GEARED UP: Winter running/fitness (photo credit: Active)
WINTER IS coming! While we wait for more icy blasts from above as well as wintry showers, Life and Style have compiled a survival kit for your running and training needs. This should help you push through the excuse barrier we all feel straight after Christmas
1. Moov Now:
Seen as the most advanced fitness wearable offering real time coaching and form correction through Bluetooth headphones on a number of activities (running, swimming, boxing, cycling and cardio). Add a six month battery life and fitness level indication and you’ll be more than ready for the sum- mer.
RRP £49 https://welcome.moov.cc/moovnow/
2. TomTom Touch:
This is the first fitness tracker from TomTom and the first wearable to offer Body Composition. In other words you can track your body and muscle mass percentage with a touch of a button and really see what you’re made of. This way you can really track the progress of your training.
RRP £129.99 www.tomtom.com
3. Misfit Ray:
Don’t be fooled by its fashion-looking exterior or customisable accessories. This tracker delivers fitness and sleep tracking to help you achieve your 2017 new year healthy you. It is water resistant up to 50 meters and also gives you text and call notifications with control lighting.
RRP £79.99 www.misfit.com
4. New Balance Performance Merino Tight
As the weather drops your running doesn’t need to. These Running tights offer exceptional wool on the interior and added NB Heat technology keep- ing you warm even on rainy days. You can be sure to even get dry fast with its polyester/nylon fibre.
RRP £47 www.newbalance.co.uk
5. New Balance N Transit Long Sleeve Top
This N Transit long sleeve top has a soft fabric and NB dry Technology that wicks away sweat as you work out. This is a stylish top that not only feels comfortable as you train, but will look great as you rest from a well deserved training session.
RRP £24 www.newbalance.co.uk
6. TomTom Runner 3:
The 3rd generation sports watch definitely packs a punch. Improving from its predecessor it adds Route Exploration. This means you can confidently go for a run and not worry about not finding your way home. This watch will guide you back to your starting point. Great for those of us with a bad sense of direction.
RRP £219.99 www.tomtom.com
7 & 11. New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi (Men’s/ Women’s)
These cushioned shoes are quite light and versatile enough to allow you to run over both trails and roads. You’ll feel secure and stylish no matter the activity with its Freshfoam midsole and Tread outsole technology (a dual-use outsole for both on and off road running). RRP £37 (MEN’S) RRP £52 (WOMEN’S) www.newbalance.co.uk
8. New Balance Kairosport Pant
These Kairosport Pants allow you to run, walk and train in the rain...no more excuses! Using the highly recommended NB Heat technology to keep you warm and dry you’ll need a new set of reasons why you can’t train today! RRP £50 www.newbalance.co.uk
9. New Balance Performance Merino Half Zip
A great performance half-zip breathable top with extra wicking ability. This top also features a security reflective trim for your longer runs or training when the sun sets or if your up, before dawn. We know you ladies train hard! RRP £60 www.newbalance.co.uk
10. Hilly Polygiene Marathon Socks
With all that training you’re planning on doing, look no further than these Fresh Anklet socks with Polygiene technology. This basically is an anti-odour property added to the fabric meaning you can train longer and harder without worrying about people distancing themselves. RRP £8.99
12. New Balance M4M Seamless Cable Pullover
A pullover made for cool weather also using NB Heat technology. Don’t be fooled...it features seamless body construction and a cable-knit fabric that feels extremely cosy. Perfect for running in uncooperative weather.
RRP £60 www.newbalance.co.uk
13. Jabra Elite Sport
These are true wireless earbuds...no wires at all. As well as a great sound and strong battery life, these waterproof earbuds offer training tools through the app. Whether you want an advanced personalised analysis through the in-ear heart rate monitor or VO2 max data, the Jabra Elite Sports does it all.
RRP £229.99 www.jabra.co.uk