December 8, 2009
With easy online shopping and consumer-friendly return policies you can’t go wrong buying the gift of fitness fashion for family and friends (and who says you can’t do a little shopping for yourself at the same time?).
Whether exercising indoors or out, the key to a comfy workout is proper performance wear. There are so many fabulous fitness-wear choices these days – here are just a few great gift ideas that will suit any active girl.
You just might add one or two of these to your own list as well. Don’t worry, we’ll put in a good word for you at the North Pole!
URBANA is a new collection by Doce Vida Fitness for urban dwellers who love to live in the comfort of fitness wear while looking sleek and stylish. With a slogan that reads “Our fabric loves your body”, we’re pretty sure your body is going to love their fabric which is instantly slimming, moisture wicking 12% stretch.
A small motivational mantra (like Peaceful, Unique, Flexible, Uninhibited) is embroidered at the bottom left hem of each piece to inspire women to feel good about ourselves.
URBANA. Smart for the gym. Smart for the city. What more can we say?
Priced from $38.00 – $88.00 each piece.
Here’s a great product for women working out in the winter season – running, gym or classes: The Tough Girl Skirt from Skirt Sports. It’s a skirt with pants attached that is a great alternative to regular ‘work out’ or fitness pants. Comfortable, moisture wicking, and hides some of the things we don’t like to show off!!
- 12 inch outer skirt
- Boot-cut built-in running pants
- Two-panel outer skirt with high-compression liner fabric for Tummy-Tuck technology
- Pockets under the skirt
- Sonic music port
- Flatlocked stitching for comfort and performance
- Inseam for a medium ToughGirl Skirt is 30 1/4″
They’re new, different and fun – and selling like hotcakes. Find the Tough Girl Skirt at Outdoor DIVAS stores in Denver and Boulder, CO and on line. $89.95 online.
Shabby Apple has a fitness line called Blossom and we think it is hot enough to sizzle. For example, check out this skirt (and while you’re at it, the very cool tank too).
You will love the look and feel of this nylon/spandex blend fabric of this skirt. Shabby Apple claims your butt and legs will look great – and we’re believers!
Their bottoms feature a special 3″ waistband that can be folded over to show off your awesome abs, or (if you’re like us) pulled up to tuck in your mommy pouch(es), leaving your tummy flat!
With a fitted top and vents at side, a slight A-Line makes this skirt flattering yet perfect for your run. This skirt also features built in fitted shorts that tighten up your tush and don’t ride up like most other skirts, becasue they are slightly longer than other leading brands. The gorgeous graphic at bottom of skirt keeps it feminine and practical for any athlete.
Did we say sizzling?!
Skirt: $44.00 online
Get ‘em quick before they sell out. This holiday season, Canadian company TerraFrog is releasing two new designs: the Pale Pink Chain Link (shown) and the Pale Lime Chain Link limited edition Frogaliscious Tank. TerraFrog has already been bombarded with calls from customers across Canada and the USA wanting a sneak peek – and we’ve got it for you!
These limited edition Frogaliscious Funky Back Tanks add flare to any workout wardrobe. Detailed with a funky contrasting back panel that highlights the middle of your back while still allowing you to wear a regular bra, the style is fresh, funky and fabulous.
What makes TerraFrog Clothing Corp’s limited edition tanks so coveted?
TerraFrog tanks are two inches longer than most tanks on the market. You can lift your hands up over your head and your tank won’t ride up. The 360 degree built-in power panel shelf bra is a ½ size smaller than the tank itself which gives you support in the chest without being too tight in the tummy.
The tanks are made in limited quantities so if you are looking for something that is fresh and funky, exclusive, just a little bit different, these are for you. The Funky-Back Tanks are gorgeous yet functional. Made of sweat wicking fabric and providing support for the “ladies”, these fab tanks are more than just a pretty accessory.
$34.00 to 59.00 CDN online.
Cold ears are the worst! Keeping your ears warm will save you from a huge headache. We love the Polartec® Power Stretch® Headband, which has a classic straight fit with stretch binding at the edges and a ponytail hole at the back.
The ponytail holder – a great idea and helps keep the headband in place too.
Black, one size. $19.00 online at Athleta by GAP.
And after your winter activities, you’re going to want to keep warm so head on over to Athleta by GAP and check out their Wuzzabear® fleece. Wuzzabear® fleece has fans across the globe because wearing it is like getting a giant bear hug from someone you love. (And what girl doesn’t like that?!)
Warm up with this semi-fitted half-zip pullover with embroidery at the left waist and center back. It has a mock neck with hidden zip, raglan sleeves and flatlock stitching. Body length in size medium: 26″.
All prices are in CAD.