As spring hits its final stretch, the month of May is primed with opportunities to get out and get moving. After all, May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and the latest slew of fitness essentials is ripe with picks aimed at fueling your training.
Whether you are reimagining your running, rethinking your diet or just relaxing after a hard workout, May’s all-new releases have you covered. So, if you're looking to grow your workout routine or prepping for wedding season — it’s coming — here’s what the fifth month of the year has in store for you.
Natreve Mooless Animal-Free Whey Protein Powder
A first-of-its-kind product, Natreve’s Mooless harnesses all the benefits of whey protein in an animal-free, eco-friendly profile. Thanks to the scientific breakthroughs of Perfect Day, utilizing microflora with the exact same DNA sequence of cow’s milk protein, this nutritional supplement gives fitness enthusiasts a revolutionary way to meet their daily macro needs. Available in four flavors — Vanilla Bean Cupcake, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Cookies and Cream and Strawberry Shortcake — this breakthrough protein powder has us udderly anxious to refresh our nutritional goals this May.
Fiture Interactive Fitness Mirror
Boasting industry-first Motion Engine Technology, the Fiture Interactive Fitness Mirror can help you see your training from a new perspective. Smart sensors distinguish how you move throughout your workout, providing real-time feedback and form correction while simultaneously tracking your reps, sets, pacing and more. You can also curate your own training plan from Fiture’s extensive library of movements and modalities. Looking to refresh your in-home aesthetic? Fiture has you covered with Ocean, Stardust, Night, Sunshine and Oasis colorways for that perfect splash of color fit for any space.
Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Zipline
Like to travel? Get inspired by your surroundings? The latest running shoe from Athletic Propulsion Labs takes the feeling of jet-setting creativity to heart in a unique silhouette that’s full of potential. Inspired by a ziplining trip in Dubai, APL co-founders Adam and Ryan Goldston took this “aha moment” literally, adding “ziplines” across the upper for added lateral and longitudinal support. “The thing about ziplining that's so exciting is that you feel free, but know that you’re secure,” the two stated. “As we were developing the TechLoom Zipline, that was the feeling we were trying to recreate.”
Gymshark Power Collection
According to Gymshark, the Power collection is, “Made to fail with you, time and time again.” And while you might not normally think of failure and fitness in the same breath, this all-new drop makes it work with strength-specific details that allow you to push your training to the absolute limit without distraction. Oversized tops — like the $30 Power T-Shirt shown here — give you the room you need for added comfort — or cloaking those gains for a later reveal — while flattering bottom silhouettes create an aesthetic that easily shows your training progress. With Gymshark’s Power collection, failure isn’t avoided; it’s encouraged.
Garmin Vivosmart 5
We’ve already outlined the perks to purchasing a fitness tracker vs. a smartwatch, and Garmin’s latest release gives merit to the former’s credentials. Boasting a more sport-focused design and bigger touchscreen display, the Vivosmart 5 builds off the successes of its previous edition without the bulk — and added cost — of a smartwatch alternative. Equipped with a built-in GPS, heart-rate sensor and SpO2 sensors, this all-new fitness tracker could be the perfect companion for hitting all your May milestones. Plus, interchangeable bands allow for quick and easy styling, perfect for pairing your training with everyday wear.
Velous Laguna Slide
Started by three footwear industry vets who’ve spent time at such brands as Nike, Adidas, Teva and KEEN, Velous strolls into the recovery sandal arena with two flips and a slide. We’ve been testing the latter and are so far impressed with the style, breathable upper and comfy underfoot feel. Velous calls it Tri-Motion technology, supporting and cushioning your feet from heel to arch to toe. We just know they feel great to slip on after long bike rides.
Ciele TRKCap SC Series
Keep on truckin’ this month with the all-new headwear option from one of running’s most recognizable brands. The Ciele TRKCap SC features a pinched crown and modern, graphically branded front panel backed with a 3D air mesh structure for a profile that maintains that “trucker” aesthetic throughout your miles. Also, the Softcurve brim — hence the SC — is pre-curved for comfort, giving you an unmatched coziness whether logging your latest run or tackling your laundry list of spring cleaning to-do’s.
Tracksmith Rapid Transit Collection
The changing weather associated with May can be the perfect time to awaken your travel bug. To help keep you stylish and ready for those trips and treks, Tracksmith has unveiled its Rapid Transit Collection for on-the-go comfort and sophistication. This lineup of tops — including the $80 Brighton Base Layer Tee above — and bottoms from the run-centric brand was inspired by runners who often travel to compete in various races across the land. Being in transit doesn’t mean you need to leave your fitness roots at home. Stylize your journeys with this all-new drop and never leave your running interests at baggage claim again.