Fitness Fashions and Gym Bag Musts
by QuickieChick Laurel House
Just because you're working out doesn't mean you have to look frumpy. You can be stylish without looking styled (or feeling uncomfortable). Here are 3 Fitness styles perfect for Cardio, Spinning and Yoga.
A few trends to watch for: Neon, Tie Dye, Sexy/Sassy/Edgy, Mesh Details, Cut Outs, Body Shaping/Slimming Technology, Skorts, Super Light Sneakers, Colorful Bottoms
Skorts! Bright colors on the bottom (bye bye black) and sass-appeal is so in! Loving this Skort from Athleta .
Sexy Tanks with Mesh and Bare-Back details are very in.
Super Light Sneakers . Bare foot running is cool, but super light sneakers are more realistic for daily life. The only sneakers I wear these days are Asics . Period.
Neon is back! I love the H&M Sport for budget-friendly styles.
BKR Bottle. Made of glass and silicone with a easy to hold handle, this is the perfectly stylish and durable bottle to hydrate you throughout your workout (plus it's one of the most popular fitness accessories among celebs).
Body-Slimming Outerwear is all the rage, like these Tummy Trimmerz Pants.
Tie Dye is also hot, like this Seamless Tank from Athleta !
*AND my O'Gorgeous GYM BAG essentials*
Sneakers - I always have sneakers in my gym bag, which is either in my car or next to my desk. Because you never know when a meeting will cancel, a project takes less time than projected, or you just happen to have an extra hour to kill. Instead of scouring the internet, I take that time to workout!
Bai5 antioxidant-rich, 5-calorie, Energizing (thanks to the coffee berry), hydrating drink that is naturally sweetened (no crazy sweeteners here) and addictively delicious. I am obsessed.
Balance Bar Dark, because it's 40-30-30 (carbs/protein/fat), gluten-free, high fiber, high protein, and you could swear it was bad for you, but it's so good!
Murad Clarifying Wipes . They clean my pores, killing bacteria and germs, plus they quickly wipe off makeup (before my workout) and sweat (after my workout).
Mascara. It's my one beauty must. I may have a clean face (thanks to my cleansing cloths), but my mascara makes me feel made up and ready to tackle the day after my workout.
xxLaurel House is a Healthy Living and Dating Expert, 4x published Lifestyle Author, Personal Trainer, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, and nationally recognized Print and Online Magazine Writer covering travel, relationships, healthy food and fitness (New You, Women's Health, First for Women, Men's Journal, , Elegant Bride, Fit, Spa, Fit Yoga, Playboy, etc). Beyond writing, she has appeared as an expert on television morning shows including E! News, KTLA, Weekend TODAY, The Daily Buzz, Better.TV, Good DayLA, CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC Morning News shows both locally and nationally, and her YouTube videos have received over 10 million views. Her 4th book "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" was published by St. Martin's in May 2012.