Let's face it: one of the best things about yoga class is the wardrobe. Comfortable, cozy, and casually put together, nothing beats the effortless style of a true yogi. With the weather starting to cool, a wrap is a fitting addition that will keep you warm all season long. It's perfect for layering after class, and you'll be able to go from breaking a sweat to running your errands in style. While it's impossible to choose just one, we've listed some of our favorites below!
What's a vampire to do when she makes an appearance in the day? Work out, of course! Movie roles aside, we're huge fans of Ashley Greene's belief in staying active and "feeding your body what it needs." For a recent workout in the Hollywood Hills, Ashely brightened up her black leggings with a neon top and accessories to match. For style like Ashley's at your next gym session, learn how to get the look below.
- Carole Headbands ($8): Practical yet stylish, these colorful headbands will hold your hair back without slipping.
- Hurley Neon Tank ($20, originally $27): Similar to the one Ashley is wearing, a neon tee brightens up black leggings.
- C9 by Champion Seamless Sports Bra ($17): Complementing the colors in her neon top, a bright blue sports bra is the way to go.
- Jockey Sport Capri Leggings ($20, originally $25): Let's get real; black leggings are a wardrobe staple and go with just about anything.
- New Balance '1340' Running Shoe ($135): A durable shoe with breathable mesh, this option is great for long runs.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to show our support for the cause, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite pink-ribbon fitness products. Help bring awareness to breast cancer by sporting one of these items during your next workout. It's not just about being pretty in pink, either — a percentage of the proceeds from each of these items will help fund breast-cancer-related research, support, and education.
Just because you train like a beast in the gym doesn't mean you have to dress like the guys. If you've got a girlie side, then these pieces are just for you. With lace detailing, ruffles, even glitter, these 10 feminine work pieces look delicate but pack a punch when it comes to performance.
Pricey workout gear is definitely worth the splurge if you want your clothes to last a few years and also want to avoid indecent exposure from cheap, thin fabric. But sometimes it's tough to justify dropping over $100 on a simple pair of capris, especially if you know you won't be this size forever. If you'd rather spend your dough on yoga classes, sessions with a personal trainer, or running sneaks that keep your knees happy, check out these less-expensive fitness clothes that won't make a huge dent in your wallet.
The colors of Fall aren't only for the trees. These subtly multicolored space-dyed tops, bras, and leggings help brighten up your outfit without feeling like you're in the spotlight. Check out some of our favorite space-dyed workout gear to add to your wardrobe this season!
This month, it's back to basics. We're donning flattering and fun workout capris, toting a water bottle that's a favorite among celebs, and sipping a vegan protein shake to perk us up on cool almost-Fall mornings. We've even caught the racing bug with products that make those long training runs bearable — supportive shoes, a no-bounce sports bra, and an organic stamina-boosting elixir. Read on to see what's making us excited to work out this September!
Time to cover up — cooler weather will be here before you know it. These running tights are just what you need to take you into Fall. Not only do they have the technical features you need for a comfortable run, but with fun patterns and dark autumn hues, there's a legging here with your name on it. Check out a few of our Fall favorites now!
Wearing a cute gym outfit can help motivate you to work out, but some days, you need to kick it up a notch. These tees and tanks are stylish and feature inspirational messages to help you get into your workout groove. Motivate yourself and your fellow gym rats with these picks!
Elite athletes pay close attention to their race-day outfits — think of all those second-skin swimsuits you see during the Olympics — but do mere mortals need scientifically researched, carefully designed athletic gear? After trying on a pair of Opedix Knee-Tec Tights ($225), my answer: yes.
When kinetic health gear maker Opedix asked if I'd like to test out a sample of the pants, the promises of their compression technology instantly caught my eye. After developing runner's knee from training for a marathon earlier this year, I've been dealing with knee pain that occasionally flares up when I go on longer runs. The Knee-Tec running tights feature strategically placed compression panels that the company promises will give your joints support right where you need them and slow the onset of muscle fatigue, all based on years of research and design tweaks.
Science aside, even before I set out on a run in the leggings, however, I was hooked. They are incredibly soft and ridiculously comfortable, as well as flattering: designed to fit various body types, the leggings feature a higher waist, adjustable drawstring, and the compression panels create a slimming effect. There's also a roomy back zippered pocket for your cards and cash; I could even fit my iPhone 5 in it on short runs when I wasn't listening to music and didn't feel like strapping on an armband.
A great fit and supple fabric, however, isn't worth $200, so I was more interested in Opedix's claims of knee support. Pulling on these compression tights takes a few more seconds to ensure you're aligning the panels correctly; your kneecaps should be in the oval shape in the middle of the compression material, which provides all-around support. Afterward, however, you're in for a comfortable run; each time I tested these out, I was completely amazed at how little my knees hurt from just wearing these pants. You can feel the supportive panels around your knees, but they're never constricting; they provide just enough pressure to reassure you as you go deeper into your run.
Even though these leggings do just what they're designed to do (and incredibly well), I'll admit I was shocked by the hefty price tag. I usually use a knee brace or wrap when I feel like I need a little extra support — much cheaper, but not as comfortable or convenient. While the price may make many balk, I'd recommend them as a great investment if you run a lot and experience knee pain. With odor-fighting fibers and sweat-wicking technology, I was fine using these a couple times a week before they ended up in the laundry pile, and if you're training for a marathon, even wearing them just once a week on your long runs will make these tights worth the money. The Knee-Tec running tights are available in black with fuchsia stripe or black with mist stripe here; they are also recommended for other sports such as skiing, yoga, biking, Pilates, tennis, and golf.