Wanna Switch To An Active Lifestyle? Easily Jumpstart Your Athletic Routine With These Essentials


It’s never too late to start living an active lifestyle—and there are many ways to do so, too! You can sign up for a gym membership, set up your own workout space at home, or even go around the neighborhood for a quick run or cycling session. You can start simple with basic exercises, try yoga, or challenge yourself with high-intensity training. 

Whichever fitness routine you choose, we’ve handpicked the best equipment and essentials that will make your switch to an active lifestyle hassle-free. Check them out below:

Your new road buddy

Biking isn’t just an eco-friendly mode of transportation; it’s also a reliable way to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. You can also consider biking for your workouts if you want to strengthen your lungs, tone your muscles, and boost your stamina.

Whether you’re a newbie to this fun exercise or have enjoyed it as a hobby since childhood, the Foldy Paris Folding Bike is here to help keep your biking journey convenient and comfortable. This bike is made of a lightweight and compact alloy frame that weighs less than its usual steel equivalent, and its built-in folding mechanism enables you to stow it away on your own—without needing any tools or an extra hand—for as quickly as seven seconds. 

Enjoy a 23% discount on the Foldy Paris Folding Bike at Chris Sports in SM City Olongapo Central until June 30.

For strength training sessions

When choosing the right equipment for your home gym, you should consider which type of workouts you’re aiming for. This helps you organize your space better instead of cluttering it with tools you wouldn’t regularly use. 

If strength training is your priority, your home gym would highly benefit from equipment like the Johnson Fitness and Wellness Horizon Adonis Home Gym Rack. This sturdy barbell rack can complement weight benches or serve as an independent station for squats and other barbell exercises, so you can use it for various workout routines. With its solid round tubing construction, this gym equipment is guaranteed stable and can even hold up to 352 lbs of weight. 

Get the Horizon Adonis Home Gym Rack at 65% off at Johnson Fitness and Wellness in SM City Clark and SM City North Edsa until June 30.

Ready, get set, run!

Get your daily dose of cardio at home with high-caliber gym equipment like the Reebok Jet 300 Series Treadmill with Bluetooth. This indoor gear has a powerful 2.5hp motor and reaches 20kph across 15 incline levels to help you achieve a productive workout session. Reaching your peak performance in every run is also easier with detailed feedback from the treadmill’s console, which has built-in speakers, a 7-window LED display, and hand pulse sensors.

The Reebok Jet 300 Series Treadmill is also designed with Air Motion technology that lets it react to every foot strike and transfer air between cushioning pods in case you need support while running. This lets you enjoy a safe and comfortable run—whether you’re a fitness newbie or a pro at running.

Get the Reebok Jet 300 Series Treadmill with Bluetooth at 20% off for only P79,760 (also available on a 12-month installment plan) at JB Sports in SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Fairview, and SM City Iloilo until June 30. By purchasing the Reebok Jet 300 Series Treadmill with Bluetooth, you can also get a free Mat Bag, Yoga Mat, Skipping Rope, and Soft Kettlebell to complete your gym essentials!

Watch those wellness stats

Monitoring your health and wellness stats can help you know and train your body better, and the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar GPS Smartwatch is one of the handiest tools you can use for that. This large and rugged GPS smartwatch gives you access to several health and wellness sensors, including Wrist-based Heart Rate to gauge how hard your heart is working during fitness activities and Body Battery Energy to determine if your body already needs rest. 

The Garmin Instinct 2X Solar GPS Smartwatch also has advanced training features like a HIIT workout tracker, daily workout suggestions, and built-in sports apps for running, cycling, swimming, yoga, and more. It uses an expansive solar charging lens to deliver longer battery life, and it even has a built-in flashlight for emergencies or outdoor activities.

Get the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar GPS Smartwatch in Graphite, Flame Red, Whitestone, or Moss for only P28,250 at selected branches of Garmin in SM malls now.

A hydration must-have

Staying hydrated is important for any activity that makes you sweat. That’s because replacing fluids your body has lost while working out helps regulate your temperature and reduce the risks of heat stress or dehydration. It also maintains your body’s performance level and function, so you can make the most out of every workout session.

To ensure that you have enough to drink for an entire workout routine or sports session, get a large and durable container like the AXCS Gym Keg. This perfect gym container can carry 2.2L of water, sports drinks, or any beverage you want for rehydration. Despite its large water capacity for optimal hydration, the AXCS Gym Keg is lightweight and portable—plus, its side handle makes it easier to carry around for indoor and outdoor workouts. 

Enjoy P199 off your purchase of the AXCS Gym Keg at The SM Store in SM City Olongapo Downtown until July 31.

Your comfy workout clothes

Wearing proper workout attire is key to staying comfortable even during the high-intensity activities. It can also accelerate your performance and motivate you to do your routine, especially if they fit your style and are designed to match your choice of workout. 

Perfect for running and other activities that require unrestricted movement, the New Balance Men Core Run 5-Inch Short stays snug against your body while maintaining a relaxed fit. It is made from breathable poly woven material with NB DRY moisture-wicking technology to help keep you cool, so you don’t feel damp and heavy while working out. It also has a 5-inch inseam, a comfy waistband, and easy-access pockets that can store your valuables while exercising.

Score a 40% discount on the New Balance Men Core Run 5 Inch Short MS11200BK at the Sports Central Outlet in SM Center Muntinlupa until June 30.

Gym-appropriate footwear

Aside from clothes, good footwear is an essential part of your workout gear. Your everyday sneakers or flip-flops aren’t enough and may even cause injuries; instead, you’d want a pair of shoes that are breathable, comfortable, and provide adequate support. 

We recommend the Women’s Summit VECTIV Pro, especially for running, jogging, or climbing. These shoes use a new foam technology and a VECTIV 2.0 carbo-fiber plate to keep your steps stable, and it also has a highly cushioned Summit VECTIV Pro in Led Yl/Lunar Slate for added comfort. Its protective and breathable upper is also designed to provide a precise foothold, while its tongue wings reduce your risks of slipping while working out.

Cop the Women’s Summit VECTIV Pro for only P16,290 at The North Face in all SM malls nationwide.

Power up your fitness journey now with home gym essentials and workout must-haves from your favorite stores at SM malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!