I'm all for sore tired muscles, but I'm definitely not a fan of blisters, chafing, hair in my face and boobs that have been over-bounced. Instead of trying to work through the pain of faulty equipment, check out these clever training products to make sure you're only sore from actual exercise.
TheraFit sneakers are pure genius. The heel support is fully adjustable, so you never have to "wish" you were in something lighter, softer or firmer. Instead, just insert or remove the three rubber pegs in the heels which allow you to make adjustments in a flash. Endorsed by the National Posture Institute, these cute kicks were designed to fend off plantar fasciitis, knee pain, back pain and more. Sneakers come in tons of cute colors and supportive sandals are available too! TheraFitShoe.com
Use discount code Fitz13 for a 10% discount.
Body Glide Ani-Chafe
Chafing sucks. Whether it's the result of our own body parts rubbing together, or irritation due to aggravating fabrics ... nothing can bring a workout to a complete standstill like chafing pain. Body Glide is a favorite amongst runners, bodybuilders and the plus-sized population for a reason. It works! Apply it just like you would stick deodorant. You can use it on your arms, thighs, feet, nipples (yes nipples) and anywhere else you need it. It's sold at EVERY marathon expo and usually sells out. That's because folks know they need it. Maybe you do too. It's a five to 10 dollar investment, which will prove to be priceless.
Oakley's No-Bounce Bra
Bouncing boobs may look cool during the intro to Baywatch, but I assure you ... they're a nightmare for gals trying to get in a great workout. Oakley's No Bounce Sports Bra is the best because it yields 100% of the components necessary to maximize support. It's made of a very firm inflexible material which has sweat-wicking properties too. The thick-ish and adjustable shoulder and back straps allow the bra to be sized exactly to your body. Underwire cups lift and separate your breasts, and reflective markings for safety in dark conditions. Unlike other max-support sports bras, this one is super cute! Who could ask for more?
Every bit as flattering and contoured as the rest of today’s athletic wear, FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable. To keep items secure, all you have to do is flip the belt inward. Now, everything you need while exercising fits right around your waist.
Sparkly Soul Headbands
Nobody wants hair in their eyes. Whether you have big thick bangs or annoying little wispy hairs that won't stop wiggling out of your ponytail holder ... Sparkly Soul Headbands are a highly functional and fashionable way to control the beast. These glittery no-slip headbands stay put and stay pretty. Wear them to play soccer, do yoga, run a race or on date-night. For $15 - $17 each, grab a few. They last forever.