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Orange: Fit Color for October

TLF ApparelIf you are looking for some new unique fitness wear that is high quality and a great flattering cut, you need to check out TLF Apparel. I just discovered them a couple of months ago and I am so impressed with their clothing line.

MY OUTFIT FOR OCTOBER

My latest outfit, in “Hot Coral” (which is a cool orange color), is a winner! I love the cut of the bra top, which is high enough in front that is shows up under most tank tops. This makes it easy and fun to layer clothing to add color and style to any outfit – even my work uniform top (which is my Max tank top here).

THE COLOR

Hot Coral is the name of this color. It’s not pumpkin orange, but it’s definitely orange (and orangier than it appears in this pic). It’s a cool orange with a hint of coral in it. However, it seems to match all my clothes that have electric orange or coral accents. The vibrant color really brightenes up other solids, like black, grey and white. “Hot coral” is great for fall, but bright enough to go all year long. LOVE IT!

BETTER WITH BLING

Both pieces have a really pretty blinged logo which adds a bit of class and “prettiness” to each pice.

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STYLE

If you like ORANGE, then here are some TLF pieces I loved…

Casual comfy layer that keeps you cool with this “air-conditioning back”. Love this!

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This first grey tank with the orange logo is the tank I got to layer over my orange outfit. It’s a great fit and has a little “dressier” feel than the above tank. This is a great outfit for people who like to look sharp (perfect for trainers and fitness professionals). The Infi-Dry fabric keeps you from looking like a wet rat after a hard workout – and dries fast too.

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GET YOURS!

VISIT TLFapparel.com

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TLF Apparel: Classy, Cozy, Cool

I get the privilege of trying some pretty cool fitness clothes, but on a rare occasion I get a shipment of clothes that WAY surpasses my expectations – and this is one of those times. TLF Apparel (Train Like A Freak Apparel) send me some of the coolest workout clothes I’ve tried in a long time. Here are the items I picked out:

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train like a freak apparelI admit, I was worried about the sheer fabric being loose on the capris, the shorts being too short or too tight…and honestly, TLF was SO much nicer, better fitting and more comfortable than I ever thought it would be. Their quality is superb (I’m talking lululemon type quality!), the fit is absolutely perfect, the fabric is supportive and lifting (especially in the derriere) and I got an extra bonus that I didn’t expect – BLING!!

Every piece of clothing had a beautiful crystal logo. What a nice accent!! I tried capturing the shine and glimmer (on the front left of my shorts here), but couldn’t get the WOW factor I was getting in person. You just have to trust me on this one. It’s really pretty!! 

Here are how the pieces looked on me! You can see how I mixed matched all the pieces, wearing different combinations of each piece together to get different looks. The “Pretty Tough” tank also has cut outs in the back which are pretty cool (and quite literally cool too when you workout!!). 

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GET YOURS FOR LESS!

Get 20% OFF at TLFapparel.com with this Coupon Code: 20TLF002

Follow them on Instagram to see their newest collections at @TLFapparel
and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TLF.Apparel
See what other people are wearing by following this hashtag: #TrainLikeaFreak

TAG ME if you post any pics of your new stuff – I’d love to see what you got! 🙂

MEN: Check out the guys stuff – they have some pretty sick apparel for men too!!

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50% OFF Reebok CrossFit Gear Today!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

I know some of you LOVE Reebok CrossFit stuff so I’m passing this along. They are having a special (for their Reebok Affiliates like MEEEE to pass along to YOUUU!) It’s TOTAL ONLY! SO HURRY! Look for the info and code below!  They have some killer stuff on sale!!

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PRIVATE SALE ALERT: 50% Off Reebok CrossFit Gear
TODAY ONLY! Reebok is hosting an exclusive CrossFit sale where you can get 50% off on select CrossFit items for a limited time. Use the code: CF50 at checkout to get your discount. Happy shopping!

