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Why CBD is a Gym Goer’s Best Friend

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Today we want to explain why CBD is a gym goer’s best friend. If you are a bit of a fitness fanatic and regularly hit the gym you may well have noticed how bodybuilding gurus and fitness influencers seem to be all over the benefits of CBD.

Before you head to the nearest CBD gummies online shop to give your gym sessions a different dimension you might want to learn a bit more about why this compound has become so popular with those in the know. Here is a look at some of the benefits associated with using CBD products such as gummies as part of your workout routine.

Managing your pain levels

You obviously want to push yourself to new limits when working out and enjoy the rewards when you set new PBs in the gym. However, stressing your muscles to the max through exercise, especially something as punishing as weight training, can cause potential damage to your muscles.

CBD is believed to be effective in helping you manage post-workout pain more easily. The reason why CBD is a good ally for regular gym-goers is that it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Popping a gummy could help reduce inflammation and CBD has developed a reputation for being one of the safest ways to manage the impact of post-workout pain.

It is worth remembering that CBD is also renowned for its pain-killing properties, in general, and this is another positive aspect of using it to manage your pain levels and achieve the best recovery after putting your body through its paces.

Helping you to recover properly

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It might not seem obvious that there is a connection between a rigorous workout and your ability to rest well afterward but CBD has the ability to help regulate your sleep-wake cycle. But the relevance of talking about these two very different activities and CBD is the fact that a good sleep pattern is critical to your recovery after working out.

Your body works to repair andy muscle damage while you are asleep and when you are able to properly rest and relax you will enjoy proper sleep. CBD is credited with being able to improve your quality of sleep and that means your recovery should be more efficient.

How it works is down to the way CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system, which is the system that regulates a number of functions that can all impact your sleep pattern, such as pain and stress, for instance. Using CBD to help you sleep better should enhance your recovery process after you have been to the gym.

Give your metabolism a boost

CBD interacts with your metabolism and is understood to regulate mitochondrial activity. This can help you enjoy a greater metabolic balance and encourage your body to burn fat. What this all means is that using a product like CBD gummies could encourage your body to lose fat more easily. This could boost muscle gain from your workout regime.

These are just some of the benefits attached to using CBD in conjunction with your workout routine, and it helps you appreciate why fitness influencers are amongst those singing its praises.

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Activewear: All in the Family With Mira Rae

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Workout and activewear have become a growing need for women all over, but finding stylish pieces is a bit more difficult than we would like to think. Having an activewear collection that focuses on overall design, beauty, and movement while incorporating various cultures is quite hard to find. Local designer and former Project Runway competitor Althea Harper and her partners have been working on creating a unique, one-of-a-kind collection that fits all of your activewear needs.


Inspired by the femininity, colors, and history of India, the founders and designers behind the new family activewear company, Mira Rae, bring you a new kind of style that definitely stands out from all the rest.


Harper, the lead designer for Mira Rae, expressed how special this collection was by outlining their brand’s principal foundations: ancient inspiration and modern style.


“India is home to yoga and so much beautiful architecture and art,” Harper says. “In addition, Indian clothing has so much movement, femininity, and color. We wanted to create clothing that would incorporate this beauty and history behind it. Also, we wanted it to be functional to wear to the gym and stylish enough to run errands or do daily activities.”

Mira Rae’s unique fabrics and designs make them different from any other activewear brand out there, and their use of drapes and Indian high-fashion pieces are to thank for that.
“We also use high-end fabrics for the best quality of athletic clothes,” Harper explains. “This enables us to achieve the drape and feel of a designer garment in an activewear piece.”

Harper also spoke about how her experience in design has aided in making the brand’s collection diverse.

“With my background in upscale clothing, the quality and attention to details is much more apparent than in other activewear brands,” Harper says. “We are more stylish and incorporate more drape to our silhouettes that you normally do not find in athletic wear.”
But it isn’t just their design that stands out. The designers behind Mira Rae have also taken a stand on incorporating family values into their collection. In doing so, they have created a women’s, girls’, and toddler activewear line that is complete with a “mommy and me” collection, which allows mothers and daughters to match while they are together.
“Family, community, and the idea that yoga brings us together are very important to us,” Harper says. “The ‘mommy and me’ matching pieces are something that have been missing from athletic wear.”
The collection features a wide variety of sizes ranging from toddler 2T to women’s large, which is exactly the type of diversifying factor that has been missing from the market.

