Los Angeles is one of the biggest health and wellness hubs in the world—there’s a buzzy juice shop on nearly every corner and always a new workout (with a celebrity trainer, natch) popping up. Our editors aren’t immune to the city’s penchant for exercise, and between us we’ve got yogis, CrossFitters, Runyon Canyon hikers and everything in between. Each month, we’re sharing the gear we absolutely must have. Here, our top fitness picks for September.
Sweat It Out
"I saw someone at my CrossFit box wearing these trainers and promptly proceeded to stalk the brand on Instagram. They're lightweight and flexible but sturdy, making them perfect for my CrossFit workouts (and the gym in general). Plus they come in a bunch of fun colors and designs, though I'm partial to neutrals like this gray."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor
"One of my favorite brands Lou & Grey makes the softest loungewear, and this month it's launching a line of activewear called Lou & Grey Form. I was lucky enough to take a pair of leggings for a test-drive (aka yoga class) and the fit is amazing. They're super high-waisted, incredibly comfortable yet supportive and actually hit me right above the ankle, which is a major feat for my five-four stature."
—Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor
"Just because you're going to sweat in your gym outfit doesn't mean it can't look cute! Obviously I look for workout clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in, but I'm a sucker for pieces with a special detail. I love the asymmetrical cut of this sweater and the half zipper—it instantly makes my basic black leggings and sports bra look cooler."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
"I'm daring myself to make my next activewear purchase a bold sports bra. Since I usually only wear black leggings and stick to low-impact activities when I work out, this is a totally justifiable option that will bring a little more excitement (and hopefully motivation!) to my routine."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst