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- Caroline Jordan is ready to rock 2015. Photo: Mark Kuroda
- Jennifer Pattee, personal trainer and founder of Basic Training Photo: Eva Kolenko
- San Francisco can be chilly for outdoor workouts. If you’re looking for a layer that can breathe, move, and keep you warm, Jenn suggests Aether’s women’s shelter hoodie. It’s “the jacket everybody at Basic Training wears every day in SF in the wint
- Jenn also recommends Fitstar, an exercise and yoga app. “I helped Fitstar develop their do-anywhere workout curriculum —which ranges from easy to incredibly hard— thanks to the unique algorithm that scales each workout to your specific
- Alex Ho, instructor Basic Training Photo: Arlene Watson for Racked
- Ever tried working out with an exercise ball that keeps escaping? It can be tricky. That’s why Alex recommends the Bosu Ballast Ball, which will rock your core without rolling away. (The secret is a six-sided surface design that keeps the ball stationary.
- Healthy living starts with water. Lots of it. To learn more about the ways that water (or the lack thereof) can affect your body, Alex suggests reading Your Body's Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidi. Remember: When you’re feeling funky, the proble
- Caroline Jordan, owner of Caroline Jordan Fitness and instructor at Equinox. Photo: Mark Kuroda
- Reflective running gear can keep you both toasty and safe during the dark days of winter. Caroline recommends the Nike Shield Flash Jacket because it’s perfect for “staying warm, stylish, and seen when out running.” Nike Shield Flash Running Jacket, $3
- To keep her legs as warm as her upper body, Caroline likes Nike’s training tights. Nike Pro Hyperwarm Embossed Training Tights, $55 at Nike<
- Michael Wilbert, owner of Coastal Fit and instructor at Equinox. Photo: Arlene Watson for Racked
- Doing your own thing at the gym is dull unless you have the right music to get your through your workout. Michael, known around town for his epic playlists, just bought Beats by Dre for his own workouts and recommends them for the self-starters out there.
- Heather Anderson, instructor at SoulCycle. Photo: Arlene Watson for Racked
- If you need a tech boost to stay motivated, you can’t go wrong with Heather’s recommendation, a FitBit. Wear the tiny pedometer on your wrist, and track your steps, stairs, sleep, and calorie burn through the Fi
- Erica Stenz, Barry’s Bootcamp Photo: Mark Kuroda
- Weights are great, but you need more than dumbbells to build healthy muscles. A good foam roller can help you recover from a workout and continue to work toward your goals. Erica recommends the RumbleRoller, which looks a bit like a torture device. It’s d
- Flexibility is just as important as strength. To complement your foam rolling routine with yoga, Erica recommends this Lululemon yoga mat. (It has an antimicrobial additive to help prevent icky bacteria and mold from taking hold.) Yoga Mat, $68 at
- Carro Czechowska, owner of Pilates with Carro Photo: Arlene Watson for Racked
- Maintaining your Pilates routine is difficult when you’re away from your studio. That’s why Carro recommends a subscription to the online Pilates video database, Pilatesology. “This is what I advised all my clients to do every time they have a break from
- Blake Harrison, owner of BlakeFit. Photo: Scott Mars Photography
- If you’re too busy to work out at a gym, get yourself a home kit of resistance bands. Blake says, “Fifteen minutes, four times a week is infinitely better than zero plus excuses.” More specifically, Blake recommends Gorilla Strength bands, which can fit i
Has the barre replaced the bar in your social circle? Do you plan your life around your ClassPass or Fitmob schedule? Do you have more than five trainer crushes? Congratulations, you're officially a New Year's fitness fanatic. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) If there's one thing we know about fit people, it's that they love to buy gear to feed the frenzy. That's why we surveyed some of our hottest trainer contenders for their top wellness recs. From high-tech to high-density foam to (fitness) high fashion, here are the highlights of what you should buy for 2015.
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