Some of my favorite guest bloggers are back, and this time, it is with their favorite workout wear looks head-to-toe!
I am someone who cannot stand having little pieces of hair stuck to my face when it’s sweaty – so I love the (1) “Fly Away Tamer” headband by Lululemon
. The grips on the underside help keep the headband in place and the moisture wicking fabric absorbs the hairline sweat.
Though I am a sucker for Lululemon, I don’t feel the need to splurge on their sport bras (though I hear they are awesome). I like to stick with this (2) Target classic.
I LOVE these (3) “run swifty” tops from Lululemon. I picked the short sleeve option, but whether it’s chilly and you need long sleeves or your in hot yoga and prefer a tank top – this top wicks away the sweat and is one of the top 5 most comfortable things I own.
On the bottom, I love running in these (4) “run: inspire crop II” pants also from Lululemon. They are vented in the backs of the knees, which helps keep you cool while running. They are also made with the “Luxtreme” fabric by lululemon which prevents pilling and chaffing.
If it’s a little bit chilly, you may want to throw on this (5) “lightened up pullover”. I don’t have this, but it is definable on my wishlist! The flowers and ruffles make it girly, yet still sporty.
I only started seriously running last year, so I’ve only owned one pair of running shoes. However, since the first run in these shoes, I have had zero problems. No shin splints, no blisters, nothing! My friend Chelsea, who got me started in running, recommended the (6) Brooks brand – and I do not see myself switching!
Alex’s Workout Wear
An appropriate outfit should always be part of a workout plan. Having comfortable and durable clothing is part of proper planning, just like stretching before an intense workout, or fueling on carbs the night before a big run. When it comes to running, my favorite form of physical activity, I have many types of leggings, shorts, jackets and tops. However, I always find myself grabbing the same few articles of clothing before each run. Below are a few of my favorites.
These (1) Women’s Active Side-Mesh Running Shorts from Old Navy are my all-time favorite bottoms to wear while running. While running, I am a huge fan of shorts compared to leggings. With leggings, I find myself pulling them up halfway through my run. However, mesh shorts have never given me an issue. I enjoy this pair from Old Navy more than other running shorts due to the length, since they’re long enough to not ride up. I also love this pair because they have a small pocket on the waistband, holding my apartment keys while on the go.
This (2) Reebok Crossfit Elite Fitness Long Sleeve Tee is amazing. I like it because it is long sleeved, perfect for running in the fall or winter. However, I am a very sweaty person, and this long sleeved top doesn’t make me heat up! It absorbs sweat and it tight on the body, minimizing any chance of the shirt snagging on anything while working out.
About a year ago, I went to Playmakers for the first time. Playmakers is a footwear and apparel store dedicated to helping customers increase their fitness level. They absolutely helped me out. The employee had me walk and run in the store in order to assist me in finding the perfect pair of running shoes for my feet. The pair I was advised to purchase was the (3) Women’s Ghost 6 by Brooks. This pair has enough support to prevent my feet from turning in while running. For anyone looking to buy a pair of running shoes, I advise you to go to Playmakers! I was lost when looking for a new pair, and I am very glad I had the assistance to find the right pair for my running style/feet.
Melissa’s Workout Wear
If you are anything like me, 90% of your wardrobe consists of workout clothes. When shopping, I like to take into account what I will be able to move around in at the gym and what will be comfortable to wear running errands or around the house.
When I run or do any type of cardio, I am a dripping mess of sweat. I prefer to wear tank tops for this very reason. I love this (1) Nike tank-top in black and white. Racer back tanks are awesome for working out because the thicker straps provide more support and don’t dig in to your shoulders.Underneath my tank-top I like to wear a racer back shaped sports bra with thick straps, just like my shirt. Once again I like this style because it provides the most support and comfort for me. I usually workout in all black clothing, with a pop of color in my sports bra. I love this neon yellow (2) Nike Pro-Sports Bra for summer!
I am a Lululemon addict and own countless styles and pairs of their leggings. Recently, I wanted to invest in a different brand of leggings geared more toward sweating and cardio, rather than yoga. These (3) Nike Pro-Hyper cool leggings have mesh panels designed for ventilation when working out. They are much cheaper than Lululemon leggings but the quality is just as high!
To continue my Nike workout outfit I have a pair of (4) Nike Lunarglide +5 running shoes. Nike tennis shoes have always been my favorite type of workout shoe. I love the amount of sturdiness they provide while still being lightweight. They provide support for my weak ankles and keep me feeling safe while running and jumping around.
When working out I like to use a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic one. I recently was introduced to the (5) Tritan Flavor It Water Bottle. It holds 20 Ounces of liquid and is %100 BPA free. The selling point about this water bottle is that there is a capsule in the middle that can be filled with fruit to be infused into the water. I love putting lemons, cucumber, or kiwi in mine!