Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different workouts. There was my yoga phase (I would, embarrassingly, end some emails with “Namaste”) to my P90X days in college which lasted exactly two weeks before I sent the DVDs back to Netflix. While I haven’t always found the right exercise regimen for me, I have always enjoyed buying the right gear for the job.
What I’ve found to get motivated and to stay that way is to invest in quality workout products. Working out isn’t just about getting fit, it’s about pushing yourself to achieve your goals while also treating your body well in the process. I’m a firm believer in buying once and buying right, and in an inundated market like gym apparel and workout accessories, it’s easy to get lost. It’s a whole lot easier with the right gear.
Nike Metcon 8 Training Shoes
The Nike Metcon 8 shoe is designed to provide optimal support, stability, and comfort for a wide range of workouts. It features a breathable upper with durable overlays, a reinforced heel for added stability, and a flexible sole that allows for natural movement. The shoe also boasts a comfortable and responsive cushioning system that absorbs impact and reduces fatigue, making it great for a range of exercises for anyone. And it doesn’t hurt that it comes in a few striking colorways, making it a great everyday shoe as well.
Comrad Athletic Tab Running Socks
Comrad Athletic Tab Running Socks are specially designed compression socks that are built to improve circulation, reduce muscle fatigue, and enhance performance during exercise. Made from a breathable and moisture-wicking fabric, they keep your feet cool and dry, while providing all-over compression to the feet to increase blood flow and reduce swelling for recovery after a hard workout.
Lululemon License to Train 5” Linerless Shorts
It’s no secret that I think Lululemon makes some of the best shorts on the market–and for good reason. With a relaxed fit silhouette, you’re getting a lot more movement than a bulkier short, making it a great all-around option for those who aren’t committed to one style of exercise. Not only that, but the anti-abrasion fabric keeps my legs from chafing with the added benefit of being moisture-wicking.
Rhone Essentials Training Tee
A closet staple working stocking up on, Rhone’s Training Tee is a super-soft basic t-shirt that is as no-frills as they come. With minimal design and a sleek and simple silhouette, you’re looking at a tee that’s meant to keep you cool long into your workout (and look good doing it).
Rothy’s The Overnighter
Ostensibly a bag for traveling, I’m one to think outside the box and see just how great Rothy’s Overnighter bag is as a gym bag. With its roomy interior, it’s the perfect size to pack an extra pair of clothes post-workout, while the material is breathable, crushable, and (best of all) smell-resistant. Coming in four color options, it’s just eye-catching enough to be noticed, but never ostentatious.
Post-workout is nearly as important as the workout itself when it comes to maintaining the well-oiled machine that is your body. No one does it better than Theragun. Using rapid, high-frequency pulses, the Theragun Pro can reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, improve circulation, and enhance overall recovery with just a few minutes of massaging a day.
If you’re looking for an Airpod alternative that doesn’t break the bank and looks stylish, go for a paid of the Nothing Ear(2). Offering a customized auditory experience and noise-cancelling technology, it’s the best way to tune out the world while focusing on your set. Just pop these in, turn on Spotify, and you’re ready to go.
Hydroflask 24 oz Water Bottle
A good water bottle is hard to come by and you want one that’s portable, leak-free, and keeps your drinks cool for the hour or so you’ll spend at the gym. Hydroflask ticks all of these boxes. With its double-wall insulation, it keeps drinks cold for an impressive 24-hours while maintaining a simple design that’s convenient for the treadmill cup holder or your gym bag alike. It’s even dishwasher safe, so you won’t taste anything funky after a few weeks, either.Buy Now $40