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Gear Up and Get Healthy for the New Year

January 24, 2017

When the calendar turns over to a new year, “get healthy” is the one of the most popular resolutions. But now it’s nearly the end of January and so many of us are left wondering how exactly to go about making healthier choices, whether that’s at home, at the gym or at work. Here are six ways to make healthy lifestyle choices in 2017, matched with the perfect gear to help get you there.

Prep Your Portions

Whether you’re counting calories for weight loss or just keeping an eye on nutrition, portion control is a helpful strategy to make sure all your food group are represented. Look for color-coded containers to measure protein, fat, carbs, fruits and veggies to piece together a perfectly balanced meal.

Try this: Portion Control Containers, at select Gordman’s locations

Food portion containers make it easy to portion out your food.

 

Start With a Smoothie

Kicking off your day with a smoothie is a great way to get in a serving of fruit or veggies right off the bat. Start with frozen fruit (try strawberries or pineapple), add a handful of spinach (you’ll hardly taste it, we promise) and your choice of protein (dairy milk, nut milk or protein powder). Then blend it until smooth, add a straw and you’re good to go.

Try this: Nutri Ninja Blender with Recipe Book ($69.99)

http://www.gordmans.com/for-the-home/kitchen/small-appliances/nutri-ninja-blender-with-recipe-book-112802737.html#q=blender&start=1

 

Pack Your Lunch

Did you resolve to eat less processed food this year? One easy way is to bring your own lunch to work instead of eating out. Pick up a new insulated lunchbox–like one that shows off your pride for your alma mater–to make the experience more fun. Make sure to pack some afternoon munchies (nuts, dried fruit and raw veggies are tasty and wholesome) to keep your appetite satisfied when you have the urge to slink past the vending machine.

Try this: Wisconsin Velcro Lunch Bag ($5.99)

http://www.gordmans.com/sports-fan/ncaa-college/wisconsin-badgers/tailgating/wisconsin-velcro-lunch-bag-110517443.html#q=lunch&start=3

A fun lunch box will help you get your lunch packed everyday

Try Yoga

Practicing yoga can do wonders for the brain and the body, but studio classes can be expensive. Create a DIY studio experience at home with the help of a yoga DVD (pick your level), or even easier, search YouTube for free instructional videos.

Try this: Fine Life Yoga Ball ($4.90)

http://www.gordmans.com/jewelry-and-accessories/accessories/fitness-accessories/yoga-ball-red-107116173.html#q=yoga&start=17

yoga ball will help you stretch your muscles

 

Flex Your Muscles

Strength training is a great way to not only build muscle tone, but also improve bone density (important to avoid osteoporosis later in life) and your mood, too. Grab some light hand weights (anything from 5 to 10 pounds, depending on your ability and comfort level) and add some bicep and tricep curls to your regimen.

Try this: RBD 8-pound Hand Weights ($7.99)

http://www.gordmans.com/jewelry-and-accessories/accessories/fitness-accessories/8-lbs.-hand-weights-111891916.html#start=1

Hand weights to help build muscle

Stay Hydrated

We all know that drinking enough water helps flush out toxins, prevent headaches and keep your digestive system in working order, but it’s still a struggle to drink those much-needed 8 to 10 glasses a day. With a pretty water bottle in hand, you’re that much more likely to meet the mark.

Try this: Metallic Swirl Water Bottle, $9.99

http://www.gordmans.com/for-the-home/dining-and-entertaining/water-bottles/metallic-swirl-water-bottle-17-oz-2016727.html?dwvar_2016727_color=Red#q=water+bottle&sz=60&start=3

Water bottle keeps water nice and refreshing

Fashion

New Year, New Workout Clothes

January 20, 2017
New workout clothes for the gym will get you there in no time

If flipping over the calendar to 2017 has left you inspired to get moving, then the season’s fresh crop of workout clothes will outfit you in style. Here’s a look at five trends that are sure to be hot this year, from the gym to the street to the yoga studio.

