Keeping up with fitness goals can be be difficult, especially if you don't know what you need or where to start. You might ask yourself: Do I have the proper equipment? What's worth investing in to make my goals a reality? How can I track my progress? There are so many questions, and luckily we have answers.
Whether you want to join a gym, give pilates a try or simply be more active, there are products that can help you in your exercise journey. Fitness expert Stephanie Mansour stopped by TODAY to share some of her favorite exercise gadgets to help you enhance your workout. You won't even need to join a pricey gym, since these can be used from the comfort of your own home.
Read on to shop products that will help you achieve your 2023 fitness goals, from resistance bands to an affordable yoga set.
Exercise and tech gadgets to enhance your workout
Mansour says this resistance band is perfect for beginners or anyone who is looking to change up their routine. Featuring a padded handle, Mansour says this equipment piece will work your entire range of motion and work your biceps, triceps, backs and shoulders. Plus, she says it can even help improve your posture.
If you're looking to add a little challenge to your walking routine, Mansour loves these affordable ankle and wrist weights. Choosing from different weight levels, Mansour says you can expect to build strength, muscle and burn fat.
Coming with a pilates resistance ring, resistance bands and mini ball, this set has everything you need to start your at-home pilates routine. Mansour says these products will give you a full body workout, from toning your inner thighs to strengthening your core.
Even just five minutes of daily stretching can help bring zen into your life, Mansour notes. Whether you're an avid yogi or beginner, this yoga kit comes with a half-inch yoga mat, a knee pad and yoga blocks that Mansour says can help you modify poses and comfortably enhance your stretching.
This dumbbell set not only allows you to adjust the weight levels but also helps you save tons of space since you won't need to have multiple sets of weights. Mansour says you can start light at first, then over time add on more and more weight, which encourages you to keep going.
Adding in vibration is a great way to amp up your body-weight exercises (like push-ups and squats!) or it can be used to massage your muscles during recovery, says Mansour. According to the brand, the therapeutic vibrations can increase blood flow and alleviate stiff joints.
If you love working out at home, this slick slide board helps you easily transition into exercises, positions and stretches, says the brand. And if you're looking to add extra intensity, wearing the included booties will help target core muscle groups and help you work on balance.
More must-have fitness products
Bob Harper, host of “The Biggest Loser” and a celebrity fitness trainer, previously stopped by TODAY to share five must-have exercise products.
If part of your fitness goal is to eat healthier, this classic kitchen scale might be a great way to measure portions at home. This scale offers readings down to the gram and has an 11 pound capacity. The sleek design could also make this scale a perfect fit for your kitchen.
Designed to be used for the back and neck, this muscle massager is made to curve around the spine to safely target muscles on either side. You can also customize the vibration settings to your comfort. This massager can help release soreness, reduce muscle tension and increase movement, says the brand. Small and lightweight, the Wave Duo can also be used on the go.
Used by boxers before competitions, this sauna suit is designed to make you sweat five times more than usual. This sweat suit is lightweight and comfortable and can be worn while exercising in the gym, running outdoors and during any other workout.
You can also find the Hotsuit in women's sizes, whether you want to go for the full suit or just the jacket. You don't have to be a boxer to wear it — it's designed to reflect and retain body heat during any activity to help you sweat more easily.
Track your workouts, sleep, heart rate and much more with this activity tracker. Fitbit is compatible with both Android and Apple products and is also water resistant. The sleek jewelry design is also stylish and can be worn at all times.