By Dana DeMercurio
There’s nothing [technically] wrong with showing up at the gym in baby-vomit-stained sweatpants, sweat-stained t-shirts and retro Reeboks from your college days. It’s about exercise and getting healthy, not pretending the gym doubles as a catwalk, right? Well, here’s the ugly truth: with the abundance of modern activewear styles from compression leggings to sweat-wicking tees to high-performance sneakers that help make you faster and fitter, it might be time to upgrade your workout wardrobe with gear that assists in your exercise goals. Here are some of our favorite styles to help you get your fitness fashion back on track without supermodel standards.
Just Live leggings are at the top of our list for a reason! Their exclusive YOLON fabric incorporates innovative technology that takes your workout routine to a whole new level. YOLON’s 24/7 Fit technology enhances blood circulation and oxygen flow, reduces muscle recovery time, eliminates nasty odor, compresses the body for a lifted and toned look, just to name a few. Wear them out for a run, during downward facing dog and even in the pool. Check out their full line of activewear by clicking the link above.
prAna’s built-to-last apparel is designed for women on the move. Whether swimming, running, climbing or stretching, prAna’s high performance line is sure to elevate your time on the yoga mat, on the trail or in the pool. Our favorite is the Gia Tank – made with UPF protection for safe and healthy outdoor exercise. Slip into any of prAna’s fitness styles for added support and style during your workout.
Keeping your tootsies dry during the sweatiest of workouts can be quite the feat, but thanks to Shashi socks, they’ll stay dry and healthy throughout the day. These performance-packed socks hone in on comfort, fitness and health, with patented technology to help reduce injuries to your skin such as blisters and can even protect against Athlete’s Foot. Shashi founder Natalie Lerch Sudit knows that feeling good during and after a workout is essential for women, and providing high-quality socks can assist in that goal. Put your little piggys in a pair of Shashi’s before your next grueling workout and feel the difference these socks can make.
Meet your ultimate training partner: Skora FIT. This incredibly agile footwear boosts your workout performance unlike other trainers on the market. Designed for comfort, speed and agility, Skora FIT are sock-like thin, intended to make the shoe feel like an extension of your body. Although minimal, the cloud-like cushioning is more than enough for hitting the treadmill or pounding the pavement. With these ultra-durable and lightweight sneakers on your feet, your dogs definitely won’t be barking any time soon.
New and nursing moms rejoice – a complete activewear collection is debuting this fall and it’s nothing short of amazing. Boob, the premier maternity and nursing brand made from sustainable materials, has just announced a new clothing line for expecting moms staying active during their pregnancy and new moms wanting to get back into their pre-baby body while still nursing. Fashion meets function in this collection of hoodies, singlets, tanktops, leggings and bras with fun designs and bold colors. The Fast Food Sports Bra, the feature item in the new collection, makes nursing on-the-go easy for active moms. Don’t let motherhood stop you from achieving your fitness goals. Stay on track with activewear from Boob this upcoming season.