Yoga is great for cross-training, so here are a few favorite yoga items that can double as running essentials. Get the best bang for your buck ladies!
While the latest Lululemon pants are stylish and functional, there are other brands on the market that are just as worthy for a little stretch on the mat or run through the park.
Fabb Activewear Better Basic Women’s Workout Legging has the perfect amount of stretch to easily move, while providing much-needed compression for support. The wide waistband seems to be the trend for most workout apparel this year, which is wonderful to keep your belly in. The material is not slippery, so your arms will have enough support and control when you go into “crow pose.”
For a pair of capri tights that feel like a second skin, give the Vimmia Core Capri a try. After making your booty and legs look good and toned, these tights are extremely comfortable that you’ll never want to take them off—no matter how many miles or downward dogs you do in them. These are excellent for yoga because the material is moisture-wicking—perfect for yogis who prefer the warmer studios.
Functional On-the-Go Bags
Whether you head to the studio before or after work, a bag that’s able to fit all of your items is basically necessary for the busy active woman. OGIO’s X-Train 2 backpack is sporty and easy to carry around for the busy city woman. It comes with a laptop compartment to keep your computer safe when walking to or from the studio and has plenty of room for clothing, shoes and other items needed to be on you from 9 to 5.
For those who prefer the tote look, the Home-Gym-Home bag by Fivesse is perfect for the woman heading to yoga after work. The cute design offers a designer look for a fraction of the price. There are pockets for all of your items (phone, headphones, makeup, brush, hair ties, shoes and clothes). And there’s even a place for your yoga mat. If you need something to have room for toiletries, opt for the larger bag: Home-Work-Gym bag.
Thinking about taking a yoga sculpt, kettlebell or bootcamp class? Give your feet arch support as you take on a 60-minute challenge. The Ahnu Yoga Split is comfortable to walk around town in and do your yogi burpees. The ballet-inspired look gives the balance, stability and comfort you need when embarking in low-impact workouts. Plus it’s perfectly casual for post-class activities as well.
If sweaty feet during class is a slippery concern, opt for the Studio Wrap by Nike. It slips on like a slipper and keeps your feet in place so you can zen out and focus on your Warrior II pose.
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