I'm on a tight budget, but that doesn't stop me from drooling over really cool, pricey fitness gear. My newest obsession: Physhion gym bags (from $225; pPhyshion.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 Physhion 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&$8212;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.