You’ve made your resolution to get fit in 2013 – that’s great! Now you need to invest in the right gear to get you going. Whether you’re training for your very first Ironman triathlon or planning that long-standing trek to the yoga studio, you can blend function and fabulous into a look sure to show off that amazing physique of yours. These New York shops are staffed with people who share your love of movement, a good challenge and the joy of sport.

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Summer may be a long way off, but fitness knows no season. Whether you swim indoors or out, Swim Bike Run has an amazing selection of serious swimwear for men and women.  This is your one-stop shop for cycling and running gear, too, including specialized runner’s socks, sport packs and sunglasses. SBR also offers numerous training services in swimming, biking and running, including swimming workouts and water stress relief for pregnant women, saddle fittings for cyclists and running technique coaches for those looking to improve their form.

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The friendly and knowledgeable staff members at Jack Rabbit are more than happy to spend unlimited time listening to their customers. This enthusiasm extends to helping you identify just the right gear for your activity of choice and level of fitness. The store offers apparel and gear for running, cycling, swimming, yoga and cross training. You’re never far from Jack; four locations throughout the city are open seven days a week.

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Paragon leaves no sport unturned. Gear for everything from bowling and badminton to snowboarding and soccer in this massive shrine to the active life. Over 50,000 items in stock may keep you shopping so long you miss closing time at the gym.

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It may still be chilly outside, but the golf season is just starting to heat up. If you’re planning on hitting the links anytime soon you will need comfortable gear that shields you from the elements. Windbreakers, hats and over 100 styles of golf shoes for both men and women can be found at New York Golf Center. Golfers can also find gloves and belts that shout pro, even if their swing doesn’t.

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The peaceful atmosphere at this popular yoga studio extends to its full-service boutique, where you can find lines such as Be Present, Beyond Yoga and Spiritual Fitness. Make the world your ashram in yoga togs pretty enough to take to the street. Once you’ve got the outfit, try out one of Absolute Yoga’s many classes for all levels, including kid’s yoga, pre and post-natal, power yoga and even yoga classes for fertility.

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