Topic: workout clothes

Handmade Sports Bras And Other Awesome Etsy Workout Clothes

Handmade Sports Bras And Other Awesome Etsy Workout Clothes

Exercise gear and clothing aren’t necessarily the first things that come to mind when you think of handmade goods. I tend to buy most of my exercise clothes at big box stores like Target or Marshall’s, but just recently, I bought a pair of handmade yoga/bike shorts from Etsy. They’re amazing quality, made from a thick bamboo and cotton mix fabric, and I like that my money is going to support an independent business. So, inspired by my purchase and our recent galleries of regular women in regular workout clothes,  I decided to delve into the world of handmade workout clothing. See ten of my picks for the coolest workout clothing on Etsy. More »

Gym Classy Lady: How I Keep Workouts Cost-Effective (Even In NYC)

Gym Classy Lady: How I Keep Workouts Cost-Effective (Even In NYC)

The greatest sticker shock I’ve found during my time in New York has easily been gym-related. First, it was the Equinox membership at $130/month (that price is now much higher). Then, it was the $35 per-class fee for designer spin classes. And I’ll never forget the conversation with a few friends about how they don’t actually work out in their lululemon yoga pants because they’re far too nice for that! More »

I Don’t Need ‘Cute Workout Clothes’ To Motivate Me

I Don't Need 'Cute Workout Clothes' To Motivate Me

The other day, Huffington Post ran a short piece titled “Cute Workout Clothes Are The Key To Getting You Off The Couch And To The Gym.” Now, while I have no qualms with the idea that many people find workout clothes to be a way of feeling good while exercising and therefore a motivator of sorts, I’ve finally gotten to the point where, when I exercise, I feel okay looking like — well, a bit of a mess. And that’s the way I like it. More »