Many couples and close friends hike, jog and take classes together—time well spent on many levels for sure. Many Americans spend up to 3 hours or more a week exercising—if that is what your ‘person’ enjoys, then the gift of active wear is a win-win.
Once upon a time, I went to the gym 5 days a week. I rushed over there after work with my gym bag in hand and threw on a workout outfit that I kept in the bag. Chances are most days my ensemble didn’t match at best and may or may not have had bleach stains on it at worst. I thought that because I had curves like a California canyon highway that I couldn’t find clothes that fit me the way I wanted them to. I swung back and forth between clothes that were dangerously tight to baggy old shirts and leggings.
I started going to a spin class with my husband. He watched me fidget and look uneasy every single class. The uncomfortable look on my face was obvious. Why? I was insecure in what I was wearing. Eventually I stopped going to this class with him and stuck to working out in the early AM hours before the gym got crowded.
As a gift to me, my husband hit the internet hard and bought several great options for my workout attire. I was overwhelmed. Not only did I now look great on that elliptical, but I was confident. That confidence was sexy. Is this kind of silly? Sure. But having an outfit that matched and fit was a big deal to me.
This was the best Valentine’s Day gift I have ever received. It wasn’t an over-the-top gift laced with candy and flowers. It was the gift of health, happiness and fitness—all in a box of sports bras, active tanks and supportive capris.
Have you seen the line of active apparel on HerRoom.com? Here is one of my favorites.