I was a little kid in a candy store at this year’s ING NYC Marathon EXPO. The Javitts Center was packed with fitness companies introducing new products and services. Hurray for SAMPLES!! I scoped the place out and below you’ll find my 4 favorites which I personally tried out and recommend to enhance your workout.
PowerBar Energy Gel Blasts
These gel filled chews supply fast energy with C2MAX and Vitamin C. They are delicious and come in raspberry and strawberry-banana flavors. Pop a few before working out for an energy kick. www.powerbar.com
Brooks Night Life Visibility Cap
This fitness cap is made with Aireplex fabric which will protect you from sun, wind and rain when you’re exercising outside. It has a moisture transfer lining which will lift sweat away to keep your head dry. It’s also great for night-time runners and cyclers, because of a small flashing light on the back closure that is easily activated. The flashing light will keep you safe and visible at night—and it’s so small that it’s not an eye sore. http://www.brooksrunning.com/product/280020/Nightlife%20Hat
Moeben Sleeves with UV Protection
These arm sleeves offer warmth and UV protection without compromising on style. You can wear them for a range of outdoor activities (run, golf, soccer, tennis, horse riding, etc.) or rock them at the gym. They’re great for people with sensitivity to the sun and cold weather. Moeben sleeves come in solid colors, creative prints, fleece-lined and pocket versions for men, women and children. www.moeben.com
Finally, headphones in a headband! This was my favorite find from the EXPO because it’s so uncomfortable wearing ear warmers over my ear buds during colder months. Use these headphones for power walking, running, skiing, snowboarding and basically any outdoor activity in which your ears might get cold. www.haloheadphones.com