Welcome to the Fitness (Favorites) page! Here you will find fitness equipment, shoes, and activewear I love all in one place.
(My Top 10 fitness products I continuously use.)
• leggings/capris (obviously)
You really can’t go wrong with a traditional black, bright, or even fun printed pair of leggings. Just like I mentioned in a previous holiday gift guide, you want to stick to a pair of leggings with material that won’t go see-through during your squats and stretches.
Good pairs of fitness leggings usually run on the expensive side, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about lululemon Wunder Unders.
Popular/Personal Favorite brands include:
I have been wearing this watch during almost every workout since I received it September 2014. Two things I wish it did was track my heart rate without a chest strap and track my speed and distance during runs.
For general workouts, however, the FT60 is a great tool to measure calories burned, heart rate, and intensity!
• Lorna Jane 2015 MNB Diary/Planner
I was blown away at the response I got to this giveaway!
I absolutely adore this active living diary and use it every single day. Inside, you will find workouts (move), recipes and healthy eating tips (nourish), and inspirational quotes (believe) to get you through your days.
There’s numerous writing prompts and places to take notes throughout it! I recommend getting this planner for anyone who currently lives or wants to get into living a happy, healthy, active lifestyle.
I am seriously obsessed with these shoes.
I personally own three pairs (it’s fine) and even got to attend the Launch Party for the release! They aren’t really made for you to wear during workouts, but rather to and from the gym. I often wear mine around town while running errands, and I love the casual sneaker look that is a step up from gym shoes!
• quality water bottles
It’s seriously the best.
I have also been eying the Groove Insulated CamelBak Water Bottle that has a built-in filter. It would be nice to have a water bottle with a filter, or even a bottle made specifically for fruit infused water as well!
• pullovers or layering tops
Anyone active or interested in any kind of workout or fitness activity could use a comfy and practical pullover to layer with. My personal collection of them range from lightweight and 1/4 zip to shirts to thicker and full zip.
I have especially been loving comfortable hoodies with drooping necklines like the PUMA French Terry Sweatshirt and Reebok YO-GA Hoodie lately. Also, zip-ups with thumbholes are always a bonus in my book! I just bought the New Balance “Impact” Hooded Half Zip and wear it every chance I get.
Popular/Personal Favorite brands include:
• foam rollers
Foam rollers are an essential part of stretching and workout recovery. Using them frequently can have the same effect as a deep tissue massage!
Foam rolling, also called self-myofascial release, uses deep compression to literally roll out fixed knots or muscle pains that develop in deep tissue. The hard cylinders come in all different sizes and intensities. There are even gridded ones to trigger pressure points.
I have this high density roller on my wish list and can’t stress the importance of anyone working their body having one to use at home enough.
I often turn to these pieces after workouts and when I feel like I could easily be in sweats for the remainder of the day… only a lot cuter.
FlipBelt is an easy and extremely lightweight belt that allows you to be equipped with things you might need during a workout or long run, completely hands-free. I got one a couple months ago and I’m obsessed.
I purchased the pink one specifically for running, but this could easily come in handy for anyone taking their workouts outside, or even those who don’t want to carry a bag into the gym!
After trying out the Mizuno Wave Rider 18’s I didn’t want to take them off. I went off of my good feelings about an 11 mile run before a race and decided to try them out for the 13.1. I will for sure be replacing them when they wear down!
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