With the summer of sport in full swing, there isn’t a better time to feel motivated about getting fit. To help kickstart your fitness regime or enhance your existing routine, we’ve picked out five awesome bits of sports kit to help you stay active and keep in shape.
From trainers with performance-tracking sensors built-in to the cleverest pair of dumbbells you’ll ever flex a muscle lifting, here’s our top 5 sports kit to get fit.
Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Premium
If you purchase a new pair of running shoes this year, make them the Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Premium. The trendy treads pack Nike’s ‘Lunarion’ cushioning for a softer, springier ride, and is made from threads that Nike say cradle the foot as you run. The best bit is the ability to pair the shoe with Nike+ and the Nike+ Training app that when combined, help you to get fit, and stay fit.
Adidas Transformer Dumbbells
Working out from home usually means stacks of dumbbells cluttering up your personal space, but not if the Adidas Transformer Dumbbells can help it. What makes these dumbbells so special is the ability to adjust from 3kg to 18.5 kg in 2.5kg increments to adapt to the increasing intensity of your strength training, helping you up your workouts, and save space. You also get a nice stand.
Reebok Speed Rope
Skipping might be a playground pastime but it also happens to be one of the most efficient, and underrated methods of cardiovascular exercise and increasing ones agility. The Reebok Speed Rope has a 3 metre adjustable rope length and to aid in strengthening your grip, removable 50 gram steel bar to create added weight.
CamelBak 2012 M.U.L.E
The CamelBak 2012 M.U.L.E backpack is the perfect accessory to accompany you on your post-work jog or cycle back home. It has enough room to carry your work documents, and is designed for comfort and convenience. A drinking tube lets connect to a water source within the bag to keep you hydrated.
Swimovate Poolmate Pro
This waterborne watch tracks swimmers training by recording performance, before tracking it for feedback on a Mac or PC. The Swimovate Poolmate Pro will even recognise the type of stroke being performed to accurately track average strokes per lap, speed, distance, calories and efficiency. It might be too late to try for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, but if you want to see how you compare with Britain’s best, the Swimovate Poolmate Pro is just what you need. Seen any other fitness gadgets you’d love to suggest to readers? Let us know.