Sharing my top fitness gadgets and extras for 2022.
Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a great one! I’ve got some 1:1 clients this morning and subbing a Tabata class. It’s also date night tonight and I’m excited to catching a meal and a full conversation with my favorite guy. 😉
For today’s post, I’m sharing some of my favorite fitness gadgets if you’re considering adding to your collection for 2022 health and fitness goals. Friendly reminder here that you need exactly zero fancy gadgets to make positive healthy changes. All you truly need are some sneakers that fit well and aren’t too worn, something to use for resistance (bands, water bottles, bags of rice, cans of beans), a plan, determination, and a safe place to get in cardio. (At home in your living room, the park, or around the neighborhood all work!)
These are just some *extra* things I like to have. I loooove to geek out on data (especially through the Lumen, Nutrisense, Oura ring, and Apple watch) and also include practices that are beneficial to my body and make me feel great (like occasional Sakara eats and frequent times in the sauna blanket). Sharing some details below on my favorites, plus a couple that are on my wish list.
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Fitness gadgets and extras for 2022
1. Oura Ring
I’ve had the Oura ring for over a year now and absolutely love it. It’s the one piece of *jewelry* that I wear every day. It’s not the most aesthetically-pleasing thing – it’s huge and bulky – but it’s worth it to me. It’s so insightful to see how I sleep each night, plus my readiness score for the day, considering my sleep quality, previous days’ activity, body temperature, heart rate variability, and so much more. I have a full post here with my full experience with the Oura ring and highly recommend it. (Worth noting here that they recently released a new version that has extra features.)
2. Lumen Metabolism Tracker
I use this every day and it’s always interesting to see if my body is predominantly burning carbs or fat. Since I wrote this post, I was able to see the impact that stress and exhaustion has on metabolism function. December was a craaazzzyyyy month, and with lack of sleep and stress, I woke up at a 4 or 5 almost every day. If you’re interested in Lumen, my link is here and FITNESSISTA will get you 10% off.
My metabolism flex score has decreased 10 points, so I started using my Nutrisense again (more details below) and made some nutrition adjustments to see if this can help me get my numbers back into green zones.
3. A Fitbit or Apple Watch
I have a love-hate relationship with the Apple watch. It can be a motivating tracker, especially when it comes to closing the rings each day. It really depends on how much you want to be tied to your phone, and also if you can look at the movement numbers and badges objectively without them causing pressure/anxiety. I feel like sometimes the Apple watch encourages overtraining (“You closed your rings yesterday! Do it again today!”) and love using it in conjunction with my Oura ring. Sometimes my watch tells me to crush it, but the Oura ring tells me that I need a rest or recovery day.
I feel like I would switch back to the Fitbit (the luxe is so beautiful) if I didn’t use my Apple watch for teaching classes. I love that I can control my playlists on my watch without having to walk over to the speaker!
Garmin is another great fitness tracker, especially if you’re a runner, swimmer, or hiker.
After taking a break for a while, I have a Nutrisense sensor attached to my arm right now. 🙂 Nutrisene was initially intriguing to me because I wanted to learn more about my personal blood sugar balance and how different foods and activities affected my blood glucose level. I’ve learned so much since I started using Nutriense and highly recommend it. You can watch the video of me attaching the sensor here (I’m a giant chicken and I did it! lol), listen to a podcast episode I did with Kara Collier here all about balancing blood sugar levels, and check out my full blog post review here.
5. Berkey water filter
We loooooove our Berkey. It filters out 200+ unsafe contaminants like bacteria, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, chlorine, viruses, pesticides, etc that can be found in water. Check out the full list here!
It doesn’t remove the beneficial minerals and the water tastes so much better. I wish I had a discount code for this one, but sadly, I do not. It’s an investment, but one of my fave things.
6. HigherDOSE Sauna Blanket
Let’s all cheer for the sauna blanket! SO many of you have bought and love the sauna blanket, and I’m so pumped that you like it just as much as I do. This is a part of my routine that makes me feel amaaaazing and I notice a huge difference in my skin and sleep quality when it’s part of my routine. (When we travel or I don’t have the chance to use it for longer than a week, I miss it!) You can check out my full review here and use the code FITNESSISTA75 for $75 off.
7. Sakara meals
These are a splurge, and every time I order them, they’re worth every penny. The meals are fresh, vibrant, packed with nutrients, and I didn’t have to cook them myself. 😉 I always do breakfast and lunch when I place my orders, and the breakfasts are usually some type of delicious gluten-free pastry or granola with housemade plant-based milk, and lunch is a mix of different creations. It might be something like a plant-based ceviche with tortillas and a giant citrus and spicy salad, an enormous salad with mediterranean toppings and focaccia to go with it, or chili with gluten-free cornbread. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re trying to outsource some convenience in your life, or treat yourself to delicious and nourishing meals. My link is here and XOGINAH gets you 20% off the Sakara site.
8. Organifi goodies
I’m a huge fan of Organifi and it’s something I use every day, whether it’s a morning green juice, an afternoon red juice, a scoop of Harmony in my smoothies, or an evening mug of Gold mixed with warm almond milk. Organifi is packed with minerals, antioxidants, and adaptogens, which can make a positive impact on hormone function, immune system function, sleep, anxiety relief, and so much more. You can check out all of their wonderful products here and my code is FITNESSISTA.
2 things on my personal wish list:
9. At Home Yoga Dome
This cozy dome heats up and you can do your yoga practice at home! I used to try to make my own hot yoga studio when we lived in Valdosta the first time, and this is so much more convenient. I love that it’s a private dome, so you don’t get distracted by dust on the floor or laundry surrounding you. (This is always a bummer when I do home workouts. Just shut me out from all of the chore reminders.)
I’ve been wanting one of these for a few years and finally need to go for it. It’s an investment, especially if you want to get enough for multiple rooms/stories but these sleek gadgets can remove pollutants from the air. You can read more about these and what they do here.
So tell me, friends: any gadgets or extra fun stuff you love to have you in your fitness or health routine? Share the love in the comments!
Have you tried any of the products above?