Top 4 fitness equipment for small spaces

As Manchester and other regions enter Tier 3 Lockdowns, meaning tighter restrictions it is important to keep up general health and fitness. With many gyms closing and personal trainers unable to see their clients, below are some of the best options for keeping fit at home, special consideration has been made for space saving design for those living in smaller spaces or don’t have much room to set up ‘mini gyms’.

4 SAVADECK DECK6.0 Carbon Mountain Bike

Most people will be able to find a space for a bike, especially with the many different ways of storing them on walls and even the ceiling. Investing in a good bike will brike many obvious health benefits, but will also help your general wellbeing, encouriging you to be outside more often. While you can use your bike in towns & cities (maybe even getting a courier gig job for extra money) The best use for bikes are the many trails, parks and woodland areas.

3 Bluefin Fitness BLADE Home Gym Foldable Rowing Machine

Rowing is a staple for many exercise plans, its low impact so it can be safe for people with joint problems etc and it is a total body workout that is also high intensity, meaning you can use as a calorie burner and muscle developer. For features and storage this is a best buy.

2 Bluefin Fitness TASK 2.0 2-in-1 Folding Under Desk Treadmill

Nothing beats a good run and even Walking is perhaps one of the most underrated exercises. It is one of the easiest exercises to keep up requireing little motivation, but it has also been proven through the ages as the best way to dispell what are known today as mental health problems. It may not always be possible to get out so this makes it to our best buy list, as its has a great space saving design.

1 4D Triple Motor Vibration Plate

Pilates, Strength Training, Core and Weight Loss exercises can all be done on this cool looking vibration plate. What’s more is that the vibrations make your muscles work harder, it combats cellulite build-up for ideal tone & shape and can decrease the time it takes to reach your goals. It can be stored pretty much anywhere and with its versatility and design is the number one pick of this list.

The Best Smartwatches for Fitness

While in their infancy they were just extra things you had to put on charge at night, smartwatches have now become one of the biggest boons in lifestyle technology, especially for those interested in smartwatches for their health and fitness. I have had a good look at all the smartwatches on the market today and have curated the best for fitness.

Withings Steel HR Sport

Best Overall

Unmatched battery life, and full compatibility to both IOS and Android as well as good smart features means this is the best smartwatch for fitness available right now.

  • Day and OVERNIGHT Heart Rate – Enjoy heart rate tracking day and night plus continuous tracking during workouts
  • DAILY ACTIVITY TRACKING – Automatically counts steps, calories and distance
  • AUTOMATIC SLEEP MONITORING – Wake to a sleep score based on light and deep sleep cycles, interruptions, depth and regularity
  • MULTISPORT TRACKING -Delivers Fitness Level via VO2 max estimation | Tracks 30+ sports and maps your session with distance, elevationand pace via connected GPS
  • RECORD Battery Life – Spend more time moving and less time charging with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 25 Days
  • SMART NOTIFICATIONS – Customize call, text, event and app notifications from your smartphone right on the watch screen
  • WATER RESISTANT TO 50M – Steel HR Sport is a life-friendly hybrid smartwatch that can accompany you to the pool or hit the showers

Apple Watch Series 5

This is the one I have and if you are a fellow iPhone user you will have to give this some consideration. The synergy between the iPhone and Watch is fantastic and it has some very usefull features. I love the decibel monitor, walkie-talkie and call features. Once a skeptic about the Apple watch I am now a full convert!

Best for iPhone Users

  • GPS
  • Always-On Retina display
  • 30% larger screen
  • Swimproof
  • ECG app
  • Electrical and optical heart sensors
  • Built-in compass
  • Elevation
  • Emergency SOS
  • Fall Detection

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F30

Best For Action Seekers

One for my to-buy list as I am a little adventure seeker! I wouldn’t dream of taking my Apple Watch to anywhere where it could get scratched etc this is one watch I would take on my trips and while filming my action videos on my gopros.

  • A smartwatch for men and women powered with Wear OS by Google is compataible with iOS of Apple iPhone and Android phones.
  • 50M Waterproof for surfing and swimming while maintaining military grade toughness (MIL-STD-810G)
  • Switching between a monochrome LCD or a high-contrast OLED display, to achieve high efficiency of battery consumption. There are 3 selectable battery modes. Adjust power consumption according to how you use. On Normal use battery life is about 1.5 days. On Extend mode battery life is about 3 days for outdoor activities. On Multi time piece mode battery life is about 1 month with sensor data and time for your further long outdoor and sports activity.
  • A full color map with GPS is available on your wrist and can be used either online or offline. Once the maps are downloaded into a watch you can view the maps without a smartphone. You can export your activity log data to Google Drive via activity app. Using Viewranger app, it enables you to import a route data into a watch for trekking, trail run cycling as route navigation.
  • Any Apps and watch faces available in Google Playstore are all installable into a watch. There are 10 Casio PRO TREK Smart App partners such as Viweranger, Fishbrain, Skitracks and they are all fully optimized for the CASIO PRO TREK Smart.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Best for those on a budget

If your counting pennies, this seems like a viable option. Working with both iPhone and Android and with all the essential features needed to boost your fitness and adapt nicely to your lifestyle.