“These are the unique elements that we wanted to shape the company and we have been able to implement all of them,” Harper says. “I have a 2-year-old daughter and I love to run around with her in matching looks.”

Harper let us in on their new fall collection that they are working on, which will feature tons of new Indian colors, designs, and textures.

“We have some silhouettes that are new to athletic wear, but are functional and work beautifully, in addition to some unique quality fabrics that are both so luxe and comfortable,” Harper says.


Among their current collection, however, Harper says her favorite pieces are the Riya Jumpsuit and Raina Jogger. While the jumpsuit’s silhouette design creates a more flattering and forgiving everyday look compared to most jumpsuits, the Raina Jogger is a close second due to its mobility that is perfect for working out in.

“I love the jumpsuit because it is so comfortable and stylish,” Harper says. “I wear this multiple times a week! The jogger’s fabric is very light and breathes well so you do not get too hot in the gym. It’s a stylish alternative to leggings!”

Harper and the other designers at Mira Rae are going to continue building their girls’ line, as well as adding to their unique textures and styles with more Indian influences. Check out their entire collection at mirarae.com.

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Activewear: All in the Family With Mira Rae. Photo by cincychic.com

5 Reasons to Invest in Ivy Park

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Athleisure wear is trending in clothing market. Some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood are dipping into this new and exciting clothing venture. Looking fabulous will always be something we women aspire for, we are not willing to sacrifice comfort completely. While Beyoncé remains a household name in the music industry, we were excited and surprised that she would be making this large splash into fashion. IVY PARK, a new activewear brand co-founded by Beyoncé, is made for women who want to feel on top of their game. IVY PARK functions as athletic wear, outfits for weekend errands, brunch and anything in between. Women are multi-functional creatures, and her brand recognizes that, built on strength and the versatility of the woman, and her form.

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Photo Courtesy of ivypark.com.


IVY PARK, sold at Nordstrom and Topshop, has emerged as a thoughtful top brand in the athleisure sector. With both classic and new silhouettes, it pushes the envelope of activewear today. Check out these 5 reasons to invest in Ivy Park.
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1. While luxury athleisure has taken off in the last few years, there were limited options for affordable and stylish pieces for years. While IVY PARK is still in its infancy with one collection, it is diverse in its offerings. If you are looking for bodysuits for dance, leggings for track, or sports bras for yoga, you have come to the right place.
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Photo Courtesy of ivypark.com.


2. Designed from the mindset of a performerIVY PARK provides women with a new kind of performance wear–providing the modern essentials for women operating between “the field” and outside of it.  
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3. A curvy woman from Texas, recently taking home the CFDA Icon Award, Beyoncé saw a space in the market for women like her–who when they don’t have options that exist for them in the stores, need to improvise. IVY PARK activewear is made to stretch to the diversity of the woman form. And it is an added bonus that she makes high-waisted leggings to keep everything nice and tight. 
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Photo Courtesy of ivypark.com.


4. Implementing all of the technical designs, fashion is not sacrificed in the production of the pieces. Leotards, sweatshirts, bomber jackets, jumpsuits, and more in great shapes that have a trendy edge. There is definitely a look for everyone, with options for the women working out and then hitting the streets. 
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5. And last but not least: the price point is not too high. You do not have to break the bank if you do not want to. While some of the pieces mesh parka and long-sleeve bodysuit are over $100, one could easily purchase an outfit for less than $100. The great thing is that the pieces lend themselves to mixing and matching, so you are never quite starting from scratch.

I am excited to see how Beyoncé continues to expand IVY PARK and how it further impacts the athleisure space. She has definitely set the bar high. 
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Topshop X Adidas Original’s Collection

