Working out is more fun with the right gear – plain and simple. Here are three suggestions we have rounded up for you that may bring on the motivation or keep it on track.
1. Pure Move Arm Band
For many athletes, their phone doubles as a workout tool for storing playlists and training apps. But figuring out exactly where to put it can be tricky – no one wants to hold their iPhone while going for a run, or risk that it’s going to bounce out of your pocket. The best choice for comfort, flexibility and phone safety is the PureMove Sports Arm Band. This washable, lightweight arm band is antibacterial, odor-free and moisture-wicking (so essential for summer) thanks to a coconut carbon layer applied to the inner side. The flexible fit wings mean that the PureMove Arm Band can be adjusted to fit arms of any size, while square embossed lining allows for blood circulation and airflow for coolness. While you’re wearing your PureMove Arm Band, you still have direct access to the touch screen if you need to skip to the next song or check the time. Sounds like the perfect running companion to me!
2. In the Ear yurbuds
Outdoor enthusiasts and gym rats all rave about these innovative ear buds, designed for comfort, quality sound and endurance. With stereo-Bluetooth technology that lasts up to six hours, they lock into place and give you the freedom to move without worrying about your earphones falling out. The In the Ear yurbuds are also ergonomically designed to avoid the nerve rich areas of the ear, and are made with flexible silicone so they remain comfortable for hours on end. Use them under any training conditions – they are sweat and water resistant. With a woven cloth cord, those annoying tangled cords are a thing of the past.
3. Janji Running Gear
Every runner knows that nutrition and hydration are important, whether you’re doing a long distance race or simply out for a jog. But in some parts of the world, people lack these basic necessities for survival. Athletes can help change that by shopping for Janji, running apparel that helps fight the food and water crisis worldwide. A portion of funds from each purchase of Janji (which means “promise” in Malay) is donated to organizations that alleviate these problems.
Now that summer is upon us, one of the must-have items from Janji is the singlet, available for both women and men in two colors. These are fitted, stylized tanks ($28) made from 100% poly mesh with a reflective logo on the back for added visibility. For every singlet purchased, you give a year of drinking water to one person in Tanzania through MSABI’s deep-water well projects to make water safer and more accessible.