It’s pretty common knowledge that a good workout, by definition, is not one that you’re going to look great doing (and definitely not one that you’ll come out of looking your best). But with the right threads – we’re talking workout gear that is all at once functional, comfortable and stylish – looking good and killing it at the gym don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Luckily, a helping hand from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars-turned-activewear-designers means that you can take a page (ie. an outfit) straight out the books (i.e. closets) of those who make looking good during a crazy workout seem normal, and totally easy.
1. Kate Hudson, Fabletics
Known for its stylish, colorful prints and its innovative tech, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics line, which she created in collaboration with JustFab Inc., is all about offering top-notch exercise gear for a fraction of the usual cost. Plus, for Hudson, some of the biggest priorities have always been to create garments that could just as easily be worn to the gym as they could to brunch, and to make pieces that help women (and now men, too, with the launch of FL2) look and feel comfortable and confident.
2. Brooke Burke-Charvet, Caelum Lifestyle
Firm in her belief that fitness shouldn’t be anything shy of fashionable, Brooke Burke-Charvet launched her fitness line, Caelum, with the goal of creating exercise clothing that is at once functional and totally stylish. The Latin word for “chisel,” Caelum also became an acronym for all of the things that Burke-Charvet hoped the brand could embody – core, active, evolve, live, uplift, and motivate – according to an interview with OK! Magazine back in 2013.
3. Julianne Hough, MPG x Julianne Hough
Dancer and actress Julianne Hough joined forces with MPG Sport earlier this year to launch her own activewear line – yet another line that’s all about functional, but fashionable, workout gear. A collection that Hough has referred to as “sassy” thanks to her design influence, her main priority, aside from comfort, was about making sure that the pieces looked cute, with a touch of sexiness to them. That means bright hues, and sports bras galore.
4. Rita Ora, Adidas x Rita Ora
We’re still obsessing over Rita Ora’s collaboration with Adidas, which brought a slew of colorful, bold, and totally fun graphics to some of the fitness brand’s classics. From classic florals to Japanese- and pop art-inspired prints, Ora brought a playful feel to workout staples, making them ideal for sporting in the gym and outside of it. (Some pieces, like the occasional slim tube skirt, are pretty much made for wearing out.)
5. Carrie Underwood, CALIA
When Carrie Underwood launched her fitness line, CALIA, her primary goal was to make it easier for women like herself to squeeze workouts into their lifestyles naturally and seamlessly. With features like rapid-evaporation wicking technology and odor-inhibiting fabrics, the pieces in Underwood’s collection make feeling and looking great while working up a sweat easier than ever. Plus, CALIA is available in extended sizes, including short, long, and XS – 2X, making it easy for any and every woman to find her perfect fit.
6. Beyoncé, Ivy Park
We’ve only been waiting for this collection for, like, ever. Beyoncé’s much-anticipated fitness line, Ivy Park, is available exclusively at Topshop (or Nordstrom’s Topshop enclave), and compared to a lot of the other celebrity lines out there, this is certainly a more minimalistic look than the usual. Save for the occasional and very in-your-face “Ivy Park” text on the pieces, all of the different items, which range from sports bras and leggings to hoodies and hats, go for a pretty simple look and color palette. Leave it to Bey to make minimalism look out-of-this-world stylish.
7. Morgan Stewart,Touché L.A. x Morgan Stewart
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ Morgan Stewart just teamed up with Touché L.A. to launch her own athleisure line, which strikes the perfect balance between chicness, practicality, and simplicity. With light and breezy fabrics, a carefully selected color palette, and leggings that solve the longstanding problem of camel-toe, which Stewart admitted that she is no stranger to, this is the kind of workout gear that we can totally see ourselves full-on living in.
8. Whitney Port, Target x Whitney Port
Just like every celebrity athleisure designer bring their own flair to their line, Whitney Port’s forthcoming activewear line, which she’s creating in partnership with Target, is going to be inspired by a special part of Port’s background: ballet. Drawing on the pastel pinks and delicate characteristics of the dance form for some pieces in the collection, Port also reportedly has plans to tie in patterns and prints from her clothing line, Whitney Eve, for the project. Comprised of the basics like tank tops and leggings to other essentials like jackets, the collection is set to be released in September 2016.
Now that you’re dressed for success (at the gym), it’s time to zero in on your nutrition. About nine out of ten Americans are nutrient deficient, so it’s important to take the proper vitamins and supplements. Through an online consultation, WellPath can help determine your unique solution.