Blog Archives

Running Apps Improve Performance

Navstar-2F satellite of the Global Positioning...

Image via Wikipedia

Summer season is full swing and now is the time to get out and enjoy life.  This time of year always takes us to the Dog Park to do our 1.9 mile runs.  We are currently meeting at 730 a.m. every morning and some of us use GPS apps like RunKeeper to keep track of progress.

There are several other apps out there to use and Nike+ has a good one as well.  They all have similar features and settings so choose the one that you like the best and stick with it.  Building a database of runs helps you track your progress on distance, speed, time, and calories burned.

The motivating part comes when you can look at your stats and see your improved performance overtime.  Trying to beat the last run is how you get better.

We all want to be healthy but most of us just want to look good and using a $2.99 running app is a cheap place to start.  Spend the change in your app store and put this on your phone for your next run.  This will help you get motivated and encourage you to workout even when you do not want to.

The run app never misses a workout.

Must have workout clothes for females, the top 4 – Get Toned

NuMetrex sports bra with heart sensing fabric

Image via Wikipedia

One of the first things I tell women that come to train with me is to wear comfortable clothing.  We do all sorts of different exercises and without the proper attire your workout could suffer.

1. Lululemon Groove Pants

Lululemon Groove Pants

If you’ve never tried Lululemon pants, you must! So much chicer than your average pair of baggy sweatpants, Lululemon’s Groove pants are the holy grail of stretchy pants–they’re thick but not too thick, just the right length, and come in numbered sizes instead of your standard S, M, and L. If you’re a tall girl, you’re in luck–Lulu makes long lengths as well!

One caveat: Groove pants start at $98. But these pants will make any butt, big or small, look FAN-TAS-TIC. Plus, you’ll wear the heck out of them, so the price is worth it! Groove pants are great for yoga or pilates due to their stretchy construction and movable fit, but they can also make a seamless transition to class attire in a pinch–talk about versatile.

Find a Lululemon store and shop online for a huge selection and special exclusives, like the Dark Denim luon pair featured above.

2. Nike Tempo Running Shorts

Nike Tempo Shorts

Available in a plethora of fun colors, Nike‘s Tempo shorts are a favorite pick among female college students, athletes or otherwise. A perennial warm weather favorite, you’ve probably noticed girls on campus in these shorts. If you’re in the market for new exercise bottoms of your own, Tempos are definitely the way to go.

Made from Nike’s special Dri-Fit fabric that wicks away sweat to keep you dry, Tempo shorts feature a 3 inch inseam, built-in briefs, and mesh side panels in contrasting colors. Don’t have time to change before class? Throw on a graphic T, a hoodie, and flip flops for a look that is casual and sporty.

You can find these shorts at all major sporting goods stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sport’s Authority.  If you prefer to shop online, Nike’s website

3. C9 Champion Sports Bra

Champion Sports Bra

The inexpensive Champion line sold at Target makes my favorite sports bra ever. Their bras fit well, don’t lose their elasticity over time, and provide great support, plus they come in super cute colors and patterns. If you have a large bust, Champion bras might not work for you, but definitely head to Target and try one on just to be sure.

At under $20, these bras are an absolute must have–in more colors than one! Get to your nearest Target store and pick one up, or check out the selection at Target.com.

4. Under Armour HeatGear Tank Top

Under Armour HeatGear Tank

Under Armour’s HeatGear tank tops are great in and out of the gym. They come in a variety of colors, have a comfortable compression fit, cute racerback, built in bra, and a flattering long length.

Of course, these tanks also boast some great technological features, too–the HeatGear fabric wicks away moisture to keep you cool, and the fabric has anti-microbial properties, plus an impressive 30+ SPF sun protection which will come in handy if you’re taking your workouts outside.

While probably not appropriate for everyday classes, in an emergency, the HeatGear top is okay for normal wear, especially because of its long length. True story: when I locked myself out of my house this summer and needed to go to a nearby grocery store to use a phone, I was so glad I was wearing this top and a pair of shorts instead of a sports bra!

repost from CollegeFashion.net

%d bloggers like this: