I'm on a tight budget, but that doesn't stop me from drooling over really cool, pricey fitness gear. My newest obsession: Physion gym bags (from $225; physhion.com). Lisa Tave, the designer, stopped by the Shape offices the other day to show off her newest creations--and this was my favorite. Like all the Physion styles, it looks like a designer handbag, but has all the extras--a waterproof lining, detachable toiletries pouch, shoe pockets, and a programmable lock--you need in a workout tote.
While I'm talking about things I'm coveting, I have to mention Devi yoga mats ($120; devimats.com). Forget about boring, monotone mats--these have beautiful images on them and they're super-thick so they'll last longer than ordinary mats. While I'd never pay this much for yoga gear for myself, I would do it for a gift...so (don't tell) my sister, Chris, may be getting the Jasmine one (shown here) this Christmas.