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1. HIT THE TRAIL
The REI Trail 25 Pack in Black Sapphire has padded mesh-covered straps to keep you cool and comfy while hiking. Plus, it has pockets and storage for everything from your water bottle and phone to snacks and sunglasses.
2. STICK TO IT
Prevent your feet from sliding on the dance floor, at the barre or on the mat with the nonslip ToeSox Half Toe Bella Grip Socks in Siren. Made from organic cotton, these socks have a five-toe design, offering flexibility and comfort.
3. FASHIONABLE FITNESS
Keep track of your fitness goals in style with the super-sleek Q Dreamer Sand Leather Activity Tracker, which tracks daily steps and calories burned.
4. TURN UP THE MUSIC
The Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats block out background noise while you’re working up a sweat, making these ideal for any type of exercise. The ear tips come in a variety of sizes so you can ensure they stay in place whether you’re walking, jogging or lifting weights. Available in six colors.
5. WORDS TO LIFT BY
Show your passion for fitness with FTD Apparel’s motivational “Live Love Lift” racerback tank top.
6. GET YOUR “OM” ON
Made from recyclable PLUSfoam, the earth-friendly Manduka LiveON Mat 5mm is lightweight yet sturdy enough for all your poses.
7. FULL SUPPORT
The Valleau Apparel Sunset Sports Bra features crossed double shoulder straps that offer comfortable support for everything from yoga to running.
8. SMART WATCH (Editors’ Choice)
Call it your very own personal trainer – the water- and sweat-resistant Fitbit Blaze offers free onscreen workouts, measures your heart rate and has a smartphone-connected GPS that delivers your run stats to track
9. JUMP, JUMP!
Choose from among five colors and five cable weights to customize your own jump rope from the Rx Custom Jump Ropes. Use the online sizing chart to find the best rope length for your height.
10. YOGA BAG
Transport your mat to yoga class in this pretty Gaiam On-the-Go Yoga Mat Carrier, which has two thin shoulder straps and an expandable zipper pocket to store your phone, wallet and keys.
11. FILTERED H20
With its spill-proof bite valve and plant-based filter, the BPA-free CamelBak Groove water bottle keeps your water free of contaminants so you can drink easy. It comes in a variety of colors as well as stainless steel.
$20, camelbak.com for where to buy