Sweating it out at the gym isn’t always comfortable, but that doesn’t mean your gear shouldn’t be! From ear buds falling out to hair bands sliding off, the wrong gym gear can wreak havoc on your workout. In order to help you make the most of your gym time, we’ve compiled a list of the best fitness products on the market. From watches to water bottles, we’ve got you covered with these tested-and-approved personal picks.
- Yoga Mat
Manduka PROlite Mat:
A favorite yoga mat brand among instructors and yogis alike, Manduka products are known for their durable, comfortable, slip-resistant and eco-friendly designs. The PROlite model is our pick due to the fact that it is also super lightweight, making it ideal for travel.
- Sport Watch
Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap Watch:
The #1 consumer-rated sport watch on Amazon, the Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap watch covers all the basics in sport watch technology at an affordable price. It features tap-screen technology which allows the user to simply tap the screen in order to stop and start the timer. Other features include hydration and nutrition alarms, water-resistance, and incredible durability. The watch is featured in a variety of colors, and is available for both men and women.
This little gadget is an absolute must-have for any fitness techie. The Fitbit allows you to track your progress through an online dashboard that is updated automatically and wirelessly to your computer or mobile device. You can set goals, track your distance and steps, and even challenge friends. The Fitbit utilizes a personal profile set up by the user to accurately assess calories burned, and it’s small and lightweight enough to easily attach to a waistband or bra strap without hindering movement.
- Water Bottle
The self-proclaimed “anti-water bottle,” the Vapur bottle is really more of a plastic bag with a spout for sipping, making it more lightweight and easy to grip than the aluminum or hard plastic kind. The bag is designed to stand upright when filled with liquid, but can be rolled up when empty, so it’s ideal for tucking into your gym bag post-workout. Other features include a wide mouth flip-cap for easy drinking, a clip for attaching to your belt or bag, and it’s dishwasher safe, making cleaning the bottle a breeze.
- Ear Buds
If you’ve ever dealt with the frustration of ear buds that just won’t stay in your ears, then you know how detrimental this can be to your workout. Enter the JayBird Freedom; a lightweight Bluetooth set that features patented ear cushions for comfort and security. Not only will the ear phones stay put, but you no longer have to deal with cords getting in your way during exercise. Additionally, the ear phones are sealed against moisture, making them ideal for the sweatiest of workouts. Even if you do happen to damage your JayBird device, the 24/7 online customer service feature and lifetime warranty will have you covered.
- Head Bands
Forget diamonds, Sweaty Bands are a girl’s new best friend! Available in a wide variety of colors and prints, Sweaty Bands are non-slip headbands that stay put during even the most intense sweat session. Featured on the Today Show during Kathie Lee and Hoda’s “Favorite Things” segment, these headbands get rave reviews for their comfort and ability to work with any hair type. Whether you have short hair, fine hair, bangs, or flyaways, Sweaty Bands will keep your hair in place and out of your face!
- Sport Towel
FROGG TOGGS Chilly Pad Cooling Towel
FROGG TOGGS cooling towels utilize a special hyper-evaporative material which retains water while keeping the towel dry to the touch. When wet, the towel gives off a cooling sensation, making it an ideal choice for summer outdoor workouts. Rinse the towel under cold water before your workout to experience the towel’s unique cooling feature for up to four hours. The towel is also machine washable for ease in cleaning.
- Gym Bag
Women- Sherpani Meta 4 Yoga/Gym Bag:
With a yoga mat strap, two exterior pockets, a detachable shoe bag, and an internal wet pocket for swimsuits, the Sherpani Meta 4 Yoga/Gym Bag is a true do-it-all bag for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Bonus: the material is composed of 67% recycled fabric, so it’s a purchase you can feel good about in more ways than one.
Men- Ogio Flex Form F3 Gym Bag:
Light and durable, the Ogio Flex Form F3 Gym Bag is sweat-resistant and features a ventilated compartment for sweaty clothes and sneakers along with a padded adjustable shoulder strap, making it perfect for the man on the go. With a discreet inside pocket for valuables, this bag will help you go from the locker room to the conference room easily and conveniently.
- Shoe Inserts
Superfeet Running Insoles
If you’re a runner, you know the importance of keeping your feet stable and comfortable when hitting the pavement. The running insoles by Superfeet are designed to work with the natural movement of your foot to prevent blisters and pain caused by the shifting of your feet inside your shoes during motion. The insoles are customizable to the wearer for maximum comfort and support.