The Best Exercise Accessories

With our summer holidays soon approaching, thoughts inevitably turn to getting a beach ready body and we start to renew our gym memberships and pound the pavement a little more. Hopefully all this revived interest in getting fit and slim pays off and we do ourselves proud when it finally comes to debuting our finely tuned physiques. But exercising on a regular basis would be no fun without a range of new and innovative products, designed to take your mind off the treadmill and improve your performance. So, in the interests of keeping boredom at bay in the gyms and whilst out jogging, we have sourced out the new in gadgets and gizmos, to help you shed those pesky pounds.

Trainers are a must when exercising and there are always new and innovative ones out on the market but we love these Faas 500’s from shop.puma.co.uk. The Faas 500 is constructed with BioRide Technology, an integrated system that gives you a more natural and responsive ride. Priced at a reasonable £75, they feature flexible toe moulds which actually increase responsiveness, a rocker to help propel the foot in a forward motion from heel to toe and a flex that allows your foot to do a little more work with each individual foot strike that you make. They also incorporate small grooves which allow the trainer to hold the ground and better react to every foot strike.

Thirst is the enemy of anyone exercising and water bottles are ten a plenty but check out this new one from camelbak.com at only £24.99. The Groove has an inbuilt filter which improves the taste and odour of tap water. The Groove instantly turns ordinary water into fresh, great-tasting water anywhere you go. It is easy to refill and the easy to use bottle has a filter built into the straw.  Made from durable plastic, it has a bite valve to ensure no spills and flips shut for drip proof storage. Available in colours Blush, Graphite, Cool Blue and SeaFoam.

Many of us exercise and listen to music at the same time but what do you do with those annoying wires that drape down and get in the way? Well you don’t need to worry if you buy a Belkin Dualfit Sports Armband for New iPod Nano. Designed especially to prevent the wires of your iPod tangling, it fits neatly onto your arm via the Adjustable Velcro closure which fits many arm sizes, has reflective material for use in the dark, and a ClearScreen protector allows for easy navigation of iPod screen. Slim and lightweight, the normal RRP for these are around £19.99 but we found them selling on amazon.co.uk for under four pounds.

Finally, don’t you just hate it when you are out jogging and your sunglasses keep slipping of your nose? Not anymore as the Venture P7000A Sunglasses are designed with rubber ear fittings for a firm grip, and have 100% UV protection. These super lightweight sunglasses are wraparound so you do not get glare from a panoramic view and they combat glare from the sun and off the water. They are fitted with red rubber inserts and ear fittings, have vivid mirrored lenses and stable temples for grip. A steal at £55 and available from polaroidsunglasses.co.uk.

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