Designed from recycled and re-purposed materials, the KEEN Harvest III Messenger ($120) is a stylish, eco-friendly way to tote your gear around town. Pre-consumer, un-deployed side impact airbags are locally harvested and up-cycled into this roomy, unique messenger bag. The water-resistant exterior keeps the outside safe and the interior pockets help you stay organized. Wear cross body or over the shoulder with the adjustable shoulder strap. You’ll be keen on this cool new bag from KEEN.
This towel couldn’t be more useful or versatile. Sneak it into your gym bag and use it during spin class, soak up your sweat during Bikram or dry off after a swim – whatever your needs are Gaiam’s Small Thirsty Towel ($12) will definitely satisfy. Designed specifically for yoga, the towel is made from super-absorbent micro-fiber that dries in half the time of a regular cotton towel. And, at only 30 inches by 20 inches you really can take it anywhere!
Take a break from the gym and hit the open sea with the Bali Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard ($600). Paddleboarding is a great upper body and core workout you won’t even know you are doing because it’s so much fun. This inflatable board from West Marine only weighs 25 pounds but is strong enough to support 250 pounds and is made from Super High Pressure Drop-stitched material for added strength and rigidity. High-pressure pump for easy filling included. Catch some rays, and some looks, with this fun piece of fitness equipment.
Yogini Cleanies ($15) will leave you feeling fresh even after the sweatiest of hot yoga sessions. It’s easy to shower and go when you are done at the gym, but yoga studios don’t often have the same amenities. Toss a box of Yogini Cleanies in your yoga bag and leave the studio smelling of lavender or lemongrass. Made with organic bamboo, food-grade ingredients and organic essential oils, Yogini Cleanies are an eco-friendly, convenient shower in a bag. Just wipe yourself down and get dressed, and you’ll feel clean and refreshed for the rest of your busy day ahead.
Stand out at the gym, and anywhere else you choose to wear your B-Skinz Leggings ($25-$28). Known for the brightest, wildest and craziest designs around, B-Skinz leggings let you show your own unique style. Choose from bright colors, metalics, prints and even double designs split right down the middle. Anyone can rock a brightly colored sports bra, but full length, compression leggings in neon green and pink zebra stripe? Or adorable tiny anchors and fish? Now that will get you noticed (for more than your perfect form of course).
The Light and Motion Solite 250 Headlamp ($149) is not just a headlamp, it’s a headlamp/flashlight/helmet light/bike light to illuminate any path that lays ahead. You can strap it on to your helmet or head while on the go, but the Solite 250 is also strong enough to act as a stand alone lantern. Set it down at your camp site and work by its glow to set up your camp, play cards or just enjoy your company in the great outdoors. This headlamp is the top of the line choice for any outdoor adventurist.
Get a little more control over your stability ball routine by picking up a BOSU Ballast Ball ($60). This stability ball has an unstable 2.5 pound weight inside of it, so it doesn’t roll away from you while you are working out. You can perform all of your favorite stability ball exercises, plus a few you never could before. The Ballast Ball is still unstable enough to get you the benefits of working out on an unbalanced surface, but the weighted bottom keeps the equipment still and under control. The Ballast Ball is a full body piece of training equipment perfect for the home or gym.
A great over, under or in between layer, the versatile Lululemon Run Swiftly Tech Longsleeve ($68) will keep you feeling just right in all temperatures. Lightweight, soft and figure flattering, this basic is anything but. Made from seamless Silverescent and available in a wide variety of color schemes, this running tee is anti-stink, chafe resistant and moisture wicking so you stay comfortable no matter what the conditions. Thumb holes keep your sleeves in place and your wrists warm, especially when gloves are slipped over top, but the hole package is lightweight enough to wear solo indoors (with a sports bra, of course) making this top a wardrobe staple year round.
Keep your energy levels up and your mind clear with Honey Stinger “Ginsting” Gels ($31 for 24). Ginsting contains Siberian ginseng for clarity of mind, an energy boost and increased stamina. There are 32mg of caffeine from kola nut extract making these a pre-workout shot that can improve your performance. Ginsting has a rich, dark, delicious honey flavor that makes them a sweet treat you aren’t used to getting from a gel. Whether you have a tough workout or a long day of work ahead of you, Honey Stinger will keep you running at top speed.
For those of us who travel or away from home often, Portable Pilates ($25) is the perfect way to get your workout in no matter what. Portable Pilates is a compact kit that comes with an instructional DVD, a two piece foam padded bar with power cords, and an illustrated workout guide that you can use to complete three different Pilates workouts. Get a studio quality Pilates workout any time, with no excuses, with this Portable Pilates Kit.