With the holidays just in front of us, you may be partially dreading turning down tasty treat after tasty treat for fear you will put on an extra pound or two. We say – INDULGE. Worry about it after the jingle bells have stopped ringing. And when you are ready to hit the gym again to work off that fudge and figgy pudding, here are the top 5 stores for athletic apparel in Boston.
1 lululemon athletica
Nothing says feminine female work out gear more than lululemon. The fun thing? They also offer great (and masculine) gear for guys as well. You can both get fitted for getting fit in their super convenient location at the Prudential Center Mall before ducking into Fitcorp or your local gym. Just don’t try to get anything too matchy-matchy, it irritates other people…
lululemon athletica is located at The Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston 617.262.2985
2 Marathon Sports
The almost cruel thing about the Boston Marathon is that it comes after a hard winter here in Boston, so you need to be a die hard runner to train through the icy winter to be ready for the big day on April 18th. Luckily Marathon Sports has all the gear you need for training indoors and out from the best in footwear to sweat wicking running clothes. How you handle heartbreak hill when April rolls around, however, is entirely up to you.
Marathon Sports is located at 671 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston 617.267.4774
The megaplex on the corner of Newbury and Exeter known as Niketown is still an exciting place to enter and explore. Whether you take part in one of their running clubs, gear up there for the gym or just stock up on everyday apparel, Nike gear is known to make you look several degrees cooler even before you get your body back in shape. But, then again, toning up a bit after holiday indulgences may not be a bad idea.
Niketown is located at 200 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston 617.267.3400
Once upon a time you never wanted to be caught in your gym clothes anywhere outside of the gym, but with the trendy styles at Moda, you may be tempted to wear your gym clothes out whether you are ready to hit the gym or not. Find men and ladies’ clothes from Diadora, Barefoot Yoga Co., Hard Tail Forever, Havianas, Kappa, PrAna, Manduka and more in store.
Moda is located at 57 Salem St., North End, Boston 617.227.6632
5 Bill Rodgers Running Center
Don’t you always wish you knew what the pros use to give them that at competitive edge? If running is your thing, than Bill Rodgers Running Center is your store. In business since 1977 and run by famous marathon runner Bill Rodgers and his brother Charlie, the staff is stocked with running pros that can make sure you get the best gear available.
Bill Rodgers Running Center is located at 353-T North Market Place, Faneuil Hall, Boston 617.723.5612