Christmas is a time of over exuberance with New Year being the time of year most people will start their fitness kick. So in preparation for the New Year preparations… here are a few items I can highly recommend!
Yurbuds sports earphones are awesome. Simple as!
No matter how much I sweat and move about at the gym, these earphones have yet to budge from my ears. When are you concentrating on a run, the last thing you want to worry about and mess with is earphones that keep popping out of your ears. Yurbuds have a comfortable, silicone ear bud that fits perfectly in your ear. Prices range from £16.99 upwards, depending on which design you choose on the Yurbuds site. Check them out in action here.
If you want to track your fitness progress, the FitBit Flex is the perfect wireless accessory (available in a range of colours) that fits in with your daily life. With the ability to sync to your computer, it is quite addictive checking steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned and active minutes amongst other statistics. It even tracks your hours slept, times woken up and sleep quality! No larger than a watch, the FitBit Flex is worn on your wrist and the waterproof, silicone wristband is comfortable enough to be worn the whole day. No need to worry about whether it will fit as the very clever people at FitBit have included a Large and Small wristband in each pack, alongside the charging cable, tracker and wireless USB charger. Priced at £79.99 from FitBit, this is a great gift for anyone on a fitness kick!
There is nothing attractive about exercise, ruddy red faces, breathlessness and buckets of sweat make sure of that! When you are in the zone though, wiping sweat away can be enough to set you off pace, which is where Halo Headbands come in to play. The two widths of fabric, make the Halo stick to your head comfortably, leaving you to exercise, safe in the knowledge that there will be no need for swift wipe aways, of hair from your eyes or sweat! Available in a range of colours and widths, from £12.95 from the Halo site. A perfect stocking filler!
An energy boost before and after you start exercise will always keep you going and motivated. I have been enjoying The Ultimate Muesli from Rude Health before hitting the gym. Never a muesli fan as a child, I have certainly found a taste for it now. Packed with lots of Organic goodness, the no added salt and wheat free muesli contains 23 ingredients including plump blueberries, soft apricots, Brazil Nuts and more… available from Sainsburys, Tesco, Abel & Cole, Ocado to name a few… check out your local stockists on the Rude Health site.
Bounce Energy Balls are the perfect, energising boost you need when exercising and given their size, are easy to keep in your gym bag. High in Antioxidant Vitamin E, each chewy energy ball is individually shaped and packed full of flavour and goodness. Available in a range of flavours, to suit all tastes, they contain no artificial preservatives, are high in fibre and are gluten free. Purchase from the Bounce site for £19.45 for a pack of 12.