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Trend Report: 2015 Spring Workout Essentials

Implementing these hot fitness trends might be exactly what you need to jumpstart your spring workout routine. Here’s what you’ll need to hit the ground running once spring has sprung.

PRINTED SPANDEX. No more boring black pants — when it comes to spandex, everything is bright and bold. Funky disco swirls and exotic animal prints (e.g., snakeskin, leopard) are just a few of the swatches we’re seeing on workout leggings. For something softer and subdued, try ombre or floral patterns, which are also on trend. Tip: Use these patterns to your advantage since their optical illusions can maximize — or minimize — certain body shapes and features.

STRAPPY SPORTS BRAS. Stylish sports bras popped up in last spring’s sporty chic wardrobe trend, and they’ve gained even more momentum since then. Support up top has never been more inventive and, this spring, it’s all about straps: In the front, in the back, and even on the side — strappy bras look feminine and offer a better range of motion and comfort. Tip: Sports bras are also trending in street wear, so feel free to wear these pretty pieces outside of workouts, too.

ONLINE WORKOUTS. While Fitbit and other wearable technologies are still having a moment, right on its heels are workout videos streamed from YouTube or iTunes right to your phone or tablet. Videos are either free or subscription-based and so long as you have Wi-Fi, you can get in a guided workout no matter where you are. TIP: With a mobile workout, it’s easy to transform any corner, like a breezy backyard, into an al fresco gym — just add yoga mat, weights, and towels.

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