New Year, New You: Connecting to a Healthier Lifestyle

It’s no secret that gyms see a spike in sign-ups every January… or that all those new members typically abandon their health goals by February. If you’ve tried and failed to keep resolutions before, you may even wonder if it’s worth trying to live a healthier lifestyle in 2020. But you can do this! To make it a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up seven apps and tools that will keep you motivated and on track. Read on to discover everything you need to make this year your healthiest year yet.

#1: Echelon Smart Connect Bike

Much like the popular Peloton Bike (but with options at half the price), Echelon’s smart exercise bike streams live classes and on-demand workouts to keep you in the saddle and on the move. Already have an exercise bike? Just download the app to get the “smart” ride experience and enjoy studio fitness classes from the privacy of your own home.

#2: Mirror

This sleek, dual-purpose fitness tool is everything you need for revamping your fitness this year! The Mirror is both a mirror and a screen for streaming, so you can watch your NYC studio instructor and yourself at the same time. Choose between dance cardio, yoga, boxing, or many other active options, then jump into a live class or pick one on demand. When turned off, Mirror acts as a regular mirror with a modern design that blends seamlessly into your home decor.

#3: Aaptiv

Whether you want to work out at home, in the gym, or in the great outdoors, Aaptiv makes it easy to get a personal trainer’s guidance every step of the way. Simply check your workout suggestions for the day, then tap to stream guided audio workouts for running, strength training, yoga, and more. Each workout is paired with a playlist, so you can move to the beat as you crush your goals. Plus team challenges, an in-app “team” feed, and a feature that measures your workout streak provide all the motivation you need to get active with Aaptiv every day this year!

#4: MyFitnessPal

As you get fit in 2020, exercise is only half the battle. That’s why MyFitnessPal is here to help you form healthier eating habits, too. This app allows you to set goals, track your food intake, and monitor your progress over time. There is also an in-app community which offers all the encouragement you need to remember you’re not in this alone. You’ve got this!

#5: Sleep++

As you tackle new, healthy habits, don’t forget to give your body the rest it needs to recover each day! For Apple users, the Sleep++ app helps you uncover your sleep patterns by tracking how long (and how well) you sleep. Check the easy-to-read data analytics and make adjustments over time to ensure you’re getting the shut-eye you need to stay on track and healthy in the new year.

#6: Sensoria Smart Socks

If you want to maintain a long-term running plan, you have to avoid injury. And if you want to avoid injury, you have to make sure you’re running correctly and safely. Fortunately, these smart socks provide real-time feedback on your running form! Outfitted with tiny textile sensors under each foot, the conductive fibers act as a circuit board that gathers information with each movement. The app provides audio and video cues throughout your run so you can make little tweaks to ensure every workout is smart and safe.

#7: Shopwell

Does finding healthy options in the grocery store leave you confused and overwhelmed? Shopwell has your back. Start by creating a food profile to set goals, note allergies and health concerns, and even record your likes and dislikes. This handy app will make recommendations for healthy foods to grab on your next grocery run. You can even scan labels to find out instantly whether that snack you discover in aisle 3 is a good choice to keep you on track.

Are you ready to get fit and healthy in 2020? Call Race today to make sure your internet can power the apps and tools you need to achieve your goals!