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OK, guys. Swimsuit weather is here. And we got this #fitnessgoals thing. But in order to really get in gear, we’ll need…well, the right gear. Here are six essentials you should be taking to the gym--or wearing for lakeside runs--all summer long.


A Sneaker That's of This Decade

And just like that, fashion sneakers are a thing. (Just ask Rihanna. Her new Puma Creepers basically broke the Internet.) Retire your scuffed kicks and get a new pair with better arch support--and more street cred. It?ll energize your workout.

Try: Puma ($140); Nike ($170); Adidas By Stella McCartney ($325)


A Sports Bra That Gives Proper Support

It worked for the Baywatch chicks, but “bouncing” isn’t the look we’re going for. (No disrespect to Pamela.) Invest in a sports bra that will keep all your bits in check--and make jumping jacks that much less awkward.

Try: Lululemon ($39); Lucy ($49); Mara Hoffman ($108)



A T-Shirt That Breathes

Now that you’re secure, top off your bra with a T-shirt--but don’t go for anything too snug. The roomier your top layer is, the cooler you’ll feel. And sleeveless always wins in summer.

Try: Nordstrom ($23); Onzie ($40); Monreal London ($180)

Old Navy

Pants that Can Handle Sweat

Long pants can be uncomfortably warm in the summertime, so opt for capris on the hotter days. Pro tip: High-rise styles stay in place, and they give you a longer, leggier look.

Try: Old Navy ($24); Athleta ($74); Beyond Yoga ($110)


A Fanny Pack to Stash Your Things

Locker rooms aren't really an option in the great outdoors. So if you’re going to work out outside this summer, have no shame in your fanny pack game. Just think: Hipsters wear them to Pitchfork all the time.

Try: Macy’s ($35); Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger ($55); Y-3 ($130)


A Wearable to Track Your Progress

Speaking of #goals, they really need to be tracked. (Otherwise, how do you know what you’ve achieved?) P.S.: The Mira is made for women, and based in Chicago.

Try: Mira ($99); Fitbit ($150); Apple Watch Sport ($300)


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