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Get out and enjoy your summertime sweat sessions with these top picks for healthy, fit lifestyles.
The month of July has a lot of things going for it. Nonstop sunshine. Cookouts galore. Prime Day. The opportunities for fun and excitement are seemingly endless, and that notion carries through into the health and fitness space. No matter your preference, there’s plenty of gear to fit your active lifestyle.
Looking to take your training outdoors with a fit-friendly run? Want to start your day with a healthy yet tasty snack? Looking to unwind comfortably and re-center under the sun? This list of July’s latest fitness essentials has a full display of bright and budding must-haves for every activity. Now let’s light the fuse and see what’s shimmering in the dog days of summer.
This all-new summer lineup from run-centric Tracksmith doesn’t just serve as a stylish kit for your next mile. It’s also a list of directions. When those July temperatures reach the triple digits, sometimes the best recovery session involves a dip in the nearest body of water.
The reintroduced Run Cannonball Run Collection includes tees, tanks, shorts and accessories — like this women’s running tank — that are primed for making a splash. Borrowing styles from the Twilight, Van Cortlandt and Allston collections, these apparel picks showcase comfort and style with eccentric marigold and pearl-blue colorways. Whether you’re diving right in or just dipping your toes into summer running, these swim-friendly threads are sure to keep the good vibes flowing.
July’s known for calm, clear skies, but that doesn’t mean anxiety and stress can’t cloud up even the brightest days. The Classic Shift from Komuso is a stylish piece of jewelry that’s designed to help you slow down your breathing to re-center when those overwhelming circumstances arise.
To use the Classic Shift, you simply breathe into the two-inch pendant, made of 316 high polish stainless steel, for 10 seconds. This whistle-like piece helps slow your breathing, giving you control of your breaths as you shift your focus and regain control of your wellbeing. The chain and pendant come in a variety of colorways, so you can match your jewelry to your personal summertime aesthetic. The whisper-quiet profile lets you manage anxiety wherever your adventures take you.
With bold colors and even bolder innovations, running icon Hoka has had itself quite the summer thus far. And the “Take Flight” brand doesn’t look to be lowering its altitude with its latest release in the all-new Mach 5. Blending style notes from the previous Mach 4 and Mach Supersonic, this daily runner offers up a peppy, lively step that’s perfect for pounding the pavement this July.
An updated, dual-density ProFly+ midsole gives every stride a cushioned, comfortable landing that’s become standard for the Mach stable. Jacquard engineered mesh cloaks your foot for a durable, stylish profile, while a lay-flat, gusseted tongue helps improve the fit. With a handful of available colorways that stay true to Hoka’s bold, stand-out style, these daily trainers can be the exclamation point you need to really push the tempo.
Getting out on the water is a premier summertime activity, and it can also be one heck of a workout. For when you don’t want to travel to the lake — or have no room for that cumbersome kayak — indoor rowing machines can definitely keep the fun afloat. Hydrow, makers of our favorite indoor rower, just expanded its lineup of fitness essentials with the space-saving Wave Rower.
Coming in at 36 square inches smaller than the brand’s flagship model, the Hydrow Wave is also 40 pounds lighter and still packs in an immersive training experience. Row across your favorite aquatic landscapes or take part in Hydrow’s plethora of live and on-demand workouts. Front-facing speakers and a 16-inch full HD screen keep you engaged through every stroke, and at $1,000 less than the original Hydrow rower, this essential at-home fitness machine can make staying active a smooth sailing endeavor.
Running is a universal activity. The required footwear should follow suit, catering to both male and female athletes. At least, that’s the mindset Puma unveiled with its all-new Run XX Nitro women’s running shoe. Designed specifically for the female footprint, this latest runner features elements that hug a woman’s heel, instep and arch better, along with an updated Nitro foam midsole for a lightweight, durable ride.
The Run XX Nitro also caters to female runners taking to the streets for longer distances, thanks to a Run Guide firm density rim that helps better align your footstrike and increase your stability. As Puma continues to expand its running lineup, this female-centric silhouette has us itching to see what’s next on calendar.
Nothing beats working out with a trusted personal trainer at your side. And sure, connected fitness has allowed us, more than ever, to listen to instructors guide us through challenging classes and offer some form correction, but the formula is not as clean as it could be. Altis, with its AI personal trainer, flips the switch on this notion, offering realtime, personalized instruction that’s as engaging and insightful as an in-person consultation.
Utilizing technological components like Body GPS, Altis Vision and Cerberus, the Altis AI personal trainer offers an immersive training experience that sees and learns your body as you progress, providing easy-to-read data points for a detailed breakdown of your fitness journey. Using over 20 active and passive variables, the artificial intelligence continuously improves its understanding, offering fine-tuned suggestions like recommended weights, rep ranges and more. If you want to get swole this summer, give your training the digital edge with this always-learning device.
You’re killing me, Smalls.
As one of our go-to summertime snacks, the perfect s’more is best enjoyed under a July sky, in our humble opinion. Well, the health-centric brains at Magic Spoon have served up that same ideology with the brand’s latest Camp Classics Bundle. With 13–14 grams of protein per serving, just five net carbs and zero sugar, these tasty breakfast staples are sure to put some body-friendly sweetness into any summer morning.
The Camp Classics Bundle includes four boxes of Magic Spoon’s healthy O-shaped cereal. Two boxes feature the campfire-inspired s’mores flavor, while the other two boast a delectable chocolate chip cookie taste. Both offerings are keto-friendly, gluten free, grain free and can brighten any morning routine. While roughly $10 per box can seem expensive, if you want to eat healthy yet still feel like a kid, these are can’t-miss cabinet essentials.
Price: $39 (4 Boxes)
Cycling can be the fast-paced, fit way to get your training in, but aside from your stylish ride, your kit can be the perfect way to express your personality. Taking inspiration from the streets of Los Angeles, along with its namesake’s roots in BMX, the Andrew Jackson Collection from Giro features beauty and creativity across its lineup of gloves, caps, jerseys, bibs and more.
Every piece is built for high-intensity riding whether on the road, on the path or just on the pursuit of adventure. This vibe mirrors Jackson’s approach to gravel events and road races: bold creativity with a cinematic twist. Hints of pink, blue and black wash over every piece, providing a subdued coastal aesthetic fit for any summer ride.