THE WORK IT SHOP
Looking for some home fitness equipment to give you an edge outside of your in-studio training or maybe a kitchen gadget to impress your family with a healthy, fast meal? Work It has curated some of our favorite equipment and gadgets that are perfect for yourself or as a gift. We have personally reviewed each product in our Shop so you can be confident in the quality of our recommendations. All items on the page will link to your own Amazon shopping cart.
Fitness Equipment and Gadgets
Apple Watch 4
Leave your phone at home and still enjoy music on your wireless earbuds and receive texts and calls. The latest release of the Apple Watch (series 4) features a new workout detection mode and a comprehensive activity tracker to keep you motivated to reaching your fitness goals even faster. It also has an improved accelerometer and fall detection in the event of an emergency.
Fitbit Charge 2
If you are looking for a simplified, affordable activity tracking watch look no further. Track your heartrate and calorie burn all day with the Fitbit Charge 2 without having it in workout mode. It is light weight, splash proof, has a good battery life, and will receive notifications from your smart phone. This is the best Fitbit bang for your buck in our opinion.
Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi Scale
Want to track your fitness and healthy progress with ease? The new Fitbit Aria 2 Wifi Smart Scale can sense your weight, body fat, lean mass, and BMI for up to 8 users. It easily tracks your data wirelessly via bluetooth and to your Fitbit cloud account. Each user’s data is kept private so only you see your progress. It’s the perfect compliment to the Fitbit Charge 2 watch.
Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headset
We have tried many wireless bluetooth fitness headsets over the years and the Plantronics BackBeat still beats them all in our opinion. They are super light weight, water proof, won’t bounce or fall off, fit snug in your ears, hold a long charge, and stay connected. They also fold up easy for travel and storage. Perfect for running, walking, or cycling.
SPRI Resistance Band Kit
Get an efficient resistance workout in at home with these lightweight, space-saving resistance bands from SPRI. Get an allover body workout with just 5 changeable bands of varying resistance with handles and a door anchor attachment. They are perfect for travel so that you don’t have to skip your workout while away from the fitness studio. One less excuse to not exercise!
These versatile, easy to use Sandbells by Hyperwear are a great alternative to the traditional exercise medicine ball and more affordable too. They come in weights ranging from 2 – 50 pounds and can be ordered empty or pre-filled with sand. Sandbells are extremely durable and can be used outdoors, on pavement, or inside (but they might leak a little sand rom time to time). Look online for lots of exercises to keep your workouts fresh. They stack and store away conveniently when you are done with your workout. Also, Hyperwear is a local Austin company!
Jungle Gym XT
If you are looking for a challenging home workout with little space suspension training could be your solution. Use your own body weight to get a great resistance workout in. The Jungle Gym XT suspension straps are light weight, easy to setup with the included anchor, and are portable for travel. Look online for lots of workout routines using suspension straps.
Thanks to the SPRI Xercuff training your glutes and abductor muscles is easy! Simply attached the soft, padded velcro cuffs to your ankles and start to feel the burn while you side step. The high quality rubber tubing is super durable and comes in 4 resistance options. They are also easy stored and are travel friendly.
SPIbelt Running Belt
Keeping up with your phone, keys, ID, and money while on a run is annoying. Many running shorts don’t have pockets and even if they do you don’t want to weigh them down with all the extra items. The SPIbelt Running Belt is the perfect solution. The spandex pouch can stretch large enough to carry an iphone, a key, and your ID and credit card. It is ultra light weight, adjustable (it won’t bounce around), washable, and dries fast. A must for any runner or cyclist who needs to keep their personal items close.
Louis Garneau Biogel Gloves
If you wear your fitness tracking watch and also like to wear wight lifting gloves while resistance training, often the two don’t work well together. I found the Biogel Gloves by Louis Garneau to be a perfect solution. While they are intended for cycling, these gloves provide ample cushion for your hands and protection from chaffing and calluses. The low-profile velcro strap rarely gets in the way of the buttons on your tracking watch! You can also use them for cycling of course.
Kitchen Equipment and Gadgets
InstantPot DUO Series
The InstatPot has to be one of the best kitchen gadgets ever invented even if you don’t like to cook. It pressure cooks food super fast including vegetables, dried beans, grains, rice, quinoa in literally minutes. One pot meals are a snap with the sautee, steam, and slow cook modes. Make some of your favorite healthy meals in less than have the time of conventional cooking. It cleans up really easy as well. Endless recipes are online now for easy dishes. Undoubtedly it will become the most used gadget in your kitchen. It comes in 3 sizes, we recommend the larger sizes for a family but the 3 quart is perfect if you are cooking for one or a couple.
All the taste and crunch of fried food without the oil! The Philips Airfryer is a must for those who crave fried foods but are trying to maintain or shrink their waistline. It uses high speed air circulation to crisp up food in their specially designed basket. Make your own fresh sweet potato or zucchini “fries” and so much more. Great with samosas, empanadas, and vegetables. It works best with a crumb coat if you are breading foods, a wet batter will not work.
Blendtec Total Classic Blender
This blender is the bomb! It is an essential if you are a foodie and are thinking of transitioning to a plant-based diet lifestyle. The powerful motor and blades power through almost any food. Make creamy soups and sauces, home-made nut milks and nut butters, silky smoothies, even your own flours from oats, wheat, and more. This is the best blender we’ve ever used and clean up is really quick and easy too.
Zyliss Garlic Press
Hate peeling and chopping garlic? So do we! The Susi 3 Garlic Press by Zyliss takes the tedious work out of preparing and using fresh garlic. Just pop an unpeeled (YES UNPEELED!) garlic clove into the press and easily add a punch of fresh flavor to any recipe or dish. It cleans up super easy too with the included cleaning combing which also stores inside the press. Never use jarred garlic again!
Books and Digital
The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook