Much of yearly resolutions tend to be fitness-oriented, but the sad truth is that people tend to lose will power by the end of January. Well, have no fear because eBay is here to help. The successful e-commerce giant collaborated with fitness expert Christine Bibbo Herr of NYC Pretty to keep the resolution-related momentum going. They curated an assortment of must-haves from fitness trackers to stylish training pants in eBay’s Fitness Starter Kit. To give people inspiration to switch up their workout routines, eBay looked at recent sales of athletic apparel and gear to find out what’s trending in 2016 across the U.S. These are items that were curated from data based on most popular bought items bought in the U.S. from December 23, 2015 to January 7, 2016.
- In the Southwest, shoppers are finding their zen (perhaps with the help of an app), as sales for Apple Watches, yoga balls and yoga mats were off the charts.
- Northeasterners aren’t letting the cold winter weather compromise their daily workouts — shoppers are buying running tight, running shoes and Jawbone Ups to keep their runs exciting and challenging.
- Midwesterners are fueling their indoor workouts with music (and keeping hydrated!) as evidenced by sales for armbands, water bottles and treadmills.
To can see what other trends are tracking coast-to-coast, visit eBay.com or click here. Below is an interesting Q&A with Christine Bibbo (“CB”).
BL: What are some of your favorite fitness trackers for both a fitness guru and a novice?
CB: As a fitness guru, I’d say the easiest way to stay on track and stick with a workout plan is to track your progress and get motivated to see your results. It helps to monitor progress and keep momentum going, even in the dead of winter when you can challenge yourself and push your limits to do better with each workout. One of my favorite user-friendly options that will get you going is the Fitbit Flex that comes in a range of fun fashion colors and easily tracks your calories, distance, steps and even sleep with a wireless sync! You can find even more fitness trackers on eBay’s Fitness Starter Kit to stay motivated and make fitness a part of your everyday life. In addition, eBay has the best value on must-have fitness technology and gear to help make your resolutions a reality in 2016.
BL: What are some of your favorite fitness outfits for women of different age groups such as 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and up?
CB: January is almost over and it’s around this time that a lot of us give up on our New Year’s resolutions. With its wide selection of fitness gear, apparel, and equipment all at great prices, eBay is inspiring shoppers to continue pursuing their passions throughout the year — and providing inspiration to commit, before losing momentum. I’m a sucker for bright bold prints and hot hues, so no matter your age, I think you can standout and incorporate color into your fitness wardrobe to motivate to move and standout on the streets or in the studio. For the 20s and 30s crowd, you can be a bit more daring and try mixing prints and neon color-blocking. For those in their 40s and 50s, I recommend sticking with one bright bold piece (like a sports bra or a bright hoodie) and pair that with a sleek black legging for a slimming silhouette. No matter what color you choose, make sure you find pieces that you feel comfortable in and that will inspire you to get dressed and get fit!