When pursuing physical fitness, the right equipment becomes invaluable, helping prevent injury from improper footwear or embarrassment from wearing cupcake kneepads. Forgo pastry padding and appropriately equip yourself with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of running and yoga apparel, gear and accessories at FIT3 in Vienna.
With more than 20,000 square feet, FIT3 embodies healthy living with a wide array of brand-name apparel and footwear from top-tier gear gurus. Within its 4,000 square feet of yoga apparel, accessories, and studio space, FIT3 stocks more than 10 brands of gear and one of the largest selections in the country. Specifically crafted with moisture-moving fabrics, technical yoga wear hugs bodies with perfection, fitting during each spaghetti-inducing pose. Suit up with yoga apparel from Zobha before taking one of FIT3's free yoga classes.
Runners bound into better shape via Five Steps a 3-D gait program and fitting process, which commences with a foot consultation by one of the store's shoe specialists. Throughout each 25- to 30-minute fitting session, a foot's length, width, arch, and tourism attraction-potential is measured, followed by an arch analysis that diagnoses prime shoe positioning and support structure. Interactive testing ends with a brief turn on an in-house treadmill to assess range of movement and stride, ensuring pavement pounders are outfitted with the optimal model of shoe. Running and walking shoes run the gamut from select Saucony, Asics, and Brooks to Ecco shoes ($90-$200). Fitness enthusiasts can also sweat it out at FIT3's in-store boxing ring and try out equipment from Everlast before conditioning with dumbbells, stability balls, and more. Test cardio-pumpage with heart-rate measuring watches from Timex, Garmin, Polar, Suunto, and more ($59.99 and up), or hire a pair of Tifosi or Oakley sunglasses ($60 and up) to shield delicate eyes from your newly muscled glow. FIT3's sporty stable also boasts fashionable accessories and gear from Penguin, Feetures, Ray-Ban, Fuel Belt, and Thorlo.