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Fit and Healthy in NYC: Part 4 {The Shopping}

  • November 23, 2014
  • By Brittany
Fit and Healthy in NYC: Part 4 {The Shopping}

Visitors come from around the world to shop the famous streets of NYC.  However, if you look beyond the likes of Fifth And Madison Avenues and you’ll find some amazing athletic brands offering fashionable fitness clothing while enriching our community.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of athletic clothes and I actually end up spending a lot of my discretionary income on yoga pants rather than cute jeans!  So join me in staying Fit and Healthy in NYC: Part 4 {The Shopping}!  (P.S. If you missed the other parts of this series, catch up with the Food, the Fitness and the Lifestyle!).  
1.  Athleta– A brand as well known for their function as their fashion. Athleta has made a name for itself by catering to all types of women’s sports from running to yoga to tennis to cardio.  The brand has taken in a hugely active role in the community hosting major events like Solstice in Times Square, yoga in Bryant Park, a NY Fashion Week show and the Fitness Biathlon.  Regular in-store classes are also popular.


I’ve been coveting these city pants for awhile now!

athleta city pant

2.  Lululemon– Known for their yoga wear, Lululemon has expanded to running wear and their clothes are as ubiquitous on the NYC fitness scene as billboards in Times Square.  With several locations throughout the city, you’re sure to find some colorful and trendy styles if the mood strikes.

Lulu 3

My Lulu Scuba hoodie is one of my all time favorite pieces!

lulu scuba

3.  Sweaty Betty– A relative newcomer on the scene, this London-based brand is known for their ballerina looks and their edge towards high-end fitness fashion. Located in SoHo, their clientele is definitely on trend.

sweaty saturday

I love the slouchy look of this top:


4.  Reebok– With several FitHubs throughout the city and a new one in Union Square, this brand is aimed at serious athletes.  And it’s easy to see why, Reebok dresses the likes of CrossFitters, Tara Stiles and Les Mills.  One of the few brands that does shoes, they have some great options for all types of workouts.  The clothes move beyond your athletic basics and have a nice edge while remaining functional.  They also offer free print screening on your clothes so feel free to personalize your items!

yoga class 2

This tank is super cute!

reebok tank

And I’m loving the cloud pants!

reebok cloud pants

5.  Lole– Standing for Live Out Loud Everday, this brands signature color is a sunshine yellow.  Their clothes are simple yet beautifully constructed.  The pants are definitely opaque while remaining flattering.  The brand sponsors some great events around the city including free workouts on the Hudson at Pier 25 in the summer and yoga at the MoMa.

lole white tour2

I’m loving this top:

lole top


Readers, what’s your favorite athletic brand?  Are you like me and have more workout clothes than regular clothes?  What’s one piece of clothing item you can’t live without?

Some of the links in this post are to the My Own Balance Shop.  The Shop contains items that I really love.  If you choose to purchase something from my Shop, I will receive a small commission.  This commission helps me continue to bring you content here.  Thank you so much for your support! ๐Ÿ™‚

By Brittany, November 23, 2014
  • Jessica
    November 23, 2014

    I love all of those and yes, I totally enjoy buying workout clothes more than anything else! I like Nike’s stuff – it always seems to fit without any alteration and holds up through multiple washes!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    November 24, 2014

    I have such a weakness for athletic clothes haha. I actually bought those city pants from Athleta when I was in New York — I LOVE them!!

  • Shawna
    November 24, 2014

    great review! i recently saw Sweet Betty for the first time, too. i’m totally crushing on Teeki workout pants at the moment. almost bought a pair in Urban this wknd but really need to save my money for other ppl at this time of year.

    • FitBritt
      November 26, 2014

      It’s always so hard because all kinds of great stuff are on the racks right now, but like you said, it’s the time of year to save money for other people!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    November 24, 2014

    All of a sudden I’m on a workout clothing shopping spree! I just bought a bunch of Lorna Jane stuff and tried out Fabletics for the first time. I actually was thinking the other day that the next time I go shopping, I should get some “real” clothes instead of workout gear haha

    • FitBritt
      November 26, 2014

      I’m the opposite. All I wear these days is workout gear, I was thinking of treating myself to some new Lulu pants since they are my current uniform!

  • Anna
    November 24, 2014

    I definitely shop for athletic clothes more than or at least as much as for regular clothes! I love finding a good deal though – Gap and Modell’s often have great sales, as well as other stores that aren’t necessarily focused on athletic clothes but offer some good finds, like Victoria’s Secret and Aerie. I love Lululemon and Athleta but can’t bring myself to pay $50+ for a tank top. I do know that the quality is very high and I love the look of their clothes, so maybe I need to just give in and try them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kris |
    November 24, 2014

    I LOVE shopping for my tights ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lululemon started here in my hometown so we ALL wear them all over the place! Hahaha, I have friends in the midwest who are shocked that we wear wunder unders out for dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Kim
    November 24, 2014

    I don’t have any Athleta or Lululemon – I think I might be the only fitness blogger who doesn’t:)

    • FitBritt
      November 26, 2014

      I’m sure you are not. I just live in those clothes. I would rather spend money on Lulu pants than a great pair of jeans. It’s kind of a sickness!

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    November 25, 2014

    Oh, I LOVE NYC so much (as you know!) and I love all of these stores. That Athleta store is beautiful! Lulu and Athleta have to be my two favorites.

  • Holly
    December 7, 2014

    Anything in Scuba fabric is so comfy and durable. Scuba fabric was around in the 70’s as dresses–I think of it as a retro fabric and great for workouts. I have eclectic tastes (selected by what is on sale)!

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