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zara launches activewear

shopping, fitnessAnna KellerComment
 from Zara's  GYMWEAR  collection

from Zara's GYMWEAR collection

This past week, I threw myself into the local boutique fitness scene. I took a boxing class at Athletx, a spinning class at Rev, and an HIIT at work (yeah, I'm lucky enough to have fitness facilities and classes at my job. it's nice.) It was fun, rewarding, and HARD. There were times that I could barely make it into my office desk chair, but those sore muscles are the best reminder that if you aren't challenging yourself, you aren't changing yourself. And since I'm slated to be wearing a bikini in the Dominican Republic in a few short days, I need all the change I can get.

A big part of motivating myself to take these killer classes is making sure I like what I'm wearing when I exercise. I've written about this many times, but wearing cute fitness attire makes all of the difference in how you feel during a workout. It also goes to say that the proper wardrobe choices can help with performance, too. No one won a 100-meter race wearing an old college tee shirt and yoga pants, that's for sure.

Yesterday was my rest day, which meant that I had a little extra time to do some internet browsing. Yesterday also happened to be the day that Zara nonchalantly released an activewear collection on its e-commerce site. Coincidence? I think not. The collection features the most beautiful neutrals, sleek swimsuits, slouchy grey sweatshirts, "pushup leggings" and just a touch of neon. Perfection. They're also all at a shockingly affordable price point, which means that I might have to reward my hard week of work with a new outfit (or two).