Gear Up For Spring With These Gym-Ready Essentials

And if these cute ensembles don’t energize you, we’re pretty sure these pictures of Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr in action will. 



Fame Flynet

The recent emergence of ballet-inspired workouts has converted throngs of pilates and yoga fans into budding ballerinas. Fans tout the lengthening and toning benefits of classes like Barre Method, Cardio Barre, and Ballet Beautiful.  

Live The Process

Classic Geometric Legging ($185)

A sleek, geometric style from new brand, Live The Process. 

Michael Stars

Mesh U-Neck Top ($68)

A pale pink, perforated tee that is easy to throw on post-workout. 

Koral Activewear

Sports Bra with Strap Detail ($66)

This sports bra has skinny straps but a hefty band, making it ideal for dancing freely.



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Favored by those who hate being trapped indoors, under fluorescent lighting, and uncomfortably close to an overachiever on an elliptical. The best part: it is always free. 

Napa Long Sleeve ($70)

A lightweight, breathable, long-sleeve tee helps stave off the early morning chill. 

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Running Leggings ($85)

A bright print will put some spring in your step and the mid-calf length won’t ride up. 

Free iD Running Shoe ($135)

A lightweight, flexible sole for a “barefoot-like ride.”




Spice up your usual cardio workout with some boxing. Extra bonus: it doubles as both self-defense training and stress management. 

MX Training Boxing Gloves ($180)

Invest in a good pair of boxing gloves in classic red. 


Pique Bomber Jacket ($65)

This breathable piqué bomber wicks away moisture and looks sharp.  

Alexander Wang

French Terry Sweatpants ($195)

Get warmed up in these gray sweatpants. 

Weight Lifting



To really define muscles, you need to incorporate weights into your workout regimen. We can’t quite get our heads around Miranda Kerr’s massive weights at left, but it’s clearly working for her.  

5 lb. Rubber Hex Dumbbell ($7)

These rubber dumbells look serious, but they only weigh five pounds. 

Seasonless Skinny Capri ($20)

Comfort and flexibility are key, so naturally this cheerleading brand has you covered.  

Victoria’s Secret

Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra ($55)

This new sports bra is made from a breathable fabric and features a double-layer front-closure, resulting in a secure fit that keeps you cool. 




If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach, get out there. Surfing burns between 500-800 calories per hour.

Mara Hoffman Rays Rash Guard ($140) and Bikini Bottom ($96) in Rays Pink

A matching rash guard and bikini bottom will keep you protected from the sun in style, even if you end up mainly underwater. 

Chief Joseph Oversized Jacquard Towel ($50)

The perfect, plush, patterned towel. 

Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ ($35)

You’ll need a broad-spectrum sunscreen that won’t budge.




As good for the mind as it is for the body, this once trendy workout is now a mainstay. 

Nova Trailblazer Performance Capri ($98) 

The wide waistband and sport lamé detailing on these leggings are so flattering you almost don’t need to workout. We said almost

Forever 21

Color Pop Workout Tank ($18)

Part of the newly re-launched Forever 21 Activewear collection, this black tank is updated with colorful, cross-strap detailing. 

PROlite Mat ($78)

A zero-waste, non-slip, lightweight mat that comes with a lifetime guarantee.