We are proud to present the fourth BeautyMNL Awards: an eleven-part event that celebrates this fabulous year in beauty and wellness. After comprehensive discussion—and a whole lot of road-testing—the girls at the BeautyMNL office have listed the Best Products of 2019.
In the eighth installment, we’re putting the focus on fitness. We know that it can be a challenge to find the right activewear, equipment, and sports nutrition to help get you in tip-top shape. Luckily, the BeautyMNL team did all the work for you. We found the 24 Best Fitness Products that will keep you in fighting form. From sports bras and leggings to protein powders and bars, the list includes everything you need to become your healthiest, fittest self. Just scroll!
Mizu M5 Enduro Bottle (18oz), P990
“I own the peach variant of this and use it as my everyday water bottle at the office. I love that it keeps my water cold, is fitted with a handle on the lid so I can hook my fingers through it, and is slim enough to carry in a medium-sized work bag. Also, it’s so pretty.” – Steph C.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Flex Leggings in Ice Blue, P4,050
“These are super lightweight and very breathable leggings! And it doesn’t seem to be too sticky when I wear this. Major plus!” – Mabel G.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Flex Leggings in Scarlet, P2,990
“At first, I was nervous to spend more than my usual budget for leggings for OVs, but now I’m glad that I finally look the leap. OV’s buttery soft material are ultra-comfortable to wear for my high-intensity workouts. It’s definitely an investment!” – Angie G.
MET-Rx Vanilla Caramel Churro Meal Replacement Bar (100g), P185
“When I first saw this, I couldn’t believe I was seeing 30g of protein on the package. I don’t think I’ve come across a bar with this much protein (even more than a typical protein shake!) so I thought it was bound to taste horrible. To my surprise, this actually tastes AMAZING! And it’s not just this flavor — all the other flavors taste really good too! The MET-Rx bars might be a bit on the pricey side for people who don’t typically buy protein bars, but considering the amount of protein in here and how big the bar actually is, it’s really good value for money! You’ll really be super full if you finish the whole thing so I tend to just eat half and just keep the rest in my bag as a snack for later.” – Patty G.
Wheyl Nutrition Co. Flux Tropical Citrus BCAAs (165g), P550
“Whenever I need an extra push during my workouts, this is the stuff I chug on in between sets. It really helps me go longer and faster, and prevents me from feeling too sore the next day. It also surprised me with its tangy lime taste. In fact, I think it encourages me to hydrate more, which is something I struggle with on my own.” – Dani C.
Wheyl Nutrition Co. Just Naked White Whey Protein (454g), P550
“The only whey protein I drink! It tastes just like regular milk but healthier, super good when ice blended.” – Nyra S.
Wheyl Nutrition Co. Just Nutty Banana Whey Protein (454g), P550
“It’s best served as a dessert smoothie! I recommend blending this with a frozen banana. I also love how they also give me free stickers whenever I buy!” – Bea C.
Wheyl Nutrition Co. Just Salted Chocolate Whey Protein (454g), P550
“On days when I’m too busy to get breakfast, I drink this instead. It energizes me, and fills me up for a couple of hours until about lunch time. It has a delicious, light chocolate flavor that’s also perfect for satiating my chocolate cravings!” – Carli D.
YogaLove CoolingCream Pump Bottle (200g), P550
“This is the best thing to put on your body when something hurts. It gives a super soothing sensation that helps with my body pains!” – Mia C.
Zenutrients Muscle Mend Roll-On Oil, P140
“I bought this for my husband because he is always working out or playing sports. Sometimes after a particularly rigorous game or workout he complains of sore muscles, though since I gave him this product I haven’t heard a peep!” – Ina J.
Tesla Yoga Pants High-Waist Tummy Control in Black, P1,399
“It’s so comfortable! And even if it’s so affordable, they didn’t scrimp on the quality of the material. It’s so thick and it keeps everything in place.” – Joanna T.
Bkr Big Water Bottle (1L), P2,950
“With sustainability increasing in popularity, water bottles are becoming somewhat of statement. I’m leaning way into it with Bkr’s Big Water Bottle (1L). Its sleeve is made of a silicone material, plus it’s secure enough to prevent leakage. Besides practicality, it’s just so pretty. So pretty, I’m willing to lug it to the office, on vacations, or everywhere with me.” – Dani C.
