If you’re ready to kick-start your fitness, check out our picks for workout clothing, gym bags, water bottles and skin care.
You went to the parties, drank the bubbly, ate the cookies, and enjoyed every moment of it. But now that the holidays are officially behind you, it’s time to get back to reality.
If you’re ready to kick-start some healthy habits, we’ve got a few fitness products to help you keep your resolutions in style.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Sometimes half the battle of getting to the gym is finding something you feel comfortable and confident wearing. Make sweating a little more fun with some new pieces that will lighten the mood.
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The new landscape-inspired Onzie Graphic Print Capris Leggings ($67 at Nordstrom) are beautiful and practical. Or snag a pair of reversible Brooks Women’s Greenlight Tights ($58.50 at Brooks Trailhead, Wallingford), from the Seattle-based running experts, which feature a bright print on one side and a solid color on the other.
Local brand Oiselle’s Lux Layer ($78 at Oiselle, U District) is the perfect wicking top for chilly morning runs. Throw a quilted vest on top, such as the antimicrobial Calia by Carrie Underwood Ruched Knit Vest ($99 at caliastudio.com), for warmth whether you’re headed to yoga or out for a run.
Carry all your loot to and from class with Lululemon’s Bring It Om Tote ($78), a water-resistant bag with interior and exterior pockets for organization, and a separate bag for shoes. Added bonus? A side zipper lets it expand for those days you need a little extra room.
Whether you’re biking or just want to go hands-free, a backpack can keep it all in place. Athleta’s Nylon Mesh Bag (on sale for $60 at Athleta, U District) has two even straps to keep you balanced no matter what’s inside.
Keep your keys, ID, phone and tunes tucked neatly on your person with the help of FlipBelt’s Running Belt ($27 at REI), a machine-washable Lycra spandex belt with four petite pockets that stays put while you pound the pavement.
Track your daily progress in a fitness planner, such as the “Diet & Fitness Journal: Leep Calm and Get Fit” ($6 at amazon.com). The cute book has space to log meals, calories, water intake, workouts, sleep, and stress and energy levels.
No matter what your workout, water intake is essential for success. Keep a pretty stainless steel bottle on hand, such as S’Well’s Santorini Sunset ($25–$45 at swellbottle.com), to rehydrate on the go. The nontoxic, condensation-free bottles are available in three sizes, from 9–25 ounces, and are designed to keep cold drinks chilly for 24 hours.
Zulu Atlas’ Beverage Bottle ($15 at Target), a 20-ounce glass bottle with an all-over silicone grip, is a fuss-free, dishwasher-safe option that’s available in pink, teal or blue.
Need to drink on the run? Kleen Kanteen’s Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sport Cap ($21 at REI) is a stainless steel option with a leak-free sports cap, making mid-stride sipping a little easier.
Since sweaty workouts can lead to breakouts and other skin issues, make sure you have the portable beauty products you need stocked in your gym bag.
For outdoor adventures, even in winter, protect your skin with serious SPF. La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray ($36 at Ulta) is lightweight and easy on sensitive skin.
Cleansing wipes, such as Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes ($6 at Target), fit neatly in your gym bag and make it quick and easy to swipe off sweat after a workout.
No time to wash and dry your hair after spin class? Grab a dry shampoo such as Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22 at Sephora), which absorbs sweat, oil and odor in 30 seconds without water.