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This article was published 15/8/2015 (619 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
There are only a few precious weeks left of summer to enjoy basking in the sun with a glass of sangria on the deck, savouring sweet treats as you stroll down Corydon Avenue or noshing on not-so-figure-friendly snacks by the poolside.
Before we know it, September will be here, and that means kicking the routine back into high gear -- and by routine, I mean the dreaded (but at the same time energizing) workout schedule.
I've always found easing my way back into the gym with some new kicks and fresh workout gear to be the most effective way to push myself toward getting back in shape.
This year, I also plan to make my Fitbit my fall must-have accessory.
While personal fitness trackers are a great motivator to get you up and moving on a regular basis, Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit and other brands tend to fall on the not-so-stylish side of appearance.
These silicone wristbands aren't gaudy or big and unsightly by any means, but they are utilitarian, rather than attractive.
Not that there's anything wrong with a fitness accessory being utilitarian (its sole purpose is to be functional, after all), but wouldn't it be fabulous if your Fitbit or Jawbone could also be fashionable?
That sentiment is the vision behind FUNKtional Wearables, a line of fun and fabulous bracelets designed to stylishly conceal fitness trackers.
I absolutely love these bracelets. Not only do they cover up your clunky wristband, they also come in a wide array of styles, so you could get two or three to mix and match with your wardrobe.
The FUNKtional Wearables bracelets run the style gamut. The Kate wraparound is more funky and casual, while others, such as the Rose or Tinley, make it look as if you are wearing stackable bangles rather than a Fitbit.
I also really like the Angelina and the Juanita, which offer a dressier look -- perfect for accessorizing your business-casual office outfit or a cute cocktail dress.
Not into bracelets? FUNKtional Wearables also does necklaces.
For more information on FUNKtional Wearables, or to check out the collections, visit www.funktionalwearables.com. They offer free shipping to Canada.
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