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.
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.
It's Spring! Time to rip off that Patagonia down jacket and throw on a lightweight hoodie and a tank instead. Check out what we'll be sporting on our Spring hikes, runs, and bike rides (clockwise starting from the top left): Athleta PR tank ($59), Y-3 Cut-Out tank ($47), Lululemon scoop neck tank ($52), Zobha Amelia tank ($62), Lucy Propel tank ($35), Lucy Karma racerback tank ($30), Athleta Nadi tank ($59)
Now that you've learned how to perfectly coif your new workout hairstyle, I'm going to show you some accessories that can be paired up with your rocking fitness-do. Even if you have a tight fitting bun or braid, sometimes flyaways falling in your face are inevitable. I like to double up a mini clip with a tight elastic, but even those aren't foolproof. Here are some other stylish hair accessory suggestions that are sure to combat those pesky loose hairs.
We see our fair share of press releases. And while some are on the "meh" side, a few are too good not to share — like the one I received this week from Lucy activewear. From now until the end of August, Lucy is giving a 20 percent discount to anyone who competes in a race and brings her bib into one of its retail locations. To sweeten the deal, if you place in the top three and are wearing Lucy when you do it, you get a free tank and pant from its Propel collection. My suggestion is to bring in your bib on one of Lucy's Fitness Friday events; it's a great way to connect with the fitness community in your area and take a free class!
If you're thinking about racing, here are some resources to get you started:
Spring weather is all about the bumpy transition between Winter and Summer. Since the move toward warmer weather is never direct, dressing for this volatile season requires layering. And in my opinion, it also helps to have a hoodie. When an unexpected wind kicks up, slip on your hood and battle the elements fashionably. Here are five fit hoodies I have my eye on for the Spring season.
The Pilates instructor in me knows that we can all use a little help remembering to keep our abs engaged. I was intrigued by the technology behind the new Perfect Core Racerback ($64) by Lucy, so I asked them to send me one to test out.First off, I know that $64 is a bit steep for a workout shirt. However, this is the only top with a built in bra that I have tried in recent history that actually provided enough support for all my cardio action minus running. I like a lot of support for those long runs. The built in bra is made with separate molded cups, adding a little extra oomph to the chest and keeping all things nipple from showing.
The front of the shirt is lined with supportive mesh material Lucy calls xBAR technology (eXtreme Body Reforming & Alignment). It is certainly flattering; it pulls the tummy in just a bit. It's also supportive, partially because it is tight in an oddly pleasant compressive way, and it did remind me to keep core engaged. I was worried it might feel a bit like a corset when working out, but it didn't.
Although the Perfect Core Tank will definitely make it into my rotation of fave fitness wear, I do have a couple of problems with the top. To learn them, read more
When it comes to fitness wear, I love Lucy. This sporty company is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, not with cake but with a one-day sale. All day Friday, Nov. 6, you can save 30 percent on all regularly priced merchandise. Just print this coupon and head to your local Lucy store (here is the store locator ) or if you're more of an online shopper us this code: HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Here are few items I have my eyes on: