There are so many trends that come and go. Fitness professionals relish in the absurdity of products like the shake weight, slender bottom toner and the Hawaii chair. There are numerous jokes that can be made about them and I believe if it wasn't for their clear sexual overtones, they would not have even had a chance on TV. You would think the creators double as comedy writers for SNL. Unfortunately, these ridiculous fitness products distract consumers who really need help losing weight and gaining strength.
Three of the most useful products on the market to help you achieve a leaner you, are below. Of course, I can name many more that are a good use of money. But right now these three items are helping my clients get to their goals quicker. Those with the most weight loss and body transformation are involved in a regular workout regiment that includes mostly interval training, comprised of weights, high intensity and core training.
Isagenix sells a wide variety of healthy protein shakes and supplements that are gaining a lot of attention in the Chicago-land area It offers a healthy maintenance program (which I follow) and several weight loss and cleanse options. Their cleanse is not a diuretic and their protein is gluten free and organic certified (there is even a kosher line). It is the most superior protein shake (with optional supplements) that I have encountered as a fitness professional. My clients have been very successful using various products losing weight and inches (and keeping it off). Please note that I currently sell this product and serve as s consultant getting people on the right program along with their current fitness goals.
Fuelband by Nike got a lot of attention last year. This tool has a cool design which is great because you do not mind wearing it with professional clothing. It assists with your weight loss endeavors. It tracks your daily fitness efforts. It keeps you informed to the minute of the amount of calories you are burning and how close you are to your goals. You do not need to log into a site or download anything. It keeps your 'fuel points' displayed on your wrist band, along with the time. You set up your goals online and have the option to join friends using it as well.
Weighted vests are becoming a popular. They are an easy way to add an extra challenge to any type of exercise. They can be purchased with 10-80 pounds. With the popularity of GORUCKS and even Cross Fit, more and more people are using weighted vests to add a functional aspect to their training. They are ideal for those who love to hike or want to add intensity to basic body weight exercises like pushups and pull-ups. Most styles feature removable weights and the ability to adjust for various size bodies. Unlike the backpacks, the weight is distributed throughout the vest, which I believe will reduce lower back problems.