Fit Fashion is Upping Its Game
It’s Fashion Week in NYC, so in honor of that let’s talk gym fashion. The most interesting thing I’ve read about so far is called the Polo Tech smartshirt by Ralph Lauren.
Here’s the gist: While you are exercising using a special fitness app, your smartshirt is gathering data about your vital statics and is sending them to the app in real time. Based on this information, the app will adjust the next exercise for you to do to get the maximum results, for a customized workout.
Silver fibers woven into the fabric of the activeware shirt send signals to your iPhone with information about your heart rate, breathing, stress levels, steps taken and calories burned based on g-force measurements.
It’s fascinating to see how technology, fitness and fashion are combining and I’m curious to see if it will catch on or not. It retails for $295.
On a less high-tech note, I’ve been seeing the wild legging trends all over Instagram and at gyms where I workout. By wild I mean very loud colors splashed all over a person’s lower half making a statement that says, “Look at me NOW.” I usually like to be more incognito when I’m training on my own so I can be all stealth like and take over the squat rack before anyone notices. I guess I’m more Ninja fashion that way.
Fashion is a good indication to other people what’s going on with you. For example, my trainer always knows when it’s Instagram picture day, because that’s when I’ll wear cute clothes from my clothing sponsors and lipstick. The rest of the time I’m in sweats and consider the public lucky if my hair is brushed.
The one thing I am pretty consistent with though is wearing funny t-shirts. I figure if people are going to look at my chest while I lift anyway, why not provide thought provoking advertising for my blog? Here are some of my favorites:
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