With swimsuit season in full swing and countless fun fitness finds on the market, there's no reason to stay on the couch this summer! TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares savvy activewear solutions.
Burn, baby, burn
You've seen clunky arm weights, you've seen calorie-burning underwear... well here's one chic and surefire way to get a little more "mmph" out of your regular routine! Recently launched activewear line W8 Fit offers up stylish and practical gym clothes with discrete pockets designed for small weights. From yoga pants and capris to bras and tanks, each garment comes with up to 4 pockets, perfectly sized for W8 Fit's quarter or half pound flat weights ($52 & up, w8fit.com).
Weight it out
In addition to being a favorite childhood pastime, jumping rope is known to be a great cardio workout. You can even kick it up a notch with a smart, weighted rope that boosts calorie burning, strengthens the upper body and helps increase agility — and not to mention, it's fun ($17.99, sportsauthority.com). Whether you're all muscle or a strength-training newbie, it can be helpful to have a wide assortment of dumbbells at home, but few people have the space or cash available to invest in a full, 20 piece set. Enter Sportbell Lite's adjustable dumbbells, which easily shift from 1 to 10 pounds thanks to a series of removable square weights at each end ($129, aspirefitness.com).
Last but not least, go the distance with hi-tech textiles from Lululemon Athletica. Their Nothin' to Hide jacket is made from a blend of mesh panels and unique Translu fabric. Translation? It's cool and breathable but still soft and water resistant, making it the perfect outdoor exercise companion ($118, lululemonathletica.com).