These days, preparing to go and exercise isn't as simple as just throwing on your runners and heading out the door. Now... you have to make sure your FitBit is charged, your eco-friendly water bottle is brimming with the latest superfood smoothie and your outfit is eye-wateringly 'on fleek'. By the time you actually arrive at the gym, you've burned 200 calories before you can say "side plank".
For some, this ritual is just part of working out - and in today's technologically-driven world it makes sense to be able to track your progress, fuel your body effectively and look fashionable while doing it. I'm the first to put my hand up and admit I'm a sucker for all of it. YES to the latest piece of arm candy that not only tells me how many steps I've done but then downloads it to my computer and answers all my emails. Kale infusion drizzled with single origin, cold-drip coffee and topped with a single shaving of ethically harvested coconut?? GET IN MY BELLY... Gold-plated hand weights that light up and tweet an inspiring quote every time I do a split squat?? HELL YEAH!! I will try, eat and wear anything once. BUT... if you told me that I could only have ONE thing with me while I was working out it wouldn't be any of those things.... It would quite simply be... MUSIC.
Being a DJ for near on 2 decades, it's fair to say I have a good relationship with music. We understand each other. She knows what I need, when I need it. And sometimes, when she sends me fist-pumping down Bondi Beach promenade because "Eye Of The Tiger" decided to come on, it's only fair that I get to express myself FULLY.. without the annoyance of getting tangled up in messy wires. The invention of wireless headphones literally changed my life (and my dancing style for that matter). Gone is the tedious task of spending half your precious workout hour untangling the rubiks cube that has become your headphones. No more accidentally ripping the plug from your iPhone just as you're about to belt out the chorus to your favourite song. Now you can literally run around the gym without having to precariously balance a smart phone on your elbow while trying to do a burpee. Wireless headphones allow us to fully concentrate on what we are doing without a sweat-soaked music-player shoved down our pants.
The Beats By Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones are, quite simply, the perfect workout partner. Voted Best Wireless Headphones by USA Today 2 years running (2014 & 2015) they combine fine-tuned acoustics for clarity, breadth and balance with a 12 hour recharge and a one-of-a-kind curve that gives a comfortable, custom fit. They are also available in a multitude of colours and finishes that will ensure you can always match them back to your 'on fleek' outfit. You can answer calls and adjust your listening experience directly from the on-ear controls and the sound is nothing short of STUNNING.
To celebrate these awesome headphones I've created a Spotify playlist for you that harks back to my angsty teenaged years of the 90s. Nostalgic? Yes. Daggy?? 100%. Will have you singing every word to Bust A Move? ABSO-F*%$ING-LUTELY. Enjoy!!!