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FITNESS Editors' Go-To Gear: What We're Thankful For

Friends, family, and our health -- we have so much to be thankful for here at FITNESS. But we're also grateful for our favorite workouts, fitness gear, and health gadgets that keep us in shape and looking good. Here, some of our recent obsessions we'd be lost without.

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Free Fizz

"I'm thankful for my SodaStream The Fizz Sparkling Water Maker. I save a few bucks on buying bottled seltzer, it makes it easy to stay hydrated, and bubbles make everything more festive. Mine is lime green and super cute!"

-Bethany Gumper, senior editor

$149.99; williams-sonoma.com

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Post-Run TLC

"My K-Swiss Blade-Light Recover shoes are the perfect sneaks after a long run. There is nothing more comfortable than slipping them on to tackle errands and shopping. I love how they look with skinny jeans or black leggings and a comfy sweater. It's functional fashion and fitness!"

-Jenna Autuori, fitness editor

$75; kswiss.com

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Yoga for One

"I'd be lost without my yoga DVDs. It's like taking a private class whenever it's convenient for me!"

-Alyson Kaufman, bookings intern

Check out our complete guide to yoga for every fitness level

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Bust-Your-Butt Beats

"I'm forever grateful to any and all Rihanna and Black Eyed Peas songs. They get me out of bed and jazz up my early-morning runs!"

-Argy Koutsothanasis, fashion director

Love Rihanna too? Check out our playlist devoted to one of our favorite pump-up divas

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Walk the Plank

"I'm thankful for side planks. As much as I dread them I know they're one of the most effective ways to strengthen my hips and core -- key muscle groups for runners!"

-Juno DeMelo, nutrition editor

Help keep your core in check with these moves to get flat abs fast, for any fitness level

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The Perfect Pacer

"I'm grateful for my iPod shuffle for helping me pick up the pace on runs. I love the fact that it's teeny-tiny and clips to my workout clothes so I don't have to figure out where to stash it."

-Pam O'Brien, executive editor

$49; apple.com

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Spin Doctor

"I'm obsessed with my spin class because its upbeat music and energetic atmosphere make my cardio sessions and interval training fly by!"

-Eleanor Langston, beauty director

Get your heart racing with our best cardio workouts

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You, You, You!

"I'm thankful for FITNESS readers, who always inspire us to come to work each day and pour so much of our love and sweat (literally) into our pages each month as we help you reach your goals!"

-Betty Wong, editor-in-chief

See the inspiring finalists from our 2011 Face of FITNESS contest!

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Run Watcher

"I'm a fan of my Garmin Forerunner 305 because it helps me keep pace on my workouts so I can get to work on time!"

-Samantha Shelton, freelance editorial assistant

$199.99; garmin.com

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Happy Hands (and Feet!)

"I'm thankful for my yoga mat. Smelling other people's feet on a communal mat totally ruins my Zen. I love my mat because the color is perky, but the grip is serious!"

-Christie Griffin, digital director

Take a look at the latest yoga pads to practice your poses on

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A Helpful Hoodie

"As the temperature starts to fall, I could live in a comfy hoodie. My current favorite is the HoodieBuddie, which has a headphone jack in the pocket for your iPod and handy ear buds in the drawstrings. It's even machine washable -- headphones and all!"

-Karla Walsh, editorial assistant

$33.60; paulfrank.com

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Hot Trots

"I love my Lululemon Athletica Brisk Run Toque Running Cap for autumn runs. It keeps my ears warm -- and my favorite part? It has a ponytail hole so I don't have to squish all my hair underneath."

-Lisa Haney, senior editor

$24; lululemon.com

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Sculpt and Defend

"I'm thankful for Krav Maga for taking me out of my fitness comfort zone, teaching me how to defend myself, and giving me stronger arms. Plus, I now own a pair of pink MMA gloves, which is pretty cool!"

-Marianne Magno, associate Web editor

Try Maria Menounos' Krav Maga workout for a total-body burn

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Gulp on the Go

"The Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Extreme saves me no matter what season it is. It forms to fit my hand so it's not too bulky to carry and has a handy side compartment to store keys and a credit card. The neoprene band around the bottle keeps water cold without giving my fingers frostbite in the colder months!"

-Colleen Moody, Web editor

$24; ultimatedirection.com

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