4 Cool kinds of gear that will have you looking good while you get fit

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Hall of Fame professional football player Jerry Rice has a famous quote that can be best paraphrased as, “Look good, feel good, play good.” He felt his elite level of performance stemmed from self-confidence, which in turn came from exuding a sense of personal style. Check out these four types of workout gear that can help you look your best while hitting your fitness goals.

  1. Customized sneakers. The athletic footwear market has an unprecedented diversity of styles and colors these days, and they’re becoming increasingly stylish. But the most significant trend is specialization, meaning there are now more and more shoes designed for specific activities that even look a bit futuristic. Think sneakers that have claw-like treads for running on trails and super lightweight running shoes that’ll have you beating your personal best in no time.
  2. Sporty sunglasses. If you exercise outdoors, you know how important it is to protect your eyes. Ordinary sunnies won’t cut it when dealing with prolonged exposure to UV rays, sweat, and physical activity, though. Look for sunglasses that have rimless lenses, which enhance contrast; multi-sport lenses that immediately adjust to brightness; glasses with no-slip grips and foldable frames; and Polarized lenses that cut back on glare, which are especially helpful when working out on the beach.
  3. A fitness tracker. This piece of tech is as much of a workout style statement as it is a functional part of tracking your fitness progress. Sync it to an exercise app on your phone to track biometrics including steps, heart rate, calories burned, and number of hours slept, as well as sleep quality. Not only will you look cool with this on your wrist, but you’ll be more likely to stick with your fitness routine when you can see your stats just by tapping a screen. You can opt for a device that just tracks biometrics, or spring for a smartwatch, which also allows you to check emails, texts and surf the web from your wrist.
  4. High-end wireless headphones. You already know that listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, or even the radio is a good way to make your workout more bearable. But traditional earbuds have wires that at best get tangled, and at worst, can actually cause an injury. For that reason, wireless earbuds or headphones are the way to go. If you rcare about high quality sound, you’ll have to be willing to spend some money. Fortunately, high-end audio designers understand the need to blend style and function, so you should be able to find some that both sound and look great.

With this blend of style and substance, don’t be surprised to have an extra shot of confidence the next time you work out. Remember that none of these items will single-handedly help you attain your fitness goals, but they can help you look and feel your best.


The Top Gadgets, Gear And Apps To Keep Fit [Forbes]

The Best Fitness Gear of 2017 [Men’s Health]