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Topshop have teamed up with the iconic adidas Originals to combine retro street style with sportswear, resulting in the ultimate must-haves for any workout outfit you need this summer. Here are our best picks!
Crop Top and Menire Shorts
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This matching, bright coloured two piece could be worn for many occasions other than working out. Here at Cliche Magazine we love the feathered detail on this multi-coloured co-ord which could be teamed with some trainers to achieve a total cool (and comfy!) look. Grab this crop top with matching shorts here for a total of $110.00.
Archive Run Bomber Jacket
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Bomber jackets are ALWAYS a good idea. This color block jacket is bound to keep you warm on those late-night runs whilst providing you look cool with its 90’s retro vibes. Ideal for a day trip out or lounging around the house, this jacket would also be perfect for festival season as 90’s is proving to be a big hit this summer with festival wear – especially if the weather isn’t on your side! See this jacket here for $140.00.
Sport Ess Tee
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Throw it back to the classics with this simple, vintage crew neck tee. This t-shirt is one those that goes with just about anything and we love it here at Cliché. With the iconic logo and striped sleeves, this tee could be paired with denim shorts or some overalls for the complete vintage look. You can find this t-shirt here on the Topshop website for $48.00.
Rita Ora O-Ray Leggings
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We absolutely adore these unique leggings designed by Rita Ora for adidas Originals. The naturally stretchy material of leggings combined with the unusual multi-coloured x-ray pattern makes for the perfect running pants! Snap up these fantastic leggings here for only $58.00.
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Topshop X adidas Original’s Collection: Photographs courtesy of Topshop

Best Fitness Wear for Summer

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Beat the summer heat by looking and feeling your best during your summer workouts! Whether you’re hitting the gym, taking a run in the beautiful sunshine, or creating your own workout cardio at home, wearing the right fitness gear can help you pursue your exercising goals. There is no shame in admitting that when you get into your workout gear you feel like you can take on anything — looking good in what you’re wearing is a big factor in motivating yourself! So when you want to do your best, wear your best with fitness gear made to help with your body goals this season. Fitness wear brands, like Fabletics and Lululemon, are all about empowering their customers who are focused on exercising both their bodies and minds, not only in style, but comfort as well. If you’re into yoga, running, cardio, or everything and anything that gets your heart pumping and ready for the day, we’re sharing with you the best fitness wear for summer to keep you going.
Lululemon:
Fitness wear brand Lululemon is all about being consistent in quality with their customers and products. Their products are made with you in mind on what you value in workout gear and what feels the most comfortable when you are moving and sweating. After all, what can make a workout feel horrible is wearing something that just doesn’t feel right. When you feel put together, you are! Lululemon works to bring you apparel from bottoms to sports bras all made to keep your mind focused only on your goals.

Dancing Warrior Tank

(Dancing Warrior Tank $58, www.shop.lululemon.com)


 
Define Jacket

(Define Jacket $108 – $118, www.shop.lululemon.com)


 
Om Pant

(Om pant $92 – $102, www.shop.lululemon.com)


 
Secret Sock

(Secret Sock $14, www.shop.lululemon.com)


 
Yoga Flow Long Sleeve Tee

(Yoga Flow Long Sleeve Tee $68, www.shop.lululemon.com)


Fabletics:
Co-founded by actress Kate Hudson and seen in numerous magazines from Shape to Self, Fabletics is a fitness wear brand dedicated to making you feel good in what you wear. Fashion is incorporated in each design that Fabletics creates, giving customers the chance to be stylish in what they wear when they work out. So, for all of you fashionistas out there, your excuses are totally up! Each design is made to fit a woman’s particular body as well, leaving them feeling as if the product was made just for them. What better way to feel inspired to do what you want in a workout?
Switch Back Tee

(Switch Back Tee II, With Discount $9.97, VIP $19.95, Regular $34.95, www.fabletics.com)


 
Sicily Top

(Sicily Top, With Discount $14.97, VIP $29.95, Regular $44.95, www.fabletics.com)


 
Tropez Bra

(Tropez Bra, With Discount $12.47, VIP $24.95, Regular $34.95, www.fabletics.com)


 
Camacan Capri

(Camacan Capri, With Discount $19.97, VIP $39.95, Regular $59.95, www.fabletics.com)


 
Suva Run Short

(Suva Run Short II, With Discount $12.47, VIP $24.95, Regular $39.95, www.fabletics.com)


Photo courtesy of: www.shop.lululemon.com and www.fabletics.com

G-Loves Review

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Attention our strong and fit Cliché readers! We love working out to keep our bodies in shape and healthy, but have you ever hurt your palms while lifting, or worse, formed calluses on your hands? These painful incidents can easily be avoided by wearing workout gloves. However, us ladies have a difficult time finding the right pair of gloves because our hands are smaller than mens’ hands. Luckily we have been saved by the fabulous G-Loves by Hedda Royce. This rocking company is all about functional and fun workout gloves that properly fit a woman’s hand. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a pair (no pun intended!) and you’ll see why in this G-Loves review!

