Sustainable Workout Gear + 4 Month Orangetheory Update
Sustainable workout gear on the blog… again?! I know, athletic gear isn’t my normal go-to outfit, but I love these three companies so much that I just needed to share with you. Since I’ve been increasing my workout routine, I’ve started to find more and more athletic brands that align with my values. So what brand should you add to your workout wardrobe? Read on to find out…
Jacket (Patagonia) | Leggings (Athleta – Similiar) | Top (Athleta) | Shoes (Brooks) | Socks (Bombas)
Looking for a pair of the comfiest leggings ever? Meet Athleta. Athleta is a B-Corporation which means they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Basically, that all means that Athleta is a super rad company that cares about the environment and the people who make their clothes. Many of Athleta’s products are fair trade and are made out of recycled materials. Plus, their leggings feel like a soft cloud so that’s always a win-win. My favorite pair of Athleta leggings are these.
As a leader for ethical outdoor wear, Patagonia checks off every mark in the book. Their products are made out of organic cotton and
When it comes to finding an ethical running shoe that doesn’t look heinous, it can be difficult. Thankfully, I came across Brooks and found out everything they’ve been trying to do in order to help their employees. Brooks has been praised for their efforts to eliminate child labor and has also signed the Bangladesh Fire & Safety Accord.
As a side note, I had the same pair of Nike Free runners for the past five years and finally said
4 month Orangetheroy Update
Running. Remember in my New Year’s Resolution post I said I was going to try and become a runner? Well… guess who is getting there! I’ve never been a runner. I’ve always avoided it the best I could by doing other types of cardio. When you join Orangetheory there is no getting around the fact that you will eventually have to run. When I started Orangetheory four months ago, I was always a walker. Fast forward to my most recent class and I was able to jog the entire time! The class was set up with four different blocks of running. During each blog, you would run for four minutes with increasing speed at each minute. I was able to do it without walking!
Lifting. I’ve always enjoyed lifting, but I never really pushed myself to try heavier weights. I have one instructor that constantly tells me to lift heavier weights. As soon as I try the heavier weights, I realize she is right. It’s so encouraging to have someone call you out when you’re taking an easy path.
Bottom line. I’m still obsessed with Orangetheroy. So far I’ve convinced my friend, my mom, and two coworkers to try out a class. If you’re looking for a great class that will get you motivated and out of your workout rut – this is the class for you! Plus, the first class is free so what do you have to lose?
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Where do you get your sustainable workout gear? Have you tried Orangetheory or a super fun workout class? Let me know in the comments down
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I’m trying my first Orange Theory class this week! I’m definitely nervous but also SO excited. I’ll definitely be a walker and hope to get to running within a couple of months…but time will tell!
Oh my gosh I am SO happy to hear that! I’m such a huge advocate of the class. I was super nervous my first time going but everyone really goes at their own pace. You’ll become a runner in no time!
I just tried OTF for the first time and loved it!
Oh my gosh, I’m so happy to hear that! I love OTF💕
I’ll have to try out those brands!
Brianna | https://briannamarielifestyle.com
Oh my goodness, you’ll love them! They’re so comfy and cozy!
Becoming His Tapestry
Wish we had Orangetheroy in my neighborhood
They’re expanding a lot in recent years so hopefully one comes close! Right now I go to one that is 30 minutes away from my house. So worth it!
don't give a jam
YES to sustainable fashion & your outfit is so cute! thanks for sharing 💛
Thank you so much! I think sustainable fashion is going to become bigger and bigger in the upcoming years. A girl can hope!
don't give a jam
I love patagonia! Most of my sustainable work out clothes are from them ❤
I am looking for some great running shoes, so I need to check out Brooks! Thanks for the tip dear!
Selina | Selina’s Inspiration
Oh my gosh, I’m so happy to hear that! Brooks are definitely worth giving a try! They’re super comfy if you have a high arch!
Going to see if Brooks is available here. I too have a high arch so totally value your recommendation on running shoes. Great post!
I am so happy to hear that! They’ve helped my running tremendously so I highly recommend them!
I haven’t tried Orange Theory but there’s one right next to my house and I think I definitely need to! Thanks for sharing!
-Emily | http://www.TheEmilyEdition.com
You are so lucky! I definitely recommend at least trying it once. Your first class is free so you have nothing to lose!
I have some stuff from prAna, but I need to check out those other brands too! :]
I haven’t checked out prAna! I’m definitely going to have to look it up! Thank you.
That is marvelous to hear so many positive things about Orange Theory! I have a few friends who love it. I may have to try some classes soon. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these sustainable finds, too!
Oh my gosh, you’ll have to tell me if you do! It is such an amazing workout. My instructors joke that I smile throughout the workout (mostly because I’m sweating up a storm, haha)!