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  • 3 Fitness Apps That Actually Work

    July 28th, 2014

    So you've gone to BFly Activewear and stocked up on the cutest workout gear. Now what? You've got to actually put those clothes to good use! You've heard the phrase "there's an app for that" and its definitely true. But how effective are fitness apps? Shouldn't you just get out there and start sweating? What's really the point of an electronic voice screaming at you to do reps when you can count them in your head? In some cases, this is true. There's no substitute for good old fashioned hard work. However, I have come across a few apps that truly helped me go above and beyond what I thought were my limits.

    I'm the type of person who would prefer to have a jacked personal trainer in my face constantly yelling at me to go faster and push harder. I find it motivating and I thrive off the accountability. I don't always have time for that though. This is where fitness apps come in. I've compiled a list of 3 Essential Fitness Apps that are tried and tested and proved their worthiness. So without further ado, I bring you the list.

    1. 0 toScreen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.37.30 PM 10k Runner: I really can't express how great my faith is in this app. I would marry it. Well maybe not, but the ability of this little app to motivate me to sign up for a half-marathon was something I'd never experienced in an iPhone application. I went from struggling mightily to run a single mile to running 7 miles in just six weeks. This isn't a joke. I've never been a runner, but I was in decent(ish) shape. This app breaks down each run into intervals of running and walking. This makes the distances seem incredibly manageable without making it too easy. A voice tells you when to start running and then when to start walking. You can also play music over the app so there's no worrying about hearing your own pants and puffs as you workout. The apps also features achievement badges such as ran a 3k. It seems like a very juvenile feature, but the badges are actually super motivating. Take my word for it, if you're interesting in running as a form of exercise GET THIS APP. And when it comes time for you to run that 10k (I just know you'll be signing up for) why not sport some high fashion fitnesswear? In the Strut-This Polka Dot Sassy Scoop you'll be the first place finisher in fashion without a doubt. Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.42.52 PM

    Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.39.54 PM2. Map My Run: This is a very popular app for good reason. Who doesn't want to know the total distance of their run/walk/ride? This app literally maps out the route you run while providing voice updates on the total distance you've traveled. It's also totally compatible with your music so you can stay pumped up while you get your move on. You can also follow your friends and compare runs- this is a great way to stay accountable and motivated. Imagine yourself in some banging blue NUX Activewear Camilla Capris while you knock out a 5k. Smart and stylish.Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.44.30 PM

    Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.41.21 PM3. Pandora Internet Radio: Ok, so this isn't technically a "fitness app," but if you aren't using Pandora during your workout you're missing out big time. It's kind of like not owning a Heroine Sport Racer Jacket (sidenote: you're going to look like a total badass in this jacket.) Pandora is absolutely essential to my workouts. No matter what mood you're in, Pandora has a station that's going to get you pumped up and sweating. The music library is limitless, you're going to discover new music every time you step on the treadmill. I've tried making my own workout playlists (like countless others) and quickly became bored with my selection. Pandora solves this problem...for free. Some stations I'm a big fan of are Dance Cardio (if you're feeling some high-energy David Guetta jams) and Classic Rock Power Workout (if you're feeling inspiring Journey while you crank out some crunches). Seriously show me someone who's going to quit running while "Don't Stop Believing" is blaring through your earbuds.Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 1.46.06 PM

    So that's the list, not a definitive one, but it's a good place to start. Visit BFly Activewear, get some bossy threads, then head on over to your App Store and download these apps. Head to your favorite workout spot. Give it a few minutes. BAM- you're going to be loving every drop of sweat. Don't forgot to sign up to stay updated and in-the-know with all the latest BFly Activewear news by entering your email. Until next time- stay motivated!

     

  • Rese Activewear: Fashion Meets Fitness

    July 24th, 2014

    Screen shot 2014-07-23 at 2.38.21 PMBfly Activewear is a proud carrier of Rese Activewear. Rese Activewear, pronounced Re-see, was founded by Gail Reisman. Gail was raised in New York and became a buyer for Macy's before moving to Los Angeles. Throughout her career she has sought to create clothing she couldn't find but her customers wanted. Inspired by her passion for fashion and fitness, Gail set out to create a clothing line that would allow women to look good while being active. Offering sports bras, leggings and tops, Rese has everything you need to feel sexy while you sweat. Initially started as a pilates clothing company, Rese now has clothing that works for absolutely any activity.

    Screen shot 2014-07-23 at 2.34.34 PMThe fusion of flair and function can be seen in the Power Natalie Cropped Leggings. The moisture-wicking fabric lets you stay cool and the fun patterns are an amazing added bonus. Workouts become a lot more fun when you feel good about how you look. You won't believe how soft the fabric feels against your skin.

    Rese is designed to be transitioned effortlessly from the gym to the streets. The entire collection of activewear can be worn day or night, no matter where your busy life takes you. Imagine being able to cut out the transition from workout clothes to casual street clothes- with Rese, you can.

    Screen shot 2014-07-23 at 2.41.14 PMThe Power Mesh Lacy Tank provides superior support for your yoga class and superior style for your lunch date all in one top. Rese Activewear's entire line is perfect for any type of workout: running, yoga, cycling, pilates, or just keeping an eye on your toddler. Visit Bfly Activewear to see our entire selection of brands, including Rese.

  • Guts and Grace- Fitness Trends Take Over

    July 16th, 2014

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    One is a grueling strength and conditioning program that combines aspects of weightlifting with aerobic exercise. The other is a workout designed to tone your body into the slender physique of a dancer. CrossFit and barre workouts are two of the most popular fitness trends in recent memory. The two workouts differ greatly, but have a common goal of giving you the best body of your life. B-Fly activewear has the gear to get you moving.Screen shot 2014-07-16 at 3.09.57 PM

    With CrossFit, you can expect a grueling hour filled with exercises such as push-ups, deadlifts, and burpees (to name a few). In order to make it through such varied movements you need workout gear that moves with you. Trina Turk Activewear provides the perfect option with moisture wicking Seafoam Neo Geo Capris. Trina Turk provides the perfect marriage of fashion and performance.

    CrossFit has taken the country by storm. You can find a CrossFit gym in almost every city in America. In Los Angeles, CrossFit City of Angels boasts a tight knit community made up of people from all walks of life. If you want a competitive atmosphere where the workout is constantly changing, CrossFit is for you. Visit the B-Fly Activewear store for an entire selection of clothing dedicated to CrossFit training.

    Screen shot 2014-07-16 at 3.13.33 PMOn the opposite end of the spectrum, barre workouts feature little cardio. Don't be fooled, barre workout are known as some of the most intense. Participants stand at a ballet barre and use their own body weight for resistance. The workouts are designed to provide you with the long, lean muscles of a dancer- and who doesn't want that? Before you hit your local studio, you'll need to right clothing. Barre gear should be functional without getting in the way. Strut-This provides a complete line of clothing perfect for barre workouts. The Black Yogi Tank provides support and style in a single package. Barre workouts have seen massive success throughout the nation. In Los Angeles, The Main Barre promises actual results. In fact, their motto is "more than just a trend." Check out their blog for more information.

    No matter which bandwagon you decide to board, there's no arguing with results. Make sure to stop by B-Fly Activewear to snag some fitness fashion so you can get the most out of your workout. Sweat in style.

     

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