Self: High Impact

By Jennifer Wells
In Culture, Feature

Performance enhancing fitness gear in the season’s hottest shades.

 

Your workout regimen won’t be the only thing getting a boost when you jump into the latest innovations in fitness gear—your style will, too, thanks to the neon inspired get-up-and-move items popping up in fitness shops around town. A few things to look forward to: tying your keys to your drawstring becomes a thing of the past (and trades for light, aerodynamic running packs); static-prone athletic wear is transformed by high tech fabrics; and fitness accessories get a much needed makeover. Because who says you can’t be hard core in neon?

[1] DON’T LET THE BOLD pink color and feminine detailing fool you—this tank was made for durability. Quality stitching and durable fabric make this top tough as nails and suitable for running, lifting, downward dogging or anything in between. Aum-Couture Tank available at Blue Moon Activewear.

[2] IF YOUR OLD YOGA MAT has seen better days, maybe it’s time to invest in one with a little staying power. The T MAT PRO is made of neoprene, a classic surf and swim material chosen for its fade resistant and moisture wicking qualities. T MAT PRO Triathlon & Sport Mat available at Little Shark Athletic Co., 314.862.1818.

[3] A PERFECT TRANSITION piece, these cropped studio pants will take you from the gym to the market and out to lunch with ease. They’re light, loose and made for layering, so you can keep your yoga-appropriate shorts in the studio where they belong. lululemon athletica studio crop liner pants available at lululemon athletica, 314.994.7662.

[4] IT’S HARD TO FIND a stylish watch that can handle hard-core athletics, but this chic neon number does the trick. The band is a silicone slap bracelet, so you can be sure it’ll stay secure during your most challenging runs. And the neon time piece is water resistant up to 99 feet, so by land or sea—you’re always on time. Tko Orlogi Watch available at Blue Moon Activewear, 314.256.1823.

[5] YOU WORK HARD to be healthy, so why hydrate with a disposable bottle laden with chemicals? This lightweight hydration belt has four BPA-free bottles and includes a zip pouch, perfect for keeping your essentials safe. Fuelbelt Helium 4-Bottle Belt available at Little Shark Athletic Co.

[6] FORM AND FUNCTION meet in this high-performance shoe. Created with a series of ducts and drainage holes, the Black Flash by Zoot is constructed to keep your feet dry and performing at their best—a necessity no matter what your sport. Zoot Black Flash Shoes available at Little Shark Athletic Co.

[7] PERFECT FOR ENDURANCE
athletes, Shot Bloks fuel your body for the finish line. Made in the form of convenient chewable cubes, it’s never been easier to keep track of crucial calorie and electrolyte consumption. Clif Shot Bloks available at Little Shark Athletic Co.

 

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2011 Fitness Gear

 

Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser

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