We know getting motivated to go to the gym (or even simply working out at home) can be difficult. So we’ve compiled a short list of fitness essentials that we are sure will make your workout more enjoyable. From sneakers to protein bars, we’ve got you covered to get yourself in shape for the summer ahead!
The Sneaker: Swap out your typical tennis shoe with the newly redesigned retro running sneaker, the Nike Classic Cortez. We love sneakers that are different to what everyone else at the gym is wearing. Plus, with Nike ID, you can customize them to whatever color combination you’d like!
The Gym Legging: We are loving all of the different styles of leggings that have been trending lately. From mesh cut-outs to color block, there’s a style for everyone. With superior breathability and UV protection, these ones in particular from Free People are everything!
The Water Bottle: When you’re working out, having water nearby is a must. But having it in a super cool rose gold water bottle that keeps it ice cold for 24 hours is even cooler. It also keeps beverages hot for 12 hours!
The Yoga Mat: Investing in a yoga mat is essential to working out, whether if it’s at the gym or at home. Let’s face it, you don’t want to use the ones everyone else uses at your local gym, and why would you anyway when you can show off one with cool sayings like this one from BAN.DO.
The Post-Workout Protein Bar: We all know how important it is to consume protein 30-60 minutes after your workout, but the same old protein bar can get boring. Mix it up with this collagen protein bar from Kalumi. With flavors with names like Cocoa Kiss, Sweetie Pie, and Lemon Love, you just won’t be able to resist!
The Headphones: Exercise and music often go hand in hand. Music, for most, is what get’s us motivated to get to the gym, and it also helps get us through our workout. We love these pink bluetooth headphones from Urban Outfitters.
The Sports Bra: Finding the right sports bra for your specific needs can be super difficult and such a task. Sometimes it’s better to invest in a few really goods ones, like this one from Sweaty Betty, that way your gym session goes smoothly.
The Gear: If you’re someone who enjoys working out at home with very little equipment or doesn’t feel comfortable using weights at the gym, have no fear- resistance bands are all you need. Great for training at home or traveling, these are super great for toning and improving balance!
The Activity Tracker: We couldn’t make a list of our top fitness essentials without putting our WiseWear Smart Bracelet in! The WiseWear collection easily tracks daily and weekly steps, calories burned, distance, and active time with the WiseWear app. The collection is a match made in heaven for working out!