My Favorite Workout Gear

Oh haii, everyone! I know you all missed me. The change in seasons has inspired me to get back on the Corks and Kale wagon and start writing again. Now on to the good stuff…

When people ask me what gym I belong to, I usually laugh out of embarrassment because at one point 2 months ago, I technically had FIVE gym memberships. They weren’t all monthly memberships, some were just 10-class passes–but still, if I wanted to workout, I could chose from 5 different studios. All of my memberships were studios that held classes. I cancelled my rec center membership a few months ago when I finally had a moment of clarity that I hate open gyms.

Currently, I have three studio memberships (one I don’t pay for because I teach spinning classes there so I’m able to take other classes for free). I belong to Orangetheory Fitness, PAI Yoga & Fitness (where I teach), and Fair Trade Yoga Studios. I’m probably going to buy more classes to Harbor Yoga just because I absolutely LOVE them…but right now can’t justify it due to the fact that I have TWO other yoga studios I can attend. I previously had a membership also with System of Strength–which is still one of the best workouts in town in my opinion–but again, couldn’t justify it with my new-found love for Orangetheory.

Since I go to a lot of different workouts throughout the week, I had to create a workout wardrobe that worked for more than just one type of class. You’ll see I tend to favor sweat wicking materials because I sweat a lot, and looser tops with support. These are my favorites:

Bend Active loose 614 tank
I was apprehensive about buying this tank because I tend to sweat a lot and I was worried this wouldn’t wick it away. I was wrong. This tank it nice and and loose, but stays in place when I’m doing yoga. It also does a good job dealing with the sweat.

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Lululemon Rebel Runner Crop
I have these crops in 3 different styles/colors. I love the fabric as it’s made to sweat in, and I also love all the zippers. These are great to run, spin, yoga, anything in. I will say that the inner thigh pills a little for me from spinning/running (but lulu told me that would happen). These are still my go to workout pants. I also like higher rise and these definitely fit the bill.

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Lululemon All Sport Bra
I am not small chested. Sports bras are the most important thing to get right when it comes to working out for me. If I don’t feel supported, my workout will suffer. This bra, while listed as medium support, is the best sports bra I’ve ever worn. I hate the feeling of the VS bras with cups built in and I don’t like high support bras because I feel like I’m suffocating. This bra provides lots of support while still letting me breathe. I run, spin, yoga…do it all in this one. I have it in 4 colors.

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Athleta Enduro No-Show Sock by Balega International
I need socks that have a little tab in the back because I always end up with blisters on my heels. These sock prevent that and stay in place while moving around. I used to buy cheap thin socks, but buying decent socks really does make a difference.
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Old Navy Compression Tank
I promise that this tank looks better in person than in this photo. It’s so unflattering here but I think it’s super flattering on. The extra support of the built in bra is always appreciated, and the elastic at the bottom makes it my go to top for yoga. The material is also great for sweat so it’s good in really any class.

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What are your favorites?

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