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Fitness Gear

Oct 07, 2014

The ONE Best Feature to Look For

As you go about your workout regime, it’s important to recognize there are many tools out there that can help you on your journey. Here’s a list of the most important features to look for when purchasing some of the most used fitness gear.

Running Shoes

Regardless of the type of workout you’re doing, wearing running shoes to support your body is a must. Make sure to pick a shoe meant for the type of exercise you plan to do. The shoe you should wear for distance running is not the same shoe you should wear for a weightlifting workout.

The most important feature to look for in a running shoe is the cushioning. Back pain, knee pain and ankle pain are all too common and often they can be traced back to wearing running shoes that aren’t providing proper cushioning support.

Fitness & Activity Bands

If you want to know the specifics of your workout session, a fitness or activity band is a must-have. There are many varieties available, each offering a different combination of info.

They’ll tell you things like how many calories you’ve burned, how many steps you’ve taken, how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed and even give you stats on your sleep quality. Most sync with your computer or smartphone so you can keep tabs on your weekly progress.

The most important thing to look for in an activity tracker is that it estimates well the calories you’ve burned. This will help you make sure your diet is in line with your needs and goals so you get the results you desire.

Sports Bra

You should never head to a workout without a good quality sports bra. Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable and unsupported while you work out as it’ll quickly make you want to quit and go home.

The most important thing to look for in a sports bra is that it provides the level of support you need. You will need a different bra for a yoga class than you will if you plan on doing skipping activities.

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer helps ensure you are doing everything you need to reach the goals you’ve set and helps you see progress faster. Plus, they’ll motivate you and push you harder than you’d push yourself.

The most vital thing to look for here is that they have worked with someone like you — someone who has similar fitness goals as you — and that they have helped them get results.

If they have, then there is a good chance they will bring you excellent results as well.

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Achal Dua


Achal Dua is a certified personal trainer and CEO of Bollywood Abs Inc. in Washington, DC metro area. As our fitness expert he brings forth his speciaity in rapid weight loss, endurance and athletic training. An avid blogger, Achal has been featured in Vogue magazine and has regularly appeared on ...


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