We all have a fitness fanatic in our lives (it may even be us!). Whether you are looking to add to your own fitness collection or you need just the right gift for a family member or friend, Plunkett Fitness has advice for what you need to get. Here are 10 fitness products that every fitness buff should have.
1. Massage Roller
Aches and pains don’t have to keep you from getting in your next workout! A nice massage roller, like the OPTP Pro-Roller Soft Density Foam Roller, can help relieve pain in sore muscles and get you back in the gym without pain in just a few minutes. Massage rollers are often the most underrated piece of equipment than most fitness buffs don’t utilize.
2. Adjustable Dumbbells
Not everyone can have a full gym in their home, so start with a small set of adjustable dumbbells that aren’t going to take up a ton of space in your home. Adjustable dumbbells are a great way to bring your workout at your home on days when you just don’t have the time to make it to the gym. The Power Block Sport 24-lb Adjustable Dumbbells are a great place to start.
3. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are some of the most versatile pieces of equipment for a home gym. You can literally bring resistance bands anywhere, so if you decide to take your workout to the local park, you can still use them. A set of resistance bands, such as the Home-Complete Resistance Bands, can help you intensify your workout without taking up much room or being heavy to carry around.
4. Armband Phone Holder
We take our phones everywhere, and you probably use your phone to jam to your favorite songs while you work out. That’s where an armband comes in really handy. The Tribe Sports Water-Resistant Armband, for example, allows you to carry your phone but keep your hands free. Now, you can lift weights without trying to find a place for your phone or run without fear of dropping your phone.
5. Bluetooth Headphones
Don’t let the string from your headphones interfere with another workout (and you know it has!). Invest in a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones like the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Sports Headphones. These headphones will allow you to listen to your music clearly, and with an extended 8-hour battery life, you are likely to be able to use these headphones for numerous workouts each week. They can even be worn under a helmet, so you can use them while you are biking around town.
6. Fitness Tracker
Workouts aren’t the only thing you can track with a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Alta. Use a fitness tracker to monitor your heart rate, track your steps, check in on your sleeping habits, and get advice on exercise and nutrition. Consider your fitness tracker your personal trainer when you aren’t in the gym, and let it hold you accountable for all that you are supposed to accomplish.
7. Cooling Towel
It may sound silly to get a special towel to use when working out, but a cooling towel can help you feel more comfortable after a tough workout. The Alfamo Cooling Towel can start cooling you in a few seconds, but it lasts for a few hours. It comes in a variety of colors, and it comes with a carrying case to keep it safe and clean no matter what else slips into your gym bag.
8. Heavy-Duty Gym Bag
Investing in a nice gym bag has a number of benefits. First, you want to get a gym bag that will last you for years, so you aren’t constantly searching for a new one. You will also want a bag that is big enough for all the essentials, but not bulky enough to take up the entire backseat of your car. The Nike Sport III Gold Backpack is a great choice for those who want something that they don’t have to worry about replacing anytime soon, but that also looks sleek.
9. Ab Roller
Core strength is incredibly important, and what better way to get abs of steel than with an ab roller? The Perfect Fitness Ab Carver, for example, helps you properly perform ab roll-out exercises in the comfort of your own home. Work both your abs and arms with just one small piece of equipment that can be easily stored when not in use.
10. Food Scale
Exercise shouldn’t be the only focus of a fitness buff! Nutrition is just as important (if not more so) as exercise. A food scale can help you perfectly portion your meals to ensure that you aren’t overeating or undereating. The Ozeri Pronto Digital Food Scale is an inexpensive option that will leave you with more room in the budget for the other items on this list or health foods that you can weight on it.
If you are looking for a great place to get professional personal training, Plunkett Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas, can help! At Plunkett Fitness, our trainers provide both fitness and nutrition advice to improve your overall health. Call us today at 913-390-3360 to get started today!