Not long ago, an expensive personal trainer was the only option for getting guidance, support and encouragement. You were limited to the times and places where the trainers were available. If you live in a small city or rural area, few options existed if you didn’t like the personal trainer you worked with. Now, a host of gadgets, websites, smartphone apps, and other tools are available to give you more for your money. You will also get maximum flexibility in, when and where you work out.
Electronic Arm Bands
Several companies offer electronic armbands that link with your mobile phone to upload your daily workout data. With The Evolution of the Android Market, your smartphone apps is now your key to developing a great workout plan and meet your fitness goals. These armbands track your; running times, the distance you cover each day, your workout heart rate, the calories you burn, and how fast you run. Upload the data to your Android for analyzing, to find out if your workout is effective. The device also gives you helpful tips, and helps you develop a training plan. Some keep track of the songs that motivate you most and develops a personalized workout playlist.
GPS Sports Watches
Nike and others have developed a sports watch that tracks runs. You upload the data from each run to Nike’s social network, Nike+, or keep the information confidential. The watch links to a computer or smartphone via USB port. It records your time, distance, the calories you burn, and pace. The device helps you identify problems in your pace, such as starting out too fast, and lagging during the middle or end of your run. With Nike’s Sports Watch, each time you achieve an important milestone, a video plays in which a celebrity congratulates your achievement. The celebrity also encourages you to push forward for even more goals.
On your smartphone or PC, you have access to a host of websites that help you develop the perfect diet, exercise plan, and help you meet goals on the way to better fitness. The benefit of these sites is; the ability to take advantage of world-class trainers that most people could never afford. The trainers are available all day every day, so you can work out when you want, regardless of your crazy schedule. All of this is available for a small fee, usually, around $10 per month. Another benefit of these websites is the ability to tailor-fit to your type of workout – whether you exercise in your living room, run around your neighborhood, or go to the local gym.