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10 Fitness gadgets you need for the New Year

Anna De Souza


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Anna De Souza is a digital and broadcast journalist covering fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle. 

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Fitness gear for the New Year

We all make New Year fitness resolutions with great intentions, but it’s tough to keep resolutions fresh, especially if you’re committing to a tougher – or different – fitness regime. So whether your exercise objective is great or small, SheKnows is here to give you the best fitness gadgets that will help you conquer your New Year’s health goals -- no muss, no fuss!

Rejuvenation Foot & Body Relaxation Roller and Massage Balls

(, $15)

We've all been there, avoiding consecutive-day workouts due to soreness. Say goodbye to excuses with Rejuvenation's Foot and Body Relaxation Roller and Massage Balls, which provide instant relief. Designed to provide effective massage therapy for your entire body, especially your feet, this fun roller activates pressure points to relieve tension, increase circulation and relax muscles. Use this foot and body therapy roller to help soothe sore, tired feet and revitalize your body through stress relief and muscle relaxation.

Fitness gear for the New Year

InTune Earphones

(, $25)

Tunes help you get moving and stay motivated so customize your music listening experience to spice up your winter workouts and keep you on track with InTune Earphones from fuse. Each pair of headphones are designed to play fully optimized music from one of four different genres, allowing you to listen to a particular type of music the way it was meant to be heard. Does turning up the bass really turn up your fitness routine? Try the rap/hip-hop InTune. Do guitar solos really get you pumped up during your workout? Plug in the rock/blues/country InTune. If you have eclectic taste, no matter what pair you grab, InTune headphones will still heighten the quality of sound for any genre you happen to be listening to that day.

Fitness gear for the New Year

Nike BOOM App

(iTunes, free)

Talk about healthy pressure! Nike BOOM's 2.1 app just introduced its Team LIVESTRONG integration, which broadcasts your LIVESTRONG fundraising site to Facebook while you train, track donation progress and thank your supporters for helping fight against cancer. So light a fire under your running sneaks – fitness never felt so fulfilling.

Fitness gear for the New Year

New Balance Cardio Comfort 813

(, $80)

Pounding the treadmill or the pavement can be a big pain in the heel. That's why we love these lightweight, low-profile trainers that are specifically designed to relive pressure on the feet during repetitive cardiovascular workouts. The New Balance Cardio Comfort 813 acts as a massage therapist for feet and minimizes the pressure points on the foot, allowing you to stay on equipment for longer periods and make the most of your workout.

Fitness gear for the New Year

Reebok InColor Pedometer

(, $40)

Who doesn't love a cheering squad? Reebok's InColor Pedometer boasts innovative Pace Assist Technology that changes LED colors to visually keep you on your pace goal. Track your speed, distance, calories and step tracking -- and don't forget you can customize your color display. Clip on and keep moving!

Fitness gear for the New Year


(, $65)

Sure you want to stay on track, but who doesn't deserve a delicious treat after all that hard work? Trick your taste buds with Yonanas, a frozen treat maker that turns fruit into healthy soft-serve "ice cream." The chute accepts berries, sliced mangos or cantaloupe, and along with a frozen banana, blends your ingredients into a silky-smooth confection that's low-cal to boot.

Fitness gear for the New Year

Nesco Professional Food & Jerky Dehydrator

(, $70)

Craving some Crispers? Lusting for some Lays? Give into the urge while staying on track by dehydrating crispy new life into carrots, kale, beets and more in mere hours, not days! This five-tray powerhouse features an adjustable thermostat ranging from 95 to 160 degrees and a Converga-Flow drying system that ensures even drying, so you won't need to rotate trays. Top "chips" with paprika, cumin or curry powder and dig in – sans guilt.

Fitness gear for the New Year

(, free)

Nothing gets me moving faster than knowing I've challenged myself with a 10K in just a few weeks. Quickly I'm incredibly motivated to pound the pavement with interval training. Whether you're a runner, cyclist, tennis or basketball player, log on find races and games near you.

Fitness gear for the New Year

RunKeeper App

(, free)

We all like a visual cue of our progress, and while those jeans might be one way to measure your fitness headway, RunKeeper's technology makes no mistake in accurately tracking your progress in real time, as you go about your workout. You can see the exact path you traveled on a map, both on the device and on the website, which you can share with friends -- think of it as FourSquare for the healthy set! You can also get insight while you are doing your activities on whether you are ahead/behind your target pace, or get coached through an interval workout.

Fitness gear for the New Year

Count Me Healthy Jewelry

(, $88)

Created to serve as a "journal for your wrist" and a stylish, constant reminder of your goals, Count Me Healthy jewelry helps you count daily goals by moving the beads from one side of the bracelet to the other. Want to drink more water? Time hours between mealtimes? Keep tabs on your "points" system diet plan? Stay on-trend while getting on track!

Fitness gear for the New Year

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