Ask the Celebrity Trainer: 4 High-Tech Fitness Tools Worth Every Penny
What the pros use to maximize results and elimate plateuas
Q: Are there any cool fitness tools you use when training your clients that you think more people should know about?
A: Yes, there are definitely a few cool gadgets on the market that can help you gain more insight into the internal workings of your body. I've found that there are four key areas that I can monitor to significantly improve my clients/athletes training outcomes: sleep management, stress management, calorie management (from an expenditure perspective), and the intensity and recovery of the actual training session. Here's what I use to do just that:
The Zeo sleep management system is one of several products on the market designed to monitor sleep quality. All you have to do is wear a soft headband around your head and wirelessly connect it to your iPhone or Android phone. The device does all the rest.
What I like about this device in particular is that it doesn't just tell you how long or how well you slept (or didn't), but it actually tells you how much time you spent in each of the four different sleep stages (wake, REM, deep, and light). Plus, it gives you a proprietary ZQ score, which is basically a measure of overall sleep quality for a single night. Why should you care? Because sleep is extremely important for changing body composition and helps restore and rejuvenate your body and brain in many different ways (learn more about why sleep is essential for weight loss and more here).
To learn more about how the Zeo works, check out myzeo.com.