Fitness Retailers Innovating To Meet Customer Needs

As a reader, you already know that the activewear market is booming. And all the competition amongst retailers means that companies have to innovative to thrive.  Translation? Today’s active gear is more stylish and inventive than ever before. These picks represent just how today’s companies are stepping up their games and creating one-of-a-kind items every fit gal will fall in love with. Lululemon’s Patience Tank Lululemon is a brand that many fit fashionistas love. The company is known for its high-quality and ultra-flattering clothing that’s beautiful. So it should come as no surprise that this tank dazzles. I loved how lululemon combined two other styles—the elegant back of the Free To Be bra with the deep V of the Deep Breath tank—to come up with the Patience Tank. The straps hold it in place while you move and the V-cut gives this top an extra sexy touch. The back of the tank is made out of mesh so it breathes well. It’s also...

Bianca Jade Quarterly Box

I have a box with Quarterly and you should sign up! Every 3 months, I will send you a package of wonderful things to make you stronger, healthier & fashionably fit. I can't tell you what comes inside each box because it's meant to be a surprise but if you follow me on social media, I'm constantly dropping hints and giving sneak peeks as I handpick products for you in the categories of fitness, health, beauty and fashion. I always send along a detailed note to describe the theme of each package and the meaning behind each item inside. I call them my "Style Up 2 Shape Up" boxes. I design each Style Up 2 shape Up box to: Introduce you to emerging trends before anyone else Give your current health & fitness routine a boost Inject style into your regimen Make your workout even more convenient by sending it straight to your doorstep and giving you workouts you can do at home or on the road Enhance...

Cheap Gear That Doesn’t Look It For Summer

I realize that not all of you can afford expensive active wear. Some of the trends I write about are outside your budget for fitness gear, and I completely respect that. Listen…there are things I wouldn’t spend over $50 on either! Money is an issue. I understand this. If I could afford to shop at Whole Foods every week—poppin’ bubbly and makin’ it rain—I would. But my wallet is just not having it…and I don’t actually hang with rappers. We make concessions, right? Then again sometimes you don’t have to compromise anything if you know where to look! I’ve got a stylish solution for your fitness needs and it just so happens you can find it at Target®.  I’ve had Target-itus since I was a kid, way back when I used to get stuffed into the retractable child-seat of their shopping carts. That spot is now reserved for my purse, lol! You can save yourself more than a couple of bucks on fitness gear and look just as good as all your friends shopping at...

Groundbreaking Fit Trends You Need to Try!

The world of fitness is changing! Sportswear, gear, gadgets, food and fit services are more forward-thinking and edgy than ever. I've been testing a few that I'm crushing on which I'll share with you, as well as give you a sneak peek at some extremely functional pieces coming out from Asics. The theme that binds all these trends is Ease of Use. I was surprised as I'm typically a skeptic about adding too many elements to my routine. I don't have time for inventions that steal valuable calorie burning minutes away from my workout. But I'm seriously impressed by how the following trends can raise your engagement without sidetracking you.


   Let's start with BURN THIS.


This is a free app that turns your workout into a social experience. It's available to people living in major cities like NYC, LA, CHI, MIA, and more. Download it to your iPhone, then look up all those studio classes you usually book on Mindbody from the studios you...

Sporty Trendzz from Mizzfit and Under Armour

Alo! It's been a crazy week of press previews and testing new fitness products. My body is totally TGIF-ing from both work and daily killer workouts. But every Friday has to end with something good and I've got exciting news about upcoming trendzz I want to share with you.

By now you must know I have a BOX with Quarterly Co. If not, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? My Style Up 2 Shape Up Box is one of my most favorite projects and collaborations EVER! The best part is being able to share fit trends with you and get your feedback. Check out my latest "unboxing" video for #MIZ02 above. You've got plenty of time to sign up for the next box which comes out in May and features lots of restorative and beauty goodies for your hard-worked body.

Subscription boxes can be a hard sell for people who don't like surprises--I get it. But THESE VIDEOS will give you a reassuring peek into past boxes. Got questions about my SU2SU Box? The comments section is the place to ask them.


Want to Work for a Fitness Fashion Retailer? Find Out What It's Like!

- This is a guest post by Pam Wilson -

When you look good, you feel good. And nothing is more true when working-out. Big, baggy clothes do little to nothing for your self-esteem especially when looking in a mirror in a group fitness class. You want to look sleek, fit and pulled together. And that's what high-quality exercise wear does for you in the correct size.

Since beginning work at the Athleta Store in St. Louis’ Frontenac Plaza in May, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of women. Simply by listening and asking questions, we often can figure out what someone is looking for. Because we see so many women with as many shapes and sizes, we gradually know what fits each shape and size. At Athleta, we have yoga pants for EVERY SIZE and EVERY WOMAN who wants to wear them.

As part of our training, we continually utilize "fit sessions" to help us understand clothing fit and comfort. I admit, part of the fun of working at Athleta are the fit sessions. We...


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