Must-Have Workout Essentials That Every Woman Should Own

In proper January fashion, all of us on Team LC have been really sticking to our workout routines during this first month of 2016. And let us tell you… it feels good! We’ve been keeping each other accountable for our resolutions by checking in with one another every morning when we get to the office. During one of our recent check-ins, we all got to talking about our favorite workout staples we couldn’t live without. It was interesting to hear what items each one of us swears by when it comes to fitness must-haves, so we decided to share our essentials with all of you too. We think you’ll be as intrigued with this list as we were… And hopefully inspired to keep sticking with your health goals too! Without further ado…

Lauren Conrad's favorite Lululemon workout leggings.

Lululemon All The Right Places Leggings, $128
I love wearing Lululemon’s leggings when working out because they’re so comfortable. They’re made of the best material that stretches, breathes, and looks really flattering too. My favorite ones are the high-waisted styles. They just feel the best when I’m working out or hiking with friends.Lauren, Editor-in-Chief 

Lauren Conrad's favorite workout wear.

My Favorite Baseball Cap, $19.99
I never leave the house without a baseball cap when I know I’m going to do a workout outside. I am pretty serious about my sun protection regimen, and wearing a baseball cap goes hand in hand with that. Plus, it’s the best solution when you’re having bad hair day!Lauren, Editor-in-Chief 

Beyond Yoga Rise Above Long Legging

Beyond Yoga Rise Above Long Legging, $88
The perfect pair of workout pants makes all the difference, and recently I’ve become obsessed with Beyond Yoga and their amazing active wear. This pair of pants is my favorite. They’re insanely soft, they stay put, and they have mesh cutouts, which help you stay cool during an intense workout. Rachel, Editor

Corksicle Canteen in Brushed Copper

Corkcicle Canteen in Brushed Copper, $32.95
I take my Corkcicle canteen everywhere I go, especially to the gym or a workout class. I love the bronzed look of this one, and it keeps my ice water cold for hours on end. – Rachel, Editor

Team LC's favorite workout wear is on the blog today!

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Shoes, $110
It’s taken me many years of buying different running shoes to find my very favorite pair, but Nike’s Pegasus style is just the best. As someone who likes to try different kinds of workouts (running, spinning, cross-training, hiking, you name it…), these are the best multipurpose. They are also really flattering and come in a variety of colors. – Allison, Editor

Our editors can't get enough of these workout staples.

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker, $99.95
I got my first Fitbit about three years ago, and I have to be honest—I’ve been pretty diligent about wearing it ever since. I wear mine every day, and as someone who works at a computer all day long, I love how it reminds me to get up and move every hour or so. It’s so important to make an effort to be active when your lifestyle can easily be sedentary. I aim to get 10,000 steps a day, and I feel so much healthier and complete when I do!Allison, Editor

Lululemon Radiant Long Sleeve Tee

Lululemon Radiant Long Sleeve Tee, $78
This Lululemon tee is the softest, coziest workout top I own, right down to the thumbholes. In addition to being comfortable for a workout, it’s also a great ‘studio to street’ piece. I still feel cute wearing this to a post-workout brunch with girlfriends.Ilana, Editor

Manduka eQua Toga Mat Towel

Manduka eQua Toga Mat Towel, $34
I’m so glad I bought this yoga mat towel for so many reasons! For one thing, it guarantees that my hands won’t slip when I’m in down dog. It also means that I don’t have to worry about how clean the mat is at a studio that provides them. It’s super easy to lay down on top of any mat, and then you can throw it in the washing machine and dryer whenever you need to.Ilana, Editor

Under Armour Eclipse Bra

Under Armour Eclipse Bra, $39.99
A workout item that I have no problem splurging on is a sports bra. A quality sports bra fits like a glove, supports comfortably, and has optimum breathability. This Under Armour sports bra is the complete package.Jessi, Editorial Assistant

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Audio Only Headphones

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Audio Only Headphones, $99.95
For me, nothing makes a workout like the perfect playlist. These headphones deliver crystal clear sound without falling out of your ears during your most active workouts. Plus they’re sweat proof, which make them a winner in my book!Jessi, Editorial Assistant

What exercise items can you not live without?

And, how are you doing on your health and fitness resolutions so far this year?

Let us know in the comments below!

XO Team LC

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