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Start the new year strong with these workout gear for women

So you made fitness a resolution — now it’s time to follow up on it.

Working out isn’t enough on its own. You need the right accessories to aid your routine and make that iron-pumping session efficient. Whether you’ve been exercising consistently throughout 2020 and bringing that momentum into 2021 or just beginning your workout journey, we’ve got a list of workout gear that will help you out.

Under Armour Infinity Bra

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Working out is always an intense affair, and we don’t want our girls to get in the way. Hence, it’s important you get a good sports bra to keep it all together and have the most comfortable workout session possible. The Under Armour Infinity Bra will be your helpful ally.

The Infinity Bra has three different support types, depending on your workout. ‘Light Support’ is good for yoga, pilates, or hiking. ‘Medium Support’ is perfect for cycling, weightlifting, and boxing, while ‘High Support’ is great for those who run, compete in court and field sports, and aerobics.

But what makes it stand out from regular sports bras is its unique infinity construction, a one-piece injection moulded design that syncs with your body’s natural shape and movement. No two people have the same shape, which is why a sports bra that can naturally mould to your silhouette is so helpful when working out. Let’s also not forget that the material is incredibly breathable, making your sweat session less disgusting than it should be.

Shop the Under Armour Infinity Bra (RM149-RM199) here.

Asics UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14

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Maybe your intention for the year isn’t to jump straight into high-intensity workouts. Maybe you’re just taking it slow, trying to up your daily step count and becoming a little more active by walking more. That’s totally fine too. For that, the new Asics UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14 will be perfect for you.

The sneaker is actually an updated version of the original 2008 Gel-Kayano 14, which was designed as a running shoe. It’s now been given a new lease of life as a lifestyle-centric sneaker, but it’s still equipped with the same substance that the original Gel-Kayano 14 was known for: the midsole tooling with GEL technology cushioning and its performance capabilities.

The UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14 is also the first model that has the Kiko Kostadinov team working together with Asics designers to advise and curate styles that are in line with the Asics SportStyle division. Now you can walk your way to a fitter version of yourself.

Shop the Asics UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14 here.

Puma Metal Splash Hooded Women’s Training Anorak

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With all the rain we’ve been getting recently, running outdoors isn’t going to be easy. What you need is protection while looking good, and the Puma Metal Splash Hooded Women’s Training Anorak is your perfect workout companion.

This hardy anorak is longer than your regular track jacket and features an adjustable waistband alongside a hooded visor for any weather protection. In addition to being waterproof, it’s also designed with Puma’s Drycell technology, which means that you’ll stay dry underneath the jacket with no extra sweat making you uncomfortable.

Shop the Puma Metal Splash Hooded Women’s Training Anorak (RM369) here.

Apple Watch SE

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If you’re only just wading into the big, scary waters of fitness wearables but don’t want to splurge on the flashy new Apple Watch Series 6, allow us to point you towards another option: the Apple Watch SE. It combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of an Apple Watch, but at a more affordable price.

Make the Watch SE your new fitness companion equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope, always-on altimeter, as well as other features including motion sensors, microphone, health and safety capabilities including fall detection, Emergency SOS, international emergency calling, and the Noise app.

Shop the Apple Watch SE (from RM1,199) here.

Under Armour SportsMask

Of course, no workout post 2020 is complete without a face mask. Remember to keep it on not just for yourself, but for others too. The best workout face mask in the game has to be the Under Armour SportsMask. When it was first released in July last year, everyone clamoured over it, because it really was that good. Now there’s a myriad of colours available from classic black to grey, navy, and also red.

This washable and reusable mask is designed with a soft and structured fabric, giving you more breathing room during your workouts. It also has the UA Iso-Chill technology to help disperse heat effectively, so you don’t get too hot under there.

Shop the Under Armour SportsMask (RM109) here.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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