Get Fit in the New Year

Thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? If one of yours includes trying a new sport or devoting more time to an existing endeavor, several new items available now provide exciting and enriching options. Whether you are a weekend warrior, looking to tone up, recover from an injury or shed a few holiday pounds, any of these products would be a great addition to your bag.

Speaking of bags, golfers value the bag that carries their expensive golf clubs and accessories. The Big Max AQUA Ocean bag is a 100% waterproof, compact stand bag that has extra space and weighs just 3 ¾ pounds. With an oversize top, the Ocean is designed for ease of use with five waterproof pockets. Glove, towel and umbrella holders are all standard features. This is a quality bag for a cart or one you can carry for $179.99. It’s available in Black/Red, Red/Black.

If you ended 2018 with nagging injuries and sore muscles, “roll out” those aches and pains with the RAD Roller and the RAD line of products. RAD lets you dig deeper into the spots that count. They relieve muscle tension, increase mobility and aid in the recovery process. The rollers are made of high quality silicone that grips the skin and wipes clean. There are dozens of uses: upper back, head, neck and feet.  Try on your rotator cuff, pecs, triceps, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, quads, calves and more. RAD products start at just $16.

Need a workout on the go? KICHGO is your portable gym in a 2-lb. bag. This bag is  packed with equipment that can be used for pilates, circuit training, HIIT, Tabata, and yoga routines. Customers also receive 20 downloadable videos showing how KICHGO makes fitness attainable for everyone. Travelers love that the KICHGO bag is packed with resistance bands, loops, a Pilates ball, sliders and more for $65.

If you need a new weapon on the tennis court, how about something that has been around since 2005? The updated Babolat Pure Aero racket was developed with Rafael Nadal, so expect more spin. Babolat took one of the most successful rackets of all-time, dared to enhance it, and raised the overall performance by increasing control and feel. This frame will give new life to your old tennis game!

Get a healthy tan to go along with your workout with MineTan Fitness “pocket sized” self tanner. The Fitness Tan Collection contains a formula that allows perspiration to pass through the tan instead of taking it off. This is the self tanner built for the active person, and it won’t sweat off, so you can tan while you tone. MineTan products include PETA-approved ingredients that truly benefit your skin, starting at $35.

When you need a quality bag for that weekend excursion or an overnight business trip, the G-RO Multitasker fits the gap between a standard carry-on and a backpack or duffel. It will fit both overhead and under the seat when flying. Features include GravityRoll™ Wheel Technology, durable water-resistant materials and a lightweight polycarbonate shell.

For the outdoor and hiking enthusiasts in your life, check out Combat Wipes, a 100% biodegradable wipe that you bury after use. It has 100%, has recyclable packaging, and has a cleansing and refreshing formula that is necessary when you can’t take a shower. Originally for military use, Combat Wipes are specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts with the environment in mind at $6.75 per pack.

Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based sports tech writer. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell and his website