Today, I decided to post a fitness gear must-haves. I have had lots of people messaging me about results from the Instagram polls I have been doing and I wanted to share the information I got as well as a few other things I personally love having, even one I thought I never would want or use.
Alright, let’s start with the obvious favorite that got recommended a million times: Lululemon Align Pants!
These pants speak for themselves. I got hooked my sophomore year, thank you Rachel, and will never look back! They are soft as butter, comfortable, and look amazing on. I haven’t had any issues with them and lots of people loved them as much as I do according to the polls.
I know Lululemon can be pricey so I have been looking for some “dupes”. I just got these Aerie leggings and I think they are a great pair of leggings and fairly similar to the Lulu Align. They are thinner so be aware of that, but they aren’t see-through! I also want to check into these Yogalicious leggings, these Athleta leggings, and these 90 Degree by Reflex leggings! I haven’t ordered any of those yet, so I can’t speak to their quality or anything but I have heard they are all amazing brands and styles similar to Lulu as well. I will definitely let y’all know, when I try them out, what I think.
P.S. If you are a military spouse, active military, or a first responder, you get 25% off at Lululemon no matter what!
Next up is my all time favorite set of shoes for the gym- Adidas Swift Run Sneaker! I have these in black and in pink. These shoes are AMAZING. So comfortable, super cute, comes in 6 colors, and they fit great. I do recommend sizing down a half a size because they fit a little large. For reference, I am typically an 8-8.5 and I ordered a 7.5 which fits great.
For tops, I typically get them from Forever21, Gap (currently having a major sale), and Amazon. Believe it or not, Amazon has a large amount of athletic gear that is great quality. Tops are something I like to get in fun colors and styles so cheap is good, but this doesn’t mean bad quality. I bought a set of muscle tanks and have worn them weekly for the last 6 months. They have held up great! I have gotten a few things from Forever21 and they are great- hold up well and normally under $10 for each top.
So, one of my favorite and most unexpected pieces I love wearing is actually my Apple Watch. I was very against them and thought they were silly, but now I can’t go without it. I am obsessed. I love being able to track my steps, calories burned, measure my workouts, get statistics on my workouts WHILE I am doing them, not to mention it has tons of other cool features. My watch is the series 3 and they just released the series 4. I don’t think I will get the upgrade anytime soon since mine works just fine and I don’t think they really changed *that* much. I also love that I can check my messages while I am in class with a glance to see if anything is crucial, and I can change the song while I am working out without stopping to grab my phone and physically change it. Honestly I can’t live without it and I am so glad I was able to get one.
OH and you can get tons of different bands for them. I personally don’t like the band it comes with so I ordered this one off of Amazon and it is SO comfy. I love it! Amazon has hundreds of options that are WAY cheaper than Apple and they work great so definitely check into that if you are trying to get new bands. Here is the leather one I just got that I am O B S E S S E D with!!
Those are a few of my fitness musts for now. Hope you enjoyed it!