Ah, New Year’s resolutions. We make them in the days and weeks leading up to the new calendar year, with our hearts and minds full of hope and promise. We’re going to only eat organic food, we’re going to cook at home way more, and we’re going to workout all the time because we love it. Right? Right.
And then we all woke up on January 1. If you were on the East Coast, it was grey and cold and raining and well, all that motivation flew right out the window. Whether you were battling a hangover or not that day, all the hope and promise we had imagined turned out to be a whole lot of pressure. And what do I tend to do when I feel under pressure? Sit on my couch and watch Bravo shows, of course.
While it’s cool to do that on January 1—it is a national holiday after all!—we should rally together to keep our resolutions on track straight through spring and summer. To get us there, we’ve gathered 15 must-have fitness gear products that will be hard to ignore even on your least-motivated days. From kettle bells to a super slick backpack, these items will all help to keep our fitness goals in tact...and, oh yeah, keep us looking smokin’ hot, too.
1. THE WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
2. THE KETTLE BELL
Perform Better First Place Gravity Cast Iron Kettlebell
3. THE ARMBAND PHONE CASE
TuneBand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, Premium Sports Armband
4. THE YOGA MAT
Manduka PROlite™ Yoga Mat
5. THE BACKPACK
Adidas by Stella McCartney Wintersport Backpack
6. THE SLIDERS
Elite Core Exercise Sliders
7. THE ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
8. THE WATER BOTTLE
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
9. THE FITNESS TRACKER
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker
10. THE YOGA BRICK
Gaiam Yoga Block
11. THE AB WHEEL
Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro
12. THE STABILITY BALL
Black Mountain Static Strength Exercise Stability Ball with Pump
13. THE RESISTANCE BANDS
Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
14. THE POST-PREGNANCY WORKOUT
Expecting More: The 4th Trimester Workout
BUY FROM: Amazon, $29.95
15. THE BOSU BALL
Bosu Sport Balance Trainer
16. THE FOAM ROLLER
TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller
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