• If you’re in the market for some new fitness gear, pencil in some time to shop this week, as retailers like REI, Nike and Lucy offer deep discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
Drexel University seniors Ashley Revay and Erin Moffit are banking on bottles for their new startup Chakra Fitwear. The concept: to create a line of stylish, ecofriendly yoga and fitness clothes made from recycled plastic bottles.
Philadelphia Runner is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend in classic Philly Runner style. In addition to the fun run happening tonight at the Center City location, the shop’s University City outpost is hosting a big ol’ sidewalk sale, with a mountain of running shoes on discount. Oh, and there are free cupcakes, too.
The sale’s going on today and tomorrow, but I would suggest going over sooner rather than later if you need something specific. Lord knows those shoes won’t last. The University City store is located at 37th and Walnut. It’s open until 7 p.m. tonight, and reopens tomorrow morning at 11.
When it comes to shopping for fitness gear, Lululemon and Nike aren’t the only games in town anymore. While the ol’ standbys are going strong, of course, lots of new activewear brands and lines have been cropping up in some surprising places lately—stores and websites you wouldn’t necessarily think to shop for fitness gear.
Here are six of our favorites (with photos, of course).
With low-profile, compact gear, even city-dwellers short on outdoor space can get their grill on. Here are our top picks for city barbecuing, whether you’ve got a tiny patio, rooftop deck or skinny balcony.
Tired of wearing that ratty-t-shirt-and-black-pants ensemble when you work out? Now’s the time to spring for some new workout gear. These prints are intense, yes, but that’s the whole point—to add some kick to your workout wardrobe. Here’s to a bit—or, well, a lot—of color.
We have a web meeting every morning here at Philly Mag HQ, during which the editors of our eight (awesome, amazing) blogs get together to go over our lineups for the day ahead. So imagine my glee when Shoppist editor Emily Goulet told the group that she was doing a post on how sneakers are the new stilettos because tennis shoes, of all things, are suddenly the hot new accessory in fashion. I think I audibly WAHOOOOED at the news.
The 12th Street Gym just posted a photo of the 2014 Broad Street Run race shirt, which one of its employees received in the mail along with her race bib.
I have to say, I love, love, love this year’s design. The fonts are great, the illustration is great, and it keeps with the vintage feel of the throwback BSR shirts I told you about yesterday.
What do you think?
Huzzah! Urban Outfitters’ new fitness brand, Without Walls, has finally made an in-store appearance in our area. The brand officially got off the ground last month, with rollouts as mini-boutiques inside UO stores in California and New York, but at the time, there were no plans to bring it to any stores in our area.
It is the absolute worst when you get to the gym, only to realize you forgot something crucial, am I right? Besides the obvious—shoes, socks, sports bra, etc.—there are three things I consider absolute gym necessities: dry shampoo, face cleanser and hair bands.