This post is created in partnership with Activ5. I received product as compensation for my honest review.
Activ5 – Exercise Anywhere
One of the first questions I get asked from readers is how to start exercising. It can be intimidating, right? Then, there’s the issue of time. Everyone’s schedules are maxed out these days.
That’s why I want to discuss Activ5.
Activ5 is a wireless-enabled, handheld isometric-based strength training device that, along with the Activ5 Companion App, coaches users through over 100, five-minute full body workouts.
So, you apply the pressure to the device to gauge workout intensity and measure progress.
This is ideal for those of you cramped for time like working professionals, busy parents, business travelers, really anyone nowadays.
Isometric exercise is a type of low-impact strength training where the angle of the joints and muscle length do not change during contraction (ex. a plank.)
Scientific research has proven that isometric exercise is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to build strength, accelerate fat burning and tone the body.
How It Works
The Activ5 device pairs with the Activ5 app and is a super, simple set up process. Simply download the Activ5 app and pair it with your smart phone to get started. Then, you will be ask to set your max power for each exercise to measure improvement.
You can choose from seated, standing, or advanced workouts. Essentially, you can workout at your desk, and intersperse quick workouts throughout your day.
I think this is an innovative training method for people that are forced to be sedentary for work or travel. It’s not meant to replace traditional exercise, but helps with strength training when you can’t get to the gym.
The giveaway for the Activ5 device and mobile stand is open to continental U.S. residents. A winner will be randomly selected and emailed on Friday, May 12th. Simply comment below with your answer to this question:
What is your favorite exercise to do?