If you're just starting on your fitness journey, let me be the first to say hooray! It's not an easy thing to do, but once you've made fitness a habit, your entire life will change for the better. To make the start of your new fit & fab life a little easier, I've got some workout gear suggestions for you. You won't need all of it, of course, but some of it may just inspire you to run faster, jump higher, do one more squat, and burn a couple of extra calories.
1 Funny Top
This is me.
2 The Right Bright Shoes
Get fitted for the right pair of shoes for your body and sport.
3 Motivational Top
4 Sunnies for Outdoor Fitness Activities
Protect your peepers without sweating all over your pricey aviators.
5 Fleece for Colder Temps
The key to cold-weather workouts: layering.
6 Cute Cooler-weather Top
You can work out in cooler temps but still look cute, right?
7 Running Bra/Top
Gotta keep the girls secure!
8 The Right Socks
Trust me, the right socks can mean the difference between a complete pretty pedi and the agony of missing toenails. #beenthere
9 Comfy Shorts
Yes, chafing is a thing, so make sure your shorts fit properly.
This ultra-absorbent sweatband fits on your hand, and makes keeping sweat out of your eyes a snap.
To keep your hair off your face and neck.
12 IPhone Armband
Try on a few before you buy one - these, too, can chafe.
13 Running Belt
It's hard to run while you're carrying your keys, phone, and ID, so I'd suggest one of these.
14 Yoga Mat
Basically to keep you from sweating all over the floor.
15 Strobe Light
... to keep you safe during night-time runs.
16 Hand-Held Water Bottle
Not all fitness events will have water available, so stay hydrated and happy with one of these!
17 IPod Shuffle
It's old-school but so light-weight and easy to carry - just clip it on and your workout playlist is ready to go!
18 Map My Run App
I love this app, especially the highly addictive Challenges. OMG. Try it. Try it now!
19 Jawbone up Fitness Tracker
If you don't like this one, try FitBit or Garmin. They'll help you keep track of everything fitness-related.
20 Gu Gel
These come in all kinds of flavors, but the only one I like is Chocolate Outrage, because it tastes like chocolate pudding. Yum!
Drop one of these tablets into your water bottle to replenish your electrolytes.
22 Mamma Chia Squeeze
Want a protein boost without the bad fats? These handy (and tasty) pouches will do the trick.