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Powerful Gadgets: Recharge Your Workout

Planning to get more exercise in 2022? Walton EMC has researched some fitness gadgets that can help beginners and fitness enthusiasts alike to achieve your new year’s resolutions.

SMART ROPE Interject something new into your fitness routine — and maybe revisit childhood days — by skipping a “smart” rope. Several manufacturers offer a basic rechargeable one that comes with a digital counter and a complementary app. As a group, smart ropes are an inexpensive fitness equipment investment, starting at around $40.

LIGHT-BASED TRAINING SYSTEM Reaction training lights that improve agility and speed, which have been favored by pro athletes for years, can now be used for home fitness. A system of rechargeable pods are used to train the body and the brain, improving reaction time, mental accuracy, sensory processing and other neurocognitive attributes. FitLight and BlazePod are the most recognized brands. A basic system begins at about $225.

PERCUSSIVE RECOVERY DEVICE They may look like they belong in the home workshop, but these rechargeable massage “guns” are the ideal finish to any intensive workout. Choose from pocket-sized versions to bigger handheld models to mimic a professional massage and help with muscle recovery, circulation and more. The dominant brands, Theragun and HyperVolt, have models beginning at $200.