10 Cute Gym Pieces That Will Make Working Out Easier
These fitness finds were made for those of us whose workouts fall anywhere between casual hula-hooping and ultramarathons.
With the Band
Super portable, super versatile, and cuter than average, these Tone It Up Resistance Bands($13)are a great way to strengthen your arms, shoulders, and back muscles without the heft of weights.
Try this cushy Black Mountain Products Stability Disc ($15) and you'll never want to do a donkey kick on anything else. Bonus: It comes with a hand pump so you can keep it inflated.
All in the Wrist
Fitbit's newest model, the Charge 3 ($150), tracks your heart rate 24/7 to record your calorie burn, optimize workouts, and give you personalized suggestions. It can also be set up to monitor two important cycles that you probably neglect: sleep and menstrual.
Fitness pros are trading barbells for kettlebells, which put more of the focus on your abs. (Yay!) This CAP Kettlebell ($27) clocks in at 18 pounds. But there's a nine-pounder if you'd rather work your way up.
Try the two-tone trend with these C9 Champion Women's Studio High-Waisted Capri Leggings ($25)—which look a lot like the ones from a popular athleisure brand that shall remain nameless, but these are much less expensive.
The lightweight support and the knit body of these Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit Running Shoes ($160) are built for breakneck speeds. The sleek black and neon-orange design will turn heads as you race by.
We feel like the Bando Work It Out Exercise Bag ($35) gets us, thanks to the funny because-it's-true-statement, the exterior pockets, and the hole for an earbud cord so we can jam out on the go.
These Bala Bangles ($49 for a pair) weigh just a pound each. Strap them onto your wrists or ankles and you're adding weight training (great for muscle tone, bone density, and a million other things) to your run or yoga practice.
The insulated Aladdin Fresco Twist & Go Vacuum Bottle ($20) has the coolest function: The bottle unscrews at the top and at the center, so you can easily add ice or give the whole thing a good scrubbing.
This insanely Instagrammable Whimsy Banana & Lemon Yoga Mat by Sugarmat ($79) guarantees your workout sesh won't end on a sour note.