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New Year, Better You: Find Your Zen with Yoga

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to recommit to taking care of you. It’s no secret that one of the best activities out there for both physical and mental stress relief is yoga. There are several types of practices available for every level such as restorative and flexibility-increasing yin yoga. If you’re more into going with the flow, perhaps a power vinyasa practice is more your speed.

Regardless of what type of yoga practice you turn to for balance and strength, comfortable and stylish yoga clothes is a great way to get excited about your newfound commitment to self. There’s just something so motivating and empowering about investing in fitness-focused clothing that makes you feel as good as you look!

By simply upgrading your yoga wardrobe, you’re giving yourself a fresh new start as you refocus on finding balance between mind, body & spirit. Plus, yoga clothing this gorgeous makes transitions from yoga studio to errands a lot more seamless!

Check out a few of our newest favorites in Lole and Soybu yoga clothing:

Women's yoga clothing by Soybu & Lole

1. Lole Riau Tank Top

2. Lole Suddhi Top w/ Open Back

3. Lole Satya Cowl Neck Tank Top

4. Soybu Starburst Tank

5. Soybu Passion Tee

6. Soybu Goddess Tank

7. Lole Dash Pant

8. Soybu Camille Pant

9. Soybu Allegro Legging


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Fitness Accessories: 5 Zappos Employees Share Their Favorites!

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Well, we made it! A whole new year is upon us, and with it comes a universally renewed enthusiasm towards our fitness goals. A few of us here at the Zappos headquarters are just as excited about all great possibility 2015 has in store—new hiking trails to discover, personal records to break, new breakthroughs in yoga practice… It’s certainly a great time to recommit to a healthier lifestyle!

Below, five Zapponians, including yours truly, open up our gym bags to share our most essential fitness gear that help enhance and improve our favorite physical endeavors. 

Read on to take a peek inside our bags and fitness routines!

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1.  SunCloud Polarized Optics “Standby” Sunglasses – “Having sensitive eyes, polarized shades are a must! They cut glare and just makes everything around me look prettier.”

2. Columbia Arcadia II™ Jacket“This folds up nice and compact. Makes a decent extra layer in case of rain or wind—or both!”

3. Salomon XR Mission W – “I prefer trail runners for their flexibility, and this one has great grip!”

4. Thorlos Experia Socks – “As dorky as they may look, I prefer a higher-cut sock so my shoes don’t rub my ankles.”

5. Under Armour UA Perfect Headband  – “I have short hair, and this one stays in place.”

6. Mountain Hardware Mountain Abbey Scarf  – “I like a scarf that’s big enough to wrap around me to keep in warmth when I need it.”

7. Osprey Viper 9 Hydration Backpack “This holds three liters of water plus it’s big enough to hold all the necessities for a short day hike.”

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1. Osprey Verve 9 Backpack – “This one is great for trail runs and hiking. It holds all the essentials and then some.”

2. The North Face Standard Issue Ear Gear – “I love this for those cold outdoor runs. It keeps your ears warm and your hair in place.”

3. Nike Pro Indy Bra – “This offers great support and comfort. Everything stays in place even during long runs.”

4. New Balance W1400 – “I love this shoe for my shorter runs!”

5. Nike Pro Capri – “These stay put and are super comfortable!”

6. Saucony Isoseries Triumph – “This one’s my go-to shoe for long-distance running.”

7. Zensah Running Headband – “Cute enough to wear after running and keeps your hair off your face.”

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1. Manduka Go Free Yoga Mat Backpack – “I love that this backpack holds a yoga mat vertically! And it's super roomy, so it can hold a change of outfit, too!”

2. Manduka Waterfall rSkidless® by yogitoes – “When things get sweaty during ashtanga practice (and they usually do!), a yoga towel is downright essential to keep from slipping in the poses. It also helps during restorative floor poses so you're not lying down in a puddle of sweat!”

3. ALO Brook Long Sleeve Top – “Oftentimes, I have to run random errands right after class, so this cute sweater is perfect to layer over my yoga outfit.”

4. Gaiam Sol Shakti Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm – “I love this mat because it’s so durable yet light.”

5. Manduka Yoga 10’ Strap – “A yoga strap is a great tool for working on flexibility as well as stabilizing & strengthening your shoulder girdle during arm balances.”

6. MPG Sport Charisma Pants – “Printed yoga pants are not only great for on the mat, but they look great off the mat with some cute sneakers.”

7. Nike Core Hydro Flow Water Bottle – “Staying hydrated before and after practice is so important, especially when you've been doing a lot of detoxifying twists!”

8. Manduka Cork Yoga Block – “Whether it's gaining more length during half moon pose or increasing the depth of forward stretches, a yoga block can be your best friend during practice.”

