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How to get fit with smart tech

By Marta Moses | Posted June 18, 2019

Alexa's got skills!

It can be tough trying to keep fit in the run-up to summer – but you don't have to face it alone. Alexa has skills that you can use to help you get started.

Download the 'Five-minute workout' and use the command, "Alexa, open five minute workout" to get started. There are a variety of speedy routines to get your muscles working without any excuses!

Want to wind down after a hectic day at work? Download the 'Easy Yoga' skill and relax by using the simple command, "Alexa, ask Easy Yoga for evening yoga". This routine is bound to put you in a clear headspace before bedtime. 

And lastly, your wellness is just as important as your fitness levels. Alexa can boost your mood within seconds when you download the 'Make me Smile' skill. She'll provide a fun or surprising fact to brighten up your day.

There are many more developments in fitness technology that can help us to reach our goals too. You can even create a smart fit gym in your very own home. From smart scales to planksters – here are our favourite bits of fit-tech that can help you to reach your smart fitness goals.

The smart weigh-in

It's good to keep a healthy track of your progress throughout your fitness journey. With the FitBit smart fitness scale, you can do just that. Achieve better results with your scales that automatically track weight, body fat, BMI and leans mass. You can connect your scales to your Wi-Fi and download the smartphone app to view your trends.

You can add up to eight accounts on the smart scale, so the whole family can stay fit and keep their progress private.

Keep track of your triumphs

It's also important to track more than just your physical fitness levels. Spire clothes tags allow you to stick a small piece of tech into the inner area of clothing to keep track of your heart rate, stress levels, sleep quality and plenty more. The smart fitness tracker tags connect up to the Spire smartphone app so you can check on your progress. They're machine washable and transferable so you can keep track of your health stats no matter what you wear.

Plank and play

Achieve your smart fitness goals with the Stealth Plankster. With this smart piece of kit, you can plank and play at the same time. Simply place your smartphone on the plank board and download the Stealth Core Trainer app to unlock a range of cool games that you can only win when you move. It's a great way to stay motivated and keep your mind off the pain. But remember, there's no gain without it!

And... relax

There's nothing better than to roll and stretch out after an intense workout. But it's even better when you add in a deep tissue massage too. With the Hyperice Vyper 2 Vibrating Fitness Roller, you can loosen up your joints and muscles with a firm roller massage. You can adjust the intensity of the vibration depending on what area you need to target. There's no better way to end a hard-hitting workout.