10 Sustainable Workout Products That Will Make You Want to Break a Sweat
We have a feeling that these pretty, eco-friendly pieces will make your next workout seem much more appealing.
Need a top to complete your outfit? Snag a lightweight scoopneck (or two) from Girlfriend Collective. Since they're produced using 682 fewer gallons of water than traditional cotton t-shirts, these lovely pieces will give you plenty to feel good about.
Buy It: Girlfriend Collective, $28
High-Rise Recycled Leggings
When you're ready to break a sweat, pull on a pair of high-rise leggings from Girlfriend Collective. In addition to being comfortable and quick-drying, each set helps remove two pounds of waste from our oceans. (Because they're literally made from recycled fishing nets.)
Buy It: Girlfriend Collective, $78
Reusable Glass Travel Mug
Start your workout on the right note by sipping coffee, a protein shake or H2O out of a reusable bottle. This travel mug features a double-walled design that will keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, so you'll never need to reach for a paper or plastic cup.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $26
Recyclable Rubber Yoga Mat
Somehow, stretching your muscles feels even better on a sustainably made yoga mat. We love that this geometric-printed piece consists of 100-percent recyclable tree rubber and comes with a carrying strap for easy transport to your fitness class.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $68
Sustainable Sling Bag
If you need more motivation to go to the gym, look no further than this stylish sling bag. The pack has two large compartments for your car keys, wallet, yoga mat and a change of clothes, not to mention a special lining made from 100-percent recycled polyester. TBH, you'll probably start looking for excuses to sport it around town.
Buy It: Backcountry.com, $36 - $59
For those of you who prefer to swim laps, we've found an eco-friendly alternative to the classic swimsuit: this one-piece, featuring recycled nylon and recycled polyester. You'll love showing off those crisscross straps and take pride in helping the environment with every lap.
Buy It: Backcountry.com, $129
Bet you didn't know that SPF can be good for you and the environment. Before you head outside for a morning run, protect your skin with a layer of Sun Bum sunscreen lotion. Because it was made without oxybenzone and octinoxate (chemicals that are hazardous to marine life), this SPF will block harsh UVB rays and help preserve our remaining coral reefs.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $10
A comfortable crew neck is hard to resist, especially one that helps divert waste from landfills. When you need an extra layer for your morning walk or evening run, pull on this piece from Patagonia. The fleece will keep you warm and the cotton blend will stay soft against your skin.
Buy It: Backcountry.com, $65
When in doubt, tone up your arms with a set of cast iron barbells. Since they're not made from plastic or coated in neoprene, these weights will last longer and have a more positive impact on the planet.
Buy It: Amazon, $49
Cool Wool Sneakers
Who wouldn't want to reduce their carbon footprint by rocking a pair of Allbird sneakers? Made from merino wool, with laces that were produced from recycled plastic bottles, these shoes are an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic footwear. They also come in four classic colors and 12 limited-edition colors, so you have plenty of styles to choose from.
Buy It: Allbirds, $95