Portable Gear and Snacks for Your Workout

Picture 4When the weather is warmer, it’s so much easier to integrate a fun workout into your day — because you’ll want to be outside! So pack these portable workout and snack must-haves to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

They’ll inspire you to stick to your workout routine during your beach or resort vacation, and travel well in suitcases, gym bags, and beach bags.

For the Beach

Picture 3Doing morning or sunset yoga on the beach — whether it’s a class or solo — is a great way to breathe in fresh salt air and enjoy the view at the same time.

Tuck this awesome thick, skidless “anti-slip” Manduka towel, under your arm for your practice. It’s so much lighter than a yoga mat, ideal for giving you footing on warm beach sand or use as a regular blanket to dry off after you take a dip in the ocean post-practice. You’ll dig its durable weave with rubber nubs on one side and you’ll appreciate that it washes well on the gentle cold cycle or by hand — just hang to dry.

Manduka products are eco-friendly and made by yogis, for yogis. Looking to build more muscle while you tan? Try these soft weighted balls that you can use during your yoga workout, hold while running on the beach, or create your own beach towel workout.

Looking for a beach-worthy snack that will crush hunger and give you plenty of protein and antioxidants at the same time? Nuts, a top superfood, are definitely the way to go. Try these savory nuts that come in a convenient tube with bold flavors like Honey Dijon and my favorite Habanero BBQ.

Spa Time

Picture 1You don’t have to go to a fancy spa to spoil yourself, you can pack these portable treats to give yourself a mini-spa treatment whenever you need it. Sore shoulders after a few hours of volleyball on the beach? No problem, try these therapy balls that wedge between the wall and shoulder blades, neck or back, for a quick back rub that also stretches and kneads the muscle.

Traveling somewhere exotic this summer? Therapy balls travel well in your take-on luggage to soothe a sore back after hours in those constricting airplane seats. You can also use them for floor work, tuck them under sore calves or hamstrings and gently roll. Tired feet from touring the theme park with your kids or siteseeing all day? Then you’ll adore these amazing Yamuna Foot Wakers that I’ve been using for years. They’re small enough to pack in your luggage and are a great way to stretch fatigued toes and calf muscles.

Picture 1After a long day in the sun, you’ll want to replenish your bod with a light meal that’s high in antioxidants. Try these Vega Vanilla Chai Smoothie Packs for a fast meal. Bring a portable water bottle and fill with coconut water, carrot juice, or just plain water, shake, and sip.

Need more of a salty snack fix? Try this Roasted Edamame Crunch snack that is super high in filling fiber and protein. Just toss them in your gym or beach bag for post-workout munching.

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