Fashion Forward Fitness that won’t Break the Bank? Yes, Please!

Over these past couple months, I’ve become newly — and borderline madly — devoted to the fabulousness that is Pure Barre.  In fact, it’s kinda my thing now.

Example…

I catch myself hashtagging #LiftToneBurn all over Instagram.

I practice the fine art of “hip-tucking” randomly throughout the day.

I’m suddenly hyper-aware of how tiny, isometric movements can transform an entire physique.

Oh, and I’m .5 impulse purchases away from slapping a pretentious PB decal onto my car.

pure barre tuck

image courtesy of Pinterest

However, — despite feeling like a grade-A champ during this whole sweaty…sore…glorious ordeal — I just have 1 complaint: the dress code.

My typical workout wardrobe doesn’t pass the Pure Barre test since nothing above calf-length can be worn inside the studio. Which, dear reader, presents an ethical delimma.

As a girl who literally lives in Nike shorts, my stockpile of PB-appropriate attire is rather limited. But, hey, if you were surrounded by year-round humidity, — umm…thanks, Sunshine State? — you’d live in Nike shorts too!

So, I’ve got 2 options. Either drop a small fortune on legit Pure Barre apparel (starting at $90. YIKES!), or start looking for a fashionable and functional alternative, sans the price tag.

Yeaaaah. Guess which route I chose.

Affordable doesn’t mean skimping on style though, and that’s where RBX Active comes into play. This athletic wear label combines cutting-edge quality and durability with the same sporty chicness you’d expect from more expensive brands.

For only $29.99, RBX enables me to kick ass on the barre while staying within those all-important “dress code” boundaries. *Phew*

I’m particularly loving their Digital-Camo Collection: a new line of capri leggings, featuring abstract patterns, vibrant colors — including Green, Orange, Pink and Purple — and a figure flattering fit.

Observe…

RBX Capris 5

Digital-Camo capris in Military Gray

Visual appeal, check. Now, let’s take a closer peek…

  • Sweat-wicking material pulls moisture from the skin to keep you dry even during high-intensity exercise. 
  • Four-way stretch comfort provides all-over flexibility to maintain the pants’ elastic shape over time.
  • Flat-lock stitched seaming creates a smooth, streamlined effect and eliminates awkward chafing.
  • Fade-resistant colors remain bold, bright and eye-catching despite frequent usage or multiple washes. 

Active performance has never looked so fierce, felt so comfy or moved so freely, while satisfying your wallet too!

Pure Barre delimma. Solved.

RBX Capris 2

Killin’ it in the style department. Thanks, RBX!

RBX Capris 6

Oh, you know… just goofing around with the twinster without breaking a sweat!

To celebrate RBX’s recently launched product line, you can score 25% off any Digital-Camo capris through 7/31/15. To take advantage of this discount, enter the promo code Active25 online at check-out. Free shipping will also be added for purchases exceeding $50 after the coupon reduction.

Kushyfoot: a Sporty Girl’s Solution to Overworked Feet

“We’re always designing unique products to assure that Kushyfoot comfort is available for every shoe, leg wear and fashion need. We think our fans and new enthusiasts of the brand will agree we’ve come up with innovative styles that are very much on-trend. Smart leg wear options, with all the benefits of of Kushyfoot technology, are debuting and will be available along with our best-selling classics.”  — Mitch Brown, Kushyfoot President (on the company’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 line)

Kushyfoot Socks

If you’ve been following this blog over the past several months, you’ve probably noticed that I’m in the process of integrating yoga into my regular exercise routine. In fact, this goal ranks Numero Uno on my New Year’s Resolution list. And, while becoming a dedicated yogi isn’t exactly an overnight transformation, looking suitably “sporty chic” on my yoga mat does ease the process along.

That’s why I swear by Kushyfoot brand. I first discovered this line of footwear about a month ago, and since then, no yoga session — or workout, in general, for that matter — has felt complete without these socks.  They’re functional, breathable, non-restrictive and — yes! — fashionable,  which are the primary selling-points I look for in active wear.  Plus, my 10 little toes appreciate all that cozy comfort!

Kushyfoot offers more than just socks, though. Fitness fanatics and fashionistas alike can confidently rock figure-friendly shaping tights, snuggle up in leopard-print velour slippers, and add pizzazz to any outfit with Flats-to-Go®.

Not only are these products essential additions to any trendy athlete’s wardrobe, they’re also uber affordable. You’ll never pay a cent over $30, and most items cash in at $9.99! Sold yet? Uh huh.

But, while I definitely encourage you to peruse the website’s wide selection of must-have “leg candy,” for the purposes of this blog post, I’ll just focus on Kushyfoot socks.

Because. I. Love. Them.

And, let’s be clear: these ain’t your grandma’s mismatched pair of old, smelly Haines.  

Kushyfoot sells several distinct sock styles, and my feet give them all “10 Toes-Up!” But don’t just take my word alone. Go on, click the following links and have a closer look…

  • Foot Covers: $11.97 — 3 pairs OR $23.97 — 6 pairs; Available in various stylish patterns (e.g. pinstripe, polka dot) and materials (e.g. cotton, lace)

Kushyfoot Foot Covers

  • Yoga Socks: $17.97 — 3 pairs; Features a snug fit, open-toe ventilation and no-slip sole grip, ideal for balance and stability exercises

  • Athletic Socks: $23.97 — 9 pairs; Designed with built-in padding for maximum cushion and support, during both workouts and daily life

Kushyfoot Athletic Socks

Soooo, thinking you should snag some for yourself right about now???

Hmm…I like the way you think!

*Special thanks to Lipton Publicity and, of course, Kushyfoot for sharing these products with me.*