Tracking your running results can help you achieve goals, motivate for your next run, and stay on track – but keeping tabs on your progress doesn’t need to be complicated. With the Nike+ Sportwatch (which is powered by TomTom GPS) you’ll be able to track your time, distance, pace, heart rate (with optional sensor), and calories burned. You can also view your mapped route with pace data/changes in elevation on Nikeplus.com.
GET IT: $169
Drawstring sack-style backpacks are great for heading to the gym or a pick-up game at the local basketball hoop, but sometimes it’s a bit difficult to find smaller objects as there are typically no compartments in such bags. This Adidas Sport Sackpack has all the convenient features of a traditional drawstring sack bag, but also features a front zipper compartment for your smaller items such as keys, along with two side mesh compartments that are perfect for water bottles. However, if you still prefer the simpler version, check out this Nike Gym Sack.
GET IT: $16
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – we love games that you can play while holding a beer. One of the classics of that genre is horseshoes and if you’re going to play, why not make it official? This pair of Gordon professional pitching horseshoes is sanctioned by the NHPA (National Horseshoe Pitching Association) and constructed of forged carbon steel with a powder coat finish. Let the lawn games begin!
GET IT: $55
If you’re looking to add some yards to your drive this golf season, or impress your new father-in-law with a kick-ass present this coming Father’s Day – check out this driver from Callaway. The Callaway RAZR Fit Tour Authentic Driver features OptiFit technology allowing you to adjust the face angle and center of gravity of the club. The crown of the driver contains over 7 million turbostratic carbon fibers making it stronger and ligther than titanium. It even has aerodynamic contours so there is less air resistance and drag on your downswing, making it one hell of an advanced golf club. Still not sure if it’s enough to keep me out of the woods though.
GET IT: $500
If you don’t have $1,995 to shell out for the last timepiece we posted, don’t worry you can still get a cool watch for under a Benjamin. While it’s not going to go too well with a suit, the Casio G-Shock Tough Culture is a cool looking watch with plenty of features and benefits. Backlit for nighttime use, this G-Shock has digital time, day, date, and month displays – all of which are housed in a rugged G-Shock case that’s ready for abuse. Durability isn’t the only thing that makes it good for sports – it’s lightweight, comfortable, and also includes an easy to use stopwatch.
GET IT: $76 (Amazon.com)
This weekend I was lucky enough to hit the slopes in Vermont with some friends. With my new Turtle Fur Ski hat, my head stayed warm despite strong winds and heavy snowfall during one of days on the mountain. Made with handcrafted wool and lined with “Turtle Fur,” the hat proved to be comfortable and warm. Turtle Fur makes varying styles of ski hats, but I prefer the earflap style when skiing.
GET IT: $40
Our very own Frachelli girl Keri Lynn Ford is a finalist in the Status Fitness Magazine cover contest. We’re obviously super proud and want to spread the word. To help her win and get on the cover with this sexy shot, simply Like her finalist photo in their Facebook photo gallery. Go Keri!
People got in shape well before there was a gym in every town and P90X came around. This 9 lb Muhammad Ali Collection Medicine Ball by Everlast will help you increase your strength and conditioning in old school fashion. Just like boxers and other athletes have done for years, using a medicine ball will help you get toned and really work your abs and core.
GET IT: $33 (18% Off)
G-Shock watches have been all the rage lately and now come in all sorts of colors and models. If you’re looking for a rugged watch that can keep up with your adventuring (and not trying to make a fashion statement), you can’t go wrong with the classic model. Shock resistant and water resistant to 200 meters, this watch can take a beating. Equipped with features including multiple stop watch and alarm modes, back light, and calendar – this classic G-Shock has you covered.
GET IT: $65