The fitness gear you need this summer

These seven pieces will help you maximize your outdoor sessions.

For those of us who have been cooped up indoors for the first half of the year, summer provides the opportunity for more than just backyard barbeques and rose on rooftops: It's high season for outdoor exercise. And whether that takes the form of serious fitness gains or fun-in-the-sun cross-training, these seven stellar equipment options make for workouts you'll remember in the dead of wintertime. Check them out below: