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Summer may be over, but that’s not an excuse to lose your beach bod. Luckily, NYC is full of beautiful parks and sports facilities to help you stay in shape. Of course, in order to properly exercise, you need the proper sports equipment and clothing. Whether running, tennis or baseball is your sport of choice, these five NYC sports stores will provide you with all of the gear you need.

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Paragon Sports
867 Broadway at 18th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-8889
www.paragonsports.com

As a privately owned sports store since 1908, Paragon Sports is the ultimate shopping destination for any athlete. The store’s four floors are uniquely separated into “Specialty Shops,” making it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Paragon carries both high-end brands such as Marmot and Patagonia and more affordable brands such as Saucony and Nike. From children’s soccer cleats, to yoga pants and winter skis, you will certainly find what you’re looking for.

JackRabbit Sports
1255 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10028
(212) 727-2980
www.jackrabbitsports.com

With the most advanced shoe fitting service in all of NYC, JackRabbit Sports is the place to go when in search of new running shoes. In addition to shoes, the store carries a variety of swimming (wetsuits), cycling and yoga gear. Thinking of finally participating in that 5K? JackRabbit conveniently holds training classes (both running and swim) throughout various areas of the city. Shop at any one of four JackRabbit locations in NYC.

Panda Sport
9213 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-4919
www.pandasportdirect.com

The weather’s getting colder, which means it’s almost time to hit those famous New York slopes upstate. For all you ski fanatics, this store is for you. Located in Brooklyn, Panda Sport sells men’s, women’s and kids’ ski and snowboard equipment, apparel and accessories. The store also offers packages such as The Belt Tuning Package and Achilles Heel Wrap, and has its very own ski and snowboard rental programs, with end-of-season buy-out options.

NYC Racquet Sports
157 W. 35th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 695-5353
www.nycracquetsports.com

Whether a beginner tennis player or a badminton pro, NYC Racquet Sports is the place for racquet-enthusiasts to shop. Stock up on racquets, clothing and accessories for every racquet sport from brands such as Prince, Wilson and Adidas. You’ll be impressed with the store’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate staff, many with years of racquet sports experience. There are four total NYC Racquet Sports locations.

DQM New York
7 E. 3rd St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-7551
www.dqmnewyork.com

Located downtown in the East Village, DQM New York is a hip and trendy sports store known for its great shoe selection. DQM offers a wide variety of sneakers from all white Vans to intricately detailed Nike high tops. This is the perfect store for the true sneaker connoisseur. DQM also carries fashion-forward men’s apparel, hats and accessories.

Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.