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|The Style Guru: Be fit and fashionable|
Looking good while going for the feel-good endorphins
With the weather being so tame, it’s nice to be able to get outside, jump in the pool or even take on a second workout class. The art of being healthy should be a goal to take on this season. It’s not all about how you look--It’s about how you FEEL. Just like with your closets, if you start out with the basics of motivation, such as getting your gear into action and picking out fabulous garments that are going to get you to the top of your game, then feeling fabulous is just a step away!
Things to consider when becoming a fitness fashionista:
1) Pick an activity that is both fun and one that will get your heart rate pumping. (Tennis, Swimming, Yoga, Jump Rope, Running, Hiking...The possibilities are endless, both for physical payoff and style options.)
2) Select a proper ensemble for your activity of choice. Chafing is most definitely not welcome. Comfort is the key, but be certain that the materials used are antimicrobial. This will protect you from toxins seeping back into your cleansed bod!
3) Feel confident in your skin! Working out is hard, period. Be a cheerleader for yourself and others, and wear the enthusiasm out loud! Hey, if you have to get a shirt that says, “I can do it!” then get one. It's also justifiable to splurge a little bit on some new, fun workout clothes--just make sure they actually get used.
Garry Gribbles Running Sports: Sports bras that will keep you stable and tanks that push you to the limit will keep you fashionable while you get the job done! (In need of some Nike in particular? Go here!)
Swim Quik: Swimsuits made to last, polyester blends as well as the nylon blends are available for your fit, whatever it may be. From goggles to nose plugs, you’ll be swimming laps like a champ in no time! (Speedo, Dolfin, TYR are some of the brands that you’ll recognize.)
Fusion Fitness: Get your burn on while being encouraged along the way. Become part of the Fusion Family while sweating “glitter” in an original Fusion tee. (Think light and bright!) They've also got lululemon gear.
Staying fit is always in fashion. Burn it with a style, Burn it with a smile!
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Katherine Brown is the owner of Chanari, a personal-styling and life-coaching company. She received her professional degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her style inspirations include the spunk of Audrey Hepburn, the classic chicness of Jackie O., and the flair to be daring of Sarah Jessica Parker. She lets KC Magazine readers shop her wisdom in the exclusive "Style Guru" blog.