A smart essential – thin, lightweight and tough, the stylish Galaxy Active watch fits in with your lifestyle Case Material: Aluminium, Samsung’s new smartwatch comes in a range of colours and interchangeable straps The dynamic Galaxy Watch Active will make every move count by tracking and automatically storing every walk, run and cycle, recognising when you’re working out Real-time guidance to reach wellness goals: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active can track your sleep, gives you breathing exercises to help reduce stress and creates healthy habits that last A powerful accessory that pushes you forward: the Galaxy Active lets you connect to your devices, to receive messages and notifications on your watch, control your music and enjoy the freedom of a wireless workout

Top Home Gadgets for Health

Using technology correctly is a great way to improve our fitness and health. And if you are making the investment of having personal training you may want to include some of these top home gadgets as well.

Withings Ecosystem

This one is more of an ecosystem of products, and there are few more comprehensive than Withings. Managable with just one app thise suite of gadgets can cover almost every area of your health needs. Pair them with one of the best smartwatches to buy for fitness.

Withings/ Nokia BPM Blood Pressure-monitor

Withings Body Cardio

Withings Sleep Analyzer

Withings Thermo

Airy pot

Innovative plant pot as a highly effective air purifier – Natural air purification with houseplants without electricity and chemicals

NASA proved that plants filter pollutants through the roots – but only if they’re exposed to the air! Plants that grow in an AIRY can absorb pollutants up to 8 times as much as in conventional plant pots. According to the latest studies, our homes can be as polluted as outside city air, so having some form of air filtration will benefit everyone, especially asthma sufferers and children.

Best Buys for Drinking Water and Staying Hydrated

The best fluid to drink is water, forget all those well marketed sports drinks which are at bottom sugar, salt and water solutions. Water is the one true hyrdrator and restorer. The following are some of the best items I have seen to help you drink more water and stay hyrated during the day and during exercise. These options also reduce 15kg of plastic waste per houshold per year!

Black & Blum Charcoal filter water bottle

The Black+Blum Active Charcoal removes harsh chemicals from tap water while adding beneficial minerals like calcium.

Leave for the first hour to improve the water, and between 4-8 hours it works even better!

The Charcoal Lasts up to 6 months.

pH Active Insulated Water Bottle – Filtered Alkaline

pH Active Insulated Water Battle filters the water through Alkaline, one of the fastest growing popular forms of drinking water.

Rich in Antioxidents which help combat free radicals in the body that build up with stress and exercise, it is these free radicals that makes you look older.

Also removes harsh deposits in water for a better taste and healthier water.

KURO-Bō Glass Water Filter Bottle

An Alternative to the Black+Blum that also uses Charcoal to create great tasting water

Removes harsher chemicals and infuses with good minerals

More simple and popular design

LaVie Pure Innovative Tap Water Purifier with Aluminum Case

A more tech focused gadget that uses Blue light to treat the water, removing more harmful chemicals and microbes

Takes Just 15 Mins to purify the water, creating a great tasting and healthier water

Reeduces the waiting time, reduces plastic waste – and is super cool!

Drinking & Hydration at home

Kilner Clip Top Round Drinks Dispenser, 8 Litre

A great option for drinking more water at home. Use your preffered way of treating the water: Charcoal, Filter etc

Use your fave spring water, buying large bottles reduces waste and has less micro plastics. Or buy Glass bottled water for no micro-plastics.

Add your fave fruit, mint etc for a great tasing infused water. Add Ice for the summer, or for your workouts

BRITA Flow Water XL Filter Tank

A well known brand for water treatment, with filters available at most stores local, and online

Simple, pratical design will fit most kitchens

Vintage Gaming Technology to help you be fit – Wii U

The Wii U was one of the most underrated fitness gadgets ever. But you can still grab one and on the cheap to add something more to your fitness routine.

No other fitness game or technology is as easy to get into and as fun as Nintendo’s Wii Fit U. I can’t recommend any other product that will help you in your fitness goals. It has helped many already and brought families together as a unit rather than all separately watching their own TV shows in different rooms. If you don’t have a Wii U then get one here. 
 Not only is it good for fitness, but you can pick up a free copy of brain training plus future releases like Art Academy to teach everyone how to draw. It is cheap to run, only using the fraction of energy compared to most current gen consoles on the market.

Wii Fit U

It’s time to get fit and take your exercise to the next level! Play Wii Fit U and check out a range of great new exercises that use the Wii U GamePad, Wii Balance Board or both, as well as some of the exercises you already know from Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. Available exclusively for Wii U, you’ll experience a work out that is as engaging and fun as it is effective when you buy Wii Fit U. Thanks to the unique combination of the Wii Balance Board and incredible Wii U GamePad controller, you’ll be able to take in all sorts of body training activities.In this release, Wii Fit U offers everything that made the original title a success but brings in new elements that improve on the series. Now, you can do activities and exercises without your TV using the GamePad, pretty handy if the main living room screen is in use! In addition, use the controller to run a Body Test, check your progress and keep track of your results and weight, as well as add photographs with the integrated camera that will help you chart your physical development.

You can pick up the game and the Balance Board, then you can play Wii Fit U games like Dessert Course, which challenges you to take steps and balance desserts using the GamePad like a tray. In Core Luge, you’ll need to sit on the board and tilt to negotiate the icy course, while Trampoline Target will ask you to lean carefully and land your character at the centre of the trampoline. The TV will show what height your Mii character is reaching, while the GamePad offers a bird’s-eye view on its integrated second screen.

Extra Games for Fitness on Wii U

Not only are there a multitude of fitness games and activity games like just dance, but you can also pick up games to teach you how to draw, such as Art Academy. You can also download many, many brain training games to keep your mental health as tight as your physical health.

Best of luck with your fitness, whether you go to the gym, diy or with a personal trainer!