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Christmas Gift Guides – Fighting Fit

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Written by Sam Skelding

With Christmas almost upon us and the new year following close behind, it will soon be time to make our annual resolution to get fitter and healthier. With performance earphones pumping out your tunes, wearable tech on your wrist and stylish lifestyle gadgets in your kitchen, maybe you can stick to the regime this year!

Whether you’re just looking to burn off a heavy Christmas dinner or make permanent changes to your lifestyle, our guide should help you get fighting fit in no time.

 

POLAR LOOP

The Polar Loop is for the health-conscious individual. With a built-in guide that helps you along the way, the Loop gives you the information you need to keep you active all-day long. With functions to calculate your body measurements, connectivity to the internet, an integrated app, and recording features, this wearable band is truly an all-in-one.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS GADGET

Concise and portable, the Loop has a number of immensely attractive features, all of which mean you can carry it with you, wherever you go. With integrated features such as the Activity Guide and Activity Benefit, which offer an all-round representation of your workout, this is perfect for anyone even mildly interested in fitness and great foundation for starting a routine.

RRP £84.50 PRODUCT INFO POLAR WHERE TO BUY POLAR TWITTER @PolarGlobal

 

PHILIPS VIVA COLLECTION JUICER

The ultimate compact addition to the kitchen, the Viva Juicer allows the user to blend with the utmost ease, producing 1.5L of hassle-free juice in a jiffy. Due to its amazingly small size, the Juicer allows for easy storage and is a great gift for someone who is looking for the perfect companion for that ‘New Year, New You’ health boost.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS JUICER

One hyphenated word: ease-of-use. Making juice has always been a pain in the neck, from weak blenders to the hours cleaning the thing afterwards. This nullifies all of those issues by providing the easiest juice making experience we’ve ever seen. Personally, we love that we can now just chug some of those not-so-awesome tasting veggies down in one go!

RRP £70.00 PRODUCT INFO PHILIPS WHERE TO BUY AMAZON TWITTER @Philips

 

FITBIT FLEX WIRELESS

This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active!

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS GADGET

With an affordable price and regular updating of your body data, we love the accessibility of this product. Cleary designed to keep you motivated, the Fitbit measures everything you need for a complete workout experience.

RRP £79.99 PRODUCT INFO FITBIT WHERE TO BUY FITBIT TWITTER @FitbitUK

 

BSLIMMER

Here is a quick and easy way to banish the bulge, if you have over-indulged this Christmas and are ready to get fighting fit. The Bslimmer Colours Vibration Massage Plate can benefit you with 30 minute quick workouts. Vibration training allows you to reduce weight, increase body tone, strength and speed whilst also assisting in the recovery from injuries.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS GADGET

Using easy push-button controls to get the effects you need, the Bslimmer gives you an extra boost in your workout with vibration training. Letting you sit, kneel or stand on the plate, the Bslimmer is definitely a great addition to any workout routine.

RRP £189 (£169 without arms) PRODUCT INFO MEDICARN WHERE TO BUY MEDICARN

 

POLAR FT7 HEART-RATE MONITOR

If you like keeping fit, the Polar FT7 Hear-Rate monitor will take your understanding of your own body to new heights. It helps you train towards your goals with the use of its simple heart rate training, showing you how training affects your body. It also comes with the EnergyPointer feature, which tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness training or fat burning, guiding you in the right direction.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS GADGET

This gadget knows fitness, and knows it well. It caters to your body to give you information that makes your exercise routine way more productive and efficient, which is better for your body overall. When it comes to your health, there’s no such thing as too much information and this will give you the ammunition to take your fitness to new heights.

RRP £93.50 PRODUCT INFO POLAR WHERE TO BUY POLAR TWITTER @PolarGlobal

 

YURBUDS

Yurbuds Signature Series ITX-2000 in-the-ear performance earphones are guaranteed to never hurt or fall out with TwistLock Technology and FlexSoft Comfort Fit, featuring durable reflective woven cords to keep you safe and seen. With exceptional sound quality and easy one-touch music and call control plus microphone for most smartphones, the road is yours to own.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THESE EARPHONES

Earphones for your workout are crucial. Ask any jogger how annoying it is when their earphones keep falling out during running. The Yurbuds stay secure no matter how active you get and are guaranteed to be loved by all – they offer excellent sound too!

RRP £49.99 PRODUCT INFO YURBUDS WHERE TO BUY YURBUDS TWITTER @yurbudsuk

 

GARMIN FORERUNNER 10

Capture each run with the new Forerunner 10, Garmin’s simplest GPS running watch. It accurately tracks how far and how fast you run, as well as your calories. It also keeps you motivated by identifying personal records and comparing current pace to your target with its Virtual Pacer™ feature. When your run is over, upload to the Garmin Connect™ site to see your run on a map, get more detail on each mile and share it with friends – all for free.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS GADGET

Garmin, much like its namesake product, is a forerunner when it comes to fitness gadgets and this latest version offers all you need in wristwatch form for a reasonable price. With various built-in features such as the Virtual Pacer and its compact size, the Forerunner is a definite must-have for those beginning their fitness journey.

RRP £99.99 PRODUCT INFO GARMIN WHERE TO BUY GARMIN TWITTER @GarminUK

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