11 Eco-Friendly Fitness Must Haves
  • July 23, 2019
  • It’s #PlasticFreeJuly, so in the spirit of being eco-friendly this month, we compiled a list of 11 fitness items that are made with the environment in mind! 

    1. Manduka eKo mat

    eko® lite yoga mat 4mm - ebb marbled

    These yoga mats are made from sustainably harvested tree rubber, which means they are nontoxic because no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to soften the rubber. 

    2. Outdoor Voices

    CloudKnit Hoodie

    Ready to sweat? Try Outdoor Voices for some workout clothes for any sport. The brand creates both men and women’s athletic wear with sustainability in mind. Their merino wool is sustainably sourced and recycled polyester is made from water bottles. How neat is that!

    3. Lou & Grey water bottle

    Squireme Water Bottle

    Ditch the plastic bottles from the grocery store! Instead, swap it out for a Lou & Grey water bottle made with recycled glass and biodegradable silicone. 

    4. Orvis

    Merrell® Chameleon 7 Waterproof Hiking Boots

    These trail running shoes are eco-friendly, fair trade, recyclable, socially responsible and created by a brand that gives back. Despite being known for their quality, Orvis was included in this list because of their eco-friendliness. The brand gives back 5 percent of the profits to wildlife and environmental organizations. 

    5. Boody

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    Broody is an eco-savvy brand that makes their leggings from organic and sustainable bamboo. The bamboo is only treated with water, meaning no pesticides will touch your skin! And if you didn’t know, bamboo is a sustainable crop making it an eco-friendly option!

    6. Yoga Paws gloves

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    Pilates, yoga, weight training, stand-up paddleboarding, or even bicycling, these gloves are a perfect fit for any sweat sesh. And they are harmless to the environment as they are made with natural rubber.

    7. Barefoot yoga cork yoga block

    Barefoot yoga cork yoga block eco-friendly

    Looking for some new yoga props? These blocks are completely eco friendly as they are made of 100 percent natural cork, which is a sustainably harvested resource (and one we talked about more on this podcast episode!). 

    8. Patagonia wetsuit

    eco-friendly wetsuit from Patagonia

    Looking to take up some water sports? Check out this certified Rainforest Alliance wetsuit made by Patagonia. It is made with natural rubber and is fair trade certified sewn. 

    9. Eco friendly headband

    Whether you are going for a run or playing some tennis, you want your hair out of your face! This adjustable headband is 50 percent organic cotton and 50 percent recycled plastic from recycled beverage bottles.

    10. Eco-friendly gym bag

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    Snag this gym bag and feel good about it! It is made with natural cotton canvas and recycled coated straw. Perfect to keep those eco friendly yoga mat and blocks in!

    11. Rumix Feel Good Sports Bra

    Kiss Mirror Sports Bra eco-friendly fitness gear

    Now this is a brand you can stand behind – all of their pieces are made from recycled bottles and coffee grounds. HOW AWESOME IS THAT! Not to mention the fabric is odor controlling and has UV protection. WINNING!

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    About Erica Biesiada

    Erica Biesiada is a health and wellness blogger and podcaster for Bring Your Own Kombucha and a full time attorney. She has a public relations and journalism degree from Seton Hall University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. She is passionate about finding a balance between #treatyourself and providing your body with the utmost care by way of nutrition and exercise. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and her newborn baby Elizabeth.