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Colorful Men’s Fitness Gear That Put the FUN in Functional!

As a personal trainer and cycle instructor, I’m always on the lookout for cool, trendy and functional fitness clothing and accessories. And, because I like to keep it fun, if I can find pieces that go beyond the basic black and white options that dominate men’s athletic wear—you can bet I’m gonna’ buy them! Here are a few of my favorite finds that not only allow me to move comfortably, they can stand up to intense sweat sessions, and are available in several colors. Check ‘em out!

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NIKE Pro Men’s Training Tank // Price, $28

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I prefer a fitted tank with thin shoulder straps and that perfect length that’s not too long, not too short. Plus, it has to be able to wick away all my sweat! This tank meets all those requirements and more with its mesh panels, flat seams, and Dri-FIT Technology. It holds its shape without stretching out, regardless of how hard I sweat.

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NIKE Power Speed Running Tights // Price, $104 on SALE

Website: Check them out here!

What I love about these tights is they fit like a glove while still being comfortable, and they offer just the right amount of compression when your legs are sore. I wear these for indoor cycling and my legs can easily breathe throughout the hour-long sweat session. Not only do they perform well, but the design is unique and fresh---thanks NIKE!

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Lululemon’s 5” Surge Short // Price, $68 **Offers instructor discounts in store and online**

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These are my go-to workout shorts. Once I bought my first pair, I was hooked! Not only is the fit amazing, but they have a built-in liner-- which means one less piece of clothing you have to wear! I have a couple of pairs that I’ve had for at least five years, and they still look great! The colors have stayed true, wash after wash, and they still wick moisture away as effectively as the day I bought them. For you taller guys, there is a 7” option.

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SUUNTO Ambit3 Run Lime // Price, $209 on SALE

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I’ve had this smart watch for three years and I still love everything about it. The health stats are awesome—they tell me my daily steps, calorie burn, heart rate and more. Basically, it gives me the same information as my Apple watch without all the extra distractions that come from being “connected” all the time. It comes with a water resistant chest strap for the heart rate monitor feature, which I have found to be more accurate than wrist sensors. Plus, I only have to charge it once a week!

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good hYOUman Dad Baseball Cap // Price, $28

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A soft, comfortable baseball cap that can be washed several times and still retain its color and fit is a must have for me. This cap fits the bill---AND shares a great message: “Family over everything.” What’s not to love about that?

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Targets ‘SLAY ALL DAY’ Tank Top // Price, $12

Website: Check them out here!

I’m going to be honest--- if I find a cool tank in the women’s section that has a standard, straight cut I’m going to sport it. Target has done a great job this year of selling casual, fun tanks that are cute enough to go from bike to brunch. Grab this one before it’s gone!