Connect with us

Motivation

The Top 10 Fitness Gadgets & Apps To Motivate A Massive Change In You

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Published

on

Fitness Exercise Motivation Gadgets

You think about getting fit often, but sometimes relaxing on the couch while channel surfing just sounds like a better option. Let’s face it; getting in shape can be a huge difficulty no matter how much weight you want to lose! Although you may have had trouble getting motivated in the past, it doesn’t have to be that way any longer.

There are now fitness gadgets and apps that can motivate you to make a positive change and stick with it, and here are the top options listed below:

 

 

 

 

The Top 10 Fitness Accessories & Apps

 

1. MyFitnessPal – Buy Now

MyFitnessPal Fitness Exercise Accessory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fitness app is free of charge and can make a huge impact with the way you get into shape. The first thing it does is keep a diary of what you eat. It tracks calories, carbohydrates, protein and other nutrient facts about foods, based on those that you eat. You can either type in the calories and foods, but you can also scan it with the barcode scanner in the app.

The next thing the app does is track your exercise, either by you typing in calories burned or the exercise that you did. It will even recommend the net calories you should eat based on your height, weight, activity level and how much weight you want to lose. MyFitnessPal makes it easy to stay accountable for what you eat, how much you exercise and how much weight you lose each week, which can mean losing more and staying on track.

 

2. Nike FuelBand – Buy Now

Nike FuelBand

 

 

 

 

Do you wonder how active you really are during the day? Well this band uses special technology to measure how much movement you make throughout the day. You can set goals, track your progress and even connect this to your social media websites to get your other friends motivated as well. From dancing to going for a run, this fitness accessory will track all of the calories that you burn throughout the track so you can stay aware of your activity level and calories in compared to calories out.

 

3. Fitbit Aria – Buy Now

Fitbit Aria fitness exercise accessories

 

 

 

 

If you keep track of your weight, but are constantly forgetting it, then this scale is for you. It actually connects to the WiFi inside of your home so you can track your weight through your Fitbit account. It shows on the scale as well, so you will immediately see what your progress is at.

This special scale even tracks your fat percentage by using pulses sent through the surface of it.

 

4. Bose Sie2i Sport Headphones – Buy Now

Bose Sie2i Sport Headphones Fitness Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

These are popular headphones because they are water resistant and they stay inside of your ears, even while you’re moving around. An added bonus is that they also have great sound quality, so your music will be fully heard when you’re exercising.

If you rely on music to pump you up and motivate you through workouts, then these headphones are definitely necessary.

 

5. Larklife – Buy Now

larklife

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve probably heard that you should step 10,000 steps per day, but do you actually do it? The goal of this pedometer is to make sure you actually walk all of those steps every day. It’s a wristband that comes in pink, white and blue and that tracks your steps during the day. It can even track your sleeping patterns so you learn how much rest you’re actually getting.

All of the information is sent to your phone so you can get healthier and change your life!

 

6. Under Armour E39

Under Armour E39

 

 

 

 

 

Not yet released, keep your eye on UnderArmour.com

This extremely unique gadget is actually a compression shirt that you wear. It has sensors in the middle of it that tracks your breathing rate, heart rate, body position, motion and even acceleration.

It’s used by professional athletes right now, but it is not for sale to the public just yet. If you are serious about training and really want to track biometrics, then keep your eyes peeled for this in the future!

 

7. Polar Ft4 – Buy Now

Polar FT4 Fitness Accessory

 

 

 

 

 

If you want a quality heart rate monitor that’s going to tell you whether or not you’re working out in a safe zone, then this it is. It even displays the calories you burn during each workout that you do, so it’s a great tool for weight loss.

It comes in four different colors and is compatible with other accessories available from Polar.

 

8. Striiv – Buy Now

Striiv Fitness Exercise Accessory

 

 

 

 

 

This is a pedometer that fits right in your pocket, but it does a whole lot more than just count your steps. It actually challenges you throughout the day so you are more motivated to move around and take more steps.

Another benefit is that if you use the walkathon feature on it, Striiv will donate money to a charity!