9. Prana Reversible Headband  – “Focus (or "drishti") is paramount in any yoga practice, but a few sweaty strands over your face can break the concentration of even the most seasoned yogis...so a headband is always a good idea.”

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1. Nike Legend Track Tote – “This has a handy adjustable strap with a convenient two-way zip AND it’s water resistant!”

2. Louis Garneau X-Lite Helmet – “The air vents on this helmet keeps you cool and I love the pink and black colors!”

3. Nathan SpeedFeed Box (Race Day) – “This is a great way to keep your nutrition source within a short reach.”

4. Nathan Icon 24oz Fire & Ice Bottle w/ SpeedLock Race Cap – “This bottle keeps water nice and cool, so you stay hydrated throughout your ride.”

5. Shimano Cycling Shoes – “These are great lightweight road shoes and perfect for spin class.”

6. Suunto Ambit 3 Sport Heart Rate Sport Watch – “This watch has everything you would need in a multisport watch and is great at logging all of your training goals online.”

7. Tifosi Optics Tyrant™ 2.0 Fotobec Sunglasses – “If you start riding early in the morning and the sun isn’t so bright, you can wear these glasses. As the sun comes up, they darken to block the light!”

8. Pearl Izumi ELITE Gel Glove – “I love the cushion these gloves offer with great venting.”

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1. Under Armour UA Gotta Have It Tote – “This holds everything I need and more. It can even go from the gym to the office or works as an overnight bag!”

2. CamelBak eddy™ 1-Liter Bottle – “I have gone through more water bottles than I can count, and CamelBak is the best. They never leak and can take a beating if you are like me and prone to dropping or tossing your bottle.”

3.  Saucony Kinvara 5 – “Lightweight with just enough support. A reliable runner for speed-work days.”

4. inov-8 F-Lite™ 240 Sneakers – “Rope climbs can tear through your road runners or training shoes. The rope tech on the F-Lites really works to keep your shoes intact!”

5. Under Armour UA Reflective Mini Headbands – “Essential for keeping your hair out of your face mid burpee.”

6. Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Socks – “These super lightweight socks offer great support. They are no-show socks but never slips off the heel! They’re anatomically fitted for each foot and the seams never bunch or rub.”

7. Trigger Point the GRID – “This is an essential for keeping your muscles going and off the injury list. The size is perfect for your duffel bag.”

8. Chaco Flip EcoTread™ – “Nothing beats a Chaco flip flop post workout. It offers more support than a regular sandal, and it feels like a foot massage while it allows your toes to stretch!”

9. Under Armour UA Escape Coldgear® Infrared Glove – “These are great for those cold warehouse gyms or outdoor workouts.”

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Zappos on Extra: ASICS

This week, our very own Cat Cook caught up with Shannon Scott from ASICS to get a headstart on resolution season with their best athletic shoes for every type of workout!

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Zappos on Extra: New Balance

This week on Extra TV We get a head start on New Year’s resolution season with fresh new styles for the gym and beyond from New Balance. Let’s face it, hitting the gym is much better with great workout clothing and fitness shoes that perform as nicely as they look!

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New Brand Spotlight: Champion

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A trusted name for athletic clothing since 1919, Champion has remained an industry leader for performance, quality and timeless design. Pioneering such activewear innovations as the hoodie sweatshirt and the sports bra, Champion continues to inspire active people of every endeavor to excel in every aspect of their training.

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New Brand Spotlight: Zobha

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Named after the Sanskrit word for “grace, beauty and brilliance”, Zobha has set out on a mission to create a distinctive line of luxurious yoga clothing with an elevated aesthetic.

With styles that go from the yoga studio and everyday life, Zobha activewear reflects the grace, beauty and brilliance of the women who live and practice in them. 

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Zappos “Glow & Flow” Yoga Event presented by LivingSocial

We love a good party here at Zappos. Throw in some yoga, a few glow sticks, and some glow-in-the-dark paint, and we’re in a whole new level of partydom! To celebrate National Yoga Month, Zappos invited yogis and yoga newbies from the all over the community to participate in the first ever Zappos Glow & Flow event right here in our downtown Las Vegas campus.

Check out some of the fun footage from this totally zen, one-of-a-kind yoga party:

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New Brand Spotlight: Tonic

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For more than a decade, tonic® has been thoughtfully designed in keeping up with the demands of athletes while producing quality workout clothes for women.

Manufactured in Vancouver, Canada using environmentally responsible practices, their apparel is known for having durable fabrics, technical excellence, and exceptional fit.

Not just a yoga brand, tonic apparel provides a wide array of activewear with collections meeting the needs of active, lifestyle, and tennis athletes alike.

Their workout clothing doesn’t just meet performance standards, they exceed them with a strong, smart, and beautiful mantra: nothing feels like tonic.

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