There’s not a lot we suggest are "must have" items…particularly in the fitness world.
In fact, most are overhyped, almost comical gimmicks — things like the ShakeWeight and Shape Up Shoes, for example.
We’re fortunate that because of what we do a lot of companies/individuals send us product to test or try out. Most that cross our desk don’t get the "Mohr Results Seal of Approval" but occasionally there’s some hidden gems among the rest.
That being said, with Christmas around the corner, we thought it would be timely to include a list of what we consider 3 *Must Have* Fitness Items in your arsenal — or at least some that you should definitely consider.
I mean CAN you do without them? Sure.
But each of these certainly have merits that are worth including in your daily workouts, like we do.
TRX – hands down, this is one of our favorite pieces of equipment. We have it, we use it regularly, and can’t speak highly enough about TRX Straps. Did an entire full body workout with the TRX Straps this morning, actually. Why do we love them so much? We’ve hung them around trees at the park, used them at the gym, tied them around a swing in our backyard and even used them on the side of a road in NYC when filming a video for the Fox News Website (if you ever wonder what it’s like to get New Yorkers to honk and scream at you when working out, try this one day). Get these and use them.
2. The Power Wheel — if you’re still doing crunches and thinking you’re "toning your abs" you’ve got another thing coming. If you truly want to train your core, this is a fantastic tool. We met the creator of this, Jon Hinds, at a conference earlier this year. We use it regularly at our gym — it’s a great challenge that you’ll DEFINITELY feel the next day!
3. Val Slides – these are great portable pieces of equipment too. Valerie Waters created this product for her on the go celebrity clients — these are portable and really effective. In fact we gave them out as gifts in our boot camp awhile back and have gotten rave reviews. Great for adding a little variety to your workouts or simply as a tool to toss in your suitcase so you’re always able to get a solid workout in wherever you are.
There you have it — basic, effective tools that can take your workouts to the next level and make them portable to make sure you get your training in, even during this busy time of year.
Is there anything we missed? Share a comment and let us know!