Fitness Friday: Must-Have Accessories

by | Jul 28, 2017 | Fashion, Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday is here and we’ve discussed the best ways to look fashionable while breaking a sweat through best clothing and shoe brands, but most people don’t realize the accessories that are necessary for being active.

Although the accessories rely on which way you’re being active, there are some basics items that make being active easier and make the results come out faster.

From water bottles to sunglasses and more, Downtown Magazine put together a list of our must-have fitness accessories. Here they are:

S’well Water Bottle

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Smokey Quartz – Durable Grey Water Bottle ($35.00)

It is necessary to stay hydrated at all times, but especially during your workout. S’well water bottles are insulated stainless steel water bottles and the only reusable bottle that looks great, does good, and it is eco-friendly. It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, all while giving back to those in need. They offer a wide variety of color and pattern bottle options. Forget buying those plastic water bottles and jump on the S’well wave.


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itBandz ($19.99)

One of the biggest set backs can be injuries that occur or become worse while working out and prevent them from being active. To overcome this obstacle, you must find a way to support that certain area and protect it, making sure not to overdo it. Struggle with your knees while working out? itBandz for knees are providing the next generation of knee support for today’s active lifestyles. Purchase an itBandz and you can say goodbye to knee pain.


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Oakley Frogskins Eclipse Collection (Asia Fit) ($130.00)

Sunglasses are a way to protect your eyes, along with enhancing your performance by dimming the blinding sun. Oakley sunglasses are associated with being active and help your performance These Frogskins sunglasses are polarized, which improves safety, comfort and performance. Along with that, the lenses are Prizm and provide unprecedented control of light transmission resulting in colors precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. They also have protection against high-velocity and high-mass impact and more.


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Fitbit AltaHR (now $129.95)

Ever wonder how effective your workout actually is? Fitbit offers many different types of products, but the Fitbit AltaHR is essential to reach your health goals in style. It has a long list of standout and essential features, and is designed smart, to make life seamless. Just by wearing this slim heart rate wristband — which is offered in multiple different colors — you can track your activity, sleep and exercise, displays notifications & sends Reminders to Move, and so much more.

Wireless Headphones

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Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones ($199.95)

Are you the person who is constantly fixing their headphones while working out and it gets in the way majority of the time? Beats by Dr. Dre has wireless earphones to put that issue to an end. Ranked the #1 headphones for working out, Powerbeats3 are are ready for any challenge with up to 12 hours of battery life to fuel multiple long workouts and powerful, dynamic sound to keep you pushing. On top of all its features, it is sweat and water-resistant. These wireless headphones are all you could possibly ask for.

Gym Bag

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UA Undeniable 3.0 Small Duffle Bag ($39.99)

To make your commute to the gym, or wherever you work out, easier, purchasing a bag to put everything in is a smart move. Under Armour is a reliable brand, and this bag has had positive feedback as the perfect workout bag. It has many features, including: UA Storm technology that delivers an element-battling, highly water-resistant, tough, abrasion-resistant bottom/side panels, large front zippered organization pocket, adjustable, padded HeatGear shoulder strap, padded top grab handle, and a large vented pocket, along with so much more.

Yoga Mat

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Revolution Mat ($90.00)

For those yoga lovers, finding the right mat can be tough. Luckily, prAna has the perfect yoga mat for you. It was ranked on the 2017 overall best yoga mats list on and has had positive reviews. It is their largest yoga mat available and this season’s prAna Revolution Mat is updated with a new layering technique that is said to be significantly lighter all while providing the same cushioning and stability that it is known for. It is made from non-amazon harvested tree rubber. Purchase this mat for an outstanding yoga experience and be eco-friendly all in one. 

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