Written by Menswear Style
Health & Fitness
31st December 2019
Your New Year Health & Fitness Kit List
After a week of eating mostly food that isn’t good for our waistlines and health – yes, we mean those mince pies, pigs in blankets, chocolates, port and sneaky yule log slices – it’s a good idea to start January 1st 2020 with a proper detox plan and motivation to boost your health and fitness for year ahead. Whether you’ll be pounding the pavements, joining a gym, trekking mountains or taking up Yoga, to get you started we’ve picked out a simple kit list which will get started on the right foot. Happy new year everyone!
Movement without restriction — that’s the heartbeat of Nike Yoga’s new collection. Designed to deliver infinite comfort on a yogi’s mat and beyond, the collection features Nike’s latest performance fabric innovation: Nike Infinalon. The result of more than two years of development, it enters the yoga market, keeping stretch, size, softness and smoothing top of mind for the ultimate mat experience. Nike’s latest yoga collection is designed to be inclusive, serving all genders and body types, from extra small to plus sizes. Thoughtful seam placement and minimal trims contribute to a zero-distraction apparel experience. The collection includes leggings, pants, shorts and bodysuits — with more to come.
Jabra Elite Active 45e
Enjoy your new year active lifestyle with secure fitting earbuds, thanks to earwings and earhooks that hold firm when you move. The Jabra Elite Active 45e features IP67-rated waterproof durability, with a 2-year sweat and dust warranty. Whatever your day and your activity demands from you, your earbuds will enhance your sports, music and calls. With up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can power a week’s worth of workouts, keeping the music playing and the calls answered. 2-microphone call technology gives you superior call quality wherever you are. So, you can always switch seamlessly between listening to great music and making calls with crystal clear sound.
Boxed Off Supplements
Supplements are often confusing. Aimed at gym-goers or those in-the-know, many brands are a minefield for the novice or newcomer, and selecting the right supplements can be more than a little daunting. An antidote to the overly cheap or excessively expensive supplements on the market, Boxed Off is the affordable and simple solution. The UK-born brand is sustainable, with biodegradable packaging, and the supplements boast plant-based ingredients that are familiar and effective. We recommend their Strong as an ox Muscle Box priced at £60. Designed to help you build and sustain muscle, this is the perfect add-on to any fitness programme. Vegan protein and BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) help your muscles repair and grow, as well as alleviating muscle soreness. Algae Oil supports joint and bone health, while ZMA aids sleep which is crucial for recovery between workouts.
Olivers Pivot Tech Tee
Olivers’ Pivot Tech series has been engineered to be the foundation of the best in class performance tees. The ultimate technical training tee, it’s engineered to keep you dry and fresh whether you’re in the gym, on the court, or hitting the pavement. Treated with a hydrophilic finish to pull moisture from the skin with added microban that’s anti-stink, you’ll stay dry and fresh from start to finish. Your training plan is marked by sweat, and a lot of it, and the last thing you need to worry about is a soaking, stale top. The Pivot Tech Tee is lightweight, odour resistant, quick-drying, and made from eco-friendly recycled fibres. Take it to the gym, out on the streets, or into nature.
lululemon x Wilderness Collective Collection
Drawing on lululemon’s performance-design insights and vetted by the Wilderness Collective during their legendary expeditions, the Escape and Explore Collection features multifaceted, highly durable pieces that can withstand whatever comes your way. The Wilderness Collective creates once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences for those ready to embrace the wild and reconnect to what matters. These values inspired a collection of technical gear that helps you get out, look within, and realise your greater potential. lululemon’s Design team was inspired to create the collection after a multi-day motorcycle expedition from Sequoia to Yosemite, California with a team of ambassadors. The 12-piece collection offers a complete layering system, that allows you to pack light, smart, and move seamlessly from day to night.
adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D running shoe
Behold the adidas reflective ALPHAEDGE 4D running shoe. The distinctive 3D printed design now features across the sportswear brand’s running, Stella McCartney, Originals and Statement product categories. adidas 4D was first revealed as concept release from FUTURECRAFT – adidas’ innovation incubator – in 2017. The midsole is printed with light and oxygen using Carbon Digital Light Synthesis technology pioneered by Silicon Valley based company, Carbon. The two companies came together to combine years of athlete data with the latest 3D printing technology which allows products to be created at considerable commercial scale. This technology enables huge benefits for both athletes and consumers so they will feel the future.