The 7 Tools You Need to Actually Stick With Your "Get In Shape" Resolution

If hitting the gym hasn't already gotten old, it will by next week, and you're going to need some (stylish) motivation to keep pushing through that fifth mile or third set. Here is the gear to invest in—one for each day of the week you're supposed to be working out.

If hitting the gym hasn't already gotten old, it will by next week, and you're going to need some (stylish) motivation to keep pushing through that fifth mile or third set. Here is the gear to invest in—one for each day of the week you're supposed to be working out.

1. Dumbbells

At 2.2 pounds each, these will hardly give you forearms of steel, but they will add upper-body action to a morning jog. When the weights are off duty, their magnetism means they store like a sculpture.

($199.95, ICA Store)

2. Headphones

Want to stand out from the sweaty masses at the health club? Don't wear white earbuds. Opt for this army green and orange incarnation by Kilo Design instead.

($58, Need Supply Co.)

3. Swim Shorts

If you're doing laps, long trunks are just going to make things harder. This maroon pair from Adidas' SLVR collection is a nice compromise between traditional beachwear and a Speedo—and they have a zipper pocket for your locker key.

($35, Adidas)

4. Travel Kit

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Because getting in shape shouldn't mean using locker-room shampoo, pick up these silicone bottles that have self-closing caps (no spills on your sneakers) and wide mouths for effortless Molton Brown refills.

($20, Areaware)

5. Bike Rack

Instead of chaining your Trek to a light post, hang it on the wall. Bonus: It's harder to press snooze with those two wheels glaring at you every morning.

($99, Nova68)

6. Deodorant

Pay a couple of bucks for something that smells fancy—like eucalyptus—instead of like a dude. Since this odor fighter doesn't contain aluminum, it won't stain your T-shirts, either.

($18, MALIN+GOETZ)

7. Gym Bag

Upgrade from the nylon duffel to something you would happily carry to the office post-sweat session. This canvas bag has an interior compartment to separate your rank gear from the rest of your baggage.

($216, QWSTION)

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