Fitness

Dress For Success

Photo: Lululemon Athletica

You don’t have to train like an Olympic athlete to dress like one. If the quickly approaching 2012 Summer Olympic Games haven’t inspired you to get back in the gym yet, maybe these new accessories available to accompany you summer 2012 workout routine will kick your rear into gear. Whether you like running, biking, yoga or water sports, there’s an accessory that will give your workout the extra boost it needs to keep you active all summer long.

With all the sunshine and fresh air that comes along with summertime, you’d be crazy not to spend a few workouts in the great outdoors. For runners, if you’re tired of the same old sweaty gym socks and worn out sneakers, try the Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter. It’s water-resistant and durable, shielding your feet from mud, brush, and other trail debris, and most importantly, won’t restrict your foot’s natural movements.

As for bikers, don’t let those blisters or pressure points prevent you from going the extra mile on the Earth’s rugged terrain. Purchase Pearl Izumi Women’s Pro Pittards Gel Glove that is designed to provide cyclists with optimum riding comfort by creating bridges over both Ulnar and Median nerves, where riders say to experience the most discomfort. The mesh palm lining of the gloves collects moisture while your perspire and delivers superior softness on the handlebars.

Accompanying your workouts with stylish accessories isn’t just about looking good, however. Safety should always be a top priority during any workout. This is especially true for yoga enthusiasts, which is why Yogaaccessories.com offers non-slip, surgeon approved Stick-e Knee & Wrist Savers. These accessories decrease stress in the fragile wrist joint. The Wrist Saver lessens extreme extension of the wrist by elevating both the heels and hands. They are essentially weightless, providing maximum comfort that allows you to wear them throughout an entire workout.

If you swimmers are tired of listening to incessant splashing and the sound of their own breathing, consider buying the waterproof Speedo Aquabeat 2.0 MP3 player. It has 4GB of internal memory, an FM radio, is compatible with iTunes and Windows Media, and even has a pedometer, stopwatch and calorie counter to enhance your swim. It is waterproof up to 10 feet and has a 20-25 hour battery life. Listening to music while you swim can double as a motivator as well as a distraction to keep you pulling through stroke after stroke.

Adding any of these accessories to your fitness wardrobe is a great way to give your old routine the breath of fresh air it needs to get your summer training started right.

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