Let’s face it, getting yourself a gym membership can be incredibly expensive and depending on where you live you might not get much choice in where you can go. But there’s nothing stopping you from exercising at home. There’s no monthly fee, and you don’t have to worry about things like closing times and the obnoxious tools that congregate in the gym for some reason. You will need to get yourself some kit though, and while we did show you some earlier this week, there are still other things you should probably check out for your own home workout.
Garmin Vivofit with Heart Rate Monitor, £149
The main advantage of the gym is that you can use the displays on a machine to track your progress: your speed, pace, calories burnt, and so on. If you’re planning on exercising at home, then it would be beneficial to keep track of your progress — hence the fitness tracker. The Vivofit can keep track of how much work you’re doing, how far you’ve travelled, how many calories you’ve burnt through, as well as your heart rate to make everything more accurate.
Like any other fitness tracker it will sync with your smartphone to transfer all your data and visualise it in a way you can understand and keep track of.