Little List: The Best Exercise Gear for the New Year




Last year, an estimated 71% of Americans made a heath related New Year's resolution to either diet or exercise more (or both). While very few people successfully achieve their resolutions, that doesn't mean you have to be one of them. One of the best (and most fun) motivators for getting to the gym, is being really excited about your gear. So, as usual, I made a list of the best and most motivating clothing, accessories, and equipment to get you on your way!


Shoes


The ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21 is made with FlyteFoam Propel Technology and Heel Clutching System Technology which adds extra cushioning on your heel as well as structured support making it a more comfortable shoe for those who work out consistently as well as those with any heel pain or plantar fasciitis.


Fitness enthusiasts have become obsessed with the adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe. Just ask anyone on the street wearing these how they like them and they will not stop telling you how comfortable they are. They also make a men's version which has the same cult following.


Apparel

When you need a hoodie that can also serve as a jacket on days when it is not freezing outside, Zella's Mix It Up Faux Shearling Half-Zip Pullover is a great choice. It is warm, comfortable, and makes you look very put together. It comes in beige, grey and purple taupe.


The ALO Yoga Goddess Ribbed Legging is a favorite of mine for yoga and barre, as the ribbed portion is long enough to cover your heel if that is something you prefer for your practice.




My favorite leggings have to be the ALO 7/8 Ripped Warrior leggings. The high waistband and flexibility are perfect for HIIT, or just about any workout, and it is impossible to feel any cooler than you do when you wear them.



As far as sports bras go, Under Armour's Eclipse High-Impact Sports Bra checks all the boxes. It comes in sizes like a bra would (not Small, medium, large), so it ensures you get the best fit. It is extremely well made and offers a lot of wear.



Equipment

The Jade Harmony Yoga Mat not only comes in a variety of sizes and colors, but they were the first non-toxic "green" yoga mats made. They have a commitment to creating a non-slip mat so you can dig in to your best poses. For every mat sold, JadeYoga plants a tree. You will also want a Clever Yoga Mat Strap to carry your mat. You can also use this as a yoga strap for stretching.



Resistance bands can essentially give you an entire workout without you needing to leave your living room. Fit Simplify Resistance Bands come with an instruction guide, access to an online video workout, and storage bag. They are color coded by level so you are sure to have the appropriate band for each exercise.


Yoga blocks are incredibly helpful and important when modifying your yoga practice, or any exercise for that matter. Also useful when performing deeper stretches, they help increase range of motion. Gaiam Yoga Blocks are one of the best selling yoga blocks and come with a price tag you can't beat. Speaking of stretching, the LuxFit High Density Foam Roller, is a favorite in my house.



Accessories



When you need a water bottle that is specifically made for working out, you want one that doesn't weigh a million pounds, is BPA free, leak proof, and impact resistant. You want the Embrava Best Sports Water Bottle. It also fits in every cup holder imaginable so you don't need to be that person who has to put their water bottle on the floor next to the treadmill, or bike they are using.

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