo. Some folks actually thrive in a bunch setting and wish the connection and neighborhood to get an excellent exercise. Which kind of individual are you?? I can undoubtedly work out at house, and do a few days every week, however I like the fitness center environment, lessons, and group coaching setting. I really feel like I at all times work tougher once I’m not at house, however will certainly do it for comfort sake.

* – Peloton; bought it to benefit from the fitness center environment

A couple of folks mentioned the Peloton was overrated they usually’d reasonably work out on the fitness center. I completely get that perspective, whilst a Peloton fan. You’ve gotta do what works for you!

So, inform me, mates: what do you assume is probably the most overrated and underrated health gear?

Something I missed including to the listing?



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