Activ5 Portable strength training device
Price (MSRP): £ 129.99
If you don’t want to hit the gym or are just too busy, bring the gym to you. This app-based Activ5 device in black and orange has been dubbed the “tiny gym in your pocket”. It is a portable fitness machine that fits easily between your hands and allows you to exercise while seated, perhaps on a plane, train, or at your desk.
You can also track your progress.
Download the app on any smartphone, select the workout and simply press your hands against the device with varying pressures to get results.
You can adjust about 100 exercises to suit your fitness level, track progress, and train while playing.
The 5 minutes of isometric workouts can be the equivalent of 25 minutes of fitness exercises and with regular use, tone and strengthen muscles.
It coaches you through low-impact, isometric workouts and integrates well with Apple Health and the Apple Watch.
It is an alternative gym indeed.
Why we like it: It’s a pocket workout, so easy to slip into a pocket or purse, and so easy to use. And with 5-minute workouts to sit or stand at your desk, anywhere, you just don’t have to neglect your muscles and fitness.