Function or fashion? Historically, fitness gear has provided us one thing or the otherbut has not paired both together. Well, times have changed, and I’m pleased to report that it’s now actually easy to have both. From essentials to extras, there’s a ton of innovative new products available to help get you where you want to go and make sure you look great on the way. These are some of my favorites.
Nite Beams: If you exercise outdoors at dusk or dark, safety becomes a concern. Nite Beams offers a diverse collection of fun stuff that lights up the night. Arm bands, wristbands, vests, hats, laces, leashes, rings and more. It’s a fun look that’ll keep you and your family safe.
110% Play Harder: Compression gear was designed to reduce swelling and increase circulation. This hot-looking cool gear comes with practically invisible pockets to insert slender ice packs to wear on the go to enhance recovery time post-workout. Yes! You actually get to walk around wearing your ice packs. Available in socks, shorts, pants, shirts and arm sleeves.
Sparkly Soul Headbands: These glittery no-slip headbands will make you feel like a glamazon while keeping your hair out of your face during sweat sessions. They come in tons of colors, are sparkly the entire way around and come in 3/8 and 5/8 inch widths.
Oakley Stride Tech Tanks: This is a solutions-driven product that works. Made of moisture-wicking fabric with a touch of reflective tape, a little slit along the shoulder strap allows you to tuck the wires of your earbuds into your shirt. At the lower left hip, you’ll find a secret zipper pocket to stash your MP3 player, or keys, or money, or…. If you’re sick of your arms getting tied up in wires, you’re going to love this.
FlipBelt: This cool tool carries your essentials, leaving your hands free. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, it slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable. To keep items secure, all you have to do is flip the belt inward. Comes in tons of colors.
Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S., is an internationally renowned fitness innovator who’s taught to millions worldwide. She’s a corporate speaker, TV personality, spokesperson for brands like Oakley and Office Depot, and a passionate advocate for the consumer. Get a copy of her new core training DVD, FLIP FLOP ABS at Fitzness.com!