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Let’s talk about my favorite fitness gear.
I like to have the right stuff when it comes to my workouts. My favorite fitness gear can make or break my workout, especially on my more challenging days. Plus, I work hard at the gym – I deserve to have some things that make me happy. If you’re in the market for some motivational fitness gear to make your workouts a little more exciting, you’ve come to the right place.
It took me a while to commit to a pair of fancy headphones, and I’m loving my choice.
It came down to these, Beats by Dre, Bose, and another couple of pricey options and these came out on top based on reviews, and because I don’t really know of this company for any other products – that made me think they put their heart and soul into this design or something. I also really liked that they came in bright lime green (currently my favorite gym color).
Now, I went from wired headphones to Bluetooth, so a big part of my facination is becoming a part of the wireless world, and it is awesome. I love to just throw my phone somewhere in the gym and not have to think about it. These also apparently come with a lifetime guarantee. When the break on me (and not “if” because my sweaty ass will definitely break these things), I feel good about the fact that I don’t have to come out of more money to buy more
Headphones get two mentions for my favorite fitness gear because they are that damn important.
Before I invested in aforementioned Bluetooth headphones, I rolled with these Ironman ones. I have honestly had these things for like four years and they still haven’t broken down on me. They have great sound quality, stay in my ears, and were really good value for the money. In fact, aside from the fact that they’re not wireless I prefer the headphone design (I happen to not be a fan of plunge-like earbuds that block out sound) over the Jaybirds.
One thing to look out for, however, is that this brand makes headphones of different quality, so don’t get the super cheap ones (usually around $10-15). I once bought what I thought was an identical pair from Marshall’s and they turned out to be total crap. Also, the remote quickly malfunctions, at least in every pair of these I’ve owned (I’ve owned 3). All that said, they’re still a great pair of headphones.
3. Gold’s Gym lifting gloves – $10
I probably buy lifting gloves about twice a year, and can’t say I’ve had a lot of brand loyalty when it comes to these things. However, I have been very pleased with these Gold’s Gym gloves that I swiped from good ol’ Walmart. I like that they have a strap that wraps around the wrist (opposed to a button or nothing at all) and they also have a nice snug fit on my giant hands. They’re also a nice feminine aqua color, which honestly keeps me from losing them as often. For the price, these are a definite winner for me.
4. Contigo water bottle – $12
I’ve been all about these water bottles for a while. I like the fact that the top has a button to dispense water, opposed to having to take off a top to drink. It’s also a nice size – 24 oz, so plenty of room, yet not too big so that it’s cumbersome. I’ve also had these water bottles last forever, which really just means that I lose it before I break it. I guess if you’re into keeping your water super cold and want one of those hardcore insulating bottles, you might choose to go a different route. For me, I’m usually close enough to a fresh, cold water dispenser…or ice, so this works just fine.
5. REI gym bag – $50…but not exactly available
This bag is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, REI no longer sells the same one, but seeing how they did me right on the one I have, I’m willing to bet that their current styles are still good. This one looks like a good 2nd place finisher.
If you’ve never thought about what you want in a gym bag, let me tell you what that is: long strap to carry as a crossbody, petite so it’s not cumbersome, yoga mat strap (even if you think you don’t do yoga), multiple compartments, small compartments for small things, and cute because obviously that matters. This bag has all of that. I have another gym bag that I got on sale from Lululemon and even though it’s still a nice bag, it just doesn’t compare, making me appreciate my REI bag even more. Definitely a top item when it comes to my favorite fitness gear.
So, those are just some of my faves. This list originally had 10 things on it, so when I’m feeling it, I’ll write part 2. But for now, you get a glimpse of some of the products that do it for me.