We spend most of our time cooped up indoors at our desks, in the house and at the gym; we barely get enough natural sunlight. If fitness is a big goal for you in 2019, you should consider spending less time in the gym and more time outdoors. Outdoor exercise is good for your body, mind and soul. It is better than the gym in that you get the bonus of basking in the beauty of nature.

Investing in quality gear and gadgets can make all the difference when it comes to outdoor fitness. Cape Union Mart has suggested a few outdoor exercises and gadgets that will enhance your outdoor experience.


Try a trail

What better way to run than surrounded by South Africa’s natural beauty? Designed for tearing through trails with incredible speed, the Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Shoes are ideal for tackling the country’s abundance of trails. With technologies like the Moulded EVA midsole, anti-debris mesh, Ortholite sockliner and water resistant textile, you can tackle almost any terrain.


Have fun in the sun

When competing against yourself during training, you don’t want to have to compete against the sun’s rays too. With the K-Way T Cap, you can protect your face whilst tackling your new year’s active goals. This lightweight peak is also equipped with moisture wicking technology, plus it dries up quickly.




Night time is the right time

Exploring (and exercising) shouldn’t stop just because the sun has gone down (or has yet to come up). Fortunately, you can work out any time with the Black Diamond Spot headlamp with its precise and powerful beam, waterproof design and all-new PowerTap technology, which allows for instant transitioning between full and dimmed power. With a wide range of settings and modes, this headlamp will light up any adventure 2019 throws at you.


Watch this

Monitor your heart rate, track how far and fast you run, and share your progress with friends and family via Garmin Connect—all of this can be achieved using the Garmin Forerunner 35. Do all this and more, whilst listening to your favourite music with the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music. This watch allows you to download up to 500 songs and can be connected to Bluetooth headphones (sold separately); it also provides advanced running dynamics and performance monitoring tools, including ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.


Hydrate, mate

Regardless of whether you’re tackling a trail, hiking or cycling, make sure you stay hydrated with the durable, leak-proof and anti-microbial treated K-Way 2L Hydration Reservoir; this can be comfortably carried in the K-Way Tempo 7L Pack, which features a mesh ventilated back system, sternum strap to keep the backpack stable and quick-flick buckles to easily adjust the shoulder straps.

Listen up

Not only does exercising outdoors enable you to listen to Mother Nature’s own beat but also your favourite tunes. The unique, sweat-resistant sports collar of the Skull Candy Method Wireless sits solidly on your neck—even under a bike helmet—and makes switching between songs or adjusting the volume easy, thanks to the built-in remote. Moreover, the combination of special sticky gels and a unique design ensures that the buds stay firmly in your ears.


Roll with it

With all the exercise you’ll be doing, it’s important to massage those muscles. By keeping the Pro-Tec Spiky Massage Ball in your daypack or desk, you can give yourself a quick deep tissue massage almost anywhere. Its spiky outer layers are perfect for promoting blood circulation, particularly on sore feet.


With all this gear, we hope that you will spend more time outdoors, in nature, pursuing your 2019 fitness goals.

For more information, visit www.capeunionmart.co.za.



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