Steve and I both have that longsleeve shirt. All their stuff really rocks!!

PFIT STYLE NEWS: Fashion with Function

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Lorna Jane.

Lorna JaneSince I am in the fitness industry, it is important to me to look sharp when I’m at the gym – whether I’m working out or working the front desk. So, even when I workout, I try to get clothes that are both comfortable and classy, just in case I’m meeting a new member or business person for the first time.

When I got to a chance to try some Lorna Jane fitness apparel, I have to admit I was overwhelmed. Trying to narrow down my selection was extremely difficult. They have SO many cute and unique styles, patterns, cuts and colors.

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With every click to a new page, I saw something and thought “ooo! THAT’s my favorite”, only to click to the next screen and say the same thing about something else.

Here’s what I picked out:

The Hooded Tank
The Amy Tight.

Since our staff uniform is black, I opted for something black this time – but next time I’m going with fun crazy bold color because LOOK HOW FLIPPIN’ CUTE THEIR STUFF IS!?! Seriously! I SO have to have those crazy colorful capris!

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Here are just a few things I really like about  Lorna Jane

  • There are 70-100 New Styles Released Each Month!
  • They have Fitness Apparel for ALL Types of Exercise – from dance, swimming & running to lifting!
  • They’re clothes aren’t just fashionable, they are comfy and functional! Gotta love something that looks as good as it feels!
  • They have great sales, and you can even shop by price so you can find stuff to fit your budget.
  • And look at their cute sayings they have like this one “Sweat + Effort = Miracles” …LOVE!!!

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Lorna Jane also has some really cool books & diaries. Here’s a link to download Lorna Jane’s ebook, “Move Over Sugar Recipe Book”. I personally love her diary, where you can track your fitness journey, along with get recipes and inspiring quotes along the way. So cool! All in all, I really love what she is doing with her brand and will definitely be back for more!

Happy New Year and New You!!

No Coffee No Workee: 8 Coffee-Calorie Saving Tips

coffeeI flipped out over this tank! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite coffee loving friend! Or, if you are like me, and a major coffee lover, you can just buy it for yourself! Or maybe you are also like me and, when you go Christmas shopping, you say “One for you, One for ME!” (I know, I’m awful!! They are too cute to resist!!)

I know I just blogged about my other tank I just got that said “I don’t sweat, I sparkle” and you might be thinking I’m now on Ruffles with Love’s payroll, but I’m not. I just think there stuff is so stinkin’ cute – AND, I know how hard it is to buy for some people so I figured you’d enjoy fun fitness gift ideas!

If you are a coffee lover, here are some tips to save extra calories so you can enjoy your cup of Joe without it expanding your waistline.

8 Ways to Save Coffee Calories:

1. Use flavored coffee. Trade high-calorie flavored syrups and creamers for delicious flavored gourmet coffee.

2. Cut the cream. If you can’t do without cream, cut it with skim or whole milk to save calories.

3. Lighten Up. It’s difficult for a person who likes a little coffee with their cream, to become a person who drinks coffee black. However, if you slowly wean yourself of heavy creamer, your taste buds will have time to adjust.

4. Make it mild. Stronger coffees require more cream to soften the intensity of the bitter flavor. If you go a little more mild, you may be able to go mild on your creamer too.

5. Pick only one – coffee or coffee cake. It’s hard to pass up the muffins and coffee cakes when you order your starbucks, but the reality is – that coffee you are ordering IS your treat. Don’t double your mistake by ordering two high-calorie treats.

6. Go small. Many times we order a large coffee just because it’s only a few cents more. Then we find ourselves gulping down the last few cold sips just because we don’t want to waste what’s left. Order small coffees for a small waistline.

7. Skip it. I don’t know about you, but meeting a friend at a coffee shop is the go-to thing to do. Half the time I really don’t even want a coffee. Yet, you bet your socks I’ll order one – just because. The last time I was tempted, I ended up ordering an unsweetened tea instead. It was refreshing and yummy and I didn’t leave with regret and the need to do 3 extra miles of cardio to erase one drink.

