The Top 8 Pieces of Fitness Gear
Amp up your workout
Make your workout sessions easier, more fun and safer with the right gear. As an extra motivation, finding a great new piece of fitness equipment is a fast way to boost your workout potential and get you into high gear.
The newest entry in the Fitbit lineup of activity trackers is the Fitbit Blaze. This fitness watch is a less-expensive version of the Apple Watch, in that it tracks your heartrate and steps, and also syncs to your smartphone to alert you to calls, emails and texts. It also tracks your sleep, and has a built-in GPS to accurately track the distance traveled. It also offers on-screen workouts and real-time coaching with FitStar, which costs $39.95 for a one-year membership.
The basic Blaze is $199.95 with a plastic band in a choice of three colors - black, blue or plum. For an extra $99.95, you can purchase a leather band to swap out for dress, or, for $129.95, a band made of metal links. Each band also comes in small or large to perfectly fit your wrist.
The UA Marbella, built specifically for the female athlete, is the perfect sunglass for softball and other outdoor activities. The ArmourFusion frame is lightweight, adjustable, and durable, and it features ArmourSight performance lenses for superior optical clarity. Ultra-light ArmourFusion frames are built from a combination of titanium and grilamid for superior strength & flexibility. $89.99
The Sony Walkman has come so far from its origins. Try this waterproof mp3 player that's built right into a set of earphones and packs 4GB of tunes. No more knotted wires or armbands with this handy device that operates up to 2 meters underwater. And it's just $99.99.
Used by pro¹s like Cycolcross champion Jeremy Powers, runners like Meb Keflezighi, and Triathletes like Andy Potts, CEP is taking its compression technology to lower profile designs for athletes who prefer ankle-height and no-show socks. The benefits of properly-applied compression go much further than circulation, even a low or no-show sock will offer muscle containment and push swelling fluid out of the Plantar complex of the foot, and, due to the snug ergonomic profile of the sock, they will never rub or cause blistering. This also makes them great for hiking and trail running. $18.50-$22.50
Do your feet hurt after a workout? The Moji Foot PRO features large stainless steel omni-directional massage spheres for targeting heel, toe and plantar fasciitis pain as well as increasing circulation while on-the-go. It's got a slip-resistant base and can be tossed in your gym bag or the freezer for an ice-cold foot rub whenever you need it. $39.99.
If you're a CrossFit fantatic, then you've probably already heard of WODies gloves. They're a best seller and they're worn by many celebrities, including the Biggest Loser trainer, Jennifer Widerstrom, as well as top ranked CrossFit competitors all over the world. They're ideal for CrossFit participants from beginners to advanced athletes. WODies are made specifically to absorb chalk and sweat which combine for extra grip without ever bunching or pinching. $39.95
Supplements, snacks, pills, and liquid all fit in the same bottle. Featuring the BlenderBall wire whisk and unique Twist n’ Lock containers, the BlenderBottle Pro45 is the biggest cup yet from this manufacturer and it's an all-in-one solution for the serious athlete. $14.99
Now women can comfortably track and monitor their heart rate during workouts without any of the hassle. Sensoria's Bluetooth and heart rate monitor snaps directly onto the front of this bra for use during workouts and snaps right back off when it's time to throw the bra in the washer. The sports bra works with Sensoria's app and online dashboard to provide valuable feedback and analytics. $139