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Reviews: Stuff You Need in Your Life – Issue 22

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More stuff: Trainers, vitamins, floating lanyards… it’s our monthly roundup of the best gear on offer this month.

Nike Air MaxNike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential

A stylish, authentic-looking shoe featuring no-sew overlays and breathable mesh uppers for a supportive, lightweight feel. The visible Air-Sole heel offers durable impact protection, making for a super comfortable trainer.

Price: £105

www.store.nike.com

Fat GripzFat Gripz

These military-grade high-density compounds clamp on to the bar firmly, allowing you to increase the diameter with which you are using it. This causes greater muscle activation throughout the arms, leading to rapid muscle growth.

Price: 26.99

www.fatgripz.co.uk

Under ArmourUnder Armour Resistor Half-Finger Training Gloves

Superior gloves made using ArmourMesh, palm padding and a UA Power Strap for incredible support and extra protection while you workout. A terry cloth thumb panel wipes away brow sweat, and palm perforations increase breathability.

Price: £30

www.underarmour.co.uk

Garmin reviewGarmin Edge 1000 Cycle Computer

A touchscreen computer using GPS navigation and built-in cycle maps to make sure you don’t get lost along your ride. Designed to battle through bad weather and bumpy tracks,  it can also track your pedal power, distance, speed and elevation.

Price: £367

www.amazon.co.uk

360fly video camera360Fly Video Camera

A 360-degree panoramic HD video camera that comes complete with a 32GB memory, WiFi and Bluetooth capacity and a sleek, stylish design. The three-axis sensor and accelerometer allows for reliable motion sensing, and makes for incredibly clear footage.

Price: £399

www.amazon.co.uk

 

Mornflake Go!

Mornflake goIf you’re looking to get your protein fix at breakfast, but want an alternative to eggs or a shake, then you might be interested in the latest offering from cereal brand Mornflake.

Mornflake GO! is a high protein porridge range, made with rolled oats, skimmed milk and GM Free plant soya protein, which offers an impressive 22g of protein per 100g serving. There’s also no added salt.

Unlike some of its rival protein sources, it doesn’t have a strong taste or aroma, which is a big plus point for us. And it’s designed for people who are on the go, and is available either a multi-pack of single-serve microwavable sachets or instant pots.

It comes in two flavours, original with no added sugar or chocolate, and can be found in Sainsbury’s this month.

Price: 2.29

www.mornflake.com

Relief bandRelief Band

Using neuromodulation, this watch produces soft pulses on the underside of the wrist that create a mild tingling sensation. This travels to the body’s central nervous system to relieve the symptoms of motion sickness. A must-have on your travels.

Price: $90

www.reliefband.com

 

Again Faster Competition Speed RopeAgain Faster Competition Speed Rope

A workout rope made with knurled aluminium handles, each with multiple ball bearings for that fast, smooth yet slightly heavier feel. Each set comes complete with both lightweight and medium weight cables, allowing you to customise each workout using your rope.

Price: £30

www.againfaster.eu

Under Armour Health BoxUnder Armour Health Box

A total fitness package, complete with fitness band, heart rate monitor and scale that all work in conjunction with UA’s Record App to help you track each element of your health and fitness journey. A great way to understand how your body feels, and what it needs.

Price: TBC

www.underarmour.com

gymwatchGymwatch

Wear this sensor while you perform bodyweight moves, use free weights and machines in the gym. It can tell you whether you’re doing the exercise correctly, offering instant audio feedback to help you adjust yourself. The perfect gym buddy.

Price: 129

www.amazon.co.uk

Powerbeats wirelessPowerbeats Wireless

Beats By Dre have created impeccable sweat and waterresistant wireless headphones, featuring a six-hour rechargeable battery and 30-foot range Bluetooth capacity. Expect premium sound quality, lightweight design and flexible fit ear hooks.

Price: 169.95

www.uk.beatsbydre.com

Featured: Boogie Bounce

boogie bounceWe’ve just stumbled across Boogie Bounce, a trampoline led fitness workout which is taking the nation by storm. The fat-burning exercise has been around for 20 years, but has never has been more popular!. Participants bounce on a mini trampoline with T-bar handle to a choreographed routine, which is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Energetic dance music is blasting as the instructor delivers a full body HIIT cardio workout, designed to enhance fat loss without putting pressure on the joints, ligaments and soft tissue. Look out for this energetic session coming from a gym or village hall close to you, as there are 250 licensed instructors around the UK. Or, if you are a fitness professional yourself, why not add another string to your bow and become a fully licensed Boogie Bounce instructor? The rent-to-own scheme means you could pay for the equipment while earning money running the classes.

As a Boogie Bounce licensee you also get:

  • New choreography and routines every two months
  • Protected zoning ensuring that no other instructor will work within your area
  • Dedicated webpage to promote classes
  • Official Facebook page
  • Access to the instructor portal
  • Marketing Support and Collateral

To find out more about taking part, or becoming a licensee, visit the website: www.boogiebounce.com or call 0121 378 4106.

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