In my first post, I talked about 10 steps to a healthier you. My #3 tip was getting new workout gear.
“A new outfit and fresh kicks is a surefire way to get you off the couch! If you feel confident in what you’re wearing, you’ll naturally be more motivated to get to the gym or hit the running trail. I will be sharing some of my top picks for fitness gear in the coming weeks.”
Buying new fitness gear is one of my favorite things to do. There are so many cute colors and styles out there now, and some even cute enough to wear grabbing lunch or running errands. Here in Dallas, there are tons of great options for finding the best fitness gear, my favorites being Lululemon, Gap, Athleta, and some options for the guys.
Remember Elizabeth, my yoga friend? She also works at Lululemon (or simply Lulu for most of us) and gave me a rundown of what you’ll be seeing in Lulu stores this season.
“Studio to street to out on the town…Lululemon is branching out! Lululemon started out as a store dedicated to yoga clothing and getting women out of their nonathletic “yoga” pants and their boyfriends old t-shirts and putting them in clothes that fit their bodies and were made out of fabrics that were designed to keep them cool, dry, and comfortable during a sweaty yoga session. This year, customers will begin to see more street-to-studio inspired wear. These jackets, shorts, shirts, and pants are designed to be functional wardrobe pieces that can easily transition from a workout to coffee with friends, work, and even dinner out. They are made with the same luon and luxtreme fabrics that Lulu customers are use to, and offer the same moisture wicking and sweat absorbing properties.”
Check out some of our favorite new pieces from Lululemon here, here, and here. And men, you’re in luck. Lululemon for men carries some awesome shirts, shorts, and pants for you runners, yogis, and Crossfit pros.
The Gap is another place that carries awesome and affordable workout gear. I personally have a couple of Gap’s pants and tops and have been very pleased with the products for the price I paid. The pants are durable and comfortable. They also have great top options that quickly wick away sweat. Discounts and sales at the Gap tend to be continual, and right now they’re having a 40% off sale until 5pm, and 30% off until midnight! But sorry guys, Gap only cares athletic gear for women!
Athleta is a sister store of Gap and recently opened at Preston Oaks. We have heard great reviews of all Athleta’s pieces, whether for yoga, running, swimming, or dance. I can’t wait to go check out the new store, I’ve got my eye on this sweater, this spring green bra, and this tank with laser cut detailing.
Feeling a little left out, guys? I got the expert, Chris (aka my hubby), to fill me in on the best places for guys to find cool fitness gear. Chris suggests visiting the outlet malls and Grapevine Mills or Grand Prarie, where you can find Under Armor, Nike, and Saucony. Luke’s Locker and Sports Authority are also go-tos for men’s gear.
There are so many other places to find great fitness gear, but this list will get you started. Look for items that you feel comfortable in, and try on different styles to figure out what works best for you. Looking good=feeling good, can’t wait to see you on the Katy Trail looking like a rockstar!
by: Nicole Spruiell