7 Smart Picks for Summer Workouts

Whatever fitness path you take, these seasonal essentials can keep you on track. 


Balega Hidden Comfort Running Socks

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These cushioned, deep-heeled socks are ideal for high-impact workouts, and their ventilated mesh material will help keep your feet cool and dry in any weather. Available in a variety of shades—from electric blue to classic white—they’re smart enough to wear on and off the track.
To buy: From $9, amazon.com.


Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunscreen

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Hello, sweat-proof and waterproof sun protection! Sheer and non-comedogenic (in English, that means it won’t clog your pores), the sunscreen protects against UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. The product was also designed to avoid the greasy, sticky feel of many sunscreens.
To buy: $5, amazon.com.



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This four-pocket fitness belt gives you a place to store all of your essentials while you run, and its streamlined design—no metal fasteners—means it won’t chafe or bounce. Made of polyester and lycra, it wicks away moisture, and the reflective logo helps keep you visible when you’re running in the dark. Comes in nine colors.
To buy: From $19, amazon.com.


Mighty Paw Bungee

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Sometimes it’s easier to go the extra mile when you’ve got some (four-legged) company. The adjustable hands-free belt lets you focus on your fitness while the attached bungee leash helps your dog get his. The reflective-threaded leash is guaranteed by the manufacturer to withstand all outdoor elements—not to mention the tugs and pulls of even the most active dogs.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.


Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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These lightweight ear buds offer the kind of balanced sound quality that you don’t always get on-the-go. The “StayHear tips” fit securely in your ears, staying put whether you’re walking on a treadmill or running a marathon. You can control music volume if you’re taking calls, and the headphones are sweat resistant, too! Available in a variety of colors.
To buy: $100, amazon.com.


Vapur Element Bottle

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This cool (in more ways than one) BPA-free polyethylene and nylon water pouch deflates and rolls up for easy storage when you’re finished quenching your thirst on-the-go. The sturdy clip-on makes it hands- and clutter-free, and the mouth is wide enough to add ice cubes, making it easier to beat the heat when you’re going for the burn.
To buy: From $12, amazon.com.


Fitbit Charge Wristband

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This wireless health monitor does just about everything but, well, exercise for you. It calculates calories burned, stairs climbed, distance traveled, and your resting and active heart rate. It syncs your progress stats to your computer and smartphone, monitors your sleep, and even wakes you with a silent alarm. (Now you have no excuse to skip that morning jog.)
To buy: From $90, amazon.com.