You might never know why, but this fitness junkie prides their exercise regime and strict diet above the finer things in life — and yeah, they have the sculpted body to prove it. No hate though, we admire their zest for the sweat life. Not just wishful thinking (you know, the old 2019 new year resolution you forgot about?), being this healthy and active takes a lot of determination, motivation and above all, patience. But because we’re demanding better for ourselves this year and years to come, our wishlist from the sports category contains more than just basic activewear. Lending the midas touch of functionality, expect high-performance fitness watches to customisable sports bras. Add to cart.
1. G-SHOCK GMA-S140-4ADR & GMA-S140-2ADR [GIVEAWAY]
Available at G-Shock Casio or G-Factory outlets.
He was a sk8er boi, she said see you later boy, only G-SHOCK’s good enough for her. There’s no such thing as too many watches, and it’s the perfect time for a new one. The newest models in the G-SHOCK S-Series resemble the boomboxes and portable music players we were all obsessed with back in the day. These durable watches look good, feel good and have everything any athlete needs in a timepiece. With shock, magnetic and 200-metre water resistance, this watch will last through any marathon.
2. HUAWEI BAND 4, $48 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at Lazada.
Smart trackers have gotten, well, smarter. This Huawei model is testament to that. It’s still as slim and ergonomic, with fun pops of colour to boot, while also offering a touch screen which ups its capabilities to a watch, heart rate and steps tracker, sleep monitor, while also calculating key data during your workouts; it syncs with your phone for message or call notifications, and works as a remote shutter for its camera too. Basically, the best parts of a smartwatch with less fuss, and a much lower price point.
3. NAKAMICHI NM-TW211 SPORTS TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS, $168 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at Isetan Scotts, Tampines Mall and Parkway, and Takashimaya B1.
These wireless earbuds have an impressive playtime of 8 hours, and 5 full charges from the charging case. They also have an IPX7 waterproof rating (they can go into water up to 1 metre), can take calls, are compatible with Siri, and something everyone will appreciate — offers fast charging (15 minutes of charging gives 2 hours playtime). The charging case is also wrapped in leather, giving these earbuds a premium feel for a reasonable price.
4. GARMIN VIVOACTIVE 4 GPS SMARTWATCH, $529 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at the official Garmin store on lazada.sg.
Husband not exercising and staying in shape? Here’s a smartwatch that can do anything your fitness heart desires (for him) — and with a wide range of 24/7 health monitoring features unrivalled in the market. The battery life lasts up to 7 to 8 days in smartwatch mode, and you can download music onto it, set it up for Garmin Pay with Transit (this can replace your transit card), and it’s compatible with Android and Apple devices. Garmin calls this new gadget an essential tool in tracking and improving overall well-being; that is, if you actually get up and exercise. At least a pretty smartwatch that’s actually smart is a good starting motivator.
5. CLOUD RUNNING SHOES, $209
Available at On Cloud and Royal Sporting House.
Eponymous to its name, these Cloud Running Shoes literally make you feel like you’re running on air. Otherwise known as one of the most underrated shoes that many athletes have sworn by, these shoes are made especially for active people who are always on the go. Made with Zero-Gravity foam and CloudTec, the design of the shoe is built to deliver superior performance, grip and comfort, along with its signature speed-lacing system that lets you slip your foot in and out with ease, while keeping the shoe firmly in place when you’re on the move.
6. ADIDAS ULTRABOOST 20, $260
Available at adidas.
Forget about the contentious dad shoe trend — in 2020, we’re all about the future. Adidas has just dropped a new addition to their lineup and it’s none other than these futuristic kicks AKA the adidas Ultraboost 20s. Aspart of its collaboration with the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. Space Laboratory, the launch sees a more futuristic outlook to the line’s genesis. Featuring elements that maximise a specific performance-driven function, the shoes come with synthetic uppers, accented by a metallic violet hue on the Three Stripe graphic and clip.
7. UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S UA HOVR™ RISE TRAINING SHOES, $159 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at underarmour.com.sg.
Comfort is key during a workout, and we’d personally want as much help as we can get when we’re trying to get our ideal summer bod. Under Armour has developed their most advanced cushioning yet with the UA HOVR™ Rise Training Shoes — impact is eliminated with the exclusive UA HOVR™ technology, providing a ‘zero gravity feel’. Lightweight, durable and with added stability, these kicks are seriously advanced. They literally come with an embedded Bluetooth chip in the midsole of the right-footed shoe. This digitally connects to the MapMyRun app, which will help any runner improve by tracking their movements and delivering personalised coaching tips so they’re always improving.
8. CRUMPLER ALL DAY BREAKFAST TOTE BAG, $149
Available at Crumpler stores and online.
Shuttling between one’s workplace and the gym has become such a modern day cliche. How do you think “athleisure” wear came about? Still, a working girl has to be committed to looking stylish and put-together, so enter this nylon tote bag that holds all your workout essentials without breaking your shoulder — those EVA padded handles are a godsend. Also cool: many pockets, a water bottle holder, and a tech sleeve that can fit a 15” MacBook Pro.
9. GYMSHARK NON STOP SPORTS BRA AND CYCLING SHORTS, USD95
Available at Gymshark.
Let’s not kid ourselves — for most of us, we absolutely dread it when it comes to hitting the gym on the regular. But when we have cute outfits in the equation, just like these functional pieces by Gymshark, then the idea of shedding a few kilos off and getting back into shape may seem more appealing than before.
10. PROJECT SORA PERSONALIZE A SET (SPORTS BRA), $65
Available at projectsora.com.
Who said workout clothes had to be boring? So let’s cut to the chase: Project Sora allows you to build your own unique sports bra with 12 different strap colours. The options are more than ample. Apart from the interchangeable straps, you’ll find high performance threads and sewn in padded cups weaved into them.
11. DECATHLON WEIGHT TRAINING PULL STRAP, $10
Available at Decathlon.
Need some help lifting those weights of yours? Consider getting your hands on these weight training pull straps to get you through your sets. Why do you need them you might ask? Basically these straps offer a more sound, comfortable grip when you’re performing your sets and it also improves your overall workout performance especially when you’re trying to beat that “PR” you’ve been working so hard to top.
12. PALADONE BIKE MULTI TOOL SET, $24.95
Available at Naiise.
Best made for triathletes in training or even cycling enthusiasts, this bike multi tool set will comes in handy especially when your two-wheeler needs a little fixing.
13. CRUBOX ‘I HATE YOU, I LOVE YOU’ BOXING GLOVES, $99
Available at cruboxing.com.sg.
In the days leading up to Christmas, that holiday panic you’ve been holding in can threaten to bubble up. Get your sh*t together with CruBox’s boxing gloves (and classes) that will help you release some of your tension. It just might save your holiday spirit… and sanity.
14. BLENDJET ONE, $55.95
Available at Blendjet One.
Concoct the best post-workout shake with this protein-pummelling blender! Add in all the fruits you desire, some milk and top it off with a scoop of your protein for the perfect shake. Best part is, it’s portable — you can literally bring it everywhere, even to the gym with you!
15. MY PROTEIN CLEAR WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE RAINBOW CANDY, $53.99
Available at My Protein SG.
Monsoon season? More like swole season. To speed up your recovery after an intense gym sesh, refuel with My Protein’s Clear Whey Protein Isolate for a refreshing and juicy post-workout fix that makes you feel better — and most importantly, tastes a lot better than your usual protein shakes.
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