When the lazy days of summer have become just a bit too lazy, kick yourself back into fitness mode with these five invigorating finds.
If summer cocktails, camping trips and — let’s just say it — naps in the sun are distracting you from your workouts, get back on track with some inspiring new gear.
Here are five finds that will get you moving again.
H&M For Every Victory Leggings ($50). H&M’s latest sportswear line launches Thursday (and will likely sell quickly). The line, including these sleek, flattering leggings, was developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympic team uses quick-drying, partially recycled materials.
Brooks Run-Thru Jacket (on sale for $59 at Brooks, Wallingford). You know Brooks is from Seattle with this jacket. A water-resistant upper protects against those summer sprinkles that seem to come out of nowhere, while a mesh body keeps you cool in the muggy air before and after the rain.
Puma by Rihanna Fenty Trainer ($180 at Likelihood, Capitol Hill). Getting to put on these cutting-edge kicks may be all the motivation you need to don your workout gear. The latest “Quarry” color is cool and versatile.
American Apparel Nylon Pack Cloth Gym Bag ($24). Get back to simple with this one-compartment, two-strap bag. Carry just your essentials, get in and get out. The hardest part becomes picking which of the 13 color combinations you want.
Garmin Vívoactive HR Watch ($250 at buy.garmin.com). Garmin’s new watch aims to do it all. It measures heart rate (with no strap needed), steps and intensity levels, tells the time and weather forecast, and includes a huge array of sports options for more exact tracking of your effort.