The Fitting Room: Find Your Best Sneaker

Sneakers

You’ve heard it before – new year, new fitness regimen. But before you hightail it to the treadmill, make sure you’re outfitted with kicks that fit with help from these quick tips.

Learn Your Foot Type. The best way to discover whether you have flat or high arches (or lie somewhere in between)? The wet test. Pour a layer of water onto a cookie sheet, step into the water with a bare foot, then step onto a piece of heavy paper. Decode your results and peep the full how-to here.

Then Outfit Accordingly:

High arches. This means you likely roll your feet out, or underpronate, when you run. Look for running sneakers that offer cushioning or flexibility.

Flat feet. Your feet probably roll inward (or overpronate), which means you’re best off with running sneakers that offer motion control and stability.

Normal (or medium) arches.  You can wear just about any shoe (jealous!), so take your pick of the litter – and have fun with colors, trends, and styles.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

Have a fit tip you want answered? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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January 7, 2013

New Year + New Workout Gear = New You

 

New Year, New Workout Gear, New You

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions? Getting in shape (just check out all the Pinterest boards dedicated to it). Well I, for one, am determined to make it happen this year – and luckily I have a secret weapon. From fun sneaks and a cute duffel to flattering, lightweight workout clothes, resolving to get fit seems easier (and more stylish) than ever.

The Shoes
With a bright, breathable mesh exterior, these running sneaks double as oh-so-cute commuter shoes.

The Clothes
A tank with a built-in supportive bra and sleek running tights (the perfect alternative to baggy shorts or sweatpants) are the gym clothes you won’t mind being spotted in.

The Bag
Not too bulky but big enough to fit sneaks, makeup, and a change of clothes, this athletic bag makes it easy to get all your gear to the gym before or after clocking out.

Our PUMA Boutique opens Friday, December 28, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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December 28, 2012

Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Tara Stiles Talks Yoga

AN INTERVIEW WITH TARA STILES, STRALA YOGA FOUNDER

Tara Stiles
Not only is Tara Stiles the founder of Strala Yoga Studio, author of Slim Calm Sexy, yoga expert for Women’s Health magazine, and a part-time model - she’s also taking time out of her busy schedule to head up the Ultimate Yoga Bootcamp at the Power Up Sundance retreat (our Boutique opens Wednesday, July 7). Get in on the action, and read what the yoga guru had to say about her craft.

Rue La La: Why yoga?
Tara: Yoga actively combines the body and the mind. Regular practice puts you in touch with your intuition, so you get a radiantly healthy body from the inside out - and a sharp, active mind. And if that doesn’t convince people, I tell them yoga reverses the aging process - it’s true!
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July 7, 2010

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at exhale mind body spa

When we heard that the Core Fusion® class at exhale mind body spa was transforming bodies for beach season (literally – we saw the pictures) we had to try it out ourselves. We sent our reporter Dani Incropera to exhale in Boston for a one-on-one lesson with teacher Melinda Sarkis. Check out our video to see how her class went, and for an inside look at the highly-buzzed-about fitness approach making waves across the country.

 


March 31, 2010