Celebrate the End of Summer With Our August Must Haves
We have one more month of warm and sunny weather, so here are some clothes, gear, and tasty goodies to keep you fit, healthy, and inspired for your end-of-Summer adventures.
"Cooler mornings and evenings in August are perfect for running in the woods, and I'm loving these Vasque Trailbender trail runners ($130). They have a snug fit and great arch support, and even after my first three-mile tester run, they felt amazing — no breaking in needed. They feel comfortable, cushioned, and stable, which is exactly what I look for when hopping over roots, wet rocks, and uneven terrain. I'd definitely recommend these to anyone looking for new trail runners." — Jenny Sugar, editor, Fitness
David's Tea Pura Vida Green Tea
"I've recently become obsessed with David's Tea and have been making delicious herbal drinks in my iced tea press. My favorite right now is its Pura Vida Green Tea ($10), which is essentially Summer in a cup — it's a refreshing and hydrating tropical blend of pineapple and coconut, and it totally brings me a sense of zen. I can't stop drinking it!" — Dominique Astorino, assistant editor, Fitness
Navitas Organic Essential Superfood Blend in Vanilla & Greens
"I have to admit that I don't like the taste of most protein powders, so I was very surprised by how delicious I found Navitas Greens & Vanilla ($30 for 10 servings). Blended with some milk and a banana, it tastes like a vanilla ice blended from coffee bean. On days when I really want to kick it up a notch, I'll add Navitas Daily Superfood Boost in Focus, which contains caffeine and ingredients like maca powder and yerba mate to keep your energy up." — Genevieve Farrell Roston, video producer, Healthy Living and Fitness
My love of food knows no bounds — especially when it comes to fresh produce whipped up in unique and tasty ways. As someone who spends most of my expendable income on eating out, it was a no brainer that I would be attracted to Delicacies Jewelry, a food-inspired jewelry line.
Whether you lose it for avocado toast or can't get enough of fresh pineapple on a hot day, there is a pendant or bracelet (prices start at $60) for you. Small and dainty, the necklaces are perfect for layering and make sweet gifts for the food lover in your life.
— Michele Foley, content director, Fitness
"I realize that Larabars are nothing new, but I recently started stocking up on these Minis ($5 for 10). The Cashew Cookie has always been my favorite, but I could easily down a 230-calorie bar in one minute and not even realize it. So now I keep these Minis in my purse, gym bag, and cupboard and feel completely satisfied snacking on them, and they're just 100 calories." — JS
Charlotte's Web Hemp Everyday Plus Hemp (CBD) Oil
"I've always been drawn to all-natural anxiety remedies, and when I heard about CBD oil, I knew I had to try it. It wasn't long after I received a bottle of Charlotte's Web Hemp Everyday Plus Hemp (CBD) Oil ($75) that I fell in love. Because this particular hemp extract has under 0.3 percent THC, it's legal, safe, has no age restrictions, and won't make you feel stoned or high — just happy, relaxed, and like your best self. It's like liquid Xanax from mother nature . . . your anxiety will melt away with a couple droppers of this stuff!" — DA
Show Me Your Mumu - The Pretty in Palms Zelda Shorts
"I first came across Show Me Your MuMu when looking for bridesmaid dresses but became completely obsessed with their activewear line. The bright, vivid colors are perfect for summer. Show Me Your Mumu's The Pretty in Palms Zelda Shorts ($76)and hit high enough to be flattering but also not too revealing. Pair them with the matching Arc Bra ($72) and you'll feel like a palm tree!" — GFR
Handful Bound & Determined Bra
"Taking off a sports bra can definitely feel like resistance training. The Handful Bound & Determined Bra ($60) is saving me from this battle. The fabric is very stretchy but still supportive, even for a high impact dance class with jumping. It easily glides on and off. I also love the underbust band which looks great when worn as a crop top with high rise tights. " — GFR
Rhone Commuter Pant
"This next pick is for the man in your life. As a fitness producer, I take for granted that I get to wear leggings to work all the time. My husband, on the other hand, does not have that luxury. I've been on the hunt to find him something that will give him the same comfort that I have. I was so excited to discover Rhone Communter Pant ($129). While they look like a work pant, the combine stretch that makes them perfect for activity. When I bought a pair for my husband, he described them as 'beautiful and amazing' which is how I feel whenever I get to slip on the perfect leggings. Mission accomplished!" — GFR
Cotton On Body Printed Wind Breaker Jacket
"I'm always on the hunt for clothes that make me look and feel like an fitness Instagram star, but without a hefty price tag. Right now, I'm loving Cotton On Body . Their crops and matching tights are filled with awesome patterns. I am especially enamored with their Printed Wind Breaker Jacket ($44.95). Layered over leggings, this is the perfect jacket to wear home after a sweaty night time workout in the summer." — GFR