5 Fitness Brands to Shop to Help Keep Your Health Goals
With the new year here, you may have taken a New Year’s resolution to be more healthy and get fit. Popular resolutions to have, a way to start and keep them is with new fitness gear. To help your health and fitness resolutions check out the styles offered from these brands for yoga, running, lifting or any other day-to-day fitness and gym routines:
Known for its luxe women’s yoga collections, the Vancouver-based fitness brand has largely grown its men’s line and presence over recent years to the point of opening its first men’s only store in SoHo last month. Offering a range of well designed and fitted styles, notable and versatile workout gear includes the sweat-wicking and anti-stink Get The Funk Outta Here Short Sleeve tee with four-way stretch, and the light and flexible Pace Breaker Short with a fabric liner for cool comfort and flat seams to prevent chaffing. Stylish post-workout clothing to get this winter include the a merino wool Carry-on Hoodie which helps regulate temperature and has reflective yarns in the cuffs and hem help keep you visible in low light, and the comfortable, sweat-wicking ABC Pant with its four-way stretch sweat-wicking durable fabric that helps protect against light wind and rain and its ability to be worn for variety of styles for all-day or travel wear that you can still be active in.
With technical fabrics to minimize sweat and smell, the New York-based YOGASMOGA makes its yoga-based collections here in the U.S. with domestic products such as eco-friendly pigment dyes to reduce carbon footprint. Launched online in 2013, YS is known more for its women’s line but it does offer a few men’s styles such tees and a pants. There’s also its lightweight Dharma Jacket which features the brand’s Aurum fabric blend of Supplex fibers and Lyrca to keep the shape of the jacket while keeping the wearer cool during a workout. YS also offers their own line of biodegradable yoga mats.
Designed with the needs of the mixed martial arts practicer in mind, RYU (Respect Your Universe) clothing is made to move so you can run or punch up a sweat. Among the styles, the Signature Sleeveless Top features quick drying fabric and flat seams to protect from chafing, the Warrior Training Pant is designed for cold, dry weather training and is made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, and the quick drying Tanto 2.0 Compression Short has gel-print grippers prevent riding up the leg.
Offering organic fitness clothing and accessories, Gaiam men’s styles feature various organic cotton clothes such as the short sleeve and sleeveless tees. There’s also styles like the comfortable Anytime Pant (made of Rayon from sustainable bamboo, Sorona French terry and spandex), which as the name implies, can really be worn at any time from yoga and pilates to lounging and for running weekend errands. Known for their wellness goods, Gaiam offers a range of mat styles such as the Gaiam Sol Premium-Grip Yoga Mat (an extra thick mat with a no-slip grip and a structured core to prevent stretching of the mat) and the Athletic duraMat (a long length versatile reversible mat with a sticky side and a textured side that has a lifetime guarantee).
C9 by Champion
For fast-fitness and lower-priced workout wear needs, C9 by Champion is available from Target and features functional styles to choose from. Among them is the Advanced Duo Dry Running Pants which are not only super comfortable polyester quick dry pants, but also keep you warm during a cold workout and are a fitted style. The Velocity Sneaker is a bright option that is flexible and has a reflective upper for visibility at night.