Category: FITNESS

Fitness X Fashion: studio to the street

Posted on March 24th, by Melanie

When you get done with a hard workout, the last thing you want to do is go out in public in your sweat drenched clothing. And there is nothing worse than putting on a stiff pair of jeans and a button up post workout. If you are heading out straight from the gym, here are a few of my must have pieces. These will keep you comfortable yet stylishly pulled together, without having to run around in your skintight capri’s and workout tanks.







The Soft Tee or Tank: Pick something y0u feel great in and that is comfortable and not fussy, I am wearing a tank by Spiritual Gangster (the softest tees you will ever wear!)

Pull on Pant (something other than a workout capri): I am obsessed with the pants from Athleta, but the City Pant and the Aspire ankle pant which I am wearing are so comfortable.

Slip on Tennis Shoes: Take off your sweaty tennis shoes and replace them with a slip on for when you leave the gym.… Continue Reading

Gifts: For the fit guy

Posted on December 10th, by Melanie

Thank goodness guys are catching on to the  whole upscale fitness wear trend. I love men in their Lulu! It fits better and definitely looks way better than an old tee shirt and running shorts. If you want to help your guy step up his fitness game, here are some fun ideas…

For the Fit Guy
1. Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch (this watch makes and receives calls, has a personalized fitness monitor AND it plays music!)
3. Lululemon Revival Pant (perfect weekend pant)
5. Lululemon ultimate no show socks; my husband swears by them…and their underwear :)

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Gifts For The Fitness Lover

Posted on December 8th, by Melanie

 I am loving all of the great fitness fashion that has come out this past year; and the gear is getting super cool too from fun printed yoga mats to innovative water bottles. For the gym rat in your life, here are some fun ideas!

Gifts For The Fitness Lover


6. Swell Water Bottles (double-walled stainless steel keep drinks cold for 24 hours and warm drinks up to 12!)

Product Love: Brasil Sul (and a giveaway!!!)

Posted on October 20th, by Melanie

 Since fitness is our family business, we are constantly looking for new lines of fitness apparel. I randomly discovered Brasil Sul via Instagram. They are a Brazilian based company making bright and colorful fitness apparel.

You won’t believe this, but Brasil Sul pants are one size fits (most) 0-12!  The supplex material stretches up to 500% of its original size without stretching out and losing its shape. I love the wide waistband, and the length which hit me right above the ankle. They have solids and prints; I went for the Leopard!






 They are cute enough to wear from the gym to running errands! I paired them with the Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf which can be worn many different ways; I am kind of obsessed with this piece (and it’s only $48!)

Black Racerback tank (similar here), watch by Rumbatime, Bracelet by Angie Curry, Rocco Bag by Alexander Wang, Calf Hair slip ons by Kenneth Cole (similar here)



One lucky winner will take home a pair of Brasil Sul pants of their choice!  … Continue Reading

Product Love: The Lali Wrap

Posted on May 28th, by Melanie

I first met Katherine Brown, owner of  Seasalt Clothing (and Kansas City native) a  few weeks ago when she popped into my shopping event at Health House. I sat and watched as she showed a friend the many ways to tie her invention, the Lali Wrap. It can be a halter, a crop top, a turban or just a scarf.


When Katherine was designing this piece she wanted to create something easy, practical and that was universally flattering on all women. After spending months in southeast Asia, she met a villager in Bali who  made her product dream come to life!  This piece is manufactured and made locally in Los Angeles, California (hence the “LA”) and Inspired by her adventure taken in Bali, Indonesia (hence the “LI”).


 I often am running to and from the gym and need something to throw on over my workout gear. In the summer it’s too hot for a jacket and all you want is something lightweight.… Continue Reading