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We love the holidays and all the delectable meals (and leftovers) that come with. The cakes, casseroles, and mashed potatoes are enough to send us into a carb-induced tizzy, but the sluggish aftermath is total overkill. The best way to combat the "holiday ten" is to make time for your favorite workouts between bites of pumpkin pie. The motivation lies in looking great, and there’s no greater push than being in love with your leggings or sports bra. No matter what way you work up a sweat, we’ve corralled the best pieces that match your sport.
1. Barre/Yoga Plié or Vinyasa flow, there’s one crucial thing to keep in mind when buying for barre or yoga classes: Make sure what you’re wearing is fitted close to your body. There’s nothing worse than a face full of T-shirt during a deep downward dog. These printed Body Language leggings will actually get us excited for a 6 am class.
(Source: Body Language)2. Running When the weather cools down, a flimsy tank top just won’t cut it for an outdoor sprint. A lightweight sweater from L'urv will keep the core warm, and genius built-in thumb holes on the sleeves prevent chafing from floppy extra fabric. Leopard print running shorts keep you from overheating and will make those kilometers feel like a catwalk.
(Source: L'urv)3. Swim One of the most effective ways to burn calories while protecting your joints is to get those laps in. We love the side ruching on the American Apparel one-piece (an especially flattering addition for those who have boyish figures). And a tip of the hat to activewear juggernaut Nike for getting in on the camo print craze, early.
(Source: American Apparel/Nike)4. Spin Music blaring, dark rooms, and an instructor yelling motivational quips means that you’re in spin class. And this uphill warzone is no place for humdrum workout gear. Michi NY’s wild, over-the-top pieces boast cut-outs, mesh insets, and a swift kick in the rear to really push it.
(Source: Michiny)5. Strength Training Comfort is key when lifting kettleballs and weights. Since sweating profusely isn’t in the cards, this soft simple Solow top works just fine. To avoid any potential disaster, we try and veer towards cropped leggings like this pair from Vimmia so there is no loose fabric to get caught in the glutes machine.