If there’s one thing I hate in life it’s overpaying for stuff. If there are 2 things I hate in life, it’s the social anxiety of interacting with other people at the gym.
Here are my favorite non-gym fitness products that are just as good, if not better, than their expensive counterparts.
Letscom Tracker ($29.98) vs. Fitbit Alta HR ($148.95)
I use the Letscom to track my sleep, stay within a certain heart rate during workouts, and count steps. You can also get Facebook alerts and texts, but I prefer to keep that turned off. The Letscom is as sturdy as a Fitbit with similar features but cheaper.
Aaptiv ($10/month) vs. SoulCycle or Barry’s Bootcamp (~$35/class)
I work out better with someone yelling in my face and music blasting in the background — that’s why I love Barry’s Bootcamp. But $35 a class is a small fortune. Aaptiv is a voice-guided workout filtered by time, music, and activity. Feels just like a Barry’s class without paying $0.50 a sweat drop.
AppSync Smart Scale ($37.99) vs Weight Gurus smart scale ($49.99)
There are tons adequate smart scales out there, but most of them are bluetooth. Buy one with WiFi. Each time you step on the scale your weight will sync to your phone automatically. Sync to your favorite health apps and track your weight.
OK folks, there you have it. My favorite fitness apps that maximize savings and minimize forced awkward gym small talk.