Whether it's chilly in the studio before moving through Sun Salutations or you don't feel comfortable baring a lot of skin, these lightweight long-sleeved layers have got you covered. They're technical enough to allow the skin to breathe and remain dry, but stylish enough to catch up with a friend after class.
Save time, yet stay stylish, by layering these Zobha leggings with your favorite top or by swapping out your sneakers with a pair of boots. Designed for the modern girl on the go, these leggings are versatile, flattering, and — most importantly — comfortable. They are available at ActivewearUSA.com and they come with free shipping!
Are you far from flat chested? People may be envious of your generously portioned girls, but you know all too well how difficult they can make working out. Getting a good sports bra is key, but unless your top has a higher neckline, you'll be showing three inches of cleavage you'd rather keep to yourself. To keep your chest covered, here are some stylish yet functional tops you can feel confident wearing while working out.
Spring is almost here, at least according to the calendar. To psych yourself up for the changing of the seasons, we asked you to share your fitness must haves for this week's challenge of the Get Fit For 2011 giveaway. We're joining in the fun, too! Here are five pieces of fitness gear that are helping us gear up for Spring.
Be sure to share your fitness must haves in our Get Fit For 2011 group to enter our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card and a chance to win our grand prize — a four-day fitness boot camp in LA, which includes a nutritional consultation with the C&J Nutrition team!
Clockwise from top left: Brooks Epiphany Stretch II Running Shorts in Wasabi ($20); Nike Tempo Track Shorts in Concord/Green Apple/Spark ($28); Gap Fit Ruched Running Short in Summer Azalea ($20); Zobha Hot Short in Purple Punch/South Beach ($56); Patagonia Women's Multi Use Shorts in Chamonix Floral Ultramarine ($45); Athleta Breeze Short in Garden Green ($44).
I like to cover myself during Savasana with a flowy cardigan; it's nice being wrapped up and warm while in the meditative pose. My cardigan also doubles as a cute way to cover up after class, which is essential in the cooler weather. With Spring just around the corner, ditch that down jacket and get yourself a draped top to wear after class. Long and flowy, it will pair perfectly with your yoga capris or leggings.
Clockwise from top left: Lululemon Live Healthy wrap ($118), Splendid draped open-end cardigan ($95), Zobha Annette tunic ($98), Splendid Always Active hoodie ($118), Splendid slub loose knit hoodie ($81), Topshop knitted stripe cape cardigan ($76), Calvin Klein draped tunic cardigan ($48)
I'm not lying when I say that I am in love with Zobha's straight leg capri ($68); I wish that I had a pair for every day of the week! Besides getting compliments whenever I wear them — (which is a first, BTW; I never get compliments on yoga pants!) — the leggings are functional, durable, and can handle any workout that you have in mind.
The first thing that I noticed is how amazing the fabric felt against my skin: like soft, slinky cotton, except it's not cotton at all. It's a Supplex and Lycra blend, which is what helps the pants perform so well. The capris are formfitting without being too tight, and they never lose their shape.
It's getting hot in here! And whether I'm biking outside, at the gym, or in the yoga studio, I'm definitely feeling the Summer heat. To make my workouts more bearable, I've switched out my usual tees for tank tops. Things feel lighter and cooler, and my workouts are definitely more bearable! With a few more months of heat on the way, check out which tank tops I've got my eye on. Happy shopping!
Since you move your body in so many different ways when practicing yoga or Pilates, you need clothes made out of material that not only moves with you, but keeps you covered no matter what. I hate when tops I have are low-cut, or if the waist on my pants is so low that people see more than they need to. If you're the same way, I just found this great new brand called Zobha that you're going to love. I feel moved to "ooh" and "ahhh" out loud about the fabric. It feels soft and slinky, yet totally durable. When you slip on a tank top or pants, you'll notice that the material hugs you snugly — just the right amount of tight. The clothes stay put, and you know they won't stretch out or fall down. I have the Grace Tank ($56) and the Straight Leg Capris ($60). You can see them in action in the Lower Back Release post. I love the high neck that keeps my girls covered, and the waist of the capris is high enough not to let my crack show when in Down Dog. Zobha has so many unique styles of tops in so many bold colors. I love their bottoms too, and they have pants and capris in flowy or tight styles. Check out the pictures below to see what I mean.
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