Let’s face it, a huge part of being motivated to stay fit and get moving, is having awesome gear.
To be honest, we love anything fitness and health related and any type of gear that comes with it. While it might be a random list to some, we’ve compiled our top ten Fitness Gear Favorites and hope that you will enjoy learning about some of the products we have come to love.
Disclaimer: The Color in Motion 5k is not affiliated with any of the below products and is not being compensated in any way for promoting them.
1. Polar Fit Watch
Knowing where you heart rate is at during a workout can be extremely beneficial in monitoring your progress. An added bonus is that you get to know how many calories you’ve burned! Since my wonderful husband bought this for me, I never work out without it.
2. Speedo Vanquisher Goggles
If you enjoy a good pool workout, you’re going to need goggles that aren’t fogging frequently or filling up with water at every turn. The Vanquisher line from Speedo have been my go-to for years and have never let me down!
3. Gaiam Yoga Socks
Because if you happen to slip off of your mat, you really don’t want to be touching that dirty floor with your bare feet. Regular socks don’t provide any traction, however Gaiam Yoga Socks are no-slip and super comfy!
4. Coconut Cream Pie Larabar
Having an extra boost of energy to use either before or after your workout is always necessary. I love carrying a back- up Larabar in my bag for those days where I am just not feeling up to par. The Coconut Cream Pie flavor is excellent for satisfying that sweet tooth and taking away and unwanted cravings.
5. Under Armour Women’s UA Tech™ Short Sleeve V-Neck
Seriously, these shirts are a wardrobe necessity. They are unbelievably comfortable, and are great for wearing anytime, any day. I love them so much that I had to buy a multiple so I could wear them for more than just working out.
6. Danskin Now Women’s Performance Leggings
WAIT! Before you skip over these awesome pants just because they are from Wal-Mart seriously, just go buy a pair. If you love snug workout pants (and most of us do) then these are the pants for you. They are inexpensive, comfortable, and fantastic quality. PLUS they aren’t shear, so you can wear them in public!
7. Exercise Ball
How often do you find yourself sitting at a desk or kitchen table staring at your computer? For most of us, this is far more frequent than we’d like to admit. We really aren’t picky about bands for this piece of gear, but we believe an exercise ball is a must have! Find one that will be tall enough for you to reach your desk or kitchen table, and ditch the uncomfortable office chair. You will be able to work on posture, massage your sitting muscles, and work on strengthening your core.
8. Go-to Water Bottle
Water is a necessity. Having an awesome water bottle isn’t quite as necessary, however you would be surprised at how much easier it is to remember to get your water in if you have an awesome water bottle to carry around. I love my Contigo Autospout- I love having the straw to drink with, and being able to actually fit ice and lemons into the bottle.
I cannot workout without my Ipod Touch. I have the nike plus app that tracks the miles I run, and a playlist specifically for weight lifting. Of course you don’t need to have an Ipod, find whatever kind of audio player works for you, and find that playlist, booklist, or podcast that will keep you going.
Like many of these products, there is no specific brand favorite for headbands. For those of us females with longer hair, get it out of your way during your workout! Don’t be that girl with her hair down at the gym. Find your perfect headband whether big or small, thick or thin, and rock it and enjoy your workout without hair being a distraction.