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Club Fit Member Ekelund Shares How To Find The Perfect Workout Shoe

Club Fit member Kendra Ekelund receives tips from her personal trainer Jenn Gannon on how to choose the best workout sneaker.
Club Fit member Kendra Ekelund receives tips from her personal trainer Jenn Gannon on how to choose the best workout sneaker. Photo Credit: File

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Ken?dra Ekelund is a member and guest blogger at Club Fit. She recently overcame a battle with cancer and is on her path to wellness. Hear about her exciting journey full of ups, downs, ins and outs in her blog "Superhero Transformation."

A number of people have recently asked me about how to choose good workout shoes, and I must confess: I have absolutely no idea. 

Being on a tight budget, I have tried to find what appear to be the best quality shoes within my price range. I use a comfortable and supportive cross-training shoe for any exercise that absorbs impact, but for spinning and weight training, when my feet are constantly in contact with the pedal or floor, I use low-cost workout sneakers from Old Navy.

I find them to be very lightweight, breathable, comfortable and supportive enough for exercise without impact, but I wasn’t sure when I bought them that I was making the right decision for reasons other than cost. Thankfully, I was at least smart enough to ask my amazing personal trainer, Jenn Gannon, who has offered us all her expert professional advice.

I asked her a few questions about choosing workout sneakers, and here’s what she had to say:

Q: What should I look for in a good pair of all-around workout sneakers? Do they have to be expensive? 

A: Think about what types of activities you are involved with at the gym, or even at home. If you are utilizing cardio equipment and weight training, even our group exercises classes, the best shoe is a cross trainer. They are going to provide you with stability, comfort and are the most durable to withstand all the various activities. 

To view the other questions, visit Ekelund's blog.