Angelenos prides themselves on being healthy and fit, and of course, completely stylish, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of options to shop for attractive activewear. So skip the tired staples of gym style in favor of a more unique shopping experience at these spots that are a little off the beaten treadmill path.
Exhale Mind Body
At this gleaming, well-stocked boutique you and your friends will find a wide selection of stylish workout ensembles. If you’re not sure which look is best, get a private consultation with Exhale’s in-house specialist who will tailor the best look for a functional and fashionable workout. After you pick out the perfect outfit, you can test out your new gym style right away as you work up a sweat at one of Exhale’s signature Core Fusion classes in the bright, lofty fitness studio next door. With just one stop, you’ve got two ways to look ab-solutely amazing.
A Runners Circle
If jogging is your workout of choice, don’t miss A Runner’s Circle, which is no ordinary sneaker store. Not only does this shop carry top-of-the-line gear, it also has the most knowledgeable staff of racers, sprinters and amblers in town. While the walls stacked with shoes may overwhelm you at first, the staff will help you whittle down your choices using a free foot analysis with a high-tech imaging machine. The clerks can recommend the perfect pair of shoes based on your results. Lace them up, and challenge your friends to a test race around the store—loser buys.
Body Language Sportswear
This Sherman Oaks boutique is popular with celebrities, and for good reason. With its own custom line of fitness wear, which has been featured on Dancing With The Stars and plenty of glossy tabloid covers, the narrow, mod shop may be small, but it packs a powerful punch. If you can stop fawning over the sleek fabrics and bright pops of playful color long enough to actually try on their lux leggings and flowy tank tops, you may find the time to load up your shopping bags. These are the types of clothes that are so pretty they’ll actually motivate you to get them dirty. After all, there’s nothing like a new outfit to inspire you to shape the new you.