Getting Fit While Shopping
Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 8:00 am
We’ve all been there. We’re in the midst of running a list of errands and we suddenly remember: “I forgot to workout today!”. Instead of skipping the gym entirely and ruining your routine, why don’t you exercise while you shop?! Don’t worry, we’re not talking about sprinting from store to store in the mall. A surprising number of fitness apparel stores are now offering classes in select stores for free or for a reasonable price. We’ve come up with a list of the most popular stores for you to check out.
Athleta is seen as one of the fastest growing brands in the fitness apparel game. In addition to providing reasonably priced athletic gear Athleta also offers in-store fitness classes at select stores. Be sure to check out your local store’s website to see a schedule for their fitness classes, group runs, and special events. To see your closest Athleta location click here.
Everyone knows of Nike, but not everyone knows they offer programs like run clubs or Nike Training Classes. Like it sounds, a run club offers a community for those who’d like to run with others. However, Nike Training Classes are fitness classes based on the Nike fitness app. Keep in mind these programs are only available at select stores and programs do fill up quickly. So, if you can pre-register for a class it would be a good idea to do so. To see a list of upcoming Nike run clubs or Nike Training Classes click here.
Don’t let the price tag of Lululemon’s quality yoga and workout gear scare you off. Plenty of Lululemon locations offer a free weekly class hosted by local instructors or guest studios which specialize in yoga, meditation, or some other type of fitness activity. To see if you live near a Lululemon store click here.
Considering Reebok is now the official provider of everything Crossfit (apparel, shoes, etc.) they thought it would be a good idea to toss their hat into the fitness ring. Trust us, you’ll be glad they did. Reebok has designated “FitHubs” at select stores in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. which host a variety of fitness classes specializing in kettle bell, cardio-dancing, and CrossFit routines. To find out if you live near a FitHub click here.