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A Beginner’s Guide to Athleisure Textiles

Athleisure textiles are determined by four key requirements: comfort, durability, flexibility, and luxury. These requirements allow a garment to support the  wearer’s active and social lifestyle while also being functional and stylish. With  athleisure having a similar appearance to athleticwear, the distinction comes down to the fabric choice and garment construction. Athleisure apparel tends to have a heightened level of craftsmanship and is designed with the intention of being comfortable rather than functional. Some of the fibers and textiles mostoptimal for athleisure include: Polyester A durable and lightweight synthetic fabric composed of recycled plastics, polyester is the most widely used textile in athleisure due to its ability to blend well with other fibers. Additionally, polyester is crease resistant and has substantial insulation properties. Spandex This fiber provides elasticity and breathability to the garment it is blended into, allowing...

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Gym Looks for Beginners

For many of us fresh on the path of our fitness journeys, we don’t always know what to wear to the gym. Should arm day’s outfit be the same as leg days? What about cardio? Yoga? Going to the gym often requires a whole new wardrobe. When purchasing that new gym ensemble it’s important to know what to wear. What You Need: An Athletic Shirt: Something that accentuates your body, is form fitting, stretchy, and isn’t made from 100% cotton. Cotton shirts absorb more moisture and sweat than a shirt with a lycra blend shirt and tend to offer less freedom of mobility. Generally, you’re going to want to look for something with a polyester and lycra blend. A good selection of performance shirts are available...

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Planking: It's Not Just a Fad!

Are you someone who wants to get into shape, but the price of a gym membership is just too high? Well, there is an exercise you can do without leaving your house that is simple and productive. Planking was a fad that was very popular from 2009-2011. All jokes aside, this fad has turned into one of the easiest workouts that anyone could do no matter what kind of shape that you are in. The best part about the exercise is that it’s free and there is no equipment required. Here are 5 benefits to planking: A Toned Belly: This can help develop the base layer for that six-pack ab look. Reduce Back Pain: Planking can help strengthen your upper...

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Spring into Summer

Is everyone loving the recent warm weather? Most of us want to live in a world that is sunny every day, however, here in Upstate New York, we have it rough. We have weeks that it will be snowing, sunny and 70, and/or raining! As we are inching toward the middle of May, our nice days have been steadily increasing. Are you someone that walks every day when the weather is finally nice enough to be outside? Walking is just as beneficial as running or doing other strenuous cardio exercises. Walking is considered as a lower impact exercise that shares similar benefits with running. It calms your heart rate, reduces cholesterol, body fat and body weight. Other benefits include: Boost...

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5 Best Workout Looks For Going To The Gym

What Do I Wear?   For those of you who like to go to the gym and workout, but never know what to wear, this is for you. Working out is about feeling good, but that doesn't mean you can't look good too. So here are some cute outfit ideas for inspiration! Cardio Day 1.       2. Whether you're doing cardio indoors or outdoors, you can dress the part while staying stylish. For women, a cute pair of printed leggings and a simple top will never disappoint. Pair it with a cute sports bra and headband and you'll be all set to hit the treadmill.  Boys, you can look good too. For a light jog, a three-quarter length triblend tee with a...

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