Workout Gear to Help Accomplish Your Fitness Goals


January is the perfect time to get back on track with your fitness routine and start a new year of healthy living. While it’s easy to create a list of ambitious fitness goals, it can be trick to maintain your motivation throughout the year. One of the easiest ways to get inspired in the gym is to find clothes that are cute and functional while you’re burning calories. We’ve researched the latest innovations in fitness fashion to put together a list of workout gear that will help you accomplish your goals in 2015!

Stay Dry

stay-dry-workout-clothingSource: Kohls

Sweating may be an inevitable side effect of burning calories, but that doesn’t mean you need to exercise in wet, sticky workout gear. Fitness fashion companies have created new types of fabric that keep you dry and comfortable throughout your exercise routine. The Champion Double Dry Absolute Leggings are made of a special fabric that wicks away moisture from your body, and the  Nike Dri-Fit Running Shorts also feature mesh vents to keep your skin cool and dry. You can also keep your feet dry to reduce blisters and discomfort with the Nike Dri-Fit Socks.

Avoid the Smell

anti-stink-workout-clothingSource: Athleta

In addition to keeping your skin dry, Athleta features a line of workout clothing infused with antimicrobial silver salts that prevent your clothes from holding onto bacteria and developing the signature post-workout smell.  That means you can wear your clothes more often and wash them less often without worrying about pesky odors! The Athleta Zip-Up, Fastest Track Tank, Be Free Knickers, and Sahara Chatarunga Shorts all feature this anti-microbial material as well as a REGUL8 fabric that regulates your body temperature to prevent you from getting too hot or too cold during your workout.

Get Night Visibility

Reflective-Fitness-ClothingSource: Puma

It can be hard to fit a workout into your busy daily routine, so many people fit in a workout in the evening. Thankfully fitness companies have created lines of clothing specifically made for night runners that increase your visibility in dark environments. The Puma Mobium Ride Nightcat sneakers are made with a material that is highly reflective at any angle, and they also feature a blue LED light for extra visibility. The FILA Flare Reflective Running Jacket and Athleta Sonar Reflective Dot Tight both feature reflective designs to keep you safe in the dark!

Choose the Right Shoes

best-workout-sneakersSource: Lady Foot Locker

Finding the perfect pair of workout shoes can reduce your risk for injuries and increase your performance and comfort levels. The Nike Flyknit Air Max shoes are perfect for runners. The super light design and Air Max cushioning makes it feel like you’re running on air. If you have a tendency to run heel-first, invest in a pair of shoes with a heel clutching system like the Asics Gel Nimbus 16. The Nike Free 5.0 TR’s are deal for cross-training and high-impact exercises. The lightweight mesh materials keeps your feet cool while the supportive design stabilizes your feet during intense workouts. If you’re a fan of outdoor activities like trail running or hiking, the Adidas Vigor TR 4 provide a high level of traction for rough terrains!

Whether you’re a devout yogi, lifelong runner, or Zumba enthusiast, these technologies in workout gear will help you accomplish your fitness goals for 2015. Partnering your fitness routine with a healthy diet will produce optimal results, so check out posts on the top skinny foods and healthy breakfast ideas for nutritious food ideas!


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