 

9. Iqua Beat – Buy Now

Iqua Beat Fitness Exercise Gadget

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy having a personal trainer but can’t afford to hire one, then Iqua Beat can help you out. These earphones will provide you with a voice inside your head that keeps you moving and exercising.

The Iqua Beat even tracks your heart rate, calories burned and distance you’ve gone so you can hear what progress you’re making.

 

10. Fitocracy – Check It Out

Fitocracy Fitness Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little healthy competition can really motivate you and your friends to lose some weight and get fit. This app encourages competition between you and your friends based on different workouts that you do.

While a lot of people use this because they want to be the winner, it’s also a great way to track your workouts and how often you exercise.

 

Bonus: TheFlipBelt – Buy Now

Flip Belt Fitness Belt

 

 

 

 

The FlipBelt is odor resistant, machine washable and a wide poly spandex belt that has multiple access pockets for all your running accessories and gadgets. This belt allows you to put the items in and flip the belt over. Perfect for running and high paced workouts.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

Advertisement
4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Sam T

    Nov 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I use MyFitnessPal, Fitbit Zip and Fitbit Aria. It’s the perfect combination for me to measure energy intake (food logs in MyFitnessPal), energy expenditure (steps walked with Fitbit Zip), and results (weight with Fitbit Aria). Plus they all sync together.

    I log everything I eat, but it’s so simple that it’s not a choir; it just part of my routine. I don’t even feel like I’m dieting, but I’ve become more accountable for what I eat, so tend to go for healthier options or smaller portions almost subconsciously. I have a step goal of 10000 steps a day, and walking around my classroom and school (I’m a teacher), and walking my dog are generally enough to get me over the line.

    I’ve lost over 10kg since July without too much thought really. I’ve lost weight before, and kept most of it off, but it’s been a challenge in the past. 7 years ago I did the Tony Ferguson diet and lost 30kg in 5 months. There have been a few ups and downs of maybe 5-12kg since then, but my current method is easier to maintain because it’s just so simple; I have no reason to stop. Once I reach a weight I’m happy and healthy at, I can just adjust the settings of the apps and keep on using them.

    27/m. 182cm. Was 122kg, now 84kg.

  2. Esra'

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I use NTC (NikeTrainingClub) app, I strongly recommend it. Plus it’s available for Android too.

  3. Joe

    Aug 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I used MyFitnessPal during a major weight loss effort and it helped a lot. Strongly recommend it.

  4. A

    Aug 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Another one for runners is called MapMyRun you can find it in the app section for iPhone. I don’t know if it’s available for Android though,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Motivation

How Positive Self-Talk Boosts Motivation and Productivity

Published

on

positive self talk
Image Credit: Unsplash

“I’m a born failure. There is no way I can get that job. I can’t carry that dress off – I’m too fat. Why do these things happen to me? Why am I so unlucky?” Are your conversations with yourself along these lines? Do you find yourself reprimanding yourself every time you make a mistake or wallowing in self-pity? (more…)

Continue Reading

Motivation

Money Making a Difference – Examples of Billionaires Using Their Money for Good

Published

on

How billionaires use their money
Image Credit: Tony Hsieh

How many times have we wished to be in the shoes of a billionaire? People often daydream of having a ten digit bank account, and what they’d be doing with it. In an instant, we’d picture luxury yachts, extravagant sports cars, the finest wine and jewellery, and a whole lot of things which are difficult to pronounce. It is truly difficult to separate wealth and luxury. (more…)

Continue Reading

Motivation

6 Lessons You Can Learn from The King of the Jungle

Published

on

lessons you can learn from a lion
Image Credit: Unsplash

Do you watch documentaries on lions? If yes, then you must have seen that they dominate their territory and are apex predators. Lions are among the strongest animals in the world, and no one dares to confront or challenge them. They are called ‘kings’ because they have a touch of royalty in everything they do. From eating habits where 20-25 royal members dine at the same to conquering huge lands. A lion always has a bold attitude and lives like a true ruler. (more…)

Continue Reading

Motivation

The Guide to Staying Motivated While Working Alone

Published

on

how to stay motivated when working alone
Image Credit: Unsplash

Working alone at home might sound like a nightmare to some, but as a fully signed up introvert, working alone at home is an absolute dream. No energy-draining small talk, no noisy distractions, just peace and quiet to complete deep and focused work. Well not quite. Working alone at home has more challenges than you might expect. Boredom, lack of focus and lack of motivation to name a few.

