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How to Stay Motivated for a Fitness Competition
July 29, 2020

How to Stay Motivated for a Fitness Competition

Whether your competition is coming up or is a few months away, keeping that fire lit is important. Learn how to stay motivated for a fitness competition here!

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5 Butt-Lifting Exercises for a Killer Booty Workout
July 13, 2020

5 Butt-Lifting Exercises for a Killer Booty Workout

Tired of your leggings not having anything to hold on to? Grow your glutes with some of our favorite butt-lifting exercises for a killer booty workout!

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Fire Workouts You Can Do at Home to Stay in Shape
July 09, 2020

Fire Workouts You Can Do at Home to Stay in Shape

Getting bored of your typical home workout routine? We have what you need to light that fire—here are workouts you can do at home to stay in shape!

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A Guide to How to Choose the Right Sports Bra
June 29, 2020

A Guide to How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Is it time to get rid of those old sports bras that don’t give you any support? We think so—here’s a guide on how to choose the right sports bra.

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June 19, 2020

The Benefits of Online Yoga Classes

Feeling the effects of all that’s going on in the world? So many people are feeling stressed, anxious, worried, and frustrated by the current climate of the world.

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4 Main Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Activewear Collection
May 27, 2020

4 Main Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Activewear Collection

You don’t have to stick with an activewear wardrobe that doesn’t fit your needs. Here are the signs it’s time to replace your activewear collection.

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What You Can Use Instead of Gym Weights
May 12, 2020

What You Can Use Instead of Gym Weights

If you’re missing the essentials of the gym, then it’s time to get creative. Here’s what you can use instead of gym weights to get your workout in.

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May 06, 2020

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Staying Active

If you follow along with us, you’re sure to know how passionate we are about working out and daily movement.

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April 28, 2020

The Fascinating History of Leggings

For a lot of people, leggings are the bottom clothing of choice. They’re comfortable, they move with you rather than restrict you, and they often provide that burst of confidence you need to get through the day.

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The Different Types of Leggings
April 21, 2020

The Different Types of Leggings

There are so many types of clothes created every day, and leggings are our favorite. Learn about the different types of leggings to see what fits your style!

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How Workout Clothes Affect Your Performance
April 14, 2020

How Workout Clothes Affect Your Performance

What you wear to work out can make a big difference in your exercising confidence. Learn more about how workout clothes affect your performance here.

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How to Get Back on Track With Your Workout Routine
March 31, 2020

How to Get Back on Track With Your Workout Routine

It’s easy to make up excuses for why you can’t get daily movement in. Take control of your health and learn how to get back on track with your workout routine.

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How Athleisure Became So Popular
March 16, 2020

How Athleisure Became So Popular

The days when you can slip into your favorite pair of leggings and a nice sweatshirt are much better than the days when you have to button up into a suit. Thankfully, the creation of the athleisure trend has made it more acceptable to wear your favorite workout leggings while you run your Saturday errands. Most fashion trends come and go, but we think athleisure is here to stay. Below, we’ll delve into how athleisure became so popular, touching on the different reasons this trend is wonderful and here to stay. Read on!

Brief History

Before we explore the three main reasons athleisure became so popular, we have to first talk about the history and expansion of this trend. Some may say that this trend came to fruition when Chip Wilson started Lululemon in 1998. But others may argue that athleisure didn’t gain true popularity until 2014 when Beyoncé released her Ivy Park collection with Topshop. Though the origins are often debated, the truth is clear: people love this cool, effortless, yet comfortable style. Those who have an affinity for fitness and health have a style that matches up with their needs, without necessarily looking like they just left the gym.

Market research company the NPD Group reported to CNBC that the US athleisure market was valued near $46 billion in 2016. According to Grand View Research, the global athleisure market size was valued at $300 billion in 2018. As more people crave the trend, the more the market grows. It’s a trend that’s not going out of style any time soon. Below are a few reasons why.

It’s Innovative

People have searched for the ultimate comfortable clothing for years. In some decades people gravitated toward velour sweatsuits, while others embraced colorful windbreaker pants. Athleisure has finally hit the target on what people have been looking for. It’s something they can wear to work or for going out if they dress it up, then easily transform that into their gym style. Leggings especially have this power to transform into the purpose you need. This sort of innovation was what people were looking for.