Even though the point of going to the gym is to workout and sweat, not “dress to impress,” it’s still fun to add a little flare to your workout gear. G-Loves come in amazing colors and patterns that make you want to workout just to wear these babies. The gloves come in solid colors, a peacock pattern, and a zebra print with a pink lace trim, to name just a few. I am obsessed with leopard and my favorite color is pink, so you could imagine my joy when I received a pair of leopard workout gloves and hot pink wrist wraps. The gloves cost $45 and come in three sizes: extra small, small, and medium which depends on the inches around the palm of your hand. The lightly padded gloves are made from neoprene and feature a custom engineered no-slip grip. The wrist wraps are $12 and also come in lively colors and prints.

It’s important to take care of our bodies while working out by taking the proper precautions. Owning a pair of these gloves will make you want to go to the gym just to show them off. Hey, as long as you are motivated and inspired to work out, it is good by all means! G-Loves also carries weight lifting belts, clothing, and men’s gloves. To learn more about G-Loves check out G-loves.com.

Photo Courtesy of: Samantha Kelly

LazyPants

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Whoever said sweatpants can’t be comfortable and stylish obviously hasn’t tried on a pair of LazyPants, our new favorite form of comfy attire. The LazyPants collection hails from the chilly city of Toronto, Canada, so there’s no doubt the designers know a thing or two about keeping customers cozy and warm in their to-die-for duds. LazyPants features comfortable clothing made with the finest of fabrics, including poly-cotton blend and French fleece that are perfect for lounging around. The best part? The fashion-friendly cut (“roomy but not baggy”) ensures a casual feel but also a surprisingly chic style you can feel totally comfortable in while running errands or heading to the gym. We had no problem swapping out our ratty sweats for a pair of these trendy track pants.
Lucky for us, LazyPants boasts not only a full line of sweatpants but also matching zip-up hoodies, shorts, and undeniably adorable pieces for your favorite little one. We couldn’t help but fall in love with the French fleece style. In fact, we’ve pretty much been living in them since we they were delivered. We also love the playful tie-dye and neon colors to brighten up a lazy day or give us that extra motivation to stay on our workout grind. No matter what the style or fabric, LazyPants are perfect for warming up on the yoga mat, and even better for a post-work smoothie run. And we’re not going to lie, they’ve really come in handy on all of the recent snowy days here in NYC. After all, the folks up in Toronto know how to keep cozy during these long winter months! You can purchase your own pair of LazyPants in a variety of fabulous colors, fabrics, and styles on their website here. 

Wear Me Out Activewear Company on the Rise

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“Sweat to live. Live to play,” is a motto active businesswoman, 24-year-old Michelle Marshall, takes very seriously. In fact, it is the basis of her family’s business. Wear Me Out, an active lifestyle apparel line, was started originally by Marshall’s mother and aunt in 1994 as a retail store.

“They were really involved with Tae Bo and the Billy Blank craze that was basically the 90’s,” Marshall said of her mother and aunt. “So they just thought, ‘What a really great idea! We will open a store!’”

At the time, the two sisters owned the store and sold various designers’ clothing lines.  It didn’t take long, though, for the two to take their passion for fitness and clothing to a whole new level.

“Then they thought, ‘Why are we selling other people’s clothes?’” Marshall said of the two. “We know what we like, so we might as well make our own line!”

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Wear Me Out Activewear Company on the Rise

Thus, Wear Me Out was created and the duo began selling it in their store. Although the company only began selling wholesale in the last couple of years, they have already established a large fan base, with over 1,500 likes on Facebook and over 1,500 followers on Twitter.

“Comfort, style, and affordability,” Marshall said. “It’s these three things that work together and really speak to our customers.”

As Wear Me Out’s Director of Sales, Marshall takes her job very seriously and works hard to ensure that the line offers products of only the highest quality.

“We really try to offer the best quality at a universal price,” she said. “We want to cater to that ‘throw-and-go’ lifestyle that is that active lifestyle.”

The clothing line uses that purpose to target its key audience: women leading a busy and active lifestyle.

“We like to try to build a cohesive mix of items that can be mixed and matched and worn together,” Marshall said. “We want our design to not only be comfortable, but flattering, so you can throw on capris to go to yoga, to pick up the kids, to go to the market.”

Wear Me Out offers a variety of items, from capris to leggings, hoodies to tunics, and sports bras to tanks. The line provides a wide range of pantone created colors—from sweet pink to cobalt blue—to compliment any skin tone.

