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My Fitness Essentials

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Today I thought I’d share the 6 things I use or reach for the most when it comes to health or fitness. I use the gym 4-5 times a week and I find that finding the right kit for me has made my experience of the gym a much more enjoyable one.
1. Adidas Niraya Trainers 
These are a very recent purchase from the John lewis sale, I used to wear my Nike Free Runs to the gym but wanted a shoe that would provide a little bit more cushioning. I have worn them a few times and I really like them! A good pair of trainers will last you and give your feet the support they need.
2. USA Pro 3/4 Leggings
For me, these are the holy grail of leggings, I’ve not come across a pair that are as comfortable as these bad boys. They are high waisted, with a thick waistband which means they sit comfortably across my tummy. They also stay put and don’t ride up or down, theres nothing worse than a pair of leggings that wont stay up!
3. Hydratem8 Water Bottle
I have to admit that I am terrible when it comes to drinking enough water throughout the day, we are meant to drink at least 2 litres and I hate to say it but some days I haven’t even managed half of that! I purchased this recently and have noticed that my water intake has improved dramatically, I know as long as I refill my bottle at least once then I’ve drank my 2 litres. I will be posting a review of this bottle later on in the week!
4. Fitbit Charge HR
My fitbit is my favourite gadget, I love to see how many steps I’ve taken and it encourages me to work towards achieving my daily step goals. I’ve previously reviewed my fitbit charge HR on my blog (you can find that here) and I still love using it every day. Fitbit recently released updates to the charge so you can now set exercise goals and it recognises what type of exercise your doing.
5. Bounce Cacao Mint Protein Ball
This is my go to snack when I’m rushing off somewhere after my workout and I want a quick protein fuelled snack on the go. Chocolate and mint is a match made in heaven and this way I get my chocolate fix whilst also re-building my muscles (one ball packs in 10g of protein) and getting a good dose of fibre.
6. Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
When I’m working out in the gym I like to know what zone my heart rate is in and how many calories I’m burning. Polar are very accurate and are built to last. I also use my Polar watch to monitor rest breaks in between sets and to time how long I’ve been in the gym. I’m considering upgrading to the Polar A300 activity tracker to combine the activity tracker of my Fitbit and the power of my HR monitor.
These are the six items I will always have on me when I head out the door to they gym. I am always on the lookout for new things to try but these are the things I come back to time and time again.
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