Fitness apps that keep you on track

Being an entrepreneur means never really being off the clock, so it’s easy to put fitness on the backburner. These days there are so many fitness apps out there promising to motivate you and keep you on track. But it’s so easy to buy an app related to an activity as a substitute for actually doing that activity! So how effective are these apps as opposed to a personal trainer or class instructor? Whether you struggle with motivation or simply don’t have time to get in the gym, here are my top 3 fitness apps that actually get results!

1. The Nike + Training Club app is designed specifically for women (but anyone can use it) and has workouts curated by celebrity trainers, Olympians, and professional athletes. The app tracks your progress the more you use it and has a reward system as encouragement to keep you going. The app lets you personalize your workout by allowing you to link or create your own playlist to go along with the routines. My favorite aspect of Nike +Training Club is that you can enter an end goal into the app, so each workout is tailored to making you reach your fitness goal.

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2. No matter how many #MotivationMonday posts you see, motivation can be so hard to find! If the drive to go to the gym eludes you sometimes, the Charity Miles app could be just what you need! Every mile you run or walk raises money for a charity of your choice. Before you start your workout, choose a charity and get moving to help a cause! The Charity Miles app is easy to use and helps make your workout make an impact beyond your fit goals,

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3. So much fitness, so little time! If you’re always on the go like me, the 7 Minute Workout Challenge is a must! This app curates daily workouts for you, and they’re only 7 minutes long! The 7 Minute Workout Challenge is a great way to make a work break productive, and get you  moving during a workday. These workouts are pretty intense, so make sure you’re warmed up before starting your challenge.

Bonus Tip: Don’t rely on wearable fitness tech to tell you how many calories you’re burning! While heart rate and speed readings are fairly accurate, research shows that fitness tracking wearables are off by about 27% when it comes to calculating how many calories were burned during a workout.

Whether you’re a natural-born athlete or not, these apps can help get you off the couch and on track to reaching your fitness goals!

Bad WiFi slowing you down? Kiss buffering goodbye with eero

I don’t know about you, but I cannot even deal with bad wifi. Especially in my own home! My bedroom was barely getting any signal, and how was I supposed to look at adorable cat pictures while laying in bed?

Not to mention how my husband always seemed to hog the wifi connection! I don’t care how funny your Netflix show is, babe! I have emails to send and videos to watch! Bosslady has to work!

We needed a solution. Enter EERO.

Kiss bad connectivity and dead spot issues goodbye. eero is the world’s simplest and most reliable wifi system. With a router and range extenders, known as beacons, you can cover your entire home with their patented TrueMesh software. Unlike most wifi and extender systems, eero gets automatic security updates and any new threat is addressed immediately and automatically, without you doing anything.

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All you need for eero is a modem, internet service, and a cell phone. The eero connects to an app on your phone and supports both iOS and Android. The eero also integrates with Alexa if you own an Amazon Echo.

eero is sleek, small, and will be basically invisible in your home, as has an elegant, white design. It’s so easy to set up that even your husband could do it!

It’s simple for anyone to set up using the smartphone app, and includes features like parental controls, the ability to set up a guest network, and sharing the password with guests over email or through a text message. Buh-bye to the pesky and annoying buffering wheel, WiFi dead zones, and the dreaded reset button. eero gives you peace of mind knowing your WiFi will always work so you can get back to doing what you love to do in your home.

I work from home and when my husband chose to work from the home office, we used to have to take turns doing everything. Even sending emails was a chore and took forever! eero does exactly what it says it will: boosts the internet and blankets my entire home. Thank goodness, because I almost threw my husband’s laptop out the window! No more website-loading roulette!

Especially when you work from home, or have a wifi hog for a husband, it is time to walk into 2017 and upgrade your internet experience. You need the best connection to do your best work!

Getting great wifi all over the house shouldn't be such a headache! Use promo code TECHSESH to get free overnight shipping with the purchase of an eero system and say good-bye to buffering!

Wedding coming up? Destress with TouchPoints — stress relieving wearable

Wedding planning can be super stressful, and while you may think I was a crazy stressed-out bridezilla, you would be wrong. I was actually really calm leading up to my June 3rd wedding and still living on cloud nine.

I used TouchPoints. In case you’re getting married or generally very nervous or stresses, let me tell you what this thing is.

TouchPoints are non-invasive neuroscientific lifestyle wearables that use neuroscience to relieve stress! TouchPoints can improve sleep, performance, and focus, and can reduce cravings and anger.

It is insane what this cool industrial bracelet can do. Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) stimulation to give the user a gentle vibration that affects the brain and alters the body's fight, flight or freeze response, and this tech has been used in successful treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and panic disorders, and is completely non-invasive.

The great thing about TouchPoints is that it isn’t anecdotal evidence. In January 2017, the company analyzed data from thousands of users who entered metrics into the product’s app. The data replicates and validates co-founder and neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin's earlier clinical data. The new data showed that within just 30 seconds of using TouchPoints, people experienced a 71 percent reduction in their stress levels. ( I had a chance to meet with Dr. Serin and her co-founder, Vicki Mayo and they are the real deal badass women who are making things happen with tech).

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TouchPoints bracelets, which are 2 bands for 1 person, are safe for adults and kids and connects to an app on your phone, which includes 6 preset abilities, plus you can make your own.

The 6 presets are:

  • Reduce Stress Now
  • Improve Focus
  • Manage Anger
  • Optimize Performance
  • Sleep Better
  • Manage Cravings

I don’t know about you, but my life is better when I am less stressed out and more focused. I get more done, feel better, and even sleep better! I don’t think I could have survived wedding planning without it. Although, a nice Mexican honeymoon was pretty relaxing, too!

Have you ever used sensory wearables like TouchPoints? What was your experience?

This post was made possible in collaboration with TouchPoints.