NIRVANA NOTED: Spiritual Gangster Savasana Top, $70, sportinglife.ca.

NIRVANA NOTED: Spiritual Gangster Savasana Top, $70, sportinglife.ca.

WEST COAST STYLE – Fitness + Fashion

Look super while you sweat

Motivation can be a hard feeling to find, especially when it comes to creating and keeping fitness goals. After weeks of feasting and fêting, making your way along McKenzie Avenue to Anastasia’s afternoon class at Bikram Yoga Saanich seems like an epic journey – one you could easily talk yourself out of, especially with all those leftovers calling your name.

Luckily, being fashion-minded has its benefits – sometimes the only motivation that’s needed is a sartorial one. Yep, that’s right, refreshing the righteous rags that keep you covered while cultivating mindfulness in Halasana (a.k.a. Plow Pose) or working up a serious sweat slogging along Mile 0, can be just the push you need to step out of the door and onto the mat.

Designed and made in L.A., every part of Omgirl’s production process – cutting, sewing, dyeing and packaging – takes place within a one-mile radius, making these tie-dye leggings (Om Girl Leggings, $100, sportinglife.ca) sweat-shop free, so we’re free to sweat with a clear conscious. Paired with a sweatshirt with something to say (Spiritual Gangster Savasana Top, $70, sportinglife.ca), this duo just made the should-I-shouldn’t-I decision for you.

Before you step out onto the street, make sure your feet are housed in the latest technology from the rulers of the running shoe, Nike. The Nike Free Run Flyknit Road Running Shoe ($190, MEC Victoria, 1450 Government St., or mec.ca) forms to the foot using a compression-sock-like knit, allowing for maximum flexibility and, let’s be honest, it looks really neat too.

Now, all that’s left is a cool carryall to stash all your new duds, and for that we turn to Lululemon and its new golden grab-and-go gym tote (which comes with a removable mat strap), the Sweat Once a Day Bag ($128, lululemon athletica stores and lululemon.com).

These clothes won’t make your workout any easier, but at least you’ll feel on top of your Lycra-and-cotton game. And sometimes that’s just the motivational push we need.

 

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