stronger-10 fun sports bras for your next workout

Hi guys! I know I’ve been completely terrible about connecting on this blog, and I’m really going to try and show up at least once a week. #goals

Speaking of goals, I’m trying to get my fitness in order this spring/summer. I’ve been keeping up with my trainer about 2 times a week, and really want to try and add a few more morning cardio sessions in the mix. I am just NOT a morning person. In this vein, I headed out to a SoulCycle class 2 weeks ago with one of my besties, Hannah. We’ve been to SoulCycle together before, but the real draw here was it was a PSPCA fundraiser (sadly, there were no puppies in attendance).

About halfway through the workout, I realize that I am dripping buckets of sweat. It was SO hot in there and I was working my butt off. So, I decided to do something that I’ve never done while working out before. I took my shirt off.

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I wasn’t the only one in the class who was pedaling in just a sports bra, so I didn’t feel too uncomfortable in the dimly lit room. However, as soon as our instructor turned up the lights for a song, my instant reaction was to critique my body in the mirror. Were my hips, more pronounced due to my leggings, offending people? Were people judging me thinking, “there is no way that girl should be taking her shirt off”? Can I pull my leggings up a little higher to suck my belly in?

All these thoughts are running through my head, but SoulCycle has a calming effect on me (it must be something about all of those positive affirmations the instructors yell out). So, I decided to just let all of those negative thoughts go. I decided, if I was comfortable enough to sweat it out in a sports bra in the dark, then I’m confident enough to sweat it out in a sports bra in the light.

In honor of this revelation, I’ve rounded up 10 fun (although maybe not functional), cool, and strappy as all hell sports bras for you to flaunt during your next workout.

Sports Bra3Clockwise from top left: Forever 21, Under Armour, Forever 21, Forever 21, Old Navy, Lululemon, Fabletics, SoulCycle, SoulCycle, Fabletics

Do you guys have any workouts that you swear by? Or any gym clothes that make you crush your workout? I’d love to hear about them, let me know in the comments!

 

 

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J.Crew x New Balance Activewear

Have you guys seen the new J.Crew and New Balance collaboration? In case you haven’t, I wanted to share some of the items because I am legit obsessed! I’ve only been able to find a range of price points ($15-$200) and no item specific pricing but I’m praying that the $15 isn’t just for socks or a headband.

Here are some of my favorite looks:

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The polka dot panels on these leggings are so fun! The non-solid print adds an unexpected dimension, and the lines look really flattering.

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The navy and white stripe is classic J.Crew.

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I’m unsure what I love so much about this tank top. It might be the pure after workout glow of the model or how comfy it looks. Either way, this tank is super cute, and could definitely be worn from spin class to brunch.

The collection launches tomorrow(!), and a bunch of stores across the country are holding launch parties. You can see if there is a store near you here. If you make a purchase, you receive a pass to a workout!

Are you guys planning on checking out this line? And crossing your fingers that the prices are reasonable? Let me know!

xo
Em

source (you can check out the rest of the collection at this link too!)