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The Most Popular Fitness Gear of 2014

Headphones

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You’re searching for a pair of earbuds that won’t fall out during sweaty workouts—and we hear you loud and clear. Look no further than the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Wired Ear Bud With Heart Monitor. These no-slip buds deliver high-quality sounds to get you through a tough run, and they have a built-in optical sensor that measures your heart rate and delivers the info straight to your phone. ($150, smsaudio.com) (See more of The Best Headphones For Every Situation.)

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Running Shoes

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Finding the perfect running shoe makes all the difference when you’re pounding pavement (or the treadmill), but you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style with the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Celebration Pack. This limited-edition style is lightweight and supportive with updated cushioning added to the classic design. ($110, nike.com)

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Heart Rate Monitor

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You may not be into wearing an activity tracker 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to measure the intensity of your exercise! Adidas designed the miCoach Fit Smart to give you just the info you need while you’re killing a bootcamp class or finishing a WOD. Monitor your heart rate, no chest strap required, then view calories burned, time, pace, and distance. ($150, adidas.com)

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Yoga Mat

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A lightweight mat is perfect if you’re always on the go, but Lululemon's The Mat 3mm design doesn’t sacrifice function. Reverse to choose the grip surface that best suits your practice. ($58, lululemon.com)

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Dry Shampoo

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Sometimes, one of the biggest barriers to working out is figuring out how to get from the gym to work or dinner fast—and still look good. For that, we have dry shampoo (thank you, hair gods)! Soak up sweat and grease from strands after spin class and leave the locker room smelling amazing with Drybar’s unbeatable Detox Dry Shampoo in a gym bag-friendly size. ($12, sephora.com) (Perfect your post-sweat routine with these Gym Bag Beauty Must-Haves.)

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Weights

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The slim grip guarantees a comfortable fit even for women with small hands, and the neoprene outer coating not only keeps weights from slipping in sweaty fingers. it also cuts down on pain in your fingers and hands during moves like the plank row. ($12, dickssportinggoods.com) (Got your weights? Try The Single Dumbbell Workout.)

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Jump Rope

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This leather and wood jump rope from Everlast delivers the perfect quickie cardio workout and looks great hanging on the wall of your home gym! The weighted design is ideal for speed work, but won’t slash skin if you miss a step. ($15, amazon.com)

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Fitness Tracker

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We were bummed when we heard that production on Jawbone’s new UP3 band would be delayed until 2015, but we think this fitness tracker will be worth the wait! With some of the most fun and customizable designs we’ve seen yet, it’s the perfect accessory and an impressive tracker. The new band includes tons of tiny sensors that will be able to track things like heart rate and hydration levels, when you reach full REM sleep, and what type of activity you’re doing (without having to enter it in). We also love that it will be water resistant up to 10m. Put in your pre-sale order ($180, jawbone.com) or see the other 8 New Fitness Trackers We Love!

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