Workouts

  • The New Street Style

    December 16th, 2015

    I remember the episode of Gossip Girl when Blair screamed "Tights are not pants!!!" and ever since then I've been somewhat skeptical about this activewear as streetwear trend, but I have to admit, I'm now on board. Every activewear or "athleisure" brand has their own spin to it whether it be "From Dawn to Dinner", "Gym to Street", or my personal favorite "From Barre to Bar" the concept is the same, activewear can be fashionable. Throw on your favorite leggings with a cashmere sweater and some boots or a leather jacket and some converse, the opportunities are endless.

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    Mesh leggings with a leather jacket and some Nike's is great for running around in the city.

    Check out the Electric Yoga Ballerina Lace Up Legging!

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    This Heroine Sport outfit is simple yet perfect for a day on the run paired with some white Converse Chuck Taylors.

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    The perfect all black outfit for to and from the yoga studio, simple and chic. We love the Track & Bliss Black Skye Crop Top paired with the Black City Control Leggings. 

  • Electric Yoga-Bright colors and HOT mesh to take you into the new year looking your best!

    December 8th, 2015

    Electric Yoga is known for their vibrant colors and cutting edge design and their latest collection does not disappoint! Space-dye prints, contrast stitching, compression leggings to keep it all in, and mesh like you've never seen it before. 

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    I love the Pink Panther Sports Bra for its thick banded strappy back that offers support andcomfort, not to mention sexiness. Pair the Pink Panther bra with the Compression Legging in Pink and the matching Seamless Jacket in Pink for a girly yet badass look.IMG_5985There are really no words to describe these Sexy Mesh Leggings. The geometric cut out designs combined with the different mesh textures bring a whole new element to the mesh trend and we can't get enough.

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    Shop the Zip Up Burn Out Jacket and the rest of the 2016 Electric Yoga Collection at B-fly Activewear!

  • Fourth of July Sale!

    June 29th, 2015

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    It's officially Summer and B-Fly is gearing up for a smokin' hot holiday weekend, why not start it off with some savings? With the launch of our men's page, we now offer some of the best men's and women's activewear and streetwear! Go from the gym to the street in style with brands such as MichiNY, Tavik for men and women, Zanerobe, Heroine Sport, and many more! 

     

    4thsale__v2insta_ss15Save on the coolest styles of the season with everything from men's joggers and tees to women's printed leggings and mesh tanks. Use code JULY20 at checkout, don't miss out!

     

    Check out our "what's new" page for all new arrivals!

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  • No More Rainchecks: Rainy Day Workouts

    September 4th, 2014

    It's raining outside. Perfect excuse not to get in some exercise right? Wrong. Now, you can use your favorite time-killing social website to help you get in a quick session at home. That's right- we're talking about Pinterest. BFly Activewear has a great Pinterest page to help you get started. To get things started I'm going to provide 2 links with workouts I think are the most effective and fun.

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    From Shape Magazine, this workout is perfect for those of us with very little room at home. Wall sits and against-the-wall pushups make for a grueling workout, even when all you have to work with is your own body weight and a wall. You also might need some sleek workout threads to make sure no baggy clothing gets in your way. Go on over to BFly and get your hands on Emma Drawstring Shorts by NUX. Not only are they cute, but they're perfect for providing a full-range of movement without getting in your way. Screen shot 2014-09-04 at 1.19.57 PM

    2. Orange is the New Black- (Cell Block Workout)

    This one is so much fun. Not only will this workout leave you feeling exhausting and accomplished, it's also inspired by a great TV show. It's a workout from Fitsugar and features 10 quick minutes of body-sculpting moves. In honor of the show, I'm feature a great orange item from BFly (don't forget you can shop by color). Below are the Dynamic Duo Leggings by Koral Activewear. They are so so perfect for any workout with mesh panels to make them extra breathable (perfect for an indoor workout). Screen shot 2014-09-04 at 1.15.22 PM

    Don't forget to use Pinterest to keep finding ways to stay active!

  • Kicking Bags and Taking Names

    August 28th, 2014

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    It's said that laughter is the best medicine. Sometimes this is true...and sometimes what you really need is a good kick in the bag. I'm talking about kickboxing. It's one of the most effective workouts out there, with an almost cult-like following. What's more is that it's an amazing stress-reliever. What could be better than slamming your fists into a weighted bag after that ridiculous argument with your boss? Nothing.

    When I say kickboxing, you probably think one of two things. 1. Kickboxing- as in a couple of men wearing no shirts and silky shorts going to town on each other with their legs, arms and fists. There's no escaping the fact this type of kickboxing is a contact sport. This is not the type of kickboxing I would recommend, but if it's your cup of tea then be sure to visit www.kickboxing.com for all the latest news.

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    2. Kickboxing (workout)- This is the kind of kickboxing I'm talking about.

    This workout burns tons of calories and will get you sweating like never before. You'll come out of the workout feeling exhausted, drained, but most importantly-accomplished. You'll be burning on average 500 calories (the more intense the workout, the more calories you burn). You're going to be throwing uppercuts, jabs, driving knees and kicking legs. Think uppercut, jab, jab, hook, sidekick. Then repeat. For an hour. It's a tough, vigorous workout but the results speak for themselves. Fitness Blender has done a great job detailing this type of workout (including what body parts you'll be focusing on and what types of moves to expect.) You can find workouts online at places such as Youtube, Daily Burn, or even Fitness Blender. However, I would recommend going to a class. There's nothing like a screaming instructor for some good motivation, plus they'll make sure your form is looking tip top.

