I imagine it’s pretty clear by now how many days a week — and really how many hours a day — I spend in leggings and a sports bra getting my sweat on. It is my happy place, where I can go to regroup and recenter, and also the place that challenges me day in and day out to be better, stronger, and more dedicated to my health. So I’m sure it also comes as no surprise that I pay close attention to the athletic clothes I wear every day in my workouts and running around the city.
First and foremost, I choose brands that reflect my values in their ethos and mission: I set out to support companies that I feel proud to wear. And second, I need clothing that fits well, holds up, and performs under pressure. Athleta is one of my favorite athletic wear lines for all these reasons, and so many more.
In a world where there’s a new legging and sneaker offered around every corner, for me, there has to be more that inspires me to wear a brand. I want it to feel good inside and out. Athleta empowers me to reach my highest potential through the incredible fit and performance of their clothes, but even more so, through their mission to empower women. I can literally feel their motto, #PowerofShe, and feel fueled by all the strong women in the Athleta community, when I put on a piece of Athleta apparel. Even better, Athleta is headed up by a female President, Nancy Green, and the company lives, breathes, and stands behind its mission to empower women, which, in turn, empowers me each time I wear a piece of their clothing.
Athleta's clothing is also high performance for my workout, to be sure. I always find a pocket for my keys in just the right place, a hidden zipper for my chapstick, a thumbhole to keep my long-sleeve tops pulled down over my wrists in colder weather. Athleta clearly works with athletes, as well as every day women, to create their apparel, and more than that, the company guarantees each item they sell, and even encourages you to take your purchase home and make sure it works before you keep it. Even better, their offerings also feel good and look good for everyday lifestyle looks (especially their cozy fall sweaters and pullovers).
Currently, I am taped from an injury in my back, and I’ve been feeling a bit defeated, but even putting on a pair of Athleta leggings empowers me to get up and go.
An impressive message, high performance wear that’s guaranteed, well-made fabrics, and comfy pieces to wear between classes in the transition to fall. What’s not to love?
Shop Athleta's fall line at www.athleta.com
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