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Getting Fit In 2018
So if dry January wasn’t enough motivation to kick-start the teens in your life into thinking about their health and getting fit, maybe the thought of the Winter Olympics being just around the corner might do the trick!
All The Gear And No Idea!
In order to help you to prise your teens from that sofa, we have had a good look on your behalf to find some the best gadgets the most useful equipment and sports accessories to inspire the older children in your lives to get back to some form of gentle exercise, to begin with at least!
1. Tote Bags
These 100% natural, unbleached, cotton eco tote bags are all screen painted by hand. Not only do they look stylish but you can have peace of mind when you buy one of these gorgeous bags as they are fair trade and made from sustainable cotton crops.
2. Gym Bags
This Adidas Stellesport Camo Team Bag has handy inner dividers together with a clever separate shoe compartment. The detachable shoulder strap makes it a flexible choice of gym bag.
We particularly like this Luxe Gym Bag from Sweaty Betty as it is designed to take you from work to the gym and vice versa. It is also available in black and inside has separate pockets for you to store any wet kit, trainers and valuables. The straps will also hold a yoga mat, they have thought of everything!
What a great idea – a Gym Clutch! This cute clutch style bag is made from a scuba style fabric and it is just the right size to hold all your essentials including your phone, purse and deodorant.
3. Sports Water Bottles
This easy squeeze tru-flex bottle by Nathan Quickdraw has a useful adjustable hand strap and thumbhole for extra grip. The zipped pocket will fit an iPhone, keys, cash, food and more! It is also available in a range of bright colours.
Jerry Bottle is a social enterprise trading reusable water bottles for Waterfall Charity. They give 100% of their profits to fund water projects in India and Tanzania. The charity is trying to encourage people and organisations to enjoy a healthy water habit and are campaigning against single-use plastic bottle pollution. Find out more here.
Leak-proof, flip water bottles from Ion8. They come in a huge range of colours, two different finishes and claim to be 100% leak proof which is very handy! They can be flipped open with one hand and lock when closed. Each one comes with a carry strap and is suitable for both hot and cold liquids. The bottles are BPA free and very helpfully are dishwasher safe.
These Smart Bottles are available in a choice of colour and size to suit you. When you buy one of these water bottles you gain exclusive access to the Frank Green Hydrate app. This allows you to record personal daily hydration goals and reminders. The actual bottle itself has a push button to open and close and is dishwasher friendly. At the end of its usable life it can be recycled.
4. Sports Headbands
Nike Swoosh headbands to keep your hair off of your face while you exercise. Made from soft, super sweat absorption stretchy fabric. Job done! Black and white. White and black. Black and yellow. Pink.
This Halo Anti-freeze headband uses sweat block technology to offer warm protection to your ears when training in the cold weather. Happily, It can be worn under bike and ski helmets and is ponytail compatible.
5. Fitness Tracker
These Fitness Trackers enable the wearer to track their activity, eating and their sleeping patterns. They have a lightweight strap for comfort and are available in some lovely metallic colours.
6. Sports Towels
This handy Microfibre Honeycomb gym and sports towel can store your bits and bobs in the zip compartment.
A sports towel with some encouraging words! It is made of 100% cotton and is also available in a choice of grey, white and black.
7. Gym Log Book
A useful way to record and monitor all that hard work at the gym. This Gym Log Book easily fits into a pocket and has plastic sleeves for protection.
8. Personal Blender
This very clever Breville Blend Active Personal Blender, allows you to make smoothies, milkshakes and protein shakes. The bottle clips to the blender and after making your drink of choice it just clips off and becomes a portable bottle to take training with you! It is available in blue, pink and orange.
9. Rubs, Gels and oils
This cotton-lined wash bag contains everything you need to freshen up after a session at the gym. A bottle of shower wash, a tube of Urban Protection Moisturised and a quick dry, compact towel.
Be kind to your legs after a long cycle ride with this Body Kit for Cyclists. It contains Chamois cream, Stressed Muscle and Skin Detox Bath Salts. All the products are made with 100% natural essential oils and are vegan-friendly. None are tested on animals.
These Gym Essentials from Not On The HIght street offers a Muscular Rub Body and Bath Oil together with a Vitamin E packed Cool Down Face Spray.
Below The Belt sports lubricant prevents chafing and discomfort and reduces friction. This can be used before and after exercise and would be warmly received by any sporty person from cyclists to runners to golfers!
10. Smart Cycling Helmet
The first Bluetooth Smart Cycling Helmet and controller – Smart and Safe.
11. Funky Netballs