Can I tell you how much I love clothes? I was on a fashion rampage after reading Nina Garcia's "One Hundred"-- a book of Nina's must haves for any woman's closet. I was hooked! The shoes, the bags, the crisp white button down! I was clueless in high school about fashion. I saw my classmates sport the iconic Vuitton Speedy, and couldn't for the life of me understand the fuss! Funny--on our reunion, the majority happily displayed their Chanel shoulder bags. Vuitton was put on the shelf, haha! Once I started teaching group fitness full-time, I realized that my designer clothes were also being put on the back burner. Sure, I had those rare opportunities to look nice and not wear leggings. Those occurrences didn't happen enough to justify unforgivable purchases.
How can I live out my love of clothes while working in the fitness industry? Apparently, a majority of designers are also wondering the same--everyone and their mom is now designing activewear. Going to the gym is no longer just to use the squat rack, but to show off your latest sports bra. There are some die hards that only reserve their best beat-up shirt and sweats for gym visits. The rest are spending hard earned dollars on leggings $150 and up!
I was definitely a victim of "Can't Stop Buying All The Leggings" disease--and it didn't help that my profession justified unnecessary purchases. Amidst my ever growing collection of lycra, I began to develop a sense of style. I figured if I was constantly covered in sweat-wicking technology, that I might as well put some thought into my daily ensemble! Soon, I began to plan my outfits, haha! I wouldn't pair a tank with any leggings--I would consider, the pattern, the texture...the story! I am proud to announce that I discovered a union of fashion and fitness. And I live and breath it everyday. Hear's to matching everything from bandana to Birkenstocks!