 

A HINT OF PRINT

Jazz up your workout clothes with a pair of leggings in an all-over pattern. Try a capri-style legging in a wavy black-and-white stripe or a cool crosshatch print.

90 Degree by Reflex Stripe Capris, $14.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/stripe-capris-112156794.html?dwvar_112156794_color=1#start=8

 

cute workout capris for the gym

Spalding Crosshatch Crop Capris, $14.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/crosshatch-crop-capris-110718375.html?dwvar_110718375_color=1#start=18

 

CLEAR REAR VIEW

Strappy back details continue to be in demand this year. Look for fresh takes on the trend with lattice trim and ladder back designs on sports bras and tanks. A great update to your workout clothes.

cute cutout details for gym clothes

90 Degree by Reflex Lattice Back Tank, $11.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/lattice-back-tank-112155668.html?dwvar_112155668_color=1#start=14

fun, strappy bras like this will make going to the gym fun

Popular Basics Ladder Back Bra Tank, $3

http://www.gordmans.com/juniors/juniors-clothing/activewear/ladder-back-bra-tank-108742647.html?dwvar_108742647_color=670#start=21

strappy backs make for fun workout clothes

90 Degree by Reflex Strappy Sports Bra, $12.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/strappy-sports-bra-112156136.html?dwvar_112156136_color=601#start=1

 

GO AHEAD AND SLOUCH

Slouchy cover-ups are just the thing to keep your muscles warm and toasty pre- and post-workout. Slip on a cozy sweatshirt with a cowl neck or a pair of joggers with a relaxed fit.

cozy up in this cowl neck Hoodie, perfect for the gym

Cowl neck hoodie, $19.99

http://www.gordmans.com/juniors/juniors-plus/activewear/cowl-neck-hoodie-110720004.html?dwvar_110720004_color=500#start=1

Fun joggers

Allison Brittney Cali Love Joggers, $15

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-plus-clothing/activewear/cali-love-cuff-hem-jogger-pants-110720296.html?dwvar_110720296_color=20#start=16

cute joggers for the gym

Derek Heart Love Arrows Fleece Joggers, $7.99

http://www.gordmans.com/juniors/juniors-clothing/activewear/love-arrows-jogger-pants-111163836.html?dwvar_111163836_color=601#start=8

 

MUSCLE UP

The classic muscle tank, with its high neckline and sleeveless silhouette, has made a comeback for both ladies and gents with modern details such as mesh insets and space-dye patterns.

show off those muscles at the gym

Tapout Tech Muscle Tee, $7

http://www.gordmans.com/men/mens-clothing/workout-clothes/tech-muscle-tee-111201583.html?dwvar_111201583_color=10#q=muscle&start=3

Tie Dye Love Varsity Muscle Tee, $10

http://www.gordmans.com/juniors/juniors-plus/activewear/tie-dye-love-varsity-muscle-tee-110428421.html?dwvar_110428421_color=650#q=muscle&start=4

pair a see through tank with a bright colored bra

90 Degree by Reflex Solid Tank, $11.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/solid-tank-112155601.html?dwvar_112155601_color=1#start=11

 

FLIP IT & REVERSE IT

Reversible pieces give you serious mileage with two looks in one. Look for pants that flip inside-out for a totally different look, or a comfy cloth headband that flips to reveal a second color.

Cute gym clothes

Spalding Reversible Pixel Crop Capris, $16.99

http://www.gordmans.com/women/womens-clothing/activewear/reversible-pixel-crop-capris-110718412.html?dwvar_110718412_color=400#start=14

Keep your hair in place at the gym with this headband

Reversible Headwrap, $5.99

http://www.gordmans.com/jewelry-and-accessories/accessories/hair-accessories/reversible-with-braid-headwrap-110583519.html?dwvar_110583519_color=1#q=reversible&start=9