MoveWell is a new app from endurance athlete Joel Runyon, aimed to help out those who know they should address their flexibility but need a bit of support. You choose the area in need of the most help. If you want to warm up for a workout, there's a routine for that. Feeling a bit sore in your lower back? He's got you covered. Routines are less than 15 minutes long, target different areas or activities and are being constantly updated.
Free (with in-app purchases) for iOS,
Percussive therapy guns are perfect if you know the importance of massage and tissue manipulation, but don't have the time or the recurring cash to get a therapist. The quicker you can soothe sore muscles, the easier it will be to stay consistent with workouts. Plus, these guns are a cool piece of gear you get to shoot yourself with while pretending you're an NBA player. Sure they're pricey, but they're a solid investment. And while TheraGun's signature model is an excellent option, Lyric's gun has become a gym favorite due to its long-lasting battery, self-guided programs and near silent operation.
Calisthenic Skills is an amazing new resource that walks you through developing bodyweight movement skills, from novice to expert level. It's perfect for time crunched characters who want to sneak in a workout at home or in their hotel room because it requires no equipment. Their "workout generator" creates custom workouts, across a variety of different formats, all based on your current progress. Did I mention that it's free?
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Honestly, Nike's Metcon has been our go-to gym sneaker for years. And it just keeps getting better. The cross-trainer has great support, it's well balanced and it's practically indestructible. Plus, the Metcon is about as versatile as a training sneaker can get. And version 7 improves the all-around shoe by boosting breathability and comfort, with a roomier toe box and a new mesh layer. Plus, a tab locks down your laces so you can forget about them coming untied when you're focused on your next PR.
Metcon 7 sneakers,
$130 by Nike
The Gym Pants
These technical track pants from Melbourne-based 2XU are designed to keep you cool and comfortable while being able to take on any movement. You can be hammering out the calisthenics or just jogging across your neighborhood to pick up some pour-overs, these will keep you breezy and looking good. Plus, the quick-drying fabric is lightweight and breathable to help prevent odors, making these the only gym pants you need to pack for travel.
Light Speed Jogger pant,
$109.95 by 2XU