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New Brand Spotlight: De Soto

De Soto, new brand spotlight, De Soto apparel, De Soto triathlon apparel, De Soto triathlete apparel, De Soto triathlon clothing, triathletes, Founded in 1990, De Soto Sport has established itself as one of the most visible brands of apparel in the world of triathlon. Owned by a triathlete husband and wife team, every product has undergone hours of conception, design, testing and production, right here in America. 

De Soto makes technical garments, designed with comfort and style, for men and women that can be used for swimming, biking, and running, eliminating the need to change. De Soto also offers a complete line of workout apparel, accessories and gear, all of which transcend well into other sport or exercise. 

Furthermore, De Soto backs up each product with a satisfaction guarantee. After twenty five years in business, you can trust De Soto and its products.

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New Brand Spotlight: NUX

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NUX apparel, NUX clothing, yoga clothing, workout clothing, yoga apparel, gym clothing, new brand spotlight, activewear, Today’s woman lives an active, diverse, and rich life. More than ever before, the balance between an active life and her sense of style is difficult to achieve.

NUX™ aims to provide a stylish and soulful balance for any activity. They call it, “Lunge to Lunch” styling. NUX delivers a fresh approach to activewear with a collection of engineered designs that combine fashion and performance with comfort and freedom of movement.

Their unique body engineering process allows the fabric to contour to your body’s every curve. The seamless designs are manufactured as one piece to provide comfort, and its moisture management fabric helps wick away moisture from your body—acting like a second skin. NUX athletic apparel classifies garments by levels of compression (i.e. the amount of support the garment offers).
High Compression—Tighter fit and maximum support &  Low Compression—Looser fit and little to no support.

NUX proudly supports local manufacturers, as all of the garments are made in the USA.
Nux specializes in spinning clothing, hot yoga clothing, cover-ups, and seamless activewear.

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New Brand Spotlight: Alo Yoga

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Alo™ Yoga is inspired by life in the fashion and healthy lifestyle mecca of Los Angeles, California, where they are based. Their high-performance line exceeds the standards of LA's most committed yogis who demand maximum quality, innovative fabrics, and on-trend styling.

Each and every garment is created by a design team of yoga enthusiasts—and tested and retested on real yogis—to ensure the best, most slimming, move-with-you fit that will elevate your every asana. Namaste.

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New Year Workout Starter Kit

Getting back into a fitness routine can be almost as challenging as getting your car started in the midst of a polar vortex. With the recent holiday festivities and a good chunk of the country in the grasp of a record-breaking winter freeze, it may seem like the universe is conspiring to keep you on your couch! But don’t let weather, procrastination or just plain old lack of motivation keep you from your ultimate fitness goals this year. It’s time to zip up those track jackets and lace up those running shoes and keep your eye on the prize!

Start the year off on the right track by treating yourself to a fitness gear update. From women’s workout tops, men’s athletic tops, women’s workout bottoms to men’s athletic bottoms, we’ve got everything you need to get re-energized and recommitted to your health in 2014. Looking to get back into sports or trying out a new fitness routine? We’ve even got fitness accessories and sports equipment to give you that edge.

Check out some of our picks for the gym, the track, the yoga studio, or wherever your fitness endeavors may take you:

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Women's:

1. Moving Comfort “Fiona” Sports Bra

2. CamelBak Eddy Glass Water Bottle

3. Nike Pro Hyperwarm Dri-FIT Max Hoodie

4. ASICS Gel-Kayano® 20

5. Lucy Hatha Pant

6. Under Armour Shatter Gym Bag

7. Lucy Crossback Yoga Tank

8. ASICS PR™ Pant

9. ASICS Tatum Tank

10. Manduka PROlite™ Yoga Mat

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1. Nike Team Training Max Air Medium Duffel

2. Brooks Heater Hog Long-sleeve Tee

3. ASICS Thermopolis® Thermal Hoodie

4. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14

5. Brooks Utopia Thermal Tight II

6. CamelBak Podium Big Chill Bottle 25oz.

7. Under Armour UA Tech™ ¼ Zip Long-sleeve Tee

8. Nike Free Trainer 5.0

9. ASICS PR™ Pant

10. Prana Mojo Short

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Desk Stretches You Can Do at Work!

