The Wonderful Benefits of Juicing and What It Can Do For You

The Wonderful Benefits of Juicing and What It Can Do For You

Mac and cheese, cookies and warm milk, cheesy chili and so many more delicious comfort meals to keep us warm in the winter! Don’t get me wrong, if we want to indulge, winter is the perfect excuse to do it. We do have to keep in mind that when we do indulge, we don’t get all the nutrients we need to stay energized and healthy. We need fruits and vegetables to help fuel our body! Let’s take a look on what exactly juicing is.

Juicing is a process that involves extracting the nutritious juices from fresh fruits and vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants naturally present in the whole fruit or veggie.

Why and How to Start Juicing

  • You obtain nutrients quickly
  • It’s not used to ‘detox’ your body
  • Make sure to wash your fruit correctly

In general, many of us don’t obtain enough nutrients from our diets alone. This is one of the main reasons people juice; it is a great method to obtain a lot of nutrients quickly. So, what do these nutrients do exactly in our body? These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in many fruits and vegetables that help protect against oxidative cellular damage. This cellular damage can cause diabetes, inflammatory conditions, high blood pressure and more!

It is important to remember that too much of a good thing can also be an issue and juicing is no exception. Using it as a way to “detox” your body or doing a “juicing cleanse” can have harmful effects. Drinking only juice can lead to digestive problems due to a lack of fiber. Fruit and vegetable juice don’t carry enough fiber to help us properly digest. By including pulp in your juice, that can help you get more of that needed fiber.

Washing your fruits and vegetables is also key to preventing any adverse reactions. The CDC and FDA recommends rinsing your produce in cold water and even adding a little vinegar for additional protection. A study published in the “Journal of Food Protection” found that washing apples with vinegar and water reduced bacteria significantly than washing it just with water. Spray white vinegar on your produce and rinse!

For whatever reason you decide to start juicing, make sure that your overall goal is just to add good nutrients to your body to keep it healthy!

We are sharing here one of our favorite juice recipes and we hope you enjoy it. This juice is great to fight inflammation and help the digestive system.

The Early Riser Juice
1 beet, peeled
2 carrots, roughly peeled
1 cup pineapple including the skin (YES… the skin)
1 lemon/lime
An inch of turmeric root


Training for a 5k to Marathon: How to Train Like a Pro as a Beginner

Training for a 5k to Marathon: How to Train Like a Pro as a Beginner

Being great at something takes not only skill, but practice. Whether it’s painting, cooking, shooting hoops, cartwheeling, or virtually anything else, you can expect there will be some work to do. If it’s a passion, though, people tend to find it easier—at least psychologically—to get started on the journey.

Most individuals who are planning to accomplish long-distance runs do it because they love it, need it to destress, strongly believe in the health benefits of running, or a combination of all three. Others need to have that competition itch scratched and participating in races is the perfect solution.

When you’re ready to begin working toward the honorable feat of completing a long-distance race, you need to know where to start. Even if you run daily on your own, if it’s your first time running a 5k, 10k, half, or full, your body will not be fully used to it the first go-around. So, of course, you’re not going to wait until the day of a race to find out whether you can work up the stamina.

Whether you’re thinking, “maybe this won’t be so challenging, I’ve already run a 5k” or “I did a 10K once,” keep in mind the two can feel quite different. And besides, a half-marathon will take much more training than a 10K, and a marathon much more than a half-marathon. 

This is not to say you can’t do it. Never let yourself think you can’t run a certain distance, you just might have to use a different strategy the longer the distance is. 

We’re giving you this guide so you’ll feel anxiety free and encouraged to keep going and hit your mark. We’re here for you, whether your goal is to run faster, further, or more efficiently than you’ve ever been able to do before. 

With the right tips and guidance, you’ll be on your way to reaching new heights in your fitness endeavors. Utilize this guide, whether you consider yourself a casual runner or a serious runner, to improve at all levels—from 5k to marathon.

