Eco-Friendly Fitness Equipment and Apparel

By Jeremiah Samborski

Whether one is a supporter of the environmental movement and aware of the global adverse effect of climate change or not, eco-friendly products are becoming extremely popular and are for good reason; petroleum-based consumerism is ultimately unsustainable.

Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment: Shoes

While running barefoot is the most potent form of green-footwear, there are alternatives for those of us who prefer to wear something so we don’t stub our toes or scrape them up. From hiking and jogging to walking and running there are plenty of eco-friendly companies out there that make great products in a sustainable way. They are typically fashioned with locally sourced rubber and recycled fibers and are dependably strong, resistant, comfortable, and stylish shoes.

Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment: Team Sports

The best way to go green with team sports equipment is to use recycled gear and jerseys. As early as 2009, sporting goods manufacturers have been adamantly incorporating renewable chemicals as well, so being an informed consumer and reading labels on products other than food is a good idea. Bio-content percentages in most consumer goods are going up as things like overpopulation, declining natural resources, and economic troubles make it more affordable to go green.

Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment: Workout Clothes

In many respects when it comes to eco-friendly workout clothes, yoga enthusiasts are on the front lines. Originally companies sought to provide the yoga craze with clothes for classes, but the style and concept became so popular that many people can be found wearing them casually now. The organic cotton is comfortable and non-toxic to the skin and the “earth-friendly” concept caters well to those that get into health and wellness in general.

Where to find Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment

Unless one lives in a major metropolis where organic-driven and eco-friendly stores can be found, the best place to look these days in online. The biggest suppliers of green sports equipment are scattered all over the globe. By shopping online there is not only going to be a far wider spectrum of choices, but the prices are much more competitive. Right now in western cities truly earth-friendly stores are hard to come by so they naturally can charge more. Online there is tons of competition.

Fitness for a Sustainable Future

Global climate change is a very serious and intensifying threat to the human species, as well as many others within the ecosphere. In this modern age when technology has made it possible to create sports and fitness equipment in remarkable ways with materials that do not harm the environment, consumers need to lend it their support. Health ultimately means nothing if we lose a sustainable future, so investigate working out for environmental fitness.

Author Bio: Jeremiah Samborski. is a certified personal trainer and fitness fanatic.  When he is not training he writes for www.fitness-health-wellness.com a leading online hub for informative, life changing tools, tips, and resources for all things health.