Finding the motivation to exercise is often half the battle of the bulge — but sometimes it’s easier to hit the gym or track if you feel cute and comfy in your workout wear. SheKnows has picked out a few new fitness fashion items and trends that will help you look and feel good while you sweat.
Alo Sport sustainable active-wear
Sustainable active-wear line Alo is made with luxurious bamboo and organic cotton fabrics. The eco-friendly brand carries a wide range of performance gear including sweatshirts, tanks, shorts, dresses and yoga pants. We love the Mod Workout Jacket ($80), with front zip pockets for storing your valuables and thumb guards for support. The jacket, available in colors including summery shades of turquoise and pink, is made with soft performance fleece.
Marika Miracles shapewear
With its Miracles line, leading women’s activewear company Marika has introduced a sporty fitness line that incorporates shapewear. Marika Miracles utilizes an exclusive Elasta-tight fabric and a moisture-wicking material to make women look leaner before they hit the gym. Athlete Laila Ali is Marika’s new spokesperson and personifies the brand’s health-conscious target consumer. We like the Marika Miracles Slimming Capri Legging with Tummy Control ($60), which contains inner PowerMesh on the side panel and an inner waistband for maximum compression, core support and slimming.
Macy’s Ideology fitness line
To give us something to aspire to, sexy and svelte Dancing With the Stars champ Cheryl Burke is the face of Macy’s flattering fitness line, Ideology ($19.98-$58). The colorful, trendy collection is divided into three categories: Sweat, Stretch and Relax. The Sweat collection features performance details like flat seams and moisture wicking. Stretch is designed with details like stay-black cotton/spandex built with four-way stretch and hidden pockets. The versatile and lightweight Relax collection includes soft shapes that drape in all the right places.
Athleta sun protection wear
Fashion-forward California-based fitness brand Athleta has branched out from its catalog and e-commerce roots with several stores in the New York area. Owned by the Gap company, Athleta has plenty of cute, innovative options for summer, including the handy Hana 2 in 1 Short ($56) with built-in sun protection, fashioned from micro-polyester and breathable, stretchy wicking material.
YAS fusion fitness wear
YAS founder and fitness pioneer Kimberly Fowler created this edgy yoga and sportswear line to accompany her innovative yoga and spinning combo workout of the same name. Eye-catching styles include skull bra tops, tanks and leggings ($31.50-$48).