Feeling less than inspired to work out? Maybe a new pair of running shoes or even a body board will get you amped enough to go outside, hit the gym or take a new class. These brands deliver major motivation in their newest spring fitness apparel and keep it local.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 – Kaleidoscope Collection (Women’s and Men’s, $130 at Brooks Running)
This 16th edition running shoe adapts to your every step with plush cushioning and supportive alignment. They’ve updated the V-Groove folds to absorb more impact, so each run feels effortless. Plus, look at this design – it’s incredible. It’s like Tron and a Q-Bert got together and had a running shoe baby.
Oiselle Runaway Bride Dress (Women’s, $140 at Oiselle)
“Born and raced in Seattle” brand Oiselle has women’s fitness figured out. Everything from running to cross-fit to WEDDINGS! Yep, and it’s perfect for a May wedding, taking athleisure into athleformal with one single bound. And yes there is a Groom Top and even some bridesmaid dresses they might actually wear again!
Sodo LS Cooldown in Heather Emerald (Men’s, $78 at Sodo Apparel)
SODO Apparel has the best basics around with real fantastic craftsmanship. This long-sleeve shirt works great after working out and helps regulate your body’s fluctuating temperatures. The best part is that it’s super comfortable, breathable and wicks away sweat.
Sub Pop Sweatpant Logo Emroidered (Unisex, $45 at Sub Pop)
Because maybe you just want sweatpants with your favorite record label on them.
Chrome Industries Wind Cobra Riding Jacket (Men’s; $120 at Chrome)
For the ride-or-die urban rider (say that 7 times fast), this “bike armor” keeps rain at bay as you slip through traffic. Plus, it has a superhero component: their Chrome Reveal Raglan reflective pattern gives extra visibility when you’re on the bike, but disappears when relaxed.
Marimekko for Target Body Board ($34.99 at Target; available in April)
If you’re low on cash, Target’s Marimekko line includes a body board you can bring out to the coast, and yes this counts as exercise! Coupled with their swimwear + swim leggings (it’s a thing), you can hit the beach this summer in style. If you want to get serious about surfing, though, check out Surf Ballard for the real gear.
Enwrap Top by Manduka (Women’s, $62 available at Barefoot Yoga Co.)
Look, everyone does yoga now, including the Mariners, and if you haven’t tried it, maybe you’re missing your calling! At the very least, the studio-to-street loose and chic style may speak to you. Seattle’s Barefoot Yoga Co carries fashion-forward, minimalist yoga wear perfect for the beginner to the seasoned vet.
Reebok Stompers (Possibly unisex if they know what’s good for them, $175 at Reebok)
If you’re still feeling lackluster about sweating it out, Reebok is here to the rescue. Their Stompers, out in late April, will help you defeat not just your budding ennui, but a huge alien as well. If you can’t do it for yourself, at least do it for your love of Ripley.