Amp Up Your Workout Gear

Taking on a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and daily exercise has many benefits, whether you’re a lifelong athlete or just beginning. Over time, results of your hard work will pay off and you’ll be glad you are on the healthy path! As you find your fitness rhythm, it’s always nice to have a little extra help along the way with workout gear that enhances all of your efforts. We’ve rounded up our top picks of fitness essentials that can elevate your routine to the next level.

Fitness Watches

Watches that can tell time, count your steps, track your miles, log your calories and monitor your heartrate are flooding the fitness market as of late, but which are the best ones? If you’re looking for a high-tech option that is wearable, includes GPS, your favorite tunes and has a long-lasting battery, we suggest you browse the selection at Nike Factory Store. These watches can really help you keep all of your stats in line while you navigate through work and play on a day to day basis. We especially recommend these fitness watches to runners and those looking to get into running as a hobby or to race competitively!

Pictured: Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

Pictured: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS

Perfect Training Shoes

The shoes you choose to put on your feet while spending hours working out, running and sweating may be the single most important decision you make, so choose wisely! From running to lifting heavy weights, footwear is crucial for optimal performance. Fitness inspired shoes are already popular as a fashion statement, but the ones you wear during physical activities should give you the right kind of arch support necessary and feel comfortable while also looking sharp. Check out the styles at Finish Line for men’s, women’s and youth’s fitness shoes.

Pictured: Men's Nike Free RN Flyknit Running Shoes

Pictured: Women's Reebok CrossFit Speed TR Training Shoes

Hydration Station

When you’re working up a sweat and exerting your body, it’s absolutely vital to stay hydrated. That being said, it’s time to look past plastic water bottles containing harmful BPA residue and leaving you with leaks and spills in your gym bag. Take an extra step and invest in a thermal water bottle that keeps cold drinks cold for summer days, and hot drinks hot for when you need them! Check out styles that are made for runners and bikers that will make hydration easier than ever while you’re on the move. As an added plus, you can add some flavor to your bottle with models that hold your favorite citrus at the bottom. Check out some practical bottles at Sur La Table and Nike Factory Store.

Pictured: Zing Anything Sports Water Bottle

Pictured: Nike Lean 6 oz Hand-Held

Performance bottoms

Once you get a bit more serious about your training, you’ll notice that the right clothes can really make a difference in your performance. Time to set aside your old cut-off tees and generic gym shorts and opt for upgraded moisture-wicking fabrics that help you stay dry. Performance leggings are all the rage for both men and women. They help insulate your body and offer a smooth surface area on your legs that prevents chafing and skin exposure. Check out stylish bottoms at Old Navy and Swim’n’Sport.

Pictured: Just Live Race Time Cropskin See Ya Later Capri


Pictured: Running Tights for Men

Sporty Eyewear

If you’re a fan of outdoor sports and workouts, then it’s vital to have the right eyewear to keep your peepers safe in the sun and elements. Polarized lenses keep the harmful UVA rays away while also preventing any sand or debris from disrupting your activities. Try different styles that will stay in place as you jog, jump and dive. Sports eyewear is one of the best investments you can make for your performance and safety. Check out styles at Sunglass Hut and Finish Line.

Pictured: Revo RE467 D-Crux S

Pictured: Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Sunglasses