Steps to Take to Go From 5k to Marathon:

  • Train for a 5k
  • Train for a 10k
  • Train for a half marathon
  • Train for a marathon

How to Train for a 5k (3.1 Miles)

When considering the differences between all of the major distances and various races you can do, you may have some assumptions. This is not the time for educated guesses, though. This is the time to do a little research and start experimenting with your stamina so you’re prepared. Many casual runners think in terms of simply doubling, tripling, etc. the effort it takes to complete each distance, based off of a shorter distance they may have run. If you speak to people that have run a marathon, many will actually tell you it’s a whole different beast.

Working up to it by starting with a shorter distance like a 5k and continuing on to a 10k can be a good place to start. But there are some changes you’ll want to take note of in your strategy. Yes, like any sport, strategizing will be one of the key components of accomplishing what you want. 

Training for a 5k 

If you are absolutely new to running or haven’t run in a while—perhaps due to an injury, illness, or surgery—then taking on a beginner’s 5k training plan is the smartest option. Whether you haven’t run since you were forced to do the timed mile in high school or you’ve run several marathons but are one year post-surgery for your hip, you need to be very gentle with your body and ease into the training plan. We recommend training for six weeks leading up to your race and switching between running and walking, when necessary. 

Many first-time runners can find it helpful to train for certain amounts of time, rather than specific distances. For example—running for eight minutes, then walking for two, and repeating three times can be a far less intimidating task than running two miles right away without stopping. Some plans also alternate between running and walking workouts throughout the week to ensure you’re building up your aerobic base over time and stretching out your legs in between running workouts with a gentle walk. 

The key is to give your body lots of time to stretch out both before and after your run and rest in between workouts. Integrating strength workouts, especially core work, can make a world of difference in your training plan and prevent injury. Consider doing some sit-ups, planks, and crunches before or after each run and a leg workout once a week that includes squats and lunges. Building up your leg and core muscles will help you run further and stronger in no time! 

5k Fueling and Race Plan

This 3.1-mile race is considered one of the shortest races, and as such, you won’t need to refuel during the race or drink as much water as some of the other distances. Note that this depends on the heat, of course—always have an idea of what the weather will be like in your area during training and actual race day, and be sure to hydrate at least once.

Keep in mind, short doesn’t necessarily mean easy. In fact, this may seem a bit backward, but this distance is actually considered to be in the red zone when it comes to effort level. On a scale of 1–10, people consider it to be a 9–10 (10 requiring the most effort). This is because most runners try to sprint a 5k and push themselves throughout the entire race. Try to get the concept of “race” out of your head to an extent. It’s not that you don’t want to have goals—you should try to beat your PR if that is a goal of yours—but you don’t want to burn out too fast.

Remember, a big part of your plan will be about your pacing. Break things down into manageable chunks by selecting a goal time and figuring out your average minute per mile pace.

In the beginning of the race, aim to stay within 5–10 seconds slower than your chosen goal pace, per mile. Then, try getting up to and maintaining the goal pace for mile number two. Your plan for the final mile—and only the final mile—should be to run faster than you have until now, or at least stay at the same speed. Now bear with us, because these numbers will change as we go from a 5k to a marathon.

How to Train for a 10k (6.2 Miles)

Your strategy will be essentially the same for a 10k as it was for a 5k—but with different calculations. When training, you’ll want to keep a log of what you did to see what worked for you and what didn’t work for you, keeping the goal you want to achieve in mind. Adequate practice and superior planning is likely to get you the optimal results.

This run is 6.2 miles long and considered to require less effort than the 5k—even though it’s double the distance, you’re not running all out like you are during a 5k. A 10k lands in the borderline orange range between an eight and nine on the exertion scale. However, it is longer and will still be a challenge, so don’t skimp on training.

