Do you wish you could live in your workout clothes? In my opinion, most women would choose to live in their yoga pants for the rest of their lives if it became socially acceptable. Ladies, what if I told you that there is a new brand of activewear designed by a local entrepreneur and fitness guru that can help you boost your fat burning potential while looking fabulous?
W8FIT is a new line of wrist cuffs, stretch pants and racer-back tanks that offer more than just fashion: each piece comes with small weights that slip into strategically placed pockets and panels, to increase calorie burn with minimal effort whether you’re running at the gym or on-the-go about town.
Designed specifically for women by Maya Kaminsky, a certified personal trainer and aerobic instructor, W8FIT apparel is meant to be slimming and flattering while increasing athletic performance. If you’re skeptical about whether or not your clothing can have a real impact on your workout, think of it this way: your body burns calories based on weight, exercise, duration and intensity. By adding weight to your body, your muscles have to work harder thereby burning more calories and fat. According to W8FIT’s website, properly weighted clothes will intensify any activity or exercise – from dance class to kickboxing to running errands or doing your laundry.
All of the clothing styles have been designed and developed by women who are experts in the health and fitness field – so you won’t need to worry about your clothes stretching and pulling in the wrong spots as you downward dog. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or intensify your workouts, you can choose between two weights sizes: ¼ lb/(4 oz) or ½ lb (8 oz), which are bundled in packs of two for 1/2- or 1- pound weight options. Each weight is about the size of a playing card – or a credit card – and bends to move with your body. Apparel is 88% nylon and 12% Lycra, moisture wicking and pre-shrunk for great coverage and shape retention no matter what your body type.
Will you lose ten pounds overnight by wearing W8FIT? Let’s be honest: there is no such thing as a quick fix for a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you already have that part down pat though, a little something extra never hurt.
Photo: Robert Barnes Photography.