Fitique Nutrition Booty Band Loop Resistance Bands, P599
“Using this is one of the cheapest and most hassle-free ways to squeeze in a quick workout. I love how it comes in four resistance levels so you can challenge yourself in different ways.” – Danna P.
One Bar Cinnamon Roll (60g), P159
“Dieting is always a nightmare for dessert monsters like myself. Having to significantly cut down on my favorite sweets seemed horrific until I found One Bar’s Birthday Cake Protein Bar! I can now curb my sweet tooth cravings with this bar and also reach my minimum protein requirement, which is essential to my weight loss journey.” – Nisee L.
Revitawater Anti-Hangover Drink (250ml), P120
“I believe that the best cure to a hangover is a workout. You sweat out all the alcohol out of your body! Instead of just lying in bed feeling like hell the day after a night out, I chug this (together with plenty of regular water!) before I go to the gym. It’s tough, but you feel as good as new right after you flush everything out!” – Angie G.
Toesox Half Toe Low Rise Grip Socks in Jet, P950
“I used to have unbranded grip socks that I would wear to Pilates and barre. One day, I forgot to bring them and had no choice but to purchase Toesox from the studio so that I could join the class. I felt so bad shelling out almost a thousand pesos for socks with rubber soles until I started using them in class and felt the difference. They really feel like high quality socks and they fit the feet super well — no slipping out of your foot while doing a difficult pose, no stretching, plus they look super cute so I’m encouraged to go to class more often! Since then, I’ve thrown out my old grip socks and have purchased more from this brand. This one’s my favorite!”– Patty G.
Strength Activewear Toeless Grip Socks, P499
“You wouldn’t think socks would make a huge difference in workouts, but the grip design on these provided so much ease and comfort when I’m doing yoga and pilates. It removes any risk of slipping, whether you’re on the floor or on a mat, so I feel much more confident and secure doing certain poses where I need more friction to stay stable. I plan on buying a bunch of these because they really are worth the investment.” – Kim V.
Towelite Yoga Towel, P1,050
“I’ve been doing yoga for a while now and this towel just really changed the game for me. I don’t find myself slipping anymore while doing downward dog on a sweaty mat. I like how this towel’s also super light, absorbent, and fast-drying! I’ve used this as a bath towel on trips before and it works even better than a regular towel. The yoga towel’s my favorite, but I actually have a Towelite in every size. I swear, they’re worth it!” – Patty G.
Harbinger Flexfit Gloves in White, P1,599
“I’ve only been lifting weights recently, and I must say, that these gloves are perfect for beginners like me! Since it’s made from lightweight material, it helps maintain a solid hand grip. I’ve also washed the gloves a couple of times already and it’s still as good as new.” – Angie G.
Active Foam Roller, P900
“Like scratching a mosquito bite, using a foam roller gives you the good kind of pain. Whenever I experience a knot or kink stretching won’t ease, my roller kneads it out with great success. Active’s version is like a massage on steroids, boasting a bumpy, grid-like pattern to break up post-workout stiffness and leave my body as loose as a big ball of goo.” – Dani C.
Active Myofascial Release Ball, P600
“I practice Pilates and this ball comes in handy for getting all the kinks out of my lower back, hips, and neck. It’s made of a hard enough rubber that won’t yield no matter how deeply you press it into your muscles, but is also really smooth so you don’t have to worry about hurting your skin.” – Steph C.
Girlfriend Collective Petite Paloma Bra in Cherry, P2,540
“I was a bit hesitant at first to shell out a lot for a sports bra, but now I have no regrets! You can really tell the difference on the quality when you workout—it’s buttery soft and ultra-breathable. Everything stays in place and it’s ultra comfortable! Plus points for its eco-friendliness since it’s made from recycled plastic water bottles. “ – Angie G.
Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie (59g), P175
“This year, I’ve shifted my choice of snacks to more hardworking ones like these! I am an absolute sucker for cookies but I know that most of them are laden with sugars and provide very little nutrients. Instead of depriving myself, I opt for healthier alternatives like this one which taste just as good but have less of the bad stuff (just 1g of sugar) and more of the good (there’s protein and fiber in here, but you can barely taste them!) I recommend heating this up in the microwave or toaster before digging in OR topping it off with your ice cream of choice on a cheat day!” – Patty G.
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