It’s a new year and a new start on those fitness goals we all want to achieve. But before you perfect that downward dog or train for a marathon, we’ve got three items from local spots that will help you stay focused and sweat it out.
Conquer a variety of activities with the help of Saucony’s Bullet Capri Leggings ($68). The capri length will keep you from overheating, while a wide waistband offers plenty of comfort. “Use them for indoor or outdoor activities as well as in cooler and warmer temps,” says Vince Rucci, owner of Vertical Runner. 112 N. Main St., Hudson, 330-656-1176; 8929 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, 440-740-1100, verticalrunner.com
Start 2018 on the right foot with Brooks’ PureFlow 6 ($100) shoes. With their lightweight construction, these kicks transition well between workouts. “If you’re going to a gym and weight-training and then getting on the treadmill, it’s really good for those kind of things,” says Jeff Fisher, owner of Cleveland Running Co. 2246 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-991-2000, clevelandrunning.com
Work on your savasana pose with Lululemon’s Reversible Mat 5mm ($68). Built with extra cushion for hips and knees during floor poses, it helps with much-needed stretching. “Your mat becomes like a home, a place where you let it all go and push out against your edges,” says Tammy Lyons, owner of Inner Bliss Yoga Studio. Various locations, innerblissyogastudio.com