Training for a 10k

As you graduate from the 5k distance and begin training for a 10k, the structure of your training plan will become a little bit more involved. We recommend you train for this distance for eight weeks to allow yourself time to rest and recover when necessary. Life gets in the way of training sometimes, so you want to account for days where you’re too busy, sick, or burnt out and need to add an extra day of rest—and for the record, this buffer applies to each race distance moving forward. 

Once you’re training for a 10k, you should be incorporating shorter running workouts during the week, one longer run on the weekend, two rest days, two or more strength workouts, and one or two cross-training workouts each week. Cross-training workouts are any aerobic exercise other than running, such as swimming, biking, walking, or yoga. Active athletes who cross train improve their performance and are less likely to get injured. You should not be exhausting yourself during these workouts, so consider them a fun break from pounding the pavement and an opportunity to strengthen smaller muscles that aren’t necessarily targeted when you run. 

10k Fueling and Race Plan

Your water consumption for this race should be every mile or every other mile. Despite the effort scale we discussed, you will need to drink more during this race than during a 5k to help avoid injury. Since you will be running for longer, your body will need to be hydrated to prevent muscle tears, tiring out prematurely, heatstroke, and more. Although this distance is double a 5k and hydration is key, the water stations located along the race course should provide plenty of H2O—no hydration belt necessary.

 Similar to a 5k, the strategy for your pacing here is to refrain from starting too fast. Remember to always start in a thoughtful, calculated way. Part of the reason you are training beforehand is to measure yourself. Take the same general plan you had for your 5k and figure out your average minute per mile. Use this pace as a goal for each mile and keep things fairly even for the majority of the race. 

You should start out a little slower in the beginning. Again, that’s about 5–10 seconds slower per mile than the goal pace you picked. Then, gradually increase through the middle. That means at mile three and four you want to be running a bit faster than you did when you began the run. In the last mile or so, pick up the pace. Next in your 5k to marathon endeavors, we tackle the half-marathon, so keep your pencil sharp if you’re taking notes!

How to Train for a Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles)

Now that we’re getting closer to the category considered by some to be “long, long-distance,” this is where you will want to start thinking even more about fueling, hydration, and closely staying with your regimen. While it’s true that if you can do a 5k or 10k you have what it takes to go further, don’t forget these distances each come with their own unique quirks.

Training for a Half-Marathon 

So, you’re training for a half-marathon. Congratulations! While training to run 13.1 miles, many people truly fall in love with the sport and discover that they can accomplish any distance with the right training and preparation. Long runs will be your hardest workouts that require the most preparation. Each weekend, you will go for a long run and slowly increase the distance by about 10% each week. If this is your first half-marathon, we highly recommend you give yourself 16 weeks to build up to 12 miles (your furthest long run). Make sure you properly fuel the night before, morning of, and during your long runs—this is a great time to test out different energy gels for race day! Much like the 10k training, you will incorporate shorter runs (and speed workouts, if you’re aiming for a faster time), cross-training workouts, strength workouts, and rest days. 

Never underestimate the importance of sticking to your training plan (as much as possible) and getting all the right practice in—especially with your long runs. Incremental training will prepare your body, both mentally and physically, for the feat you’re about to pull off. As we discussed earlier, it’s important to incorporate a buffer zone of 1–3 weeks to account for injury, illnesses, and any other event that might get in the way of your training. On that note, if you are suffering from an injury or recovering from a cold or other illness, do not push yourself. Your immune system is already working hard to heal and adding the stress of workouts will not help you get back to your training any sooner. If you are able, consider taking easy walks or doing a restorative yoga session instead. Above all, listen to your body and give it the time it needs to recover. 

Half-Marathon Fueling and Race Plan

Plan to have an intake of 150–250 calories each hour of your run to give your muscles and the rest of your system what it needs to keep going. By testing out different energy gels and chews and taking note of how you feel throughout your long runs, you can figure out the number of calories that’s right for you when you’re training. You can get these much-needed calories and hydration through gels, bars, sports drinks, and water. A lot of this is about trial and error, but once you find what works during training, stay with it for the race. 