8. Limit the high-calorie treats to once a week. Just because it has coffee in it, doesn’t mean you should have it every day like your daily morning coffee. Treat fancy frappuccinos as if it’s actually a treat. Fancy coffees can have as much calories in an ice cream – and if you are dieting, you shouldn’t have ice cream every day either.

Popular Coffee Shop Calorie Chart

COFFEE Calories
Espresso 0
Coffee 5
Coffee with Splenda 15
Coffee with Skim Milk 15
Coffee with Skim Milk and Splenda 25
Coffee with Milk 25
Coffee with Sugar 60
Coffee with Cream 60
Coffee with Skim Milk and Sugar 70
Coffee with Milk and Sugar 80
Cappuccino 80
Mocha Coffee 110
Coffee with Cream and Sugar 120
Latte 120
Cappuccino with Sugar 140
Mocha Coffee with Cream 170
Mocha Swirl Latte 220
Dunkaccino 230
Vanilla Chai 330

 

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Ruffles With Love Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RufflesWithLove?ref=pr_shop_more

Shipping Time/Info for Christmas:

All orders by 12/15 guaranteed by Christmas. All orders after 12/15 that are needed for Christmas need to request that in the notes.

PfitBlog Readers get 10% off with code PFIT10!!! WOOT!

Cutest Workout Tops Make Great Christmas Gifts

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I found this cute line of tops on Etsy called Ruffles and Love that would make PERFECT Christmas gifts! They have the cutest workout sayings & motivation like:

I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle.
No Coffee, No Workee
Goal Digger
Sweating for the Wedding
Pregnant is the New Skinny
Suck It Up Butter Cup
Beast Mode
Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal.
SUCK IT UP PRINCESS
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who…

These are just a few of my favs! With over 280 items to choose from, I’m sure you can find a perfect top for your perfect friend. I just HAD to share my new find!!!!!!

Twitter handle: @RufflesAndStuff  
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RuffleswithLove
Ruffles With Love Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RufflesWithLove?ref=pr_shop_more

Shipping Time/Info for Christmas:

All orders by 12/15 guaranteed by Christmas. All orders after 12/15 that are needed for Christmas need to request that in the notes.

PfitBlog Readers get 10% off with code PFIT10!!! WOOT!

Best Workout Shorts On the Planet

reebok shortsOk, so I’ve been eyeballing these Reebok  CrossFit shorts for a while. Then I went to the mall to get a pair. I wore them once and immediately went online and ordered 4 more pair (shhhh! don’t tell Steve).

The material is super lightweight and flexible (even great for squats & stuff!). The velcro fly and adjustable tie gives makes them flexible to fit your size no matter how your weight fluctuates. I don’t normally like the whole built-in undies, but these shorts just couldn’t get more comfortable so I don’t even notice they are there. Plus, the extra coverage makes it even more comfortable when you are stretching, or have to sprawl out (and don’t want to offer a free peep show if you know what I mean!). All in all, I couldn’t wait to blog about them (normally I do a lot more pics and content). I just needed to get the info out there.

Reebok crossfit shortsPS: These were not freebies – I picked these bad boys out myself and paid my hard-earned $$ for them. 🙂 Just in case you wondered if they were paying me to brag about them. Nope. This one was on the house! 

Here’s what I got:

CLICK HERE to see ones I got in red – and also in white

CLICK HERE to see the yellow ones I’m wearing today!

CLICK HERE to see my red and orange ones!

CLICK HERE to see my white & yellow ones!

 

New Chic Fitness Clothing Line

Ellie Workout OutfitMy New Find!

I just recently got this little outfit (LOVE! by the way) from Ellie.com. The bottoms are killer quality, steel grey with a black stripe down the side. They fit awesome and hold me in nice and tight. The top is like a cover up. It’s a cool flowy mesh top with an open back to expose whatever cool bra top you want to let peek through.

