Yesterday at the gym I saw a woman wearing Crocs and cargo pants on the treadmill. I am slightly more, um, traditional when it comes to workout apparel–though perhaps no less passionate than my Crocs-loving friend. So I thought I’d share some of my essentials!
Countless hours logged on the elliptical and in the spinning studio have me hooked on Lululemon Athletica. I’ve been wearing their stuff for about eight years, and I have pieces that old that still look as good as new. The built-in bras in the tank tops support even my bountiful lady parts, and the pants never ride up or chafe. Plus they look so stylish that I can dash into the grocery store after the gym without garnering disapproving looks.
I’m just as loyal about my shoes, too; I only wear Asics Gel-Kayano, and I happily replace them with the same model every year. I usually just toss it all into a canvas tote when I’m on the go, but wouldn’t this Stella McCartney for LeSportsac bag be a chic alternative to my grubby Whole Foods sack?
I keep a Sigg bottle handy so I don’t have to buy a plastic bottle of water. On days when I can’t make it to the gym, I adore DVD’s from Jari Love and David Kirsch–they whipped me into shape for my wedding last summer! I stay motivated by thinking about how good that post-workout shower will feel, and I reward my effort with a light leave-in conditioner, a yummy smelling shower gel, and a rich body lotion.
Tell me: What are your workout essentials? And speaking of workouts, is this video a total throwback for anyone other than me?