And now with the newest episode, The Force Awakens, coming to the big screen on Dec. 18, you can unite your inner geek and your inner athlete with the latest Star Wars-inspired fitness gear.
Think Star Wars sneaks are just for kids? These Adidas kicks will change your mind, fast. There aren't any cartoon characters and they don't light up, but they're customizable in three different Star Wars-themed colors, including these gold C-3P0 beauties. (Adidas, $120)
Galaxy prints are one of the hottest trends in workout wear, and now you can combine that with your love of Star Wars with these leggings that prominently feature Darth Vader and a stormtrooper. They bring the geek chic to the gym, but the heavy breathing is all up to you. (Kohl's, $15)
Because isn't Yoda the ultimate yoga guru, really?
Proclaim your love of Yoda and yoga with this tank that will keep you cool in more ways than one. Plus, Yoda-isms make great mantras to focus on during your final resting pose. Seriously, how is... "If you end your training now, you will become an agent of evil," not motivating? (Stride Fitness Apparel, $25)
The best part about athleisure clothing is that you can wear it to work out in, or just chill and watch a movie. (Both?) Stay comfy in these cute jogger pants that give a nod to Star Wars without screaming your love from the rooftops. (Kohl's, $25)
You may not be able to use the Force to help you do a pull-up (a girl can dream), but there's nothing like a good pun to help you get a good pump! (Workout Quotes, $22)
If you're firmly in the rebel camp, you can get your "om" on in these yoga leggings, featuring your favorite droids. Just seeing Artoo's cheerful (?) face during Down Dog will inspire you to push harder and farther. And if someone tries to steal your sweet pants, you can just wave your hand and tell them, "These are not the droids you're looking for." (Merry Mode, $16)
What goes better together than CrossFit and Star Wars? Both have their own language, both are super intense and both have incredibly loyal and creative fans! Wear these Yoda and R2-D2 CrossFit socks to crush your WOD (workout of the day), or any workout. (WOD Superstore, $15)
Sometimes the truth is the best weapon: In a galaxy far, far away, I actually felt like working out. We can't be in beast mode all the time, right? (Stride Fitness Apparel, $25)
You know what R2-D2 was always missing? Legs. And now you can lend the little guy yours while you build them up, squatting and jumping in these yoga pants. His head is on the fold-down waistband for comfort and, you know, realism. (Think Geek, $40)
Whether you're down from being oppressed by evil overlords or just from a long day of work (basically the same thing), take out your frustrations on this life-sized kickboxing bag, complete with light-saber-wielding bad guy to kick in the face. (Target, $40)
What's the point of having great Star Wars workout gear if you don't have an equally amazing Star Wars workout? Problem solved: Whether you're at the gym or at home, you can do this Star Wars Workout created by Nerd Fitness. It takes very little equipment and space, yet still gives you a full-body workout. With names like Sky Walker Handstands and Jabba the Hut Chokes, you'll be as entertained as you are sweaty. Plus, it's broken up into Padawan, Jedi and Master levels, so you can chart your progression.
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