The whole outfit is classy and looks super sharp on – especially for someone like me who is in the fitness business and should never look like a sloppy sweaty ragamuffin. Even if I wear to have a KILLER sweat-your-butt-off workout, this outfit wouldn’t show it. Totally one of my new favs!

GET HALF OFF

Together, this outfit WOULD have cost me $104.90 – BUT Ellie offers a really cool new way to get you new clothes for HALF the cost! It’s a clothing subscription. For only $49.95/month, you can get a whole new outfit every month – and unlike other subscriptions, you get to choose what you want! It’s SUCH a great idea!

Don’t want to commit? It’s OK! You can cancel anytime OR you can just shop for what you want! It’s totally flexible. CLICK HERE to get 20% off your subscription and learn more!

Members Get:
Free Shipping – Comes in 5-7 business days
Priority Access (so you get first pick of the new stuff! This outfit is sold out – if you are a member, you get to buy it before everyone else! But don’t worry, they still have a ton of nice stuff left.)

PLUS, if you tell a friend and they buy something, you get $20 toward a new purchase for YOU! 

My New Outfit!

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The Fit Gift the Keeps On Giving

MEN: Listen up, because this is one very cool gift idea!!
WOMEN: If you like new clothes, and you like to save, this is for you!

I recently was asked to preview PVbody. At that time, that meant nothing to me. So, I did a little research, dove in to their site, and quickly became intrigued. It is a monthly fitness outfit subscription. Basically, for only $49.95/month, you get a new workout outfit valued at over $100 to fit your personal fitness style and workouts.

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You Choose Your Fitness
I Love Yoga
I Love Running
I Love the Gym
I Love being Comfy

Then You Choose Your Workout Spot
Home
Yoga Studio
Gym
Outdoors

Personalize Your Style
Choose your favorite style tops
Choose your favorite style bottoms
Choose your favorite colors, styles and patterns

And whoola! You have your customized program ready to go!

Surprise!

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One thing I love about PVbody is the element of surprise. While working for brands, I’ve been shipped all kinds of stuff I probably would have never picked out myself – and low and behold, I LOVE them. This element of surprise has become really fun for me. I love not knowing what is coming. It’s literally like a gift every single month – and I can’t wait to open it!!

Here is my first outfit. It is exactly something I’d buy – and the colors, style and cut were perfect! The capris were made of a really nice quality material that I can tell won’t fade and will hold form nicely. The top is a really bright coral (you can’t tell that in this pic) and has a ghost design on it, meaning a pattern in the same color so it appears as a solid at first, but it does have a design. All in all, it’s a winner!

What if you don’t like what you get? 
You can return it! They have a great customer satisfaction policy and are dedicated to making you one happy fitness camper! You can also pause or cancel your subscription at any time, so there’s no real stress. You are fully in control. Check it out & let me know if you join the PVbody family!

Here are some PVbody looks! Get more information at www.PVbody.com.

 

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Sleeper Fitness Apparel: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Have you ever heard of a “sleeper”? It’s a car, like a grocery getter or family car that, at first glance, looks like many other cars – until the driver punches it. What you don’t know is what’s hiding under the hood. Well, DA Active  fitness apparel is a sneaky sleeper fitness line that has more punch than it seems at first glance. Here’s my story of my owner personal encounter…

Sure, I’ll Try Anything
I’ve had the pleasure of trying some of the best sports apparel in the industry, so when DA Active approached me about trying some of their clothes, I can’t say that I was that excited. I looked at their site and the clothes were simple – and I’m not that simple. I like wild, fun, hip and different. I have to admit, I didn’t expect what was about to come in the mail. I greatly underestimated this company. (let me emphasis GREATLY).

