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Continuing with Spring Training and our countdown to summer, it’s all about motivation. There is no better way than some fun new gear and apparel to get you going. Who wouldn’t want to swim in a sleek new suit, bike on a hot set of wheels or run in cushy new pair of kicks! Outside or in, here are a few of our favorite items to get you feeling sporty and looking fit as we get closer to the body baring months ahead!
ROW 1: TECHNOGYM WELLNESS BALL $225. We have never seen a Physio Ball quite so chic as this Italian model from TechnoGym. Featuring a zip-off matte black honeycomb cover and carrying case, the ball doubles as a chair that engages and works the core muscles while sitting as well. The ball comes with a training guide of exercises accessed through your smart phone. POC BLADE LARSSON EDITION $250. Designed primarily for road biking, these mod looking sport frames are lightweight, durable and flexible. The lens tints are optimized with enhanced contrast to spot irregularities, holes and gravel on the road. Anti-fog and repellent treatments help keep dirt, grime and water off the lenses, while rubber inserts and an adjustable nose piece keep frames in place.
ROW 2: SPEEDO ENDURANCE LIGHT LASER CUT $66. Lightweight and quick drying, this chlorine resistant swimsuit stays bright and resists sagging and snagging. Its sleek silhouette is enhanced by thin straps, a low cut back and laser cut sides, for extra resistance while training. XFINITY FITNESS BAND $30. Voted Gear of the Year in 2013 by Runners World magazine, this multi-purpose training tool is designed for both strengthening and stretching. Made of a pliable silicone-rubber, the “Change Your Grip, Change Your Resistance” design means you only need one band. The six loops allow multiple hand and foot options and an endless variety of exercises. The Xfinity Fitness Band comes packaged with six 20-minute fitness workouts on two DVDs and includes a 30-day meal guide. Y-3 FS MESH BACKPACK $300. Rugged yet urban, this luxe and sporty backpack features a large main compartment perfect for all your gym gear. A padded laptop sleeve, zip pockets for smaller items, mesh and bungee elastics hold all your other daily essentials too.
ROW 3: SONY WATERPROOF WALKMAN SPORTS MP3 PLAYER (NWZW273S) $99. This 4GB cordless one-piece waterproof MP3 player is designed for swimming and provides the perfect accompaniment to those boring lap swims. A 3-minute quick charge gives up to 60 minutes of battery life for musical inspiration throughout your workout. It is available in 5 fun color combos. NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM 980 $109. One of the most reviewed and featured running shoes of the season is the innovative Fresh Foam 980 from New Balance. Cushioned yet high performance, its new technology combines a more natural running platform with a plush ride. Lightweight and made with breathable air mesh, no-sew overlays wrap the foot in comfort and stability.
ROW 4: CANNONDALE QUICK CARBON 2 $2170. For cyclists looking for a serious high-performance alternative to regular road bikes, the all-new Quick Carbon delivers a fun ride at full speed. Ideal for commuting or training, the ultra-light full carbon frame shares many of the design and performance features of Cannondale’s highly reputed racing bikes but in the comfort of the upright position. SUUNTO AMBIT2 S $350. This GPS Multifunction Watch provides the key training data you need for all your sports activities from running to cycling to swimming. The Ambit2 S tracks such basics as pace, distance, speed, elapsed and split times, but also monitors a host of other customizable data with a sport by sport setting. Switch functions from running to biking, and the watch becomes your bike computer. Switch again to swimming and the watch becomes an interval timer and lap counter. For the outdoor adventurer, routes, navigation and a compass are just a few of the functions available.
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