Monday, February 18, 2008

Gizmos And Things For Your Favorite Workout

As women we tend to prepare for our workouts as if we are about to go out with friends. From small studs in the ears, a slight color on the lip, a neat pony tail or bun, and a cute workout fit, showing up at the gym or the track can become a social event in itself.

Sometimes we become so involved with talking to workout buddies, sizing up the competition, thinking about the day, and enjoying the scenery that we can forget how many laps we swam, what distance we ran, how many punches we threw, how long cardio lasted, and rather or not our heartbeat was up. That’s why a gadget is the perfect accessory to help you look your best while trying to stick to that New Year’s resolution. So how do you pick the right outfit, makeup, and gadgets to go with your workout? The guide below gadgetizes my three favorite workouts: boxing, yoga, and running.

Fly Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee
Add some flavor to your boxing game with a Lover/Fighter Tank and Personal Boxing Timer from Everlast. This timer can strapped to your arm or wrist and is great for heavy bags, speed bags, jump ropes, double-end bags, or other types of interval training.

Relax, Relate, Release
My favorite workout is Yoga, not only is everybody doing it, it actually works and can increase flexibility and core muscle strength. The gadget below is unfortunately a concept gadget and doesn’t exist, but the design is amazing and it deserves a mention. The designer is Hui-Zong Chen and this wonderful yoga mat is made up of an electronic paper screen. You can play MP3, attend yoga class anywhere due to the streaming video, and even connect with friends and have a group class.

Wind Beneath Your Wings
The most important thing about running other than your shoes is your hair and your heart rate. Check out the F11 Heart Rate Monitor Watch by Polar. The quick and easy solution will make sure you don’t under or over exert yourself. Another cute idea is this On The Run gift bag for $30.00 at the studio i|m store. It has everything you need to keep your hair and shoelaces in place.

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