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I often smile when I hear comments from people who wish they could wear yoga pants to work. I laugh even harder when I see memes or wisecracks on the internet from people who assume those who wear yoga pants all day are lazy. I smile because I do get to wear yoga pants to work, every single day if I want to. But I laugh because in these stretchy pants, I work incredibly hard and accomplish some pretty amazing feats; I am anything but lazy. Yes, I count my blessings everyday that I have found my calling in the fitness industry, and more so, that I get to share my passion for fitness with others every single day…wearing comfortable pants instead of a business suit is an added bonus. That said, these yoga pants and lycra tights ARE my business attire, they absolutely have to look good and function flawlessly.
Lorna Jane Active Living, an athletic brand originally based out of Australia and designed by Lorna Jane Clark, understands that health and fitness is a lifestyle that transcends the walls of the gym. Their fashion-meets-sport fitness apparel line is designed to crossover between the gym and the streets. Lorna Jane recently sent me a few pieces from their line to test out, and asked me to share my Holiday Wishlist from their current line.
What I love: brightly colored pieces that are functional, fashionable, yet still professional; I am comfortable and confident to wear these clothes while working with clients, while out running errands (and not looking like I just stepped out of the locker room) or during my own workout. And in a classic case of “you get what you pay for”, the quality of Lorna Jane line, from stitching, to fabric, to function, and wear, has absolutely exceeded my expectations.
5 Holiday Gift Ideas from Lorna Jane
Amy F/L Tight (MSRP: $99.99)
Black tights are an essential piece to any fitness professional or enthusiast’s wardrobe. The Amy full length tight is made from the Lorna Jane Excel Classic fabric, which is shrink and fade resistant, wicks away moisture, is breathable, and quick drying. The tight features a soft elastic draw string waist and a small zip pocket. Typically I’m hesitant of draw string waists, as they often don’t stay put, but these tights held up during a 10 mile run, an hour snowshoe session, and a 12 hour shift at the gym, without any slipping.
Venice Beach Run Short ($65.99)
I LOVE bright colors. The “louder” the better, in my opinion. This brightly colored short is guaranteed to make you forget about the dull gray winter sky outside. Encased elastic waistband with external elastic draw cord for a more comfortable fit, and a curved hem at side seams for increased movement make these shorts perfect for your next run or HIIT session.
Aurora Hooded Sweat: ($85.99)
Is it a hoodie? Is it a winter sweater? I’d wear this to the gym…and then I’d throw on jeans and wear it out to the bar with friends. Made from Lorna Jane stretch cotton blend jersey, the Aurora Hooded Sweat has rib cuffs, hem band and neckline for increased comfort, and a front pouch pocket to stash your cash or keys.
Influence Excel Zip Through ($115.00)
A slip full zip jacket that is ideal for outdoor exercise. A high neckline, thumb holes, and mesh paneling help keep you warm, yet dry, when the temperature drops. Bonus? The super bright fluorescent orange color doubles as a safety measure when outdoors! I wore this jacket snowshoeing and was perfectly content. Not only did I stay warm, but the jacket didn’t ride up or restrict movement in any way. The tucks in the shoulders aide in added range of motion, and add feminine flair.
2015 Move Nourish Believe Diary ($39.99)
It’s a planner, it’s a journal, it’s a source of information and inspiration.
•214 pages, including monthly view and week-to-week space
•Nourishing seasonal recipes
•Areas to journal thoughts, goals, and more.
Want more motivation and tips? Lorna Jane’s webiste “Move, Nourish, Believe” contains hundreds of articles with fantastic fitness tips (such as “4 Fitness Myths Busted“), recipes (Vegetarian Spiced Cauliflower Salad with Pomegranate & Tahini), travel, health, and well-being tips, and much more.
Lorna Jane releases 70-100 new styles per month, so there is always something new and different to inspire you to move. Lorna Jane has stores in CA,WA,OR,AZ, TX, NV, and is coming to the East Coast in 2015. Find your closest store here (STORE FINDER), or shop now on lornajane.com
You can also follow Lorna Jane and keep up with their latest styles via social media:
⦁ Facebook: www.facebook.com/lornajane.active
⦁ Twitter: www.twitter.com/LornaJaneActive
⦁ Instagram: www. instagram.com/lornajaneactive
Have you ever worn Lorna Jane Active apparel? What items are on your holiday wishlist?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Lorna Jane. Sponsored posts help keep the blog running! As always, all opinions stated are my own.