The way I looked at workout gear pivoted a few years ago. I used to view it as just gear that you were sweating it out in, so who cared (I know guys). I would grab an old t-shirt and a pair of shorts from my lacrosse days and head out for a run.
It wasn’t until I started getting into group fitness classes that I realized there was a movement towards creating beautiful gear. Last year I attend a class at Bandier and was introduced to an amazing niche brand called LNDR. LNDR combines high performance gear with high fashion. Their attention to detail, color and silhouette makes my mouth water every time they drop a new collection.
I especially love them for their seamless styles. They give you a hugged sensation and are fantastic for everything from spinning to running to HIIT. The set I’m wearing here is the A-Grade sports bra and the Eight Eight leggings (on sale too!) The bra is a long line fit for a bit more of a crop top silhouette and the leggings are super high waisted and long in the inseam. The set makes you look long and lean. I take a M/L in both pieces.
So where am I sweating it out in my LNDR gear? Here are my top 10 workouts I’m obsessing over in 2018:
- Soulcycle – A NYC boutique fitness classic and a super fun way to sweat it out. Two of my favorite instructors are Stevie and Monique!
- Xtend Barre Tribeca– A classic barre class but with a bit more cardio. I love how full body the classes are. Your heart rate gets well elevated and its more than just a toning class.
- Brooklyn Total Fitness– If you live in Brooklyn, this is a must! Their bootcamp style classes in the early morning are kick ass and are an amazing way to start your day!
- Body Conceptions– One of my favorite dance inspired classes. The seat section is brutal in the best way! Hello lifted butt.
- Mile High Run Club– Especially good this time of year for those that don’t like outdoor running. I love Mile High because they get you doing sprint intervals I can’t bring myself to do on my own.
- Equinox– I’m excited to announce I’m partnering with Equinox in 2018. I love all of their classes but am especially excited about Precision Running. I also can’t say no to the eucalyptus scented towels and a good steam room post workout.
- Uplift Studios– The HIIT classes are a fantastic total body workout. I also love this women’s only studio for their personal training.
- F45– Honestly this is an intense workout, but let me tell you, it was the fastest 45 minute workout I’ve EVER done. The workout is a tabata style intervals.
- The Class by Taryn Toomey– I like to think of it as yoga meets HIIT meets meditation. Honestly one of the most original classes I’ve ever attended and the studio is STUNNING!
- The Rope by Amanda Kloots– Hands down a full body workout to amazing music, this jump roping class is so much fun. Amanda is one of my favorite instructors in NYC and super high energy.
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Bra: LNDR c/o // Leggings: LNDR c/o // Jacket: All Saints // Shoes: APL // Sunglasses: Dior
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Photography by Diego Lopez
Pumpkin pie, green beans, stuffing and 3 kinds of cranberry relish start calling my name the moment Thanksgiving rounds the corner. I adore the holidays and absolutely love sitting down with our family at Thanksgiving. It’s one of the few times a year when we all gather around the table to share a meal, catch up on our lives and spend the day curled up and enjoying each other’s company.
But with all of that family time and fantastic food can come lots of sluggish days, full stomachs and missed fitness goals. You should absolutely enjoy your time with family and friends but also be mindful of the food you’re putting in your body and keeping yourself on track.
When turkey day arrives keep these 10 tips in mind to stay healthy and fit this thanksgiving:
- Eat breakfast. You may think you’re saving extra calories for later but by not eating breakfast, you’re more likely to binge when you get to the big meal. Eat a healthy breakfast with veggies and good fats to start your day off right.
- Drink enough Water. Many people confuse hunger with thirst. Make sure you’re well hydrated by keeping a water bottle with you for the day.
- Get some exercise. No matter the length of time, just get out there and get your blood pumping. If you only have 20 minutes, no problem, do a tabata workout. Anything from a hike with family, a barre class or a run outside will be a great start to the day.
- Go easy on the appetizers. Cheese and crackers are there all year. Save your calories for the main attraction.
- Use a smaller plate. Studies find you eat about 25% less if you use a smaller plate vs a bigger one. This is such an easy trade there’s no excuse not to.
- Chew slowly. I know I know, but it tastes so good. Chewing slowly allows your brain to catch up with your stomach. Fast eaters consume around three ounces of food per minute, while slow eaters only eat about two ounces per minute. That can mean a lot less calories. So enjoy the dinner conversation and enjoy your food.
- Be mindful of liquid calories. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good glass of wine. But it’s easy to consume more calories than you mean to. Try substituting cocktails with lots of sugar for a vodka soda or something less sweet.
- Breathe. Thanksgiving can be stressful with chores to do, food to cook and family to manage. Take a moment to do a bit of deep breathing, even if it’s only for 2 minutes. Here are a few simple and easy breathing techniques.
- Meditate. Stress can get the best of you and cause you to not enjoy the day or binge on an entire pumpkin pie. Meditation can help you manage that stress in a more productive way. I love the app Headspace for at home meditation.
- Write down what you’re thankful for. It’s easy to let the holiday season zoom by. Take a moment to sit down and write down 5 things you’re thankful for this season.
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