When you start working for yourself, you quickly realise that one of the biggest problems you face isn’t the job itself. Maintaining your motivation poses a potentially huge difficulty. Much of that difficulty stems from working alone, rather than in a traditional office setting. There is also the challenge of staying focused on the task at hand. With no boss or supervisor looking over your shoulder, social media can distract or cat videos interrupt you.

But the greatest problem by far is a simple lack of motivation. There doesn’t seem to be a pressing need to finish this project right now, making it far too easy to put it off until later. Left unchecked, a lack of motivation can cripple the work you are trying to accomplish. Over the past few years I’ve developed a few go-to tactics to improve my lone working motivation.

Here are some of the tools I’ve used to stay motivated and on-task.

These first few tips focus on using different tweaks in your personal work schedule to provide some variety and maintain your focus.

1. Include short breaks

My eye doctor once told me that for every 20 minutes of staring at a computer screen, you should look away and focus on something across the room for 20 seconds. This gives your eyes a chance to reset. Do something similar with the rest of your body; don’t just look across the room, walk, jog, or run across the room. Give your body a break, and try to reset your thoughts. If you don’t have the discipline to take regular breaks, use an app to remind you.

2. Block out an afternoon for social activities and networking

Set aside one afternoon a week for your social life. Friday afternoon works best for me. If you feel guilty about not working, think of it as a chance to network. Either way, be sure to spend this section of time with other people. Socialise and network.

3. View your personal schedule as your work schedule

A 9-to-5 job requires getting up every morning, preparing for the day, leaving the house, and commuting to your workplace. In other words, it requires going to work. You want to recreate the same rhythm at home. You may not actually need to leave your house in order to work, but try to stick with the schedule. Filling the old job timeslot with your new work helps to keep you motivated – you can’t clock out early!

These next few tips are little things you can do to trick yourself into staying focused!

1. Music

This tip may sound cliché, but try listening to an upbeat song loudly whenever you feel unmotivated. It’s a simple trick, but a surprisingly effective one!

2. Have somewhere else to work for a change of scenery

When procrastination sets in, sometimes a quick change of scenery is all you need. If you work at home, going to your favourite café can be a huge help. Other freelancers I know have even gone so far as to hire office space outside the home, and rotate between the two to help stay on-task.

3. Love what you do

This is arguably the most critical point on the whole list. If you don’t love what you do, it will be hard to keep yourself motivated – particularly long-term. Sure, you may be able to push on through sheer force of will for a while, but sooner or later you’ll lose motivation entirely. Do something you genuinely enjoy, and you’ll find it much easier to stick with it for the long haul.

These last few tips are Industry-related!

1. Make sure you have fun projects

Not all of your work projects will be fun, but fight to make at least a couple of them fun. These might even be personal side projects, not particularly related to your main job. Or they might be in the same general field, but not your specific focus.

2. Attend industry events a couple of times a year

Nearly every imaginable industry has an organising body of some kind. Find the local branch, and use it to keep tabs on industry-related events. Attend some seminars, network, and maybe even glean some new tips and tricks from industry insiders.

3. Schedule at least one call a week to learn something within your industry

View this as an opportunity for personal development. At least once a week, try to learn something new about your industry. For me, this might mean calling a new tool provider to demonstrate their gadgets. Whatever your industry, try to expand your horizons a little bit every week. You’ll learn new methods and make new connections at the same time.

These tips worked for me, hopefully, some of them will help you out as well. Above all, strive to enjoy what you do, stick to a “work schedule,” and look for opportunities for constant self-improvement. With those ideas in mind, you’ll find staying motivated much easier to do alone or in a group!

Continue Reading

Trending