Finding the motivation to exercise is difficult, at times, for even the most dedicated fitness fanatics. Sometimes you just need something to help you look forward to your work out instead of dreading it. That something could be a reward you promise yourself, a new song added to your exercise playlist, a new piece of equipment, new workout clothes, or even a new workout partner. And sometimes, that motivation can come from a new gadget that makes the entire process a little more interesting.
Nike has long been a proponent of fitness. The company has an extensive line of fitness wear and shoes. Nike took their footwear to a whole new level when they presented their Nike Shox. The shoe itself is an exceptional running shoe. It provides outstanding support and comfort and limits the impact on your joints. But what makes this shoe really exceptional is the iPod Nano attachment kit you can purchase for it. The attachment costs around thirty dollars and is a valuable and fun tool.
The Nike shox has a slot beneath the cushion that lines the shoe. You place a sensor that comes in the kit inside the little slot in the shoe. The kit also comes with a receiver which attaches to the users iPod Nano. The sensor will relay information regarding your performance to the receiver on the iPod. It will relay the amount of time you have been working out, the distance you have covered, what pace you are working at, and how many calories you have burned. All of this information will appear on the screen of the iPod and will be recounted to you through your headphones as well.
The iPod attachment kit provides additional benefits. The user can connect their iPod to a computer after their workout is complete. The iTunes will then sync the information and store it. iTunes will feature a special section on their menu specifically intended to work with the Nike attachment. It will offer music, workouts, podcasts, and instructions from experts. Several Nike shoes will accommodate this special kit. You will have your choice of various shoes to work with the kit. If you have been looking for something to add excitement back into your workout, this just might be that something.