Lounging all day at the beach might be your speed, but anyone who's fallen out of a bikini can tell you, they wish they'd thought their top choice through. If you're going to be active at the beach this Summer, click through the following trendy picks to inspire smart swimwear beyond the standard triangle top.
True yogis not only practice asanas (postures) on their mat, they all have a strong spiritual practice. Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word meaning "non-injury" or "non-violence," is a deeply important focus for many yogis. Aside from living a peaceful life and eating a vegan diet (which many yogis choose to do), choosing products that protect the Earth is another way to carry out ahimsa. From wicking undies, to leggings, to yoga blocks, click through to find out which yoga gear is made with sustainable fabrics and materials so you can feel even better when hopping on your mat.
Our FitSugar team loves this Prana racerback top because it's made from thick moisture-wicking fabric, has a supportive internal shelf bra, and gives you the support you need in a form-flattering style! For a limited time only, all Prana items are 40 percent off exclusively for PopSugar shoppers!
(Note: Video mentions this shirt is water-resistant but it is actually made of moisture-wicking fabric.)
We're all for companies adding eco-friendly gear to their lines, but what makes us really happy is when a company commits itself to the environment by adopting a sustainable business model. Because, let's face it, caring about the planet involves much more than offering one organic shirt in your line. From where they source their materials to the kind of energy their buildings run on, here are five companies that we already love for their athletic gear, but who impress us even more for the eco-friendly ways they run their business.
In clockwise order starting at the top left: Alo Origami Jacket ($85); Athleta Tech Stretch Hoodie ($118); Puma Lightweight Cover Up ($35); Lolё Truly zip hoodie ($90); Prana Mandie Hoodie ($70); Hornytoad Delectable Hoodie ($68).
I love the arrival of Spring, so April is one of my favorite times of year. It makes total sense that Earth Day falls during April, too. We all get to head outdoors for our workouts and celebrate everything that the planet has to offer. Our April picks are all about being fit, but in the most responsible way. You'll find gear that is made in sustainable ways using responsible materials, and it's my hope that you'll even be inspired to plant a tree or two!
Just in time for the holidays, prAna (in conjunction with yogatoday.com) is offering 25 percent off all online purchases through Dec. 12. All you have to do is enter the promotion code "YOGATODAY" at checkout. I am loving this Crush Sport Top ($48, before discount) — perfect for yoga and all my other fitness endeavors. Visit prAna.com now to start shopping.
Happy shopping and happy holidays!
Summer workouts deserve cool and comfortable clothes, made from flexible and quick-drying materials. Summer workout gear needs to be sturdy too since you know you are going to be washing those workout clothes a lot.
That's why I love prAna separates. The styles are cute and flattering, but they can also withstand many washings. I thought you might be interested in some bottoms to go with all the prAna tops I told you about recently. Here are my faves.
I'm always on the lookout for feminine yet supportive tops for my workouts. I don't mind spending a good chunk of change for a yoga top if it will continue to hold its shape and style after many washings. You know you are going to be washing your workout tops frequently, right?
That's why I love prAna tops. For less than $50, they are all made from amazing fabric that wicks away moisture and never pills or stretches out. Plus they have some adorable styles. Check them out:
We've all had those days when we hate everything we try on. Some how it makes us feel even worse when we go to put on our workout clothes. So many of the clothes advertised are way too tight, which can make us feel self-conscious about our bodies.
Since a lot of people are working out in the first place to lose weight and tone up, it doesn't make sense to ditch going to the gym because you don't think you look good enough to go - that's just silly.
Be proud of yourself for having the motivation to workout, and try to envision the body you hope to have - and know in your heart that if you stick to your exercise plan, you'll get there. In the mean time - just because other ladies are wearing sports bras and tiny spandex shorts, doesn't mean you have to. Here are some ideas:
For a bigger chest: Wear a minimizing sports bra like this one from Enell, or if you feel comfortable wearing one of those tank tops with the shelf bra built-in, wear a sports bra underneath it. It'll make your chest look smaller.
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