The half-marathon is considered to be a yellow-zone race and is at about a 7 on that 1–10 scale. You will run approximately 15–30 seconds slower per mile than you did during your 10k. As with the other races, it’s crucial that you don’t start out too fast. Take your average mile-per-minute goal pace but this time, begin the race running at about 10–15 seconds slower than that number for the first 1–3 miles. 

For the next seven miles or so, pick up the pace gradually until you’re at your goal pace. If you have a goal time that you’re trying to beat, you can use a running base calculator to figure out what your goal race pace should be. Slowly and carefully—but always with determination, of course—increase your speed from mile ten through the last mile so you can safely crush your goals. Remember that the adrenaline and excitement of race day will likely push you to run faster than you have throughout your training, so learn how to channel that energy and properly pace yourself throughout the course! Finally, the monster race that you’ve been waiting for. If you’ve been dedicated to your training thus far, keep going, we know you can do it!

How to Train for a Marathon (26.2 Miles)

Runners, on your mark. Here it is, what you’ve really been working up to all along, right? Or perhaps your goal was to reach just the 5k, 10k, or half—or you’ve run them each before finding this article but wanted to improve your time, efficiency, and ultimate experience. Each of these events is an impressive achievement. So bask in your feel-good vibes and your pride and stop here if this is where you choose to stop. Or, by all means, keep going.

You’re running more than the average person and, hopefully, having fun while doing it too. You have a passion for running better than you ever have. For those of you who indeed have always wondered how to go from 5k to marathon, here’s what you need to know.

Training for a Marathon

This is it—the bucket list race of long-distance running! If you’ve done shorter races and stuck to a running plan, chances are you’ve considered a marathon. The good news is that finishing a marathon is absolutely possible! For a beginner marathon runner, we recommend you start an 18-week training plan after significantly building up your aerobic base and getting quite a few long runs under your belt. If you’ve just completed training for a half-marathon and are looking for your next challenge, you may be the perfect candidate. 

At this distance, many runners find it beneficial to work with a running coach or group to get support throughout their training. If you can’t afford to hire a professional, consider purchasing a training plan online that incorporates long runs, slow runs, speed work, cross training, targeted strength workouts, rest days, and shorter races that will prepare you for 26.2 miles. 

Marathon Fueling and Race Plan

If this is your first marathon, your main goal needs to be completing the marathon without any injury. You have a lifetime of running marathons, if that’s what you love to do! Don’t stress too much about your time, even walking 26.2 miles is a huge accomplishment! You should be proud of yourself for sticking to your training plan and crossing the finish line. 

Another critical component of your strategy will be hydration and calorie intake, similarly to the half-marathon. Keep the same numbers in mind that you used for the other long races when it comes to a range that fits your individual needs, based on factors like weight and sweat. 

Drink a bit each mile, or determine a more specific amount by doing a quick calculation based on your findings before and after a run. You can check your sweat rate based on your weight and doing some simple math. Weigh yourself beforehand and then again afterward and when you see what the difference is, that is how much water you lost—and about how many ounces you want to replace.

This one is seen as being in the green zone and raced in a 5–6 range on the scale, as you should plan to run a whopping 30–60 seconds slower than the half marathon. For at least 20 miles—that’s right, more than half the race—you want to be taking it somewhat easy if you want a better chance at finishing strong. Many runners run out of energy by the time they reach even just the second half of the marathon because they weren’t mindful enough of keeping things relatively slow at the start. 

Be sure to begin your race at up to 20 seconds slower per mile than your goal pace because even though you want to be conservative in the early miles, if you go too slow you will have to make it up later. If this happens and you haven’t timed it right, don’t panic, as that will make things worse. Just hang in there and try to make up the time and distance left by as evenly as possible spacing out the remainder. Once again, this is not a sprint—going from 5k to marathon is a well-planned and prepared masterpiece.

More Information to Help You Go from 5k to Marathon

The sections contained earlier in this guide should help get you where you want to go during your 5k to marathon adventure, but there are a few more things to note. Things like professional equipment, proper nutrition, and the rest you give yourself in between training sessions leading up to the various races will also help determine how well you do.

A Note on Recovery and Nutrition

Marathon training should take place over the course of 16–20 weeks. Note that most training plans are created with the assumption that you, as a beginner marathoner, have already built a steady base and trained for races of shorter distances. You can jump right into marathon training after running no more than a mile or so for the past year, but don’t be surprised if it’s not an enjoyable experience. 

Look into which races you want to do, as each location may offer a slightly different terrain and may or may not have the home field advantage of having loved ones able to cheer you on for moral support. Regardless of the place, each long-distance race is a commitment, so schedule it way ahead of time so you give yourself plenty of advance notice. You have to build yourself up over time to get where you want to be. As we’ve mentioned throughout this article, accounting for recovery time—including adding a few buffer weeks in case you become sick or sustain an injury. 

Try doing 3–4 runs per week, and don’t leave weekends out. You can run more than that but make sure you’re spreading things out. Try not to have too many sessions in a row. Rest in between workouts is important to give your body recovery time. You’re breaking yourself down to a degree in order to build yourself back up, stronger—especially if you don’t want to experience real breakage. People have gotten stress fractures from overdoing things or having the wrong form because they’re too focused on the end goal. 

In reality, if you’re the right combination of patient yet diligent, that’s where the wins will come in.

In terms of nutrition, the body likes to use glycogen as its main energy source when running, so don’t deny it this fuel. Training is necessary not just for your leg muscles to get used to things but for the rest of your system—and your mind—to get used to it, too. This goes more for marathons but, in this way, you will be teaching your body how to utilize what is has during a race. You don’t need to look to fat metabolism for a 5k or 10k like you should for the “long, long” runs. 

You will also be burning more calories than you normally do, so prepare to eat more than you’re typically used to. You need nutrition that is high-quality though, not just the first sugary morsels you can get your hands on, as you want to avoid feeling bloated or fatigued. Keep in mind, we go by strategies here, not impulses. Act with purpose during race prep just like you would during the real race. Snacks like fruit, cheese, and peanuts—and whole rather than processed foods, for meals—will help repair your body and keep you moving.

A Note on Running Gear

The most important piece of gear you need when training for any race is a good pair of sneakers. Each runner’s arch, gait, and training goals are a little bit different, so there’s not a specific brand or model that works for everyone. The best way to discover which shoe is best for you is to go to your local running store and talk to an employee. They will look at your arch, ask you questions about your training routine, and watch you walk so they can recommend a sneaker model that will work best for you. 

Lastly, and this cannot be stressed enough in your 5k to marathon efforts: no pro when it comes to any subject can beat their goals without the right tools. Just as the chef needs their cookware and ingredients, so do you—and your “ingredients” should not overlook the immense benefits of a good running belt. We encourage you to get online and find the right running belt for you so you can keep your essentials with you without feeling bogged down.

When your equipment is bulky, chafing, or causing extra movement or weight, it can distract you during both training and racing. And that is the last thing you need since, as you know by now, being thrown off early on in a run can mess with your mental state for the remainder of the race. Plus, you can’t focus on your strategy if you’re worrying about where your wallet is, whether your phone or keys are safe, and how you’re going to get the food and water you need during the experience.

We caution you not to go into any sport, especially running, without the proper gear. We want to make sure you have every chance of turning your fitness dreams into realities without tiring early, getting an injury, or being slowed down in any way. The 5k to marathon feat really boils down to the difference between waste and waist: you won’t waste an opportunity when you have everything all in one place sitting conveniently around your waist.


