Whether you are lacing up your shoes to join our Run for TODAY series, or are just looking to hop into a new fitness routine for spring, Shape Magazine’s Jaclyn Emerick has functional clothing and gear options that will work for you.
It takes longer to warm up when walking, so layering is essential. Here is what Emerick suggests from Carrie Underwood’s new fitness line, CALIA, which is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods:
This low-impact pray is ideal for low-intensity workouts. It features double straps with stretch for comfort and support, while it also has removable cups for coverage.
Emerick loves this jacket’s tailored-fit as it adds a flattering shape to your workout. It also has thumb-holes and a high neckline for support and coverage.
This soft jersey tank is constructed from breathable fabric for comfort and it’s a longer length, making it great for coverage. It also tapers out toward the bottom, so it won’t ride up as you move.
While this piece is slim fit, it won’t hug too high and has flatlock seams to reduce any rubbing irritation.
A few other helpful items for your walk…
This is a great entry-level pedometer that also tracks your sleep. It captures your steps, exercise and calories burned while also tracking your sleep. It’s easy-to-use and budget-friendly.
These lightweight, waterproof and antimicrobial headphones just came out in January and have certainly caught Emerick’s eye. Its shirk-finned design ensures that they will sit in your ears comfortably and securely.
Carry your keys, gym card, credit card and cash safely with you with this water bottle’s handy compartment.
Lightweight fabrics are essential for runners, so these silky, sleek shorts fit the bill perfectly. They breath well and dry quickly while also featuring a wide waistband for comfort.
It’s not quite spring yet, so Emerick likes the idea of layering tights under shorts to stay warm. These flattering tights have a sweat-wicking material for comfort, as well as a form-fitting cut that is ultra-flattering.
This top offers warmth for this time of year, but it’s also breathable so you won’t overheat.
Stay hydrated during your long runs with this belt, which comes with two 10-ounce water bottles that are self-sealing, so you won’t need to open and close the bottle to take a sip.
With a honeycomb support system, a blister tap and more thought-out features, these socks will help you on your run every step of the way. Bombas will also donate one pair of socks for every pair purchased.
With a pro-fit design and a lightweight shell, this ergonomically-patterned jacket is ready to keep you comfortable and stylish. And it will even reduce drag as you ride.
These padded bike short has flat seams and an eight-panel design to offer stretch, comfort and support.
For beginner bikers, don’t worry about purchasing a specialized shoe. Emerick prefers these kicks, which offer a stiffer sole for more efficient pedaling.
Protect your eyes with these fashionable and functional sunglasses, which feature pads on the nose and temples to keep moisture and sweat out of your face.
Don’t mess with your iPhone when on your bike. To track your ride, stick with a bike computer. With this one, all your data is displayed on a digital monitor during your ride – and it comes at an affordable price.
This story was originally published on March 14 at 7:46 a.m.