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Best Fitness Gear NYC Shops

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published July 6th 2011

For many people, a ratty pair of shorts and a stretched-out t-shirt is not suitable fitness gear. They want clothes that are comfortable but still make them look "pulled together." This can be especially important for people who change at the office or who must travel a bit from their home to reach their workout place and don't want to change there.

There are several New York City shops that sell fitness gear that should meet your criteria. A few are listed below.

Adidas Sport Performance Store, 610 Broadway

This store takes shopping for fitness gear one step farther than just displaying the clothing and shoes you need for your workout. Those people who embrace the vegan lifestyle can actually buy Adidas merchandise that was designed by Stella McCartney.

If you have problems finding footwear that feels right on you, this store is the place to go. You can take advantage of the Mi Adidas technology that is available in the store. This means a computer will help you choose footwear that is literally custom-made for your feet.

JackRabbit Sports, 42 W 14th Street; 151 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

This store caters to runners, cyclists, and swimmers. Some of its specific products are the NuMetrex heart-rate-sensing sports bra, shirts that fit like a second skin, and jogging strollers. In addition, you can enroll in training sessions that will prepare you for starting a jogging routine or getting in shape for half-marathons or even triathlons. With all these choices, you might say this is a fitness gear store for anyone and everyone.

Omni Fitness Equipment, 830 Broadway

This is the store you visit to outfit your home gym or to find the smaller exercise equipment needed for your apartment. Prices are affordable, and you should have no trouble finding what you need as this is considered one of the largest fitness suppliers on the East Coast.

Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway

This is the fitness gear store for the outdoor athlete. It includes everything from gym gear to kayaking equipment. If you enjoy tennis, not only can you find the equipment you need for that game, you can also purchase your permit required for playing on the public tennis courts provided by the Parks Department. This means you don't have to find a Parks Department location near you to obtain your permit; when the weather gets warm enough to start playing, you'll be ready to go.
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When: Whenever you need new athletic gear
Where: All over New York
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