Our Favorite Summer Workout Gear and Giveaway

by Kate O'Leary

June 28, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness

If there is one thing I must do every summer, it has to be taking advantage of the warm weather and being outside as much as possible. There’s nothing better than getting together with your friends and family and partaking in a little friendly competition.  However, summer heat waves can get intense, so here’s my list for everything you need to stay comfortable and cool all summer long, no matter what activity you’re enjoying. 

Running

When running during the summer, staying cool is key. Moisture-wicking tees are the best for keeping the sweat away from your body on those sticky days. Try a Nike Dri-fit top in a fun neon color to stay fashionable (and safe). 

Socks may not be the most glamourous, but they can be the difference between a great run and having your feet become sweat pools or overcome by blisters. Try this Under Armour pair to keep those happy feet. 

Beach Volleyball

Does it get any better than diving around in the sand and getting a workout in? Make sure you have plenty of water on hand as the hot sun can be dehydrating. This is one, which has a filter built right in, is one of my favorite water bottles

Golf

While golf can be played in any weather, summer is the most fun because everyone is in a relaxed mood and is one of the few sports where you can drink and eat while playing. A good pair of shoes is a necessity, especially when walking the full 18 holes. Footjoy has a wide selection of shoes for every type of the golfer—the pro, the casual golfer, the stylish golfer and the guy who just wants to be comfortable. This pair is so cool, you’ll want to wear them on and off the golf course.

Swimming

The best possible accessory for swimming in the summer sun is sunscreen. No one wants to be the Rudolph at the pool party. Try Coppertone Oil-Free Foaming Spray, SPF 75—it’s one of the highest recommended sunscreens on the market and is easy to apply…over and over and over (your doctor will like that).  

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