Products We Love: Millennials Speak
It’s true that we Millennials live an entirely different lifestyle than those who came before us. We rely on our gadgets to make the impossible possible.
Between two part-time jobs, a revolving door of unpaid internships and a full-time school schedule, exercise was a distant fantasy for me in college. Finding time for fitness is hard for anyone with responsibilities to live up to, but it’s a lot easier now, with the slew of fitness bands hitting the market.
Fitness bands and their corresponding apps offer solutions to packed schedules and lack of know-how. My favorite is the PEAR Training Intelligence System. I don’t trust myself to rely on taking the stairs for my daily exercise, so when my schedule allows for a 30-minute workout, this system takes out the grunt work so I can spend 30 full minutes devoting my energy 100 percent to sweating.
With the heart rate monitor and special earbuds, this app reads me every stat I need to know about my body, and instructs me in detail on how to perform my workout. I no longer must waste my time scheduling “chest day” and “leg day,” or planning the workout, because the app does it for me, then conducts the workout minute by minute. It’s a small miracle in my busy life.