Making small lifestyle changes can have a major impact on your health. Noom provides a personal exercise and dieting plan that will encourage you to eat better and move more. The app will first ask you about your health goals, as well as your diet, fitness level, and any related health issues. You will then get a custom health plan tailored to your goals. Noom makes food journaling easy thanks to a color-coded system. While you’re encouraged to eat more “green” foods — like apples and lettuce — while cutting back on “red” burgers and cookies, no foods are off limits. The app even assigns you a goal coach who will provide you regular feedback via text. 14-day trial, $59 per month, or $199 per year

The Mirror

The Mirror is a serious investment but makes for an excellent home gym. While at first glance the device looks like a chic mirror, it also is an interactive smart screen. First, choose from a variety of exercises ranging from kickboxing to strength training to Pilates. Then an expert instructor will appear on screen to walk you through the workout. By watching your reflection and the instructor side by side, you can make sure you’re using the correct form. You also can participate in group workouts and track your progress with a heart rate monitor. It’s as close as you’ll get to a boutique training class in your living room. $1,495 and $40 per month subscription

Fitbit Charge 3

The Fitbit Charge has many of the same fitness tracking features as a smart watch for half the price. The intuitive touch screen makes it simple to track your heartbeat, daily steps, and sleep patterns. You also can set goals for workout sessions, whether that’s burning 300 calories or running for 30 minutes. Swimmers will appreciate that the Charge is now waterproof up to 50 meters. The Charge 3 is lighter than previous Fitbit models and has an impressive 7-day battery life. It also comes in a variety of stylish colors, including aluminum graphite, rose gold, and frost white. $136

Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch

If you love gaming but want to stay active, check out Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure. Instead of using a joystick to move your hero around a colorful virtual world, you hold the Ring Fit device and run in place. Then, defeat Dragaux and his evil minions by doing exercises like squats, chair poses, or planks. The game lets you customize your routines based on your goals and fitness level. While it may not replace the gym, Ring Fit Adventure is a fun way to get the whole family off the couch. $70


Instead of just listening to tunes while you work out, what if you could also get expert coaching? Aaptiv is a subscription-based app that offers thousands of audio workouts to help you lose weight, train for an upcoming race, or improve your strength. You’ll listen to your instructor explain each workout and encourage you every step of the way. You also can choose classes based on your mood or favorite genre. Listen to classic rock while you run on the treadmill or some calming R&B while stretching. All the while, the app tracks your calories burned and workouts completed. Best of all, you can join group challenges or post your wins to the app’s social media feed. 7-day trial, $15 per month, or $99 per year

Fitbit Aria Air Scale

Finally, there’s a smart scale that costs less than $100. The Fitbit Aria Air syncs with a free app to let you track your weight and Body Mass Index (BMI). However, if you own a Fitbit wearable, you will be able to see how your recent workouts or sleep patterns could be affecting your waistline. The scale also lets you create multiple user profiles for the entire family. $50