If you have read the story under my “About the Author” tab, you might know that I was born in West Palm Beach, FL and lived there until about age 10. I stumbled upon Palm Beach Athletic Wear’s site while on a mission to discover new fitness blogs. Two other fellow healthy lifestyle bloggers, Lisa and Lindsay had written review about PB Athletic Wear’s apparel and I was instantly interested and intrigued by the products because of their vibrant colors and unique patterns. You can read Lisa’s post here and Lindsay’s post here. I thought it was the neatest thing that there were two other bloggers raving about a brand based in the Palm Beach area. This brand has been on my radar ever since!
Even before reading my review, I am confident that any active gal can find a Palm Beach Athletic Wear product that they will love. Founder of PB Athletic Wear, Kristen Lemoine, has very graciously offered this to all of my awesome readers:
This code they can be used to get 10% off anything in stock on PalmBeachAthleticWear.com. CODE: “RUNON813″
Here is the back story on Palm Beach Athletic Wear:
Palm Beach Athletic Wear
“In April, 2009, Palm Beach Athletic Wear was created out of a desire to help woman escape from the boring, basic and poorly made fitness wear available at big box retailers. Palm Beach Athletic Wear has quickly grown to become one of the top fitness fashion boutiques online, offering women of all shapes and sizes quality made and unique athletic wear with high style.
Several years ago, Owner and Fitness Wear Designer, Kristen Lemoine, managed a large chain fitness facility. After hearing countless stories from women that felt too self conscious to work out, Kristen knew she wanted to help women feel confident through quality made fitness apparel that would help them achieve their ultimate fitness goals. Kristen researched and found several top fitness brands and workout clothing that held jiggle in, smoothed out the lumps and bumps and was colorful and gorgeous. Many of the athletic wear brands she discovered were hard to find, Colombian designers that understood the importance of looking good and feeling great when working out.
“As the owner of Palm Beach Athletic Wear, I personally inspect, wear and launder samples of all the items we offer to ensure that the quality and longevity of our fitness wear stands up to our highest expectations for our customers. It’s essential that we provide women with excellent products that stand the test of time and hard workouts.” stated Kristen Lemoine, in a recent interview.
Leading the fitness revolution in fashionable women’s fitness wear and colorful yoga apparel for over 4 years, Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Palmbeachathleticwear.com continues to seek out top fitness fashions that are extremely well made, survive countless washings, make women feel confident when working out and fitness wear that can go beyond the gym and yoga studio, for every day comfort without sacrificing style.
Women today, seek active wear designed for them that is made to last, looks great no matter what sport or fitness activity they do, is colorful, unique and doesn’t lack style…. Exactly what Palm Beach Athletic Wear and palmbeachathleticwear.com is all about!”
Kristen graciously provided me with a top and a bottom to try out in my workout ventures:
Bluefish Tweety Top
PB Athletic Wear’s Description:
Like silk against your skin this beautiful flowy top from Bluefish Sport is made to be worn during your workout, as a cover up and to and from the gym for everyday wear. This fitness tank top is made of lightweight, flowy yoga soft material perfect for practicing yoga or pilates. The front pleating creates a very flattering fit and the drawstring tie that cinches at the hem allows for a more custom fit. Silver rings at straps add a design element only found in the highest quality athleticwear. We love to pair this top with the Basic Capri Pants or Basic Shorts but can be worn will all your fashion fitness pants.
My Description & Thoughts:
Since I am such an avid wearer of spandex pants when I workout, I tend to lean towards looser fitting tops so that I don’t feel that I’m in one big spandex outfit. This tank top is the perfect mix of breathability, comfort, sass, and ability to stay put while running.
The adjustable tie feature at the bottom hem of the top is a great idea and allows me to secure the shirt more around my torso, when I prefer to wear it that way. This piece is a great example of an item that can be worn around running errands after a workout because the mid section is forgiving, so you don’t feel like you’re showing too much.
The vibrant color reminds me of south Florida. Anything that reminds me of where I was born is an instant-favorite of mine.
Chill Capri Pant Tie Dye Blue
PB Athletic Wear’s Description:
“This fitness fashion artfully designed printed activewear capri pant by Bluefish Sport is the hottest item to arrive at Palm Beach Athletic Wear. The print lycra blend not only looks amazing it feels amazing and is so comfortable on you can wear them anywhere. From the gym to the street the Chill Fitness Capris have the potential to mix and match with just about any top for any occassion. We love to wear them with the Tweety Top or T Back Top and the Balance Bra.
- Lycra blend keeps you dry
- Soft to the hand
- Smooth flattering fit
- Wide comfort waistband - no muffin top
- Machine Washable
- Odor reducing technology.”
My Description & Thoughts:
One item in my closet that I would deem indispensable is the ever-so-useful running tight, otherwise known as spandex. They have been my go-to for working out because I’m a gal who has always had muscular legs. I’ve found that shorts ride up and don’t stay put on me, especially while running.
I was intrigued to try these tights by Bluefish Sport (and sold by Palm Beach Athletic Wear) and see if they worked well for me during my workouts.
These tights are excellent. They wear like a dream-they don’t bunch up, they don’t move around and the waistband stays put & isn’t too tight. They are also figure flattering, especially with the way the waistband doesn’t cut in dramatically on the hip area-they are snug enough to stay put, yet forgiving enough to be comfortable.
The capri feature of this pants makes them versatile and suitable for summer and cooler temps.
I’m excited and grateful to add these two pieces to my daily workout apparel rotation.
Thank you, Kristen for your help and generosity in this process!
*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.