How To Set Realistic Resolutions For The New Year

How To Set Realistic Resolutions For The New Year

The new year is here and it is time to figure out our 2020 resolutions. I have to admit, in the past I was guilty of making goals that weren’t very realistic. By February, they were only a piece of paper sitting in my drawer. Since then, I’ve learned how to create goals that I won’t give up on. You can have long-term or mega goals for the future, but you must make sure these certain goals are reasonable! A couple of years ago, I read about the “SMART” method, and I would love to share it with you all.

The SMART method is an easy way to set realistic goals that you can actually complete!  Here’s how it works:

  • Specific. This is the first step when writing down your resolutions! Clearly describe what you want to achieve – the more specific you get the better.
  • Measurable. For example, instead of saying you want to run more next year, say you will run at least 3 times per week. Keep track of your improvement over the course of the year to keep yourself accountable while celebrating your progress. You can even make goals with a friend so you can keep each other accountable!
  • Attainable. This one speaks for itself! Realistic goals are extremely important because the whole point of having goals is to accomplish them! If one of your goals is to not eat junk food, try to cut out 1 specific junk food at a time instead of saying you will never consume junk food again…because you most likely will!
  • Relevant. Think about the purpose of your goal and why you want to achieve it. What are you really trying to get out of this goal? What’s driving you? Adding relevancy into your goal is vital because it reminds you of why your goal matters.
  • Timely. Having a deadline for your goals really helps keep you on track! I find it helpful to set a monthly goal, because it makes my goals feel closer in reach. Additionally, you can take each month as a chance to start fresh. If you slip up or make a mistake, don’t give up! Adjust your plan and create a game plan for the next month.

I hope these tips help you out with planning your New Year’s resolutions. I am sure you will accomplish them! Remember that no matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying! Happy New Year! 🙂

These are our 8 Tips On How To Stay Safe When Running At Night

These are our 8 Tips On How To Stay Safe When Running At Night

Daylight savings time is finally here so we get to enjoy one more hour of sleep! Although this is great news for most people, daylight savings can complicate things for afternoon runners. Instead of our usual post-work sunlit runs, we’ll end up running in the dark! These 8 tips will help night owls and early birds stay safe during their runs.

8 Tips On How To Stay Safe When Running At Night

  • Dress in bright colors
  • Wear reflective gear
  • Ditch the headphones
  • Always bring essential items
  • Know where others are running
  • Run with a friend
  • Be aware of surroundings
  • Consider joining a running club

 Tip #1 – Dress up in Bright Neon Colors!

Dressing in bright and neon colors will make you more visible! This is important because during the night, you want cars to be able to see you or anything that might be moving towards you. Avoid wearing dark colors like black and grey.

Tip #2 –  Use Reflective Gear

If neon clothing isn’t your thing, do not worry. Instead, you can wear reflective gear. We just released our brand new and revamped Fitletic Glo Vest. Our Vest is made of lightweight and ultra-soft fabric, and provides visibility at a distance of 600 ft. This is totally worth it if you’re a runner or biker in the early morning/nighttime. It will allow you to enjoy your workout while keeping you safe!

Tip #3 – Do not use headphones!

This is one of the hardest tips to follow. Who doesn’t love running with music? It just makes your run 1000 times better. Unfortunately, running in the dark requires your full attention. You need to be aware of your surroundings and constantly doing 360 degree turns during your runs. Music can completely distract you from that!

Tip #4 –  Always bring your cell phone, ID and pepper spray

Just in case of an emergency, it is always smart to be prepared with your cellphone and ID. You can instantly call anyone if needed, and bringing your ID is always a good idea. Carrying pepper spray is another great safety measure to take to feel more secure. Fitletic’s  Hydra 16 Hydration Belt is perfect for those night runs since it has reflective accents for high visibility. You can place your pepper spray on the gel clips and it’s roomy enough to carry all of your other belongings.

Tip #5 –  Know where you are running

It is best not to explore new routes at night or dark hours of the day to avoid getting lost. Make sure the path you are running is safe, and always stay in populated areas where there is a lot of light and people outside. 

