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Fitness 3 August 2022

8 Essential Fitness Items to Get You Moving this Winter

Running up that hill: beat your personal best this season with all the gear guaranteeing to get you there.

You’ve heard the phrase that summer bodies are built in winter, but we have a better one to offer. Those who train consistently throughout the year will reap the fitness and wellness rewards! To stay consistent this chilly season, below are 8 items to help inspire you to train the way through.

Words By Brittany Lyons

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Triple Black

We all know that the generic music played within gyms worldwide is subpar and you deserve better. Personally, the key to a workout being the most enjoyable it possibly can be is by listening to your pump-up music or favourite podcast through a pair of comfortable and noise-cancelling headphones.

These Bose QuietComfort Earbuds in Triple Black are the sleek, comfortable, and innovative earbuds that your workout is missing. Created with the world’s most effective noise cancelling technology (thank you Bose) this pair of headphones will not only block out the haters but block out any exterior noise to have you focused better than ever.

Whether it’s for bass-heavy techno, relaxing music to fall asleep to or to take you on a journey via your go-to podcast, the design of these buds ensures they will not fall out of your ears. Wireless and wonderful, your workout is about to be revolutionised with these!

BOSE® QuietComfort Earbuds Triple Black, was $399 now $349, Myer

2XU Core Compression Tights

When it comes to performance athleisure to keep you cosy and motivated throughout the cooler months, proper compression tights are a must.

It’s evident that the offering from Australian cult performance and compression label 2XU is top of the range. This brand has been an integral name in the development of the compression performance wear space and has been working closely with some of the world’s best fabric suppliers to bring you a product to help achieve your fitness goals.

In winter, a full-length legging is a practical choice. Perfect for outside runs at any time of the day, the moisture-wicking technology of the 2XU Core Compression Tights ensures your skin is protected while kept dry of sweat.

Additionally, the excellent level of compression achieved through clever design boosts flow to muscles, improving performance, lowering the risk of injury and speeding up recovery! The perfect all-rounder full-length tight for the man who is without!

2XU Core Compression Tights, $129.99, 2XU

Nike Zoom X Invincible Run Flyknit 2 Mens

If there is anything that will get you outside for a run in the cold of winter, it’s to test out some new gear. There is nothing better than getting a feel for a new pair of runners, and chances are you might be causing damage to your body if you’re not replacing your shoes in time.

According to the Athlete’s Foot, you should be replacing your running shoes every 500 to 750kms. Failing to update at the right time can result in improper arch support, lack of grip and some alignment nasties. So if you’re an avid runner who easily clears 30kms a week, we reckon you might be due for a new set of wheels.

Nike’s newest iteration of the Run Flynit offers its wearer the ultimate balance of comfort and support. Structured to be cushioning your impact as well as light enough to carry for as many kilometres as you can safely muster, these shoes are the closest thing to running on a cloud.

Nike Zoom X Invincible Run Flyknit 2 Mens, $259.99, The Athletes Foot

Skins Series-1 Long Sleeve Top

Just as your legs deserve to be shielded from the cold of winter with a full-length tight, so too do your arms. A long sleeve compression top is a fantastic layering piece to be worn as is or with a t-shirt over the top.

This number from the great people over at SKINS has been designed to provide the correct amount of compression all in the right part of the body for maximum comfort and ease of movement. Relying on their patented fabric technology, the SKINS Series-1 Long Sleeve Top is scientifically proven to accelerate the body’s blood flow, deliver vital oxygen to the muscles that need it and improve performance and speed up recovery.

SKINS has, since its inception, been creating performance wear that enhances human potential naturally. A sheer obsession with pushing limits and supporting bodies to go one step further has accelerated them to be one of the world’s most recognised and innovative sporting brands around today.

SKINS Series-1 Long Sleeve Top, $84.99, The Iconic

Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie

Never underestimate how important staying cosy is throughout the colder months. Whatever purchase it will take to soften the blow from warm to cold is a worthwhile investment, and we think there is nothing more comforting than the embrace of a hoodie. The transit stage from bed to the gym, inside to outside or warm up to the peak is the perfect time to don a hoodie that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

The Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie from JD Sports is the perfect balance of performance and streetwear. Featuring a zip for an easy on and off, plus a hood to shield you from whatever the weather is throwing your way, we think this design holds a deserving space in everyone’s wardrobes.

Created from Nike’s signature tech fleece fabrication, warmth is guaranteed without the bulky weight of a normal fleeced hoodie. Wear the hoddie open or zipped up, and you have a plethora of different styling options for the gym or a casual weekend look.

Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie, $140, JD Sports

Nike Yoga Fit Energy Tank

We understand that not everybody works out the same and everybody works differently. This one is dedicated to those out there who prefer the mindful movement of Yoga or Pilates.

Nike’s Yoga Fit Energy Tank can be worn to any activity where movement and a garment very lightweight are required, but as the name suggests, was specifically designed for yoga. Created from Nike’s patented Dri-Fit technology, the fabric is lightweight, breathable and wicks away moisture, so you’re not left dripping with sweat.

Designed with deep hem vents to ensure proper ventilation and circulation of air, you’re sure to feel cool even in the hottest of Bikram rooms. Restriction-free is the way to be in this tank!

Oh, and did we mention that this garment is made from at least 75& recycled polyester fibres? Well, it sure is! If you’re looking for a versatile addition to your workout wardrobe that can support you all year long, this is it.

Nike Yoga Dri-FIT Energy, $80, Nike

Cotton On Nylon Short

Here at Monde you know we’re big appreciators of mixing the high and the low (our Luxe to Less series is a testament to it!), that’s why we thought it would be remiss of us to include only the highest tech products when it came to creating an edit of must-have winter workout gear. Cotton On is a fabulous resource when it comes to getting a look for less, activewear included.

Their Nylon Urban Shorts are a reliable and versatile addition to your workout or weekend routine. Created from a durable blend of nylon in a weave, this stretchy fabric has the give your workout needs.

Finished with an elasticised waist and a drawstring toggle, ease of dressing and undressing is guaranteed. The addition of a few different pocket types also allows for practical wear.

All presented to us in a generous colour and size offering, at the accessible price of $39.99, what’s more, to love?

Cotton On Nylon Short, $39.99, The Iconic

Fit Smart Pro Vibration Therapy Massage Device

If you’re a gym junkie and try to keep downtime to a minimum, an at-home massage therapy device seems these days to be a need and not a want. These revolutionary tools allow the user to alleviate muscle tension and pain from the comfort of their own home.

Using a combination of vibration and movement technology to safely and gently massage areas of the body, these electric devices are experts in releasing nagging muscle pain from workouts at the gym and beyond.

This iteration from Fit Smart is easily portable, a breeze to use and very lightweight. Being sold with 5 different interchangeable massage heads designed to best support different areas of the body, all bases have been covered.

Perfect for he who doesn’t have time to get to the physio, isn’t a fan of a magnesium bath soak or might take training a little too far, this massage device will provide the relief!

Fit Smart Pro Vibration Therapy Massage Device Black And White, was $899 now $134.96, Myer