15 workout pieces for men and women that provide motivation for achieving your exercise goals.

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Put down the Christmas cookies and slowly move away from the table. It’s time to get back on the horse (err, treadmill) and resolve to get fit in 2018.

New gear can make the effort more enjoyable, so here are 15 items for men and women, along with tech, shoes and a dose of inspiration.


Tracksmith Bislett Pants ($148 at tracksmith.com). These ’80s-esque running pants have retro-cool looks, but with modern materials that are wicking and water-resistant. Also available for women.

Brooks Dash Hoodie ($60–$80 at Brooks Trailhead, Wallingford, and brooksrunning.com). A top seller for women, the locally designed Dash Hoodie is now available for men. The hood and thumb loops make it a perfect layering piece for Seattle weather.

Nike Seattle Seahawks Heathered Performance Henley T-Shirt ($60 at nflshop.com). Show you’re not just a bandwagon fan with this wicking, performance-fabric shirt that supports the Seahawks and goes from a workout to brunch with ease.

From left: Brooks Dash Hoodie, $60–$80; P.E. Nation Elite Eight Crop, $119
From left: Brooks Dash Hoodie, $60–$80; P.E. Nation Elite Eight Crop, $119


JoyLab Premium 7/8 Moto Leggings ($40 at Target). Target’s new workout collection includes these chic leggings with a comfy and flattering wide waistband and moto-inspired details. Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Tommy Bahama IslandActive Jungle Canopy Cropped Leggings ($119 at Tommy Bahama and tommybahama.com). Add summer fun to your workout wear with these leggings made from quick-drying, sustainable compression fabric. The local company’s new workout line can also be worn in the water and includes UPF 50+ sun protection.

Kule x Bandier The Jordyn Leggings ($125 at bandier.com). Ultra-hip and sleek, these leggings have a high waist and knee-sock-like stripes that will make you want to wear them everywhere.

Oiselle Flyte Long Sleeve ($66 at Oiselle, U District, and oiselle.com). Seamless and soft, this locally designed tee is made from wicking material with an anti-odor treatment. Six colors are available in the inspiring, subtle print that features the word “fly” on the back shoulder.

Lululemon Free to Be Serene Tank ($68 at lululemon.com). This two-in-one piece combines a strappy medium-support bra with a breathable tank for yoga, spinning or barre classes. Five colors are available from the Vancouver-based company.

P.E. Nation Elite Eight Crop ($119 at pe-nation.com). It’s rare to find a high-impact compression bra that looks this stylish. Double-lined with adjustable straps, it provides shape and interest with colorblocking and a mesh insert.

Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra ($80 at Nordstrom). Nike’s game-changing knit shoe fabric comes to the sports bra market. This new compression bra with almost no seams provides high-impact support with a barely-there feel.

Clockwise from left: Happy Spritz Towelettes, $10 for seven; Jaybird Run True Headphones, $180; “The RGB Workout,” $15
Clockwise from left: Happy Spritz Towelettes, $10 for seven; Jaybird Run True Headphones, $180; “The RGB Workout,” $15


“The RGB Workout: How She Stays Strong… and You Can Too!” ($15 at booksellers). Get inspired — and get a good workout — with this guide from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer Bryant Johnson.

Fitbit Alta ($100) and Public School Type III Paracord Band ($175, both at fitbit.com). Still struggling to fit your activity tracker into your wardrobe? This athletic and rugged strap is the solution, with a military-inspired aesthetic.

Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport Headphones ($180 at jaybirdsport.com). With no connecting cords, these minute earbuds are truly wireless, with a four-hour play time and customizable fins and tips for a secure fit.

New Balance Minimus 20v7 ($100 at newbalance.com). Get the feel of barefoot training (almost) with these new cross-trainers that feature a knit upper and one-piece, low-profile outsole. Available for men and women.

Happy Spritz Towelettes ($10 for seven at happyspritz.com). Cool off after a workout with these unisex, biodegradable towelettes that are steeped in essential oils such as lavender and ylang ylang or peppermint and eucalyptus.