Posts Tagged ‘Workout Clothes’

Peek a boob

June 2, 2011

Thumbing through the pages of  Fitness magazine and came across an ad for what I think is an ingenious product.

It’s called the No Show Active Top.  Have you heard of it?

It’s basically a coverup that fits over your otherwise skimpy bikini top.  It looks like a sports bra, but is definitely more attractive and flattering.  This is for the gal who doesn’t just lay out on the sand at the beach, but rather the more active beachgoer who maybe enjoys a good game of pick-up volleyball.  What it does, is keep your boobs from popping out of your top while you’re running around.  Sure you could throw on a T-shirt, but that’s not cute.  This is. What I want to know is why no one thought of before!

Check it out: nomorepeekaboob.com

(The name of the website alone is worth checking it out!)

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Keeping Toasty

April 8, 2011

One of the hardest things about running when it’s cold out is figuring out what to wear.  You don’t want to wear too much cause, if you’re like me, once you start moving, you start sweating.  If you wear too little, you’re bound to freeze no matter how fast a pace you keep.  Layers are key, but so too is a hat.

During last weekend’s half marathon, I sported a knitted beanie for the race.  It was great at the start when it was cold, but as the race progressed I got too hot.  Not to mention the fact that I had to wear my hair in a low pontail because those kinds of hats are impossible to wear with your hair up.  If only there was a way…AND THERE IS!!

Around mile 6, I spotted a couple of female runners with beanie’s that had a hole for a ponytail!  I caught up with them and asked where they got it.  Turns out it’s made by a company called iRUNLIKEAGIRL that deals exclusively in activewear for women.  The two ladies I spoke with loved their hats which they told me kept them dry and warm, but not too hot.  And they’re cute too!  You can buy your own here.  I know I will!

12 days of sporty gifts — Day 10 — Staying warm

December 22, 2010

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to hang up the bike or running shoes and stick to working out indoors.

Sure you can’t wear shorts, but that’s what winter gear is for…and it makes the perfect holiday gift.  Here’s a list for what each athlete might need:

The Cyclist:

Winter Tights — because you can’t feasible move very comfortably dressed in tons of layers, winter tights are a must.  A good pair could probably set you back $100.

Lights — it gets darker sooner and so if you’re going to be outside in the afternoon, you’re going to want to make sure people can see you.  Get lights you can mount to the front and back of the bike.

Runners:

Thermal Hat — if you only get one piece of winter gear…this is the one to get.  Hats help to prevent the heat from your body from escaping.  Brooks makes a basic and decent hat for only $15.95

Chapstick/Vaseline — makes a great stocking stuffer…use it to prevent windburn and chapped lips

Thermal underwear — pick up the kind that wicks away moisture like DryFit or Thinsulate.  You can easily find these clothes at any ski shop if the running store doesn’t carry them.

Socks — stay away from cotton!  Cotton socks don’t wick away moisture meaning your feet will stay cold and wet.  Instead, opt for a good pair of wool socks.

Only 3 shopping days left!

12 days of sporty gifts: Day 4 — Looking Smart

December 16, 2010

A lot of people who will tell you no one is looking at you when you’re at the gym.  They’re wrong.  People are always checking each other out. 

Armed with that knowledge, maybe it’s time to replace those old, ratty T-shirts you know that certain person on your holiday list is always sporting?

And there are tons of workout clothing options out there from eco-friendly clothes to performance gear to clothes that even help tone you as you workout!

A couple of Christmas’ ago, I was gifted a set of anti-bacterial workout wear.  Yes, it sounds weird, but you know what…they help to repel that typical gym clothes smell.  Also (and this is a totally girly observation) they’re soft and pretty.  So much so that I sometimes wear the long sleeved t-shirt as a regular top and no one can tell the difference.

While it’s true that same of these clothes have the potential of busting your holiday budget (this organic, eco-friendly, long sleeved yoga top from Gaiam retails for $48), there are deals out there…you just have to shop around.

Only 9 days left until Christmas!