You know the saying. "April showers bring May flowers." This spark of hope might be fine for patience, but what's a fitness enthusiast to do when the month is – literally – raining on your parade?
No problem. April's latest releases provide plenty of at-home training options for you to get those last few workouts in before the weather breaks. And don't think training indoors is an excuse to not look good this month. From GOAT shorts to shirts from the GOAT himself, April has plenty of budding launches that are sure to put some pep back into your step.
With spring in full swing, let's dive into the best fitness gear this month has to offer.
Flexia Pilates Reformer
In today’s world, a lot of our workouts have gone digital. Thanks to Flexia, we can all add Pilates to our smart routines with their all-new Reformer. Through its online studio, you can choose a class based on your mood and experience led by top-of-the-line instructors. Plus, the Flexia Reformer is super space saving thanks to its upright storage capabilities. Elevate your routines in the heart of your home with this game-changing connected fitness release.
Kinetic RS Power Bike Trainer
If you’re like me, your bicycle has been sitting in storage patiently waiting for warmer weather, and you’ve been too intimidated by the cost of indoor direct drive trainers to look for winter solutions. Enter Kinetic, with its all-new RS Power. This cost-effective platform provides a secure setup that can easily connect to your favorite training apps, including Zwift, Rouvy, Onelap and more. The large flywheel can provide a realistic cycling experience, and the entire setup folds neatly for compact storage. The RS Power is available with or without an added 11-speed cassette, but only the geared option is in stock at this time.
Price: $379 with 11-speed cassette
Hviii Brand GOAT Shorts
Still feeling those seasonal affects? Breathe some positivity and positive results into your fitness journey with Hviii (pronounced hate) Brand Goods. Founded by two-time Highland Games champion Matt Vincent, Hviii strives to deliver quality apparel and accessories that are fit for crushing PRs and catching new vibes. Its latest April Essentials lineup includes Hviii’s best-selling GOAT Shorts in a new Bryce Canyon colorway. Eliminate your excuses and step out in some fresh threads this month.
Zoa+ Pre-workout Energy Drink
Look, we can’t all be Dwayne Johnson. (In fact, only one of us can.) But that doesn’t mean we can’t follow his example in the gym. One thing that might help? The sugarless pre-workout beverage he endorses, Zoa+. Formulated by IFBB pro/Zoa founder Dave Rienzi, the drink boasts 200 mg of natural caffeine plus B Vitamins, Gingko Biloba, 3,000 mg of performance-lifting L-citrulline and Vitamins C and D. Will it enable you to do dips with huge plates hanging from your neck by a chain? Maybe not. But we’ve been sampling all three tasty flavors before bike rides and bouts of producing the upcoming issue of Gear Patrol magazine and put it this way: when Daddy’s gotta go to work (or Mommy for that matter), you’ll be ready.
Price: $39.99 (12-pack)
On Cloudmonster Running Shoe
No, those aren’t storm clouds, but On has definitely thundered into April with the release of its all-new Cloudmonster running shoe. Featuring the brand’s signature CloudTec hollow silhouette, these new road runners boast helion superfoam and an ultra powerful Speedboard. The result? Massive cushioning and maximum energy in a ride that propels you forward no matter the distance. As On puts it, “This is running on clouds with the volume turned up.”
Peloton announced it would step into connected strength in November 2021. Five months later, we have Guide. A set-top camera flips open to transform your living space and television into a guided training session. The pressure of performing every movement correctly is erased with features like Self Mode, where you can compare yourself side-by-side to the onscreen instructor. Guide helps you keep the energy and motivation with helpful movement and body trackers, as well as access to the always-competitive Strive Score leaderboards (when paired with a heart rate monitor). Plus, Peloton’s All-Access membership is at an introductory $24 per month for Guide-only newcomers.
Price: $295 - $1,270
Brady Tough Touch Short Sleeve
After staying retired for only 40 days, it was pretty evident that quarterback Tom Brady was not a fan of “taking it easy.” Well, the gridiron GOAT has added to that logic with the second release under his Brady training gear lineup. Dubbed the Pliable Performance collection, this all-new drop introduces Brady’s Tough Touch fabric, built to endure the toughest training on the hardest workout days. Constructed from Cordura abrasion-resistant fabric, this short sleeve is one you’ll for sure want in your huddle.
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2
Hyperice has continued the advancement of its Hypervolt lineup with the all-new Hypervolt Go 2. This lightweight, versatile percussion massager boasts a sophisticated design offering three speeds and two attachments for a plethora of pre- and post-workout recovery routines. The 1.5 pound profile is easy to maneuver and tote, whether at home or on-the-go. And with a three-hour battery life, it has the juice to help you do more of what you love. Simple to use. Easy on the wallet. This percussion massager really packs a punch.
Celsius Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Energy Drink
What better way to fuel your thirst for summer than with an early taste of the season? Celsius just released its all-new Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade flavor, adding to the impressive lineup of enjoyable fitness drinks. This certified vegan, gluten-free beverage packs in plenty of fuel without any sugar, sodium, preservatives or artificial coloring. Keep up that active lifestyle and sip something sweet as you crush your goals this April.
Price: $24.99 (12-pack)