10 Items That Will Up your Workout Game
Meet 2018’s must-have workout gear!
If you workout regularly, you’re probably all set with a water bottle, towel and flip-flops for the gym shower. But if you really want to take your workout game to the next level, you need to make sure you’re prepared for every part of your workout journey; from pre-gym to during your routine and post-workout cool-downs. These are the items you need to add to your gym shopping list:
Anyone who’s tried to manoeuvre around headphone wires plugged into a phone when working out will know it’s difficult – and clumsy. Instead, invest in wireless headphones such as the Bose SoundSport.
Mio workout wonder gel:
If you need to ease sore muscles either before or after your workout, this Mio Workout Wonder Gel is a must. It cools tired muscles, eases soreness and decreases inflammation. Plus, its added moisture helps to keep your skin supple and smooth. Available at Amani Spas.
Breathable workout gear:
There’s nothing worse than getting hot and sweaty in “normal” clothes. Make sure you get workout clothes that are designed for exercise. Breathable workout wear will also mean fewer skin problems related to sweat. We suggest the Lorna Jane Breathe And Twist Active Tank top.
And post-workout gear:
Don’t forget: after your workout, you need to keep warm. Make sure you carry a long-sleeve top and long pants with you to change into. The Bella Excel Zip Through is perfect!
Let’s admit it: no-one likes the rash and skin irritation that can come from doing certain exercises, like running and cycling. Invest in a sound anti-chafe gel and use it anywhere skin or clothes rub together.
This may seem obvious, but if you are working out outdoors, it’s essential to wear strong UVA and UVB protection sunscreen. Your skin will take a beating with outdoor exercise, so schedule in regular facials too, to remove impurities and cleanse the skin post a workout.
Resistance bands can help in stretching, in rehab, or in full-scale workouts. This ten-piece set comes with 5 snap-safe bands, 2 foam handles, 2 ankle straps and a door anchor.
According to Men’s Journal, research has shown that drinking green tea along with exercising results in significantly more weight loss than doing either alone. Green Tea also helps the body detox and is said to help fight cancer and heart disease. We love the Exotic Green tea from Amani Spa’s tea range.
Lilian Terry Sportz Energy Massage Oil:
These oils contain homeopathic remedies, superior grade essential oils and pure cold-pressed carrier oils. This is great easing muscle and joint injuries and torn ligaments! Available at Amani Spas.
If you’re not rolling yet – you definitely should be. Foam rollers allow for self-myofascial release, which is essentially self-massage to release muscle tightness. Glide your body along the roller to apply pressure to specific points, to help muscles recover and return to normal function.