Tip #6 –  Partner up or let someone know when & where you are going


Some of the best advice we can give you about running in the dark is to go with a partner. Running with someone is not only safer, but it can also be more fun! Not everyone can count on a running partner, especially at night, so letting someone know when and where you are running if you are running alone is best. That way they can check up on you and make sure you are OK!




Tip #7 – Be Aware of your Surroundings & Change Your Route

When we run, our minds escape reality and we forget about everything happening around us. Although this is one of the greatest things running does for us, it is unfortunately not convenient when running at night. We need to be aware of our surroundings, so changing your route every week can help keep you alert. Making this a habit can keep you safer by providing you a change of scenery. 

Tip #8 – Join a running club!  


Joining a running club is such a great idea! It will keep you motivated, you will meet a lot of people who share the same hobby as you, and it’s a much safer way to run!





I hope you find these tips helpful! Your safety, comfort, and happiness always comes first to us. Hope you all have an amazing and safe running season, and we would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Make sure to leave them in the comments down below!

Why a Fitletic Hydration Belt is the Best Choice in Running Belts

Why a Fitletic Hydration Belt is the Best Choice in Running Belts

As a long-distance runner, you’re no stranger to the struggle of staying hydrated throughout your workout. Although certain climates and temperatures certainly put you at a higher risk of suffering from dehydration, it doesn’t matter where you’re training or what the weather is like—it’s not safe or enjoyable to try and go an entire run without drinking water. Perhaps you’ve recently moved to a rural area with fewer public water fountains along your running route, or maybe you’re simply sick of lugging your heavy water bottle on your runs and are seeking a better solution. No matter the reason behind your search for higher hydration, Fitletic’s hydration belt is the ultimate training tool to take you from base runs to race day.

It’s no secret that carrying anything on a run is a huge pain. From car keys and cash to cell phones and credit cards, you need a belt that can hold more than just energy gels without slowing you down (although our belts have those, too!). That’s why Fitletic’s running belts are specifically designed with you in mind. After years on the market, our hydration belts have evolved to adjust to runners’ needs.

Why YOU Should Choose a Fitletic Hydration Belt

  • Fits your large smartphone and more
  • Quick-draw water bottle holsters
  • Water-resistant material
  • Reflective accents for safety

A Large Pouch for Your Smartphone and More

For example, cell phones have increased in size, so have the dimensions of our pouches. Accounting for their cases, each Fitletic hydration belt can accommodate the iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S9+, and other similar-sized phones. We believe that every runner should feel safe knowing that their phone is close by in case of an emergency—having access to music, podcasts, and audiobooks doesn’t hurt either! Quick-Draw Bottle Holsters

Quick-Draw Bottle Holsters

The most important element to a hydration belt is undoubtedly its water bottles. No one wants to deal with leakage or lose their containers because they aren’t properly secured. That’s why our water bottles and holsters completely eliminate leaking and are guaranteed to remain tightly fastened throughout your run, no matter the speed or distance. Fitletic hydration belts feature two eight-ounce water bottles with quick-flow race caps for single-handed use. BPA-free and dishwasher friendly, our water bottles are safe to use and easy to clean. Our quick-draw holsters sit on the side of the belt and include bungee cords that loop around the necks of the bottles for added stability.

Water-Resistant Material

Made of neoprene fabric—a synthetic rubber most commonly used to make scuba suits—Fitletic’s hydration belts are designed to keep your valuables safe from sweat and light rain. Push yourself during your workout in the humidity or an afternoon rain shower without the fear of causing water damage to your cell phone and credit cards.

Reflective Accents for Added Safety

We know that your commitment to training means you’re willing to put in miles at all hours of the day. Whether you’re hitting the pavement before dawn to ensure that you get a full workout in before heading into the office or trying to fit in a run before you call it a night, running in the dark can be a major safety hazard. The reflective accents on Fitletic’s hydration belts protect you when sharing the road with sleepy drivers and cyclists at odd hours.

What Makes Fitletic’s Hydration Belt Superior?