You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to maintain a healthy lifestyle! Adding some quick and easy exercises to your daily routine can work wonders and produce noticeable results! Take a few minutes out of your day and try these simple stretches right at your desk. Your tired neck, back and wrists will thank you!

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1) Place hands together with fingers interlaced. Extend arms with palms reaching forward. Hold for 10-20 seconds.

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2) Interlace your fingers. Pull your arms over your head with palms reaching up. Hold for 10-15 seconds.

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3) Place palms together with fingers pointing up. Push palms downwards. Hold for 10 seconds.

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4) Place palms together with fingers pointing down. Push palms upwards. Hold for 10 seconds.

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5) Place your right arm over your head and stretch to the left. Hold for 8-10 seconds. Switch arms and repeat.

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6) Cross your left leg over your right and twist your upper body to the left. Hold for 8-10 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, when we all look back on our not-so-healthy choices (i.e. all those Christmas cookies and cocktails…) over the holidays and realize that swimsuit season isn’t all that far on the horizon. But don’t panic! A new year means a clean slate—a chance to get back on the right track towards a healthier lifestyle. Remember, it’s never about being perfect, it’s about setting measurable and realistic goals that add up over time!

Below are a few of our fitness picks to kick off a healthy new year ahead:

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1. Lolë "Madeira" One-Piece Swimsuit

2. Lucy Crossback Tank

3. Nike Pro "Hyperwarm" Side-Tie Top

4. Under Armour UA Coldgear® Cozy Printed 1/2 Zip Top

5. Moving Comfort Rebound Racer

6. Spanx Active Shaping Compression Crop Pant

7. ASICS GEL-Lyte33™ 2

8. CamelBak eddyInsulated .6L Water Bottle

9. Gaiam 3mm "Flower of Life" Printed Yoga Mat

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New Brand Spotlight: Gaiam

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Gaiam (pronounced "guy-um"), is a fusion of the words "Gaia" (Mother Earth) and "I am.” At Gaiam, we believe that by nurturing, protecting, and respecting our planet, its natural resources, and its inhabitants, we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.

Gaiam expanded their yoga collection in 2012 by introducing the Gaiam Sol Collection, Gaiam's professional quality yoga accessory line. This premium collection, developed by yogis for yogis, is crafted from responsibly sourced materials, and an eye toward mindful design and quality construction. Renowned yogis like Rodney Yee helped design a full collection of yoga mats, towels, slings, and more.

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Lolë White Yoga Tour Concludes in Paris' Grand Palais

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Imagine being transported, mind, body & spirit, during a peaceful yoga session in a Paris architectural landmark accompanied by the gentle, soothing melodies of the string musicians from the Opera de Paris…

Last month, four thousand people got to experience this surreal yoga moment during the conclusion of the Lolë White Yoga Tour in Paris’ Grand Palais located on the Champs – Élysées.

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The yoga session was led by renowned American instructor, Colleen Saidman- Yee, along with Canadian teacher, Grace Dubery, who led the White Yoga Tour in Toronto.

According to the New York Times, Colleen Saidman Yee is known as “the first lady of yoga.” Yee, who is an instructor and inspiration to thousands of practitioners, also regularly works with acclaimed fashion designer, activist, and yoga enthusiast, Donna Karan. With a meditative style that focuses on improving quality of life, Yee epitomizes Lolë’s mission of wellness and call to action to Live Out Loud Every Day.

This concluding session was the latest in a series of White Yoga Tour events that have spanned the globe from Paris, to Salt Lake City, to Montreal, and Toronto. Lolë also hosts ongoing well-being focused events in-store and in the urban outdoors at their two debut U.S. locations in Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City.

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