I am a little embarrassed to admit there was a time in my life where I did not even own a pair of tennis shoes. Nope, my closet was filled with boots and heels in all of the hot, trendy styles – and absolutely nothing that even resembled something you would wear to the gym. However, nowadays my standard daily attire includes not only tennis shoes, but head to toe workout clothes for either running, lifting, our teaching POUNDFit. Thankfully though I can still feel just as hot and trendy with the help of SHAPE Activewear, which is now available here in Pensacola!
SHAPE Active is the NEW apparel line embodying the happy, healthy lifestyle of SHAPE Magazine. Inspired by art, light and motion, the brand takes pride in bringing new innovation to activewear. The NEW SHAPE Active collection unites the most cutting-edge fabric technology with fashion to enhance a woman’s day, comfort, workout and beyond. Not a big athlete? …not a problem; research shows fitness apparel is not just for fitness these days. People are taking athleisurewear to the streets for better comfort and style in their lives.
The Teen and I headed off to Dick’s Sporting Goods at Cordova Mall to check out all of the new SHAPE Activewear. The sizes go from extra small to extra large and my favorite part is how they mix and match outfits – so you can purchase just a couple pieces to get several different looks. Plus the quality is unlike any other sports attire I have tried. For someone like me who exercises literally every day of the week – I need something that can hold up over time. SHAPE Activewear is made of soft, high quality, tight-knit material that isn’t hot or constricting. We both loaded our arms with stuff to try on and headed off to the dressing rooms.
“There has been a strong demand for women’s sportswear to improve its styling and we are addressing that demand, while taking it to a whole new level with our stellar fabrics,” says Sheena Mahtani, spokesperson for the new fashion line “Athleisure wear is increasingly worn as casual daywear in addition to workout purposes and we have something that will turn heads and feel incredibly comfortable, whether at the gym or out and about,” she adds.
The hardest part was deciding which pieces to get and which to leave behind. To be honest, I only left a few behind with the intention of going back in a week or so to get more. I absolutely loved all of them. The fabric was super soft and stretchy so I can move any way that I need to – while still being super flattering for even this pear-shaped girl! And because these looks are so trendy, I do not mind running into the store before a run or even heading to our local Mexican restaurant after class to rehydrate with margaritas… *ahem.*
It is super exciting to have a brand as huge as SHAPE Activewear available right here in Pensacola! We are normally the last to get everything!!! (Still waiting on a Chipotle…and a Trader Joe’s… y’all put in a good word for us, wouldyouplease?) Check out Dick’s Sporting Goods at Cordova Mall to view the new Fall line of SHAPE Activewear or shop online at dickssportinggoods.com.