Time To Get
Back in Shape
Now that Pesach is over and the family is (hopefully) back on schedule, it’s time to focus on yourself! Whether it means getting back into shape after a long winter and holiday season or just spending time in the beautiful outdoor weather, this blog will focus on my favorite gear for working out at home, in the gym, or just on the streets of your town.
Best Workout Tops
This is personally my favorite workout tee. The features that I like are the feel of the fabric, it is super soft without any seams to rub your skin. In addition, the tee has a great fit with rubber bands on the inside of the hem that keeps the tee from riding up. This top does run a bit long which I personally like, but if you prefer a more cropped style this may not be for you. The quality of this top is excellent, I wear it week after week, and it never loses its shape and washes beautifully. The top comes in a bunch of solid colors and some printed ones as well.
This is Lululemon’s amazing workout top. The fabric is really light and airy. It is a fitted style that fits close to the body. This top runs shorter than the previous tops I posted. There are so many fun color options to choose from, and they make new ones all the time, so you will never get bored.
Here is another great top from Athleta. The fabric and feel are similar to the previous T-shirt with the same great quality. The main difference is the fit. This tee has ruching on the side seams which actually works great to camouflage the stomach area. There are a bunch a great colors available, some of which are on sale now.
Best Long Sleeve Tops
If you are working out outdoors and want to be covered or if you prefer a long sleeve top in the gym, here are some great options.
This is the Momentum Tee from Athleta, it’s the long sleeve version of the first top that I posted. It has all the same great features as the short sleeve version. There are a few colors to choose from and a few are on sale.
This is the same top as the previous one posted, with a half zip and higher neckline. This can be worn on its own for an outdoor workout, or on top of a short sleeve tee, as a layering piece. Some of the colors are on sale for great prices.
This is the long sleeve version of the lululemon top. It comes in a bunch of great colors and patterns. The neckline does not cover fully.
Sweaty Betty makes excellent quality workout gear, and this top is no exception. The fit is great, and the fabric is lightweight and breathable. A feature that I love about this top is the thumbholes. I am happy with the fit of this neckline, it covers fully.
Best Layering Tops
Here are two layering options for a chilly day outdoors, or something to wear on top of your T-shirt as you head to the gym.
This is the Define Jacket by Lululemon. It has a great fit and it is just the right length. The price is high, but it is great quality and has the coolness factor to it (we pay for our thrills). There are a bunch of cool color options though I like basic black.
This is a much cheaper option from Target. I own this item and I like it a lot. The fabric is super soft and serves its purpose well. It is not as fitted as the previous version.
I am posting some sneakers that are good for outdoor running or brisk walking and some that are for training purposes (toning, step, floor work). There are many more options out there. I narrowed it down based on my personal experience and on the feedback of my fellow gym members.
These are excellent running/walking sneakers. Cloudmonster sneakers by On Cloud are lightweight with a lot of cushioning. I do a lot of walking, and these may be the best sneakers I have ever owned. Some sneakers have a lot of cushioning (which I need) but I found them too heavy for my narrow feet. These sneakers strike the perfect balance. I highly recommend it. And while these are certainly not fashion sneakers, On Cloud is a trendy company so it has some street clout.
These sneakers from On Cloud may be my favorite training sneakers ever. They are lightweight and incredibly comfortable. They give you a full range of motion but keep your foot stable. On Cloud sneakers are all the rage right now and these are trendy enough to wear all day long.
These are excellent HIIT sneakers. The sole is flat and flexible, and they come highly recommended. The colors will not win any awards I would therefore stick to white, which works well in an indoor setting.
You now have everything you need to start (or continue) getting into shape. The spring is a time of renewal, and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. So, let’s get moving!!