First came toning shoes, designed to help you burn more calories with every step. And now you can dress yourself head to toe in toning gear, at least in bottoms and tops. Fila just introduced a new line of toning clothes. According to Fila its Body Toning System works three ways.First, the layering of fabric in the construction of the clothes makes you work harder, wearing the pants or capris is said to increase "muscle effort by 50 percent." The second level is compression. Fila states that the compression fabric provides 41 percent more support for your muscles, which helps increase "blood flow and oxygenation," which in turns helps your muscles to do their thing more efficiently. And lastly, the pants and capris, due to their reinforced structure, are supposed to suppress the jiggling of your wobbly bits and smooth out the appearance of cellulite. In essence, the Body Toning gear makes you work harder while helping you feel better about the appearance of your backside.
Fila sent me a pair of capris ($50) to test out. I put them on and modeled the new look for my husband, and his response was that the pants "looked industrial." Nice. However, I did feel my lower love handles, as I lovingly refer to my saddlebags, looked significantly smaller. My legs and abs (the capris are fairly high-waisted, coming almost to my navel) definitely felt tucked in and smoothed out. My lower body felt supported without feeling tight or squeezed, as if I were wearing pants a size too small.
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I can definitely appreciate feminine touches in sportswear. Heck, I've even been known to run in a skirt. When it comes to fashionable sports, tennis, featuring short skirts and fun dresses, wins hands down. Courtly fashions have evolved over the years; the simple white separates have been replaced by the likes of Maria Sharapova's red dress dappled with 600 Swarovski crystals and Venus Williams's Moulin Rouge-inspired outfit she designed for the French Open. Fila is doing its part to keep the cancan theme alive with its ruffled Fall line of tennis gear, which features these flirty, candy-colored shorts.
I am all for ruffles, but these shorts do remind me a bit of tights I wore as I child. Then again, if I could bring my childhood vigor back to the court maybe I would be able to ace some serves. The shorts and the Baseline Women's Tennis Collection, which they are a part of, are not yet available — look for them in early September. Until then, please tell me what you think . . .
Stressed and sedentary? Even if you're chained to your desk, you can still fit in some yoga using these eight poses Fila yoga ambassador Kristin McGee has modified for the desk-bound worker bee. Moving throughout the day is an important part of beating stress, and stretching always makes my mind more alert. Try these poses on for size and feel the tension melt away. Clear your work space so you can clear your mind, and let Kristin lead you through this series.
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Tennis anyone? If you're a fan of volleying the ball across the court, you'll be happy to know Fila just came out with a new Fall collection of tennis gear — just in time to gear up for the US Open. The collection is called Heritage, with colors that are basic but bold, and the fit is sporty, yet feminine.
I wore the racerback tank ($50) and the skort ($45) to the court the other day for a test game. I love that the tank is high-cut and has a shelf bra sewn in, so my girls stay put as I race around the court. The tank is made with a lightweight fabric similar to swimsuit material. It feels silky and soft, and the mesh fabric on the back kept me cool and dry. The skort, made from the same material, is wonderful because the attached shorts aren't super tight. The whole outfit is really flattering and comfortable, and what's great is that it washes well too. If you're looking for a new tennis outfit and are willing to spend a little cash, it's worth checking out.
To see the rest of the collection, click on the pictures below.
A week after telling Us magazine about her battle with bulimia, Stephanie Pratt was headed to yoga, which I feel is a great form of exercise for centering oneself and calming one's mind. It looks like she likes Fila's new yoga line as well.
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If you're a fan of workout clothes made from eco-friendly fabric such as bamboo, then you're going to love Fila's new green apparel. The brand just announced its collaboration with AmericanForests.org, and with it comes a line of stylish clothes made from sustainable materials, including Tencel and recycled polyester.
I'm a fan of the Twist Back Tank ($45) made from Tencel, a fabric derived from natural cellulose found in wood pulp. When blended with Lycra, this fabric is extremely lightweight, flexible, comfy, and breathable. It's also fully biodegradable, so you can feel good about your impact on the environment. To see pics of Fila's other green products, read more
|I am especially loving this Fila Hoody on sale for $29.90 (regularly $45). Buy it here.|
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