    Classes

    A few places in Los Angeles specialize in kickboxing workouts and training. Zero to Hero on South Oxford Avenue offers top-notch instructors and competitive prices. Kickboxing is their most popular class so you can be sure they know their stuff! Foxy and Fierce offers a women's kickboxing class and get this- first class is free.

    I live in Atlanta and I can't wait to begin classes at X3 Sports in Inman Park. Their schedule is amazing, with more than 4 kickboxing classes a day. They've had massive success, with some people losing up to 15 lbs in their first month. Wow. Seriously, can't argue with those results. Plus, it's not just about weight loss, it's about toning too. Best of both worlds.

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    Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 12.34.46 PMSo you're all signed up and ready to go crazy on some punching bags...now what? You've got to look fly while you're doing your thing! You should know exactly where to get all the freshest fitness fashion by now, but if you need some reminding- Visit BFly Activewear right now. Everybody (maybe just me) has imagined the Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 12.39.01 PMfeeling of being in the middle of a boxing ring, light on your feet, warming up with your hood still on. Show up in the Camo Windbreaker Hoodie by Heroine Sport and you're going to be looking like a boss. With pockets, draw-string closure, and water resistant-fabric it's the perfect option to wear to a high-intensity workout.

    Next up, also by Heroine Sport, a great little sports bra called the Black Studio Bra. It's the perfect blend of support and function. It has breathable, 4-way stretch fabric and mesh details for maximum breath-ability. But most importantly, it's perfect for showing off those abs you'll be sculpting in your kickboxing classes.

    These are a few of my favorite pieces but of course BFly has all the latest and greatest brands and workout gear. Don't forget to sign up for all the latest and greatest deals and updates on the BFly homepage!

  • Alo+Yoga: A Match Made in Heaven

    August 14th, 2014

    Yoga has been around for thousands of years, so what gives this exercise its lasting power? In a word, effectiveness. Actually, the more I talked to my friends who swear by yoga, the more I found it to be ingrained in their lifestyle. Many of them swear by it for stress-relief. All of them swear by its ability to produce results. Here at BFly Activewear, we carry the perfect brand to suit all your yoga needs: Alo Yoga. Alo uses the highest quality, most technologically-advanced fabrics to ensure their clothes fit all your needs. When it comes to providing maximum stretchability and temperature control, look no further- Alo has a product for you. Today I'm going to explore 3 popular types of yoga and 3 pieces by Alo that will pair perfectly with these types of classes.

    1. Bikram Yoga

    Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.38.59 PMBikram Yoga was founded by Bikram Choudhury more than 30 years ago. Essentially, rooms are Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.42.21 PMartificially heated as you go through a series of 26 different poses. You're going to be pouring sweat. I'm serious. Pouring. But at the end of the class, you'll feel incredibly cleansed. It's very easy to find a local Bikram class near you. If you're in Los Angeles, try Bikram Yoga Downtown LA.

    So now you know what Bikram is, what should you wear? You're going to need something cool and breezy. Alo Yoga has got you covered. For maximum breath-ability while you pose, try the Side Drape Tank by Alo Yoga. It comes in three different colors to suit your mood, but most importantly its high-quality fabric keeps temperatures down, even as you're working up a sweat.

    2. Hatha

    Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.52.16 PMBasically, Hatha yoga is any type of yoga that's going to be teaching you the basic physical postures. It's a great place to start. If you want an easy introduction to the world of yoga, a class marked hatha is the place for you. At the end Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.51.41 PMof the class, you'll feel longer, leaner, and more relaxed.

    In LA, try Yoga Circle Downtown. You won't build up as much of a sweat in this type of class, but you'll still need some leggings that keep you feeling covered and comfortable. That's what Alo's Block Leggings are perfect. I love the black and grey option and the fabric is so soft you won't believe it. When I'm in downward facing dog, the last thing I want to be worried about is being exposed to the rest of the class. The Block Leggings have got you covered- literally. With 4-way stretch technology, these leggings will meet all your yoga needs.

    3. Restorative

    Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.59.46 PMStressed out? Need a breather? Try restorative yoga for all your frayed-nerve needs. In a Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 12.59.56 PMrestorative yoga class, you'll be using props such as blocks and blankets to assist you in your poses. You'll be exerting minimal effort compared to the other styles of yoga we've detailed, but yoga isn't all about the workout. It's just as much about the spiritual and emotional benefits. Once again, if you're in the LA area, call Yoga at the Raven to schedule a class. Everybody knows a good outfit can go a long way when it comes to feeling great about yourself, so throw on the Rolled Cuff Tunic by Alo Yoga in one of three great colors before you head to your restorative yoga class. You'll be looking great and feeling great inside and out in no time.

    Now you're officially versed in all the basics of yoga. There's always so much more to learn, so why not learn by doing? Find a class near you today or try practicing at home. Do Yoga With Me is a great online resource for free yoga classes and lessons. But before you do either, make sure to stop by BFly Activewear to check out our Alo section and our section dedicated solely to yoga. Don't forget to sign up on the BFly website for all the latest BFly deals, steals and updates.

  • 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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