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Keep Your New Year's Resolutions by Exercising Smarter

With smart dumbbells, connected yoga and futuristic treadmills, workouts are getting seriously techy

A woman does a sit up on a mat in her home

Home fitness equipment and accessories are getting a high-tech makeover. We've got the scoop on the trends to watch for and how they can help you stick to your workout goals.

High-tech classes

A man stands in front of the Mirror, which displays stats about his workout

Requiring less than two feet of wall space, the Mirror is a connected LCD screen that brings exercise classes directly to your home. Appearing like full-length mirror when it’s not in use, the screen dials you into one-on-one training with certified instructors and live classes, which includes everything from boxing, cardio, yoga and dance and more. The system also syncs with a Bluetooth heart rate monitor to track your progress and stats.

Row into the future

A woman exercises on the Hydrow rowing machine in her home

With its futuristic design, the Hydrow rowing machine is so stylish it doesn’t need to be relegated to the basement. The aluminum frame is ergonomically designed for performance and features a webbed strap operating system that is significantly quieter than other machines. Access dozens of workouts via the built-in 22-inch HD touchscreen, with music pumped out through integrated speakers.

Next-level workout

A man does a mat work routine next to a Peloton Tread machine in his home

For runners who find it hard to stay motivated on a treadmill, the trendy Peloton Tread aims to change that. Join a high-energy group, select from a variety of scenic virtual routes, and listen to curated playlists on a 32-inch HD touchscreen. An app tracks speed, distance and progress over time, and the Tread’s sleek dials make it easy to change pace and incline without breaking your stride. Added bonus: many of the live and on-demand programs offer mat work and bootcamps for a total body workout.

Smart dumbbells

A woman uses the Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells in her home

Don’t have enough space to store a multi-tier rack of free weights? That’s where the Bowflex SelectTech 560dumbbells come in. Each component of this compact two-piece set adjusts from five to 60 pounds to replace upwards of 30 individual dumbbells. A specialized app brings strength training and tech together with video coaching and weight and rep tracking.

Connected yoga

A SmartMat yoga mat is rolled up on the floor next to an iPad

The responsive SmartMat is embedded with sensor technology that analyzes alignment and balance while providing instant feedback for correcting your pose. Compatible with iOS and Android, the app offers beginner to expert-level routines and tracks your progress. The mat is charged through a USB port, holds power for up to six hours and can be rolled up when not in use.

One more resolution

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Image Credits: courtesy of Jonathan Borba on Unsplash; all other images courtesy of manufacturers