Well, we're officially in the midst of the holiday season. And you know what happens during the holiday season? You stop working out. You start eating pie. And gravy. And all manners of unhealthy and delicious food. And as the days shorten, and the parties lengthen, fitness goals go out the proverbial window.
But what if it didn't have to be this way? What if there were brand-new, exciting fitness products, released at just the right time to save you from your slump?
Turns out the best new fitness gear of November is a collection of just the sort of stuff you need to stay motivated and on track as the festivities commence. And hey, many of these items would make killer gifts. Just saying...
Janji Runterra Bio Long Sleeve
This stylish long sleeve isn't simply good looking — it's also Janji's first-ever synthetic blend running shirt that biodegrades like 100 percent cotton. Don't worry about it failing you on a run though; the fabric was formulated to break down in anaerobic (oxygen-poor) environments like the landfill, but not your daily miles. It's comfortable enough for long runs, and casual enough to wear to coffee, on errands or for happy hour with friends.
Altra Provision 6
This week, the experts at Altra released their all-new road running shoe. Building upon its lightweight predecessor, the Provision 6 features innovative upgrades including a newly refined medial GuideRail and a molded heel cup. Together with a simplified lacing system and refurbished fit for the upper, you've got a shoe that embraces and highlights your foot's natural shape, and enhances your performance.
For gym rats, Altra is also releasing their newest gym shoe, the Solstice XT 2, later this month.
Beyond Yoga Spacedye Freefit Easy Jogger
Whether you're at the yoga studio or running around town, stay cozy and cool this season with Beyond Yoga's newest jogger. Spacedye fabric (made from 87 percent polyester and 13 percent Lycra) ups performance with UV protection, four-way stretch and moisture wicking, while the slim fit and side hip welt pockets maintain style and practicality. This jogger is insanely soft, performance-oriented and made in the U.S. Shopping for the holidays? Go ahead, pick up two pairs: one for you, one for a friend.
We've seen plenty of advancements in home gyms (especially since the start of the pandemic), but none like this revved-up stationary bike. On aesthetics alone, Muoverti's Tiltbike is a standout; however, it's the functionality that has us taking a second look. The Tiltbike simulates the feeling of riding a real bike on the road, and accurately mimics the balance and resistance required to ride a traditional bike. What's also interesting here is the gamification of working out that's been integrated into the machine — the Tiltbike features built-in gaming controls, and it can be connected to an Xbox if desired, as well as your smartphone, tablet or PC.
Muoverti hasn't released pricing yet, but it has announced the bikes will ship in 2022, and you can sign up to receive emails with the latest updates.
Lolë Down Vest
Thanks to fall's abruptly shifting temps, there are times you'll want warmth but won't need sleeves. Enter Lolë's newest down vest, the Odin. Available in two eye-catching colorways, this medium-weight vest is filled with responsibly sourced, traceable 700-fill down and features a removable hood, recycled fibers, zippered hand pockets and water-repellant protection. There's also a magnetic storm placket; that's the fabric that overlays zippers, buttons and seams, providing enhanced protection and durability.
If you're looking for a "smart" workout system that doesn't cost four figures or take up an entire wall, this is the option for you. The Move integrates seamlessly with your TV and iPhone to offer a completely personalized training experience, without breaking the bank. Using 3D Tempo Vision, the Move leverages the front-facing camera on your iPhone to offer real-time guidance and feedback on your form, reps and more. The Move comes with the Tempo Core, Smart Weights, a weight storage cabinet, weight collars and the HDMI cable needed to link your phone to your TV.
Tiem Via Cycling Shoe
The Via was built to maximize the capabilities of a cycling shoe and wrap them in an outdoor-ready aesthetic. Water-resistant uppers, a burly outsole and the adjustable, quick toggle lacing system help this SPD-compatible shoe perform in the studio and beyond. Wherever your workout takes you, you’ll be prepared.
R.E.D.D. Lab Cold Brew Latte Elixir
You know the old saying: Adaptogens are an athlete’s best friend. (We may have just coined that, but the science backs us up.) Maca and cordyceps provide adaptogenic benefits, while 120 mg of caffeine give you that morning boost you need. Six grams of protein, six grams of fiber, 375 mg of trace minerals and 2 billion CFU of probiotics come together in one tasty, plant-based package to help you get the most out of your morning.
Engo Eyewear Smart Sunglasses
These smart sports sunglasses are ideal for endurance athletes that want to track their performance on the go, hassle-free. Control your pace and manage your intensity with real-time data for up to 12 hours of continuous use. Engo Eyewear pairs with bike computers, GPS watches, smart phones and other Bluetooth-enable devices for seamless tracking and display of performance data. On top of their tracking capabilities, the glasses are lightweight, impact resistant and provide 100 percent UV protection.
Retro Fitness Cobra
Call this bike the complete package, and you wouldn’t be wrong: The Cobra is an at-home stationary bike, virtual class and gym membership all in one. For those who love the feel of a studio bike, but don’t necessarily want to, you know, go to a studio, the Cobra is an ideal choice. The magnetic resistance system offers instant resistance changes at the push of a button, while the protected, rear-mounted aluminum flywheel is shielded from sweat, extending the life of the bike. The adjustable seat and handlebars, as well as dual-sided pedals, round out its notable features.
Price: $1,299 - $1,599, with memberships starting at $29.99/month