I lead an active lifestyle, and even personal trainers have to wear real clothes from time to time. Luckily, the new togs from prAna’s Fall Collection keep me comfy, warm, and are built to move for an active lifestyle!
Before I go further, don’t miss out on the other spectacular (if I do say so myself) posts from the week:
- Bust out of Your Mental Rut
- My Greatest Running Challenge Right Now
- Full or Half Marathon Strategy Guide
- I Don’t Talk Politics
PS, that politics post? You readers rock–thank you for being civilized and awesome! And now, to today’s post!
Real Clothes for an Active Lifestyle
I am a personal trainer, running coach, runner, and all around active person. So let’s just say that I spend a lot of my life in a gym, where I am either putting others through a workout or getting my own workout on.
Working out, I am in capris or shorts and a short sleeve, and as it gets colder, I need to start layering up. When I am training clients, I am in leggings, top, and a cover up, sometimes even two (it gets cold if you aren’t working out!). So… what do I wear outside of the gym?
Some people go totally glam with they are outside of the gym. I am not one of them. I live my life in comfortable clothes and just, like my eating habits, I rely on simple, key pieces and ingredients and a great base. Inside the gym or outside of it, working out or going out. Key pieces, with a fun element that makes them special.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with prAna in the past, and I jumped at the chance to work with them again. I’ve tried everything from their activewear to their lifestyle collections (for spring and for winter with one of my favorite sweaters), and this time, I wanted to see if I could blend the two worlds and dress for an active lifestyle. And you know that prAna had me covered!
I selected the Kara jean and Devan Henley and as soon as I put them on, I felt as comfortable in my “real clothes” as I do in my fitness clothes!
The Devan Henley is the real clothes version of one of my favorite fitness and running layers, the 1/4 zip long sleeve. Don’t ask how many I own. Made of organic slub jersey (who doesn’t LOVE jersey?) and complete with a hoodie (you know you love a hoodie!), this is the perfect layering piece for real life. I’m already planning on pairing it with favorite vest–a personal purchase from prAna a few years ago! Nowadays, I think I would pick the Fada vest or the Diva vest–and forcing Alex to go to a pumpkin patch with me. Maybe we’ll even take the tiny terror.
The Kara Jean gives me a real clothes option for my gym leggings. Fitted, just a low-enough rise, and with a slight taper, I can’t wait to wear these with everything from Toms and slippers at home to some cute booties or even a knee high boot outside! Plus, and this is a big freaking deal, these are stretchy and perfect for romps with the pupster. Because goodness knows, girl needs to RUN.
When we moved, I massively cleaned out my closet and scrapped a ton of clothes that didn’t suit or fit me anymore. These pieces from prAna’s fall collection are great rebuilding blocks for me!
Now, please excuse me while I take the dog out and run her ragged. Let the dog in, let the dog out. Let the dog in….
Talk about a #WeirdWorkout!
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What are the building blocks of your wardrobe?
Real clothes or workout clothes?