Friday’s Favorite Products: September 7
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products are on our radar right now.
What to Try Now: GymPact
Need an extra nudge to get to the gym? Cash incentives and penalties could help. That’s the theory behind GymPact, a website and app that use behavioral psychology to help you reach your fitness goals. Users commit to a specific number of sessions at the gym each week and attach monetary stakes (a minimum of $5) for each workout. You can track your progress on your smartphone. For every missed session, the penalty fee you set will be charged to your credit card. Meet your goal and reap the spoils: You’ll split the pot of collected penalty fees with all the other successful gym-goers in the program. The results have been impressive: The company says users get to the gym about 90 percent of the days they committed to. www.gym-pact.com
This tool instantly creates creamy, emulsified salad dressing without all the whisking. Just combine ingredients in the jar and pull the “trigger”; the corkscrew stir stick does the rest. Also makes flavored oils in seconds. $15 at www.williams-sonoma.com.
Biodynamic Bar Soap
These soaps have a great story: Moon Valley Organics gets its ingredients from a biodynamic farm in Washington state, where they keep bees, grow herbs and observe harvest cycles in accordance with the moon. All that care comes through in their bar soaps, fatted with beeswax and scented with essential oils from farm-grown herbs. $6 from natural markets. Order the full line at www.moonvalleyorganics.com.