Spring is here, and the time is now to get outside and begin working out to get ready for the sunny, warm beach weather that’s just around the corner! During the winter months, you more than likely were stuck heading to the gym to run on the treadmill and work your thighs on the elliptical. Now, you can enjoy the warmer weather with a brisk walk in the morning. Even if you continue going to the gym to get the remainder of your exercises in, Vine Vera has some helpful ideas and new technology to help you get ready for spring. See our tips for spring workout essentials below.
Sturdy Water Bottle
Getting enough water is one of the most important components to working out, no matter the time of year. Making sure you have a good, sturdy water bottle that will be handy and break resistant is essential to working out and staying hydrated. Why not opt for the new Bobble brand filtered water bottle, which helps the earth – and you – save time and money? These refillable water bottles equate to 300 or so bottles of water per filter, giving you longevity with the product, and clean, crisp, refreshing water straight from the tap. Be sure you drink 8-10 glasses per day, more if you are sweating a lot, to keep hydrated and keep your body healthy.
The FitBit is one of the coolest, newest trackers in which you wear to record your daily fitness and sleep patterns. Not only is this nifty wristband flexible, it comes in various colors and styles to fit your lifestyle and needs. Track your steps, calories burned, distance walked, and sleep patterns with this waterproof wristband. Sync it to your computer for wireless tracking and data implementation. Feeling stylish? Why not try accessorize your new FitBit Flex with the new Tory Burch accessory line, only from FitBit? With many colors and options to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
When it comes to choosing your workout clothing, choose colors appropriate for spring such as pinks, greens, blues and purples. By choosing bright, springy colors, not only will you look fabulous, but you will also increase your safety while out and about running as your clothing will be more visible to drivers passing by. Workout gear should be about implementing your own personal style and finding the style that suits your personality best. Why not try some gear from Lucy? With so much to choose from, there’s sure to be a style to fit your needs and likes.
Choosing a good fitting sports bra is one of those things you just need to do before you begin working out. Not only will this offer your breasts some much needed support, but it will also keep them in place during even the most strenuous workouts. There are varying tensions available, from light walking sports bras, to those oriented towards those who run or do cardio. Buy a few based upon your specific needs in colors you love. Make it fun! Check out the PINK line from Victoria’s Secret for stylish, sexy, sporty styles.
Sneakers, like sports bras, are mandatory to working out. Choosing a style you love and one that fits your specific fitness need is essential to having a great workout. In many styles and color options, there are so many brand names to choose from. Make sure you choose well fitting, good quality shoes that will meet your needs. For a plethora of styles, visit your local Sports Authority or mall.
Some of the other essentials for spring fitness are as follows:
- Hair ties – useful when out on a run or jog
- Sunscreen – should always be applied before leaving the house on all exposed skin
- Scale – to track weight loss
- Measuring tape – to measure waist, bust, hips and thighs – measurements should be taken every few weeks to track inches lost and progress
- Comfortable socks – to pair with your new fitness shoes
- Sweat towels
- A gym bag or duffel bag for gym workouts
Vine Vera hopes you will make fitness a part of your life this spring. Here’s to your health and fitness!