It’s Comfortable

Like we mentioned, people have been begging for comfortable clothing for years. Athleisure provides just that. Companies choose fabrics that are soft and smooth, but not see-through. They’ve created high-rise leggings, so people feel more comfortable running around. They’ve created tops that hold the chest in and are stylish enough to wear to brunch after working out. The comfort of these clothes come from the fact that they’re designed to fit fluidly with the body. They’re working with the body to showcase it, rather than work against it.

It Encourages a Fitness Lifestyle

Our last reason we believe athleisure is so popular is because it encourages people to pursue a healthy, fitness lifestyle. Gone are the days where people couldn’t find the right tops and bottoms to fit their needs for their workout style or their body type. With the creation of items like squat-proof leggings, women don’t have to worry about anything showing through while they take on leg day. Being active doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people, but with the creation of comfortable, innovative clothing that builds their confidence, living an active lifestyle comes that much easier.

For all your athleisure needs, turn to Celestial Bodiez Collective for the pieces you need to build and refine your comfortable yet stylish wardrobe. We have everything from booty scrunch leggings to women’s athleisure tops. We want you to feel comfortable and powerful when you hit the gym or the streets! Shop our collections now!

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How to Choose the Best Workout Clothes
March 03, 2020

How to Choose the Best Workout Clothes

If you’re struggling to figure out what to wear, check out this guide on how to choose the best workout clothes. Bring confidence with you to the gym!

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5 Powerful Tips for Wearing Activewear All the Time
February 25, 2020

5 Powerful Tips for Wearing Activewear All the Time

There’s something powerful about a great pair of leggings. No matter where you’re headed, the right pair builds your confidence and your strength to get through any adversity the day throws your way. The best part is, with the right leggings or the perfect top, you can keep that confidence all day long, not just when you’re at the gym. If you want to keep that bold confidence with you throughout the day, take a look below at some great tips for wearing activewear all the time.

Stick to a Neutral Palette

Your first go at athleisure wear may not have worked out if you wore your neon-yellow leggings to work. Those may bring that much-needed confidence while you’re working out, but for work, keep your confidence with neutral pieces. Wear your favorite neutral pair of leggings. Highly patterned pieces can seem aggressive outside the exercise environment. Prioritize monochromatic palettes and keep the vibe consistent and powerful.

Mix “Gym” Pieces With Your Regular Wardrobe

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they try to wear activewear all day long is that they wear exactly what they wore to the gym. Sure, you may not have worked out in it, but you’ll look much more gym-like than fashion forward. To really nail the look, mix “gym” pieces with items from your regular wardrobe. Pair your favorite pair of leggings with a comfy sweater and sneakers. Blend jeans and a leather jacket with activewear pieces like sneakers and sports bras. Aim for a well-balanced look.

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

Up your athleisure game by accessorizing appropriately. Enhance your personal style in a sophisticated way. Add your favorite baseball cap, a stylish backpack, blackout sunglasses—whatever little piece boosts your confidence. Sometimes all you need to take your look from gym to brunch is a leather jacket and baseball cap.

Pick Pristine Pieces

Wearing gym-inspired clothes to brunch with the girls is great, but gym-inspired does not mean ratty leggings and your old college tee. The condition of your activewear says a lot about your overall style and care, so make sure you’re paying attention to the pieces you’re picking for the day. Keep your shoes clean, your leggings smooth, and your tops free from holes. It will elevate your whole look to something much stronger.

Mimic Your Normal Style

Lastly, if you want to wear activewear all the time, then you need to try to mimic your typical style. If your normal style is mostly black and flowy, you don’t want to switch suddenly to neon spandex. Choose pieces that have a similar vibe to the rest of your wardrobe. Choose joggers instead of leggings, opt for only a little bit of print instead of full-body patterns. Your style is exactly what you make it. Remember—when you look good, you’ll feel good, and in turn you can do good.

If you’re looking for some new, pristine, high-quality pieces to add to your athleisure wardrobe, turn to Celestial Bodiez Collective, the home of the #Bootyscrunch leggings. From the best squat proof workout leggings to awesome accessories, we’ll make sure that you look good and feel good from the gym to the streets. Don’t miss out on our new Street Collection—we have just what you need to get into the groove of all-week-long activewear!

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