Here’s all the kit I use to remain active during the day both with regards to swinging kettlebells (GymBoss timer) and a Runn device along with a Fitbit Zip to track steps while on the treadmill desk and my wrist isn’t moving, and the Rhythm24 for heart rate. It takes a village of gear to get 5k+ of walking done while working during the day.


A cast iron hard style Russian gyra kettlebell is a type of kettlebell that is used for strength and cardiovascular training. The term “hard style” refers to a specific kettlebell training method that emphasizes strict technique, explosive movements, and the use of heavy weights. The term “Russian” refers to the origin of the kettlebell as a fitness tool, which was first used in Russia in the 18th century. The “gyra” in the name refers to the unique design of the kettlebell, which features a large, circular handle that allows for a variety of grip options and exercises.

Cast iron kettlebells, including the hard style Russian gyra kettlebell, are made from solid iron and are known for their durability and versatility. The kettlebell’s unique design allows for a wide range of exercises to be performed, including swings, snatches, squats, and presses, that work multiple muscle groups at once, improving strength, power, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. The hard style Russian gyra kettlebell is a popular choice among strength trainers and fitness enthusiasts, as it provides a challenging and effective workout experience.


The Runn smart treadmill sensor is a device designed to be attached to a treadmill to turn it into a smart treadmill. The sensor tracks the user’s pace, speed, distance, and stride length, and provides this information in real-time through its companion app. The Runn™ Smart Treadmill Sensor is designed to work with most standard treadmills, allowing users to convert their existing treadmill into a smart treadmill with advanced features and capabilities.

The device syncs wirelessly with the companion app, which provides a comprehensive overview of the user’s running stats, allows them to set goals, and track their progress over time. The app also provides personalized coaching, audio feedback, and encourages users to stay motivated by competing with friends and family. The Runn™ Smart Treadmill Sensor is a convenient and affordable option for those looking to enhance their treadmill experience and improve their overall fitness.


GYMBOSS is a brand of interval timer devices that can be used for a variety of fitness activities, including weightlifting, cardio, and HIIT workouts. The device is small, lightweight, and easy to use, and can be programmed to perform a variety of timed intervals. It is designed to help users keep track of their workout time and provide a convenient way to perform interval-based exercises. The GYMBOSS timer has multiple settings, including the ability to set custom interval times, repeat intervals, and perform countdown and stopwatch functions. The device can be attached to clothing, bags, or gym equipment for ease of use. The GYMBOSS interval timer is a useful tool for those looking to improve their workout performance and increase their overall fitness.

Fitbit Zip

The Fitbit Zip is a small, clip-on fitness tracker manufactured by Fitbit Inc. It is designed to be worn on clothing, shoes, or bags and tracks steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The Fitbit Zip also includes an accelerometer that measures movement, allowing it to provide accurate information on physical activity. The device is easy to use and provides real-time feedback on physical activity through its LED display. The Fitbit Zip syncs wirelessly with the Fitbit app, which provides a comprehensive overview of activity and allows users to track their progress over time, set goals, and connect with friends for added motivation. The Fitbit Zip is a compact and affordable option for those looking to track their physical activity and improve their overall fitness.

Wikipedia describes it like this: A treadmill desk, walking desk or treadmill workstation is a computer desk that is adapted so that the user walks on a treadmill while performing office tasks.

Scosche Rhythm24

The Scosche Rhythm24 is a fitness tracker and activity monitor manufactured by Scosche Industries. It is a waterproof, wearable device designed to be worn on the wrist or ankle and tracks various metrics such as steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The Rhythm24 also includes heart rate monitoring capabilities, allowing you to track your heart rate during physical activity and at rest. Additionally, the device has sleep tracking capabilities, which can help you monitor the quality and duration of your sleep. The Rhythm24 has a long battery life, allowing it to be worn continuously for up to two days without charging. The device can be paired with the Scosche Rhythm+ app, which allows you to view your activity and heart rate data, set goals, and track your progress over time.


Zwift is an online virtual reality fitness platform that allows users to participate in structured workouts or leisure rides and runs on their indoor bikes, treadmills, or other fitness equipment. The platform provides a social and interactive experience, allowing users to join and compete with other riders or runners from around the world in real-time.

Zwift Running is a part of the Zwift platform that specifically focuses on running and offers structured workouts and virtual routes for runners. The platform allows users to connect their treadmills to Zwift and participate in virtual runs, while tracking their pace, distance, and other metrics.

Yes, you can walk on Zwift. The platform is designed to be inclusive and accommodate users of all fitness levels, so you can use it to track and monitor your walking progress and set goals. Zwift offers a variety of virtual routes and terrain options, so you can choose a walk that is appropriate for your level of fitness and experience.

Chris Abraham zwalking on zwift. Zwift is an online, interactive training and racing platform.
Chris Abraham zwalking on zwift. Zwift is an online, interactive training and racing platform.