10 Sustainable Workout Products You’ll Want To Scoop Immediately
Exercise is hard enough without also worrying about what you're doing to the planet. Grabbing a plastic water bottle, using PVC yoga mats, buying workout gear with dubious environmental cred: it can all add up. Fortunately, though, there's a thriving industry for sustainable workout products, and no matter what your choice of exercise routine, whether you're a yoga fan, a weights maven, a runner, or a surfer, there's an option for you to make your sweat sesh a bit more environmentally friendly. And it does make a difference.
Gyms around the world are making more eco-friendly choices, including sustainable design, renewable power, and powering their facilities using exercise bikes. (Hey, it's a way to keep the lights on.) And as the exercise industry focuses on sustainable and environmental priorities, that means we've got more options for making our own workouts greener. Little things matter — from our choice of cleaning wipes, to where we buy our yoga mats and how we deodorize ourselves — and it's worth getting educated on it. Being healthy and strong doesn't have to come at the cost of the planet. Here are 10 products that can help your exercise habit, while also helping the planet.
1. This Recycled Sports Bra
2. This Green Deodorant
3. This Super Cozy Tracksuit
4. A Sustainably Sourced Wetsuit
Most wetsuits are made of the synthetic rubber neoprene — but not this one. One of the first of its kind, Patagonia's Yulex is made of natural rubber certified by the Rainforest Alliance, with recycled polyester lining. It's an investment for surfer girls, but it's a hell of a statement.
5. Sneakers That Take Plastic Out Of The Oceans
6. A Cork Yoga Block
7. Unadulterated Barbells
8. A Reusable Water Bottle
Don't buy plastic water bottles, folks. If you don't want to recycle your old ones from home and feel like upgrading, Stay Sixty's stainless steel and rubberized paint bottles are a cult fave in gyms across Europe — and definitely deserve to be refilled countless times.