Ok, so I know it’s the season of giving and all (we did put out the GIVING issue this month), but I can’t help but notice some of the amazing new fitness gizmos and gadgets available for Christmas. Therefore it should come as no surprise that I’ve begun a fitness wishlist, consisting of some of the must-haves this season:
1. TuneBand for iPhone $20
If you don’t already have an armband for your iPhone, you might want to consider the Tuneband. The tuneband has a comfortable stretchy Velcro band that fits both large and small arms. Also, the tuneband comes with low tack peel front and back screen protectors. The silicone skin is secure, thick and protective and allows access to all the ports on the iPhone and acts as a case for the iPhone whether or not you have it attached to the band. Overall this case/armband is great for protecting your phone while you do any type of workout.
2. Breville JE900 Juicer $330
Sounds a little pricey, but this is the mother of all juicers. The 600-watt motor produces a quart of juice in one minute and has a large enough feed tube to accommodate whole apples and tomatoes. These features, along with being stainless steel and very easy to clean make it a must-have for any juice fanatics out there!
3. Lulu Lemon Gym Bag $118
For those of you who don’t like to sacrifice style when going to the gym, this is the bag for you. The Lulu Lemon Arabesque Bag comes in black, purple and silver and features three compartments, labelled interior pockets for hair ties, etc., zippered exterior pocket for sweaty gear, a removable water-resistant pouch and is able to hold up to 50lbs. The bag was designed with dancers and yoga-goers in mind, but could easily be used by anyone making a trip to their local gym.
4. Garmin Forerunner 210 $250
This easy-to-use, customizable watch/heart rate monitor might be just what the doctor ordered this holiday season. The Garmin Forerunner 210 not only has a GPS and heart rate monitor, but is able to track weight, body fat, body water and six other measurements when using the Forerunner 210 with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale – a great training tool for any athlete.
5. Elliptigo $1,799
From elite marathoners to recreational exercisers, the ElliptiGO has attracted a wide range of customers. The idea of the elliptigo is simple: an elliptical that goes! Why exercise on a static, boring elliptical when you can get out there and ride, right? If you’ve got the extra cash laying around, the elliptigo could be a new, fun cross-training tool!
Talk about cool! iFit Live is like an app for your treadmill, elliptical or other workout equipment. This device allows you to connect with Googlemaps and virtually run any route anywhere in the world. Your treadmill will mimic the actual route using incline and resistance all while visually taking you through the seamless Googlemaps street views of Paris, Central Park or any other destination you wish to run. It also offers workouts with Jillian Michaels, training programs for 5Ks, marathons and more!