Australia’s beloved athletic brand has made its way to America. Lorna Jane boasts on-trend gear and a cult following – we’re basically already fanatics. Founded by fitness instructor-turned-designer Lorna Jane Clarkson, this line offers sweat-ready pieces created with an active lifestyle in mind.

Lorna Jane Activewear

When Lorna’s clients started asking for her hand-sewn designs, she realized that creating gym clothing was her calling. Infused with personality and the trademarked LJ Excel performance fabric (hello, moisture-wicking bliss), her styles are functional, flattering, and – most importantly – fashionable. Think: draped knits, harem pants, graphic tees, and printed leggings that work from lunges to lattes and back.

Now get ready to sweat in style. Our Lorna Jane Boutique opens Friday, November 13, at 11AM ET.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer

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November 13, 2015

We get it. You don’t want to waste precious luggage space by packing sneakers. Turns out, W Hotels and yoga guru Tara Stiles are on board with that. Which is why they teamed up to roll out FIT with Tara Stiles at the 45 (and counting) W locations worldwide. 

W Hotels Tara Stiles Yoga

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April 23, 2015

This time of year, it’s easy to lose that get-fit motivation. Super Bowl snacks? Check. Valentine’s Day candy? Coming right up. But have no fear: we’ve got you (and more specifically, your skinny jeans) covered. Just pair our go-to workout tunes with bright leggings, and soon you’ll be off and running.

Workout Playlist

1. Beastie Boys – So What’Cha Want
2. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
3. Alesso – Heroes (We Could Be)
4. Ariana Grande – Break Free
5. Jessie J & 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up
6. Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
7. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
8. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
9. Sia – Chandelier
10. Beyoncé – XO

For fresh new gear, check out our lucy Boutique, which opened Thursday, February 5, at 11AM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 5, 2015

Goodbye, miracle shakes and step aerobics. Hello, cutting-edge get-fit trends.

Health Beat

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January 8, 2015

The best part about committing to get fit? Grabbing new gym gear, of course. And Stella McCartney has teamed up again with adidas on a line of activewear, StellaSport, that will have you racing to hit the treadmill.

Stella McCartney adidas StellaSport

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StellaSport boasts bright colors and bold patterns that blur the line between studio and street (giving us a little less to load into our gym bag). And with a January 15 launch, the collection arrives in time to start 2015 on the right foot.

If you’re also set on saving more green this year, the styles are all within the $20 – $100 range. A wear-everywhere wardrobe that won’t break the bank? Prepare to nail more than one feel-good resolution.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 5, 2015

Our latest fitness obsession? The newest addition to exhale’s signature Core Fusion lineup: Core Fusion Extreme. This is not your average workout. It’s the kind of class that pushes your limits (in a good way). Gliders. Plyo boxes. Suspension training. Expect to sweat – a lot – and melt away every ounce of holiday stress as you move through high-intensity stations in a full hour of power.

Take a peek below and get ready to crush it at exhale’s nationwide locations.

Video by Mark Humphrey

Ready to try exhale’s signature Core Fusion? Our exhale mind body spa Boutique opens Tuesday, December 2, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 2, 2014

Unlike that VHS your mom still works out to, this is what’s new and now on the fitness scene.


1. Apple Watch to Replace Your Fitness Tracker

Apple seemingly dominates every tech-related arena. So maybe it’s no surprise that, with the recent release of the Apple Watch, your fitness tracker might just find its way into the junk drawer. The timepiece tracks daily activity and calories burned, but it also factors in the quality of those movements with a heart rate and elevation monitor. That post-work hill you trek? Prepare to get major props from Siri.

2. “Mindful” Triathlons on the Rise

A “mindful” triathlon is a 5k run followed by meditation and a massive outdoor yoga class. But you can also count on a healthy amount of live music and good food. Even those who haven’t laced up a pair of sneaks in awhile (ahem, me) can see the appeal of this next-level fun run. If you’re interested in joining, Wanderlust 108 has upcoming stops in Atlanta, Austin, and Aspen.

3. Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

We’ve all scanned aisle after aisle of Whole Foods, hunting for good-for-you products that we actually like. Welp, here’s the solution: meet Conscious Box. This monthly subscription box service is packed with eight to twelve non-GMO surprises, from Wave Bar baked apple bars to soap berries by Naturally Green. There are even vegan and gluten-free options, too.

Check it out for yourself. Our Conscious Box Boutique opened Thursday, September 18, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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September 18, 2014

Gisele Bündchen is used to being scrutinized – she is a model after all. And her newest gig in Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign is no exception. Critics took issue with Gisele starring in the ads, as she is the first non-professional athlete tapped by the activewear label. But Under Armour is one step ahead of them.

In the campaign’s video, the Brazilian supermodel shows off her kickboxing skills as comments (both good and bad) flash behind her. “Gisele knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise,” the brand states. Using negative comments as fuel, Gisele punches and kicks that hanging sandbag like a champ. As for her “haters”? I’m sure they’ve been silenced.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 5, 2014

Consider this trio the exact opposite of leg warmers, Prancercise, and ThighMasters.

Health Beat

1. New at NYFW: Fitness Clothing

Sure, we’ve seen athletic-inspired clothing on the catwalk before. But for the first time ever a dedicated fitness brand, Athleta, will debut a line during September’s big event. And in true sporty fashion, the models are rumored to be doing everything but walking on the runway. Prep yourself for parkour, yoga, and dancing.

2. Fun Runs Are on the Rise

According to a recent report by Running USA, non-traditional running events are on the rise. Think mud, obstacles, and lots of paint. Since 2009, the number of fun-run finishers has grown from the low six figures to 4 million in 2013. And judging by the number of mud-splattered grins I see on Instagram every other week, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

3. You Can Lose Weight on Vacation

I know, I didn’t think it was possible either. But a resort located on sunny Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is all about it: Meet Hilton Head Health. Located on an 800-acre shipyard plantation, this weeklong weight-loss retreat tailors gourmet meals, fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations to each individual. Returning from vacay feeling better than when you left? Totally happening.

Check it out for yourself. Our Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, SC Boutique opened Thursday, August 21, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 21, 2014

For your hair: Forks aren’t just for pasta anymore. Twirl one through your strands (à la Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and dry with a diffuser nozzle for the ideal wave.

For your tabletop: Want to inject a little industrial Zen into your home? Pour concrete into paper cups, stick in a tall tapered candle, peel away the cup, and voilà! New centerpieces.

For your ankles: Your Achilles’ heel? Stilettos. Strengthen your ankles for that new pair by tracing letters in the air with your foot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 11, 2014