Special Delivery
Even if you aren’t quite sold on a company, there is still something exciting about Fed Ex & UPS arriving at your door. It’s like Christmas! In my case, it was more like my birthday (my birthday was June 25h)! I ripped open the box as if there was bars of gold in them. Low and behold, bright colors flashed before my very eyes. This was already looking a lot more exciting than I was expecting!

Surprise!!
Their website simply did not do this line justice. The colors were vivid and almost electric (in a good way). Every single piece not only looked sharp, but fit like a glove (and not the skin-tight “I’m uncomfortable” glove). I’m talking, this line’s fabric was amazing, colors were fun, and fit was perfect. Pants and sleeves were long enough (which is hard to find) and, out of all the clothes they shipped, I literally loved every single piece of clothing (unheard of for me).

I will say, I did pull out the removable padding, but the built in sports bra was plenty for me. To be honest, there was nothing I didn’t like about this line except for the removable padding – and it’s “removable” so I was good to go!

Bonus!
Besides the amazing fit, the great colors and the awesome fabric, here’s the best thing about the line – the PRICE!  Their line is half the price of many of the lines I shop. So, I get all the quality for half the price? YEP! I sure do!

The capris I loved were only $61 – compared to my typical $100-$120 workout pants. My braided top (above in green) was only $44 – again, half what I have paid in the past). This may still seem steep at first glance, but let me tell you – pants of this caliber will last YEARS! I still have pants I bought 8 years ago that are made with similar material and they are just as pretty and black as they day I bought them. Yet, I have other brands that didn’t last one season. So, for people who live in fitness clothes, it’s well worth the investment.

No, I’m Not Getting Paid
I should make one other thing clear. I am not paid by DA. I have no obligation to them. I am not getting compensated for this blog. This is purely me telling you about a really awesome fitness line because I genuinely love it! I pride myself on offering honest information and will never sell out for a paycheck – ever. I only promote brands I truly love so you can continue to trust my experience and suggestions.

Here are my favorite pieces!

#1 Energizer-Bra – fitted awesome V-cut spaghetti bra top. LOVE!

#2 My Light (bright) Green Braided Tank – fitted in the chest, loose and long in the waist – and an AWESOME braided back! LOVE! LOVE – and so did everyone else!

#3 Super cozy, yet sharp Running Tank – Loose fit that flows over the body nicely and still has nice shape without strangling you. Light, comfy and LOVE this color! I got TONS of compliments on this top.

#4 My matching Do It Again Capri – Great fit, love the wide colored waistband and material. I wore this complete outfit with a jacket and it looked SHARP!

#5 DA Hoodie – This hoodie makes me wish it was fall! I love the thumb holes and the fit. When I paired this with black bottoms, I looked like a total fitness pro. There is nothing sloppy about this hoodie! Another fav!

#6 DAJacket – Quite possibly the sharpest jacket I’ve ever had. I swear, I could wear this with matching pants and look like I’m weaing a sportswear suit. Totally amazing for fitness professionals. I will wear the HECK out of this come fall! It’s fitted in all the right places – awesome fit and look! (PS – LOVE the lavender! I think I may have to get one in every color!)


Next on my list is to try the long pants. Ok, I’ll be honest, that’s not the only thing on my list. I want everything in every color! ha! You can’t go wrong with this line – I promise! 🙂

SAVE & WIN!

I liked it so much I asked them if they would give YOU a discount! Yep, you get 20% OFF if you use my personal discount code: PFITNESS when you order before August 31st. If that isn’t cool enough, they are doing a contest right now and you could win a %500 shopping spree!!  CLICK HERE to learn how to win the $500 shopping spree!

Next Review: LiveWell 360 “The Luxx” Gym Bag

This awesome bag has 11 pockets, including a separate pocket for your stinky tennis shoes & socks, straps to hold your yoga mat and a surprise compartment for my most prized possession. Let’s just say, you won’t need ANYthing else if you get this bag. CLICK HERE for my full review to learn more!  – B –

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