I don't take choosing work out gear lightly. Probably because one of my most embarrassing life moments occurred when I split my stretch pants open a few years ago at the gym...in front of a trainer...who happened to be a guy.
Yes, it was terrible, and while I certainly don't love reliving that moment, it's a reminder of how important it is to choose workout gear (especially pants) that fit, make you feel comfortable and, above all, are secure.
That's is why I decide to share some of my favorite, dependable brands this week and how to style them for your next workout.
Photographer: Natalie Beurskens
Why I love this brand + style: Crop tops are one of my favorite pieces in the summertime, so the Spark top is the perfect piece to fit my style in with my workout. This top and legging provide extra support with compression fabric, along with UV protection and quick dry technology that make it easy to wear outside in the Texas heat. Shop Ethona here.
My Go-To Weekly Workout:
Why CG'S different: It's a bootcamp style work out with a strong emphasis on community and togetherness. Whether you're working out for the first time or are a lifetime marathoner, Camp Gladiator pushes you to your next level without intimidating you. Camps are held in different neighborhoods all over Austin, so give your local one a look here.
H&M X ZELLA X NIKE
How to style your workout look: Working out is all about getting pumped up, which means it's the perfect time to bring out the energy through your outfit. Mix and match patterns to easily amp up your look. When pattern matching, try mixing pieces with similar colors and patterns, like these black-and-white-striped Zella leggings with the black-and-white H&M striped dolman sweatshirt. Finish with your favorite graphic tee. Go Knicks!
IVY PARK X ZELLA X NIKE
Why I love these brands + styles: Zella creates cute patterns to fit women with curves. Many of their pants are available in a high-waisted style, which makes it dependable for everything from yoga to strength training. They're also incredibly affordable, so stocking up on all the prints is a must. Take a look.
The Ivy Park tank is my go-to for workouts, because the cut is freeing, the fabric is soft and of course, it's Beyonce's line, so it gets you in the boss mentality you need to push yourself in every workout.