While we are already smack dab in the middle of bikini season, it’s never too late to start working on your fitness. Whether it is in the gym with your personal trainer in tow or enjoying outdoor yoga above oceanside cliffs, all of the apparel below will make your workout seem to breeze by that more easily and much more eco-consciously. Break out the sweatbands and read ahead for this week’s Top Five orGLAMic Picks.
If you’re looking to start your day with a sun salutation, Gaiam offers several yoga mats that will get you off to a good start. The Eco yoga mats in their collection (which can be purchased with or without the peace and earth sign shown above!) are 100% biodegradable and are made from a patented phthalate- and latex-free material. In addition, their thickness and texture to keep your hands and feet gripped no matter how clumsy or sweaty you feel.
Savasa’s Eco Body Balls are a great way to strengthen core muscles as well as stretch before or after your workout. Made from phthalate-free materials, these orGLAMic balls come in three different sizes and colors. One can even use these balls as desk chairs (don’t mind your coworkers stares!) to help gain that perfect posture while typing away all day.
Whether it is trekking the Amazon or heli-skiing, Patagonia has got all your eco-adventures covered. This sporting gear giant takes sustainability to heart with hundreds of items made from recycled materials in their arsenal. While I will always be partial to the comapny’s fleece vests (it’s the Washington, DC native in me) browse all the recycled jackets, hoodies, parkas and more for your perfect fit.
In addition to cleanliness, I am also a huge fan of the simple and sleek recyclable bottles that Stirlenchi products come in. For your workout needs, among these eco-friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable plant-based cleaners is a yoga mat cleaner. Instead of resting your skin on the residue that chemical-based cleaners leave behind, downward dog in peace while inhaling the essential oils and their delicious, lingering scent.
And if all this talk of working out has gotten you tired – feel free to just meditate among Caldrea’s eco-friendly candles. Available in a wide variety of scents, the Lavender Pine candle is infused with all-natural essential oils and made of a beeswax and vegetable wax blend. Each Caldrea candle also comes in a chic, reusable, glass container.
For more “sustainable luxury living” go to www.orGLAMic.com