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Workout essentials made out of recycled materials

by DrPrem Jagyasi

More and more companies around the world are opting make their initiatives greener by developing items from recycled and reused materials. The latest to join this group are several companies dedicated to producing workout gear and essentials. Given below are some of the newest entrants in this category.


The Everything Fits Gym Bag

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all your workout essentials fitted nicely into a single bag? Made from 100% recycled polyester, the Everything Fits Gym Bag is priced at $60 with two color variants, green and black. The bag has a separate compartment for everything you would need, including separate vented exterior pockets for water bottles, sweaty clothes and gym shoes. It also has straps to hold a yoga mat while the large handles ensure that the bag can be worn easily over the shoulder.


The Champion Eco Fleece Full-Zip Women’s Hoodie Jacket

Uber-soft and comfortable, the Champion Eco Fleece Full Zip Women’s Hoodie Jacket contains 5% of recycled polyester fibers and is priced at $38. A hoodie with a drawstring can protect your ears from the cold during the morning jog while the pockets on the sides can keep your hands warm in addition to holding your iPod and keys. The jacket is available in several colors, making it very easy for you to couple it with other clothes in your closet.


The Jade Encore Yoga Mat

Yoga fanatics would definitely love the Jade Encore Yoga Mat that is considered to be the world’s first yoga mat made entirely of recycled materials. The mats are made from old Jade mats (which in turn are made of natural rubber) and come in different lengths that can be customized to your liking. The mat is priced at $70, with models available online at the Jade website.


The Under Armor Women’s Catalyst Capri

Made from extremely light and moisture wicking material, these capris are your best choice for a rigorous workout session. They are made of 100% recycled polyester and are just loose enough to be comfortable. However, that does not stop them from being fit enough to show out your beautiful curves. You can get a pair of these capris for just $40.


The New Balance 070

New Balance has come out with a new line of eco-preferred shoes, with the first model being the 070. The shoes are made out of natural as well as recycled materials and are uber-soft on the feet. Other salient features include breathability, water friendliness, impressive strength and durability.

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