  • Silicone grippers
  • Integrated bib toggles
  • Soft dual-adjust waist
  • Dura-comfort technology

With all the hydration belts on the market, it’s hard to decide which features are crucial and which designs will work best for you. But what if we told you it’s possible to have all the essential elements that make up an incredible hydration belt, plus more? Fitletic has taken countless runners’ recommendations and spent years perfecting its current model. Long gone are the days of running belts worn around the waist—our cutting-edge design fastens around the hip bones in a way that eliminates bouncing altogether. In fact, Fitletic was the first company to release a hip-hugging hydration belt, ever. And no other running company packs all of the same features into one belt like we do. Still not convinced? Read on to discover Fitletic’s unique hydration belt elements that set us apart from the competition.

Silicone Grippers

You know those silicone strips around the ankles of your favorite pair of running leggings that are there so they don’t slide up when you’re moving? Imagine those silicone grippers lining your running belt so it doesn’t bounce around while you’re on your run. Now pinch yourself, because you’re not dreaming—Fitletic has incorporated this simple, yet brilliant design into all of its hydration belts so you can run far and wide, completely bounce free.

Integrated Bib Toggles

You’ve heard it time and time again—you’re going to race like you train, so you better train like you race. We recognize that our hydration belt isn’t just for the days leading up to your competition, it’s a big part of your race day too! That’s why we added easy-to-use bib toggles to attach your number tag. Just loop the cords through your bib holes and secure tightly—goodbye, fussy safety pins!

Ultra Soft Dual-Adjust Waist

We believe your running gear should never be working against you. That’s why our Ultra Soft Dual-Adjust Waist is made of a material that stretches with you as you move. Unlike other companies that use synthetic webbing in their belts, Fitletic was the first to come up with a hydration belt strap that is made of elastic webbing. Our belts are available in S/M and L/XL sizes with two regulators that allow you to adjust the belt further into a bigger or smaller size so it fits you just right.

Exclusive Dura-Comfort Technology

Thanks to our materials, shape, and construction, we can’t even think of how to improve our hydration belt to fit better. Fitletic’s belt design is the ultimate way to carry water, which adds a lot of weight, especially when the bottles are full. Dura-Comfort technology means we’ve found a way to make our belts both durable and comfortable—it’s simply the best way to wear hydration available today!

Grab Your Fitletic Hydration Belt and Get Running!

Whether you’re looking to increase your hydration during your runs or simply find a better running belt for your training needs, Fitletic’s hydration belts have everything you need when training for your next big race.

Hydra 16 Hydration Belt

Our Hydra 16 Hydration Belt takes the traditional style of a water-bottle-equipped running belt and elevates it with advanced features that distinguish Fitletic’s products. With an eight-ounce bottle and exterior energy gel loop on either hip, just strap on the Hydra 16 and you’ll be ready to go for miles—literally! If you’re looking for something with a little less weight, the Hydra 12 Hydration Belt holds two six-ounce bottles. “During the last few miles of a race it’s so critical to have hydration with me every step of the way. I’ve bonked on a race before and it’s the worst feeling ever. Thanks to Fitletic, I had some extra gels packed in my hydration belt that saved me so I could finish another race!” – Nathan Maxwell


Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt

We get it, carrying water on your run isn’t always your top priority. Sometimes carrying other items—like energy gels—is more important. If replenishing your carbohydrate stores is a higher priority during your mileage, consider Fitletic’s Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt. With a twelve-ounce water bottle on one side and four exterior energy gel loops on the other, this belt is perfect for those who need the gear to support their fuel intake. “Some ultraruns are easier than others. Having all my nutrition and hydration at my center of gravity allows my arms to help balance over precarious terrain. Knowing I have that extra gel or electrolyte easily accessible gives me peace of mind so I can concentrate on the task at hand.” – Rob Marens Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt So, what are you waiting for? Grab one of Fitletic’s state-of-the-art hydration belts today!

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