As we’re gearing up for the New Year, and some new resolutions, many will be hitting the gym in hopes of shedding pounds, toning up and having their fittest year yet – however, it can be difficult to start (and stick to) a wellness plan without the right gear. 2013 brought about a variety of fitness crazes – from Zumba and barre classes to the influx of Crossfit centers, and 2014 will without a doubt bring more fitness fads that will be sure to kick our health and wellness into high gear. To prepare for the new and fit you of 2014, it’s important to have great products and exercise aids at your disposal – but how do you know what works?
Everyone needs a little help sometimes to navigate the lines of fitness products and separate the effective from the over-priced. For those who are ready to hit the treadmill running come 2014 for the fittest year yet, here are some guidelines to the hottest gym bag essentials that will keep you prepped from pre-workout pump up to the post-workout cool down and beyond.