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Treadmill vs. Elliptical vs. Outdoor Running

Treadmill vs. Elliptical vs. Outdoor Running

Winter means COLD in much of the world, and weather can make a runner’s life hard. Icy sidewalks, snow-covered trails, darkness, freezing fog, and wet roads (not to mention COLD!) can turn an easy-paced five-miler into a harrowing expedition. It’s a good time of year...

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The Best Cardio Alternatives to Running

The Best Cardio Alternatives to Running

We all know running is fantastic, and if you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you are at least curious about the sport, even if you’re not an avid runner. But most of us can’t run all of the time. Maybe you are nursing an overuse injury, you prefer...

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How to Feel Confident While Running

How to Feel Confident While Running

Here’s a secret that seasoned runners rarely talk about: Nobody feels like a “runner” the first time they hit the pavement. And yet everybody has to start somewhere. When tackling a new challenge, it’s normal to feel self-conscious or uncertain. Is everyone looking at...

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Best Gift Ideas for Runners in 2021

Best Gift Ideas for Runners in 2021

It's that time of the year again! And if you are like so many others, the holiday shopping season went by in a flash!  If you’re running short on time and need some quick ideas for the runner in your life, check out our list of the best gift ideas for runners in...

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7 Fun and Simple Ways to Stay Fit This Holiday

7 Fun and Simple Ways to Stay Fit This Holiday

Did you know exercising (even in small amounts) presents many essential benefits to our minds and bodies? The best way to experience the majority of these benefits is to make your exercise routine a consistent one and not be too hard on yourself! Maintaining...

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Walking vs. Running: Does it Matter?

Walking vs. Running: Does it Matter?

Autumn has arrived, bringing those cool, colorful days that make you want to get outside and breathe in the crisp, new air. Maybe you’re even inspired by the new season to start a new fitness routine! You want to keep it simple, but you’re not sure where to start....

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What to Look for in the Best Hydration Backpack for Hiking

What to Look for in the Best Hydration Backpack for Hiking

When you’re high on a mountain or miles along a remote trail, there’s often nothing worse than reaching for your water bottle and finding it empty. Or realizing you forgot your jacket when the rain starts pelting. Savvy hikers know that one of the most important...

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Essential Running Gear for Beginners

Essential Running Gear for Beginners

“Running is one of the simplest sports in the world. All you need is a pair of shoes!” While this is technically true, the right gear can make the world of a difference to run comfortably and efficiently. Here are seven pieces of essential running gear for beginners:...

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Myths about Running Belts with Water Bottles

Myths about Running Belts with Water Bottles

“I’m not sure I could run with something strapped to my hips.” Is this something you thought as you scrolled through gear listings for hydration belts? When it comes to managing hydration while running, it can be tricky to decide which method will work best for you....

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In the Spirit of Freedom

In the Spirit of Freedom

We are proudly headquartered in the United States and have been designing and shipping our gear from Miami, FL since we started in 2008. Like many small businesses in the US, Fitletic started in our home: our first warehouse and office in our bedroom, until we...

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Trail Running Hydration Pack vs. Running Belt

Trail Running Hydration Pack vs. Running Belt

Summer is the season to soak up sunshine and scenery by hitting the trails. But along with adventure, trail running also brings different challenges and variables you’ll need to consider. For example, what gear will you need? Should you carry a hydration...

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How to Prepare for Running Your First 5K Race

How to Prepare for Running Your First 5K Race

For many runners, setting a goal is the best way to motivate and thrive in training. Finishing a race is a fantastic goal for any runner, and 5Ks are the most accessible place to start. The 3.1-mile events aren’t as long as a half-marathon and don’t require an...

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Armbands vs. Running Belts: How to Decide Which is Better

Armbands vs. Running Belts: How to Decide Which is Better

Running, jogging, hiking, training. No matter your choice of exercise, it’s important to choose the right accessories for your workout. For most, that often comes down to one debate: armbands vs. running belts: which is better? With so many types and features for...

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How to Start Running with Your Dog

How to Start Running with Your Dog

With gyms closed and social distancing still in place, running is a great way to get your exercise in and enjoy the outdoors. You and your dog have probably gotten much closer during this time, though, and it’s hard to leave Fido behind! So why not start running with...

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How to Get Out of a Running Rut

How to Get Out of a Running Rut

Falling into a running rut can be extremely frustrating for athletes. Losing interest in something you love that also makes you feel good isn’t fun for anyone. But how do you get out of a running rut and start feeling like yourself again? We’re sharing our best tips...

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10 Benefits of a Hydration Running Belt

10 Benefits of a Hydration Running Belt

Running is so much more than investing in a good pair of shoes. For most, it’s also about good running gear, good music, and — of course, a good hydration belt. But if you don’t think the latter is for you, we’re here to change your mind with our top reasons for...

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An Expert Shares 6 Breathing Tips for Running

An Expert Shares 6 Breathing Tips for Running

In addition to the right shoes, gear, and hydration belt, there’s another essential every runner needs — and that doesn’t require any extra gear. What is it? Proper breathing.  Expert Breathing Tips for Running Start slow and take breaks Breathe into your belly Try...

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5 Top Tips For Choosing a Running Belt

5 Top Tips For Choosing a Running Belt

If you type “running belt” into Google, you are faced with thousands of brands, thousands of models, and thousands of features. Amazon.com shows over 42,000 different models! Yet, choosing a good runners belt is just as important as good running shoes. Where do you...

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How to Keep Fitness Goals in the New Year

How to Keep Fitness Goals in the New Year

Congrats on making it through another year! After a tough 2020, a lot of us are setting goals for “back to normal.” However, after a rocky start to 2021 - it might feel tempting to push those goals back for when things really feel back on track. Not surprisingly, one...

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Winter Running Gear Must-Haves

Winter Running Gear Must-Haves

2021 is just around the corner - we're almost there! And for many runners, not only is there a new year to look forward to, it's also the start of the cold-weather running season. To non-runners, winter running might seem like something that's just not done, but a...

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Unique Holiday Gifts for Runners

Unique Holiday Gifts for Runners

The holidays are around the corner, which means it’s time to start your hunt for the perfect gifts for family and friends. But if gift-giving isn’t your forte, it can be challenging to find something that’s unique and special to each person. While we can’t help you...

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