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Work it Out: The Best Gear for Women by Erin, Chief Mom

by Erin, Chief Mom, posted to Health & Fitness

Summertime is made for spending time outside, even if it means just chasing your kids around. If you're a more serious athlete, please suggest your favorite apps and gear to the list!

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Alix Comfort Bra by Les Lunes | Les Lunes LLC

This bra will work as hard as you do! with one exception, she will...more

Suggested by LesLunes Lingerie

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It's both pretty and highly functional: a lightweight GPS sports watch...more

Suggested by anneck

All the other GPS sports watches out there are huge, bulky, uncomfortable, complicated, ugly. This one is something I'd love to have on my wrist.

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Protein Shakes!


Delicious Protein Shakes!

Suggested by runningfordummies

Protein shakes are such a treat to me and they are good for you too!

Erin, Chief Mom: What kind do you prefer? I'm looking to switch things up. Thx!

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Reusable water bottle.

Suggested by JanetLWeller

This bottle does not leak, it is dishwasher safe, top AND bottom come off for easier cleaning, and you can freeze it. I bought one for all my clients.

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Athleta Top

There's a full bra-sized sport bra built right into this tunic-length...more

A great all around fitness top, this has a built in bra and is great for a multitude of exercises.

JanetLWeller: I was about to add this top myself. Comes in other styles as well.

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Lululemon Yoga Pants

I love Lululemon's technical women's yoga and running pants. They're...more

One of the most listed pairs of yoga pants on SkinnyScoop, these have earned my praises too. They're expensive but long lasting, and the breathable material is great for actual yoga, long walks and lounging at home. If you don't exercise enough to justify the price, check out the Danskin line of leggings at Walmart or Champion brand at Target.

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New Balance Women's Core Low Cut Athletic Socks

Dick's Sporting Goods: Buy New Balance Women's Core Low Cut...more

This New Balance socks are low cut but still come up high enough to avoid chaffing and blistering by the heel. Grab a few 4 pair packs and you're good to go!

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Sigg Water Bottle

Ladies love the Sigg waterbottle.

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ASICS Women's GEL-Nimbus Sneaker

Dick's Sporting Goods: Buy ASICS Women's GEL-Nimbus 13 Running...more

A good pair of sneakers is key, no matter what activity you're enjoying. This pair earned rave reviews and is less than $100.00.

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Liz says that Foot Matters stock all the insoles, gel spots and arch cushions for whatever ails your feet.

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Nathan 5K Runner's Pak

Dick's Sporting Goods: Buy Nathan 5K Runner's Pak - Don't...more

Perhaps designed for those who are more serious runners or marathon walkers, this belt works just as well for a few loops around the neighborhood or a hike with family. (It comes in fun colors too!)

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Gaiam Yoga Mat

Advance your yoga practice with Gaiam yoga mats - guaranteed for life....more

Th best yoga mat around, just take my word for it. (It's eco-friendly too!)

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Jeep Overload Jogging Stroller

Still have little ones? This stroller has garnered rave reviews and landed on Babble's list of top workout products for Moms. Would love for you to leave a comment if you use this!

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App: MyFitnessPal

Incredibly helpful for tracking progress and calories, even if they're just the ones you burn running around the yard or beach with the kids all morning.

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Related List: 7 Essential Items for Women Runners by Hello Ladies

In honor of the 40th anniversary of allowing women to run in the...more

Liz of the popular blog "Hello Ladies" originally put together this list of essentials for women runners in honor of the Boston Marathon.

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Under Armour Heat Gear Capris

Under Armour Heat Gear Capris

Suggested by Susan Diersing Tirch

I could NOT live without these capris. They are lightweight and incredibly comfortable and they prevent the dreaded "chub rub" of the inner thigh during long runs!

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Workplay Bags Sports Waist or Bum Bag

A lightweight running and walking, bum or waist bag ergonomically...more

Suggested by PT Mollie

Perfect fit and no bounce! Holds everything on my run or while I am training in the park. Comes in grey or pink. Fantastic investment.

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Nike + GPS watch

Suggested by runningfordummies

I love Nike + to keep me motivated on my runs!

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Garmin Forerunner 405cx

Suggested by Toni Church

This is an awesome GPS watch that helps me stay on track when training for events!!!!

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Brooks ST5 racing shoes

Light enough for the 5K, but sturdy enough for the marathon, the...more

Suggested by Felice

My Brooks racing shoes have carried me to new PRs in the 5K, 10K and 10-mile. They are light but supportive enough for longer distance races. plus, they are pretty flashy!

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Saucony Kinvara Running Shoes

Weighing at just 7.7 oz., the accolades continue to pile up for the...more

Suggested by dashinista

I transitioned from heel striking and wearing chunky support shoes to forefoot striking and wearing lightweight 'minimalist' shoes about a year ago and have never looked back. I have far fewer injuries and my running style is more efficient now. The Saucony Kinvara 2 running shoes were the result of a search that lasted several months and took in minimalist running shoes from every major brand, as far as I'm concerned they are the last word in minimalism. I can't wait to try the brand new Kinvara 3 when my

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Motoactv fitness tracker

Suggested by Michel Antich Martin

One of the most advanced gps, mp3 player, fitness tracker out there!

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IntelliSkin Workout Top

Check out the IntelliSkin top in action during a high-intensity...more

Suggested by GirlsGoneSporty

Not only is the cut of this top form-fitting and flattering, it's designed to enhance posture with well-placed compression panels. I was skeptical at first, but it really works! Plus, I'm really tall and this top is plenty long on me, which definitely makes it list-worthy in my mind!

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Stability Ball

Suggested by JanetLWeller

One of the best tools to work the core.

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Lucy Spa Pants

Suggested by JanetLWeller

Most comfortable pants I own. Flattering, and my favorite; pockets!

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