“When you purchase Wear Me Out items, you are purchasing the whole outfit,” Marshall said. “We really try to merchandise it for you. We match our French Terry and casual lifestyle wear to our yoga wear.”

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Perhaps the company is so successful because of the people behind it and their genuine passion for what the clothing line represents. The motto, “Sweat to live. Live to play,” carries literal meaning to Marshall and her family, who are avid health enthusiasts as well as entrepreneurs.

“We all work out,” Marshall explained. “My mom, my dad, and me. A lot of us who work in the company are trainers as well. It’s actually kind of an unwritten rule that we wear the clothing line to the office. It’s just super comfortable. Everyone who puts it on their body falls in love with it.”

With new holiday colors—sundried tomato, acai, turbulence, and sweet lilac—and a new addition to the line in the making, Wear Me Out is sure to gain even more attention from its fans and potential clients.

“We just finalized a development with a contemporary sports line that will be underneath Wear Me Out,” Marshall disclosed. “It’s very inspired by the California lifestyle. And it is very cohesive to our brand and what we represent. It features lots of maxi skirts, tank tops and soft vests.”

As for Marshall, she is excited to see just what exactly is in store for her family’s business.

“We are getting nationally recognized now,” she said. “In five years, I hope we are global.”

Wear Me Out: Activewear Company on the Rise

“Sweat to live. Live to play,” is a motto active businesswoman, 24-year-old Michelle Marshall, takes very seriously. In fact, it is the basis of her family’s business. Wear Me Out, an active lifestyle apparel line, was started originally by Marshall’s mother and aunt in 1994 as a retail store.

“They were really involved with Tae Bo and the Billy Blank craze that was basically the 90’s,” Marshall said of her mother and aunt. “So they just thought, ‘What a really great idea! We will open a store!’”

At the time, the two sisters owned the store and sold various designers’ clothing lines.  It didn’t take long, though, for the two to take their passion for fitness and clothing to a whole new level.

“Then they thought, ‘Why are we selling other people’s clothes?’” Marshall said of the two. “We know what we like, so we might as well make our own line!”

Thus, Wear Me Out was created and the duo began selling it in their store. Although the company only began selling wholesale in the last couple of years, they have already established a large fan base, with over 1,500 likes on Facebook and over 1,500 followers on Twitter.

“Comfort, style, and affordability,” Marshall said. “It’s these three things that work together and really speak to our customers.”

As Wear Me Out’s Director of Sales, Marshall takes her job very seriously and works hard to ensure that the line offers products of only the highest quality.

“We really try to offer the best quality at a universal price,” she said. “We want to cater to that ‘throw-and-go’ lifestyle that is that active lifestyle.”

The clothing line uses that purpose to target its key audience: women leading a busy and active lifestyle.

“We like to try to build a cohesive mix of items that can be mixed and matched and worn together,” Marshall said. “We want our design to not only be comfortable, but flattering, so you can throw on capris to go to yoga, to pick up the kids, to go to the market.”

Wear Me Out offers a variety of items, from capris to leggings, hoodies to tunics, and sports bras to tanks. The line provides a wide range of pantone created colors—from sweet pink to cobalt blue—to compliment any skin tone.

“When you purchase Wear Me Out items, you are purchasing the whole outfit,” Marshall said. “We really try to merchandise it for you. We match our French Terry and casual lifestyle wear to our yoga wear.”

Perhaps the company is so successful because of the people behind it and their genuine passion for what the clothing line represents. The motto, “Sweat to live. Live to play,” carries literal meaning to Marshall and her family, who are avid health enthusiasts as well as entrepreneurs.

“We all work out,” Marshall explained. “My mom, my dad, and me. A lot of us who work in the company are trainers as well. It’s actually kind of an unwritten rule that we wear the clothing line to the office. It’s just super comfortable. Everyone who puts it on their body falls in love with it.”

With new holiday colors—sundried tomato, acai, turbulence, and sweet lilac—and a new addition to the line in the making, Wear Me Out is sure to gain even more attention from its fans and potential clients.

“We just finalized a development with a contemporary sports line that will be underneath Wear Me Out,” Marshall disclosed. “It’s very inspired by the California lifestyle. And it is very cohesive to our brand and what we represent. It features lots of maxi skirts, tank tops and soft vests.”

As for Marshall, she is excited to see just what exactly is in store for her family’s business.

“We are getting nationally recognized now,” she said. “In five years, I hope we are global.”

 
 

If you want more information on the line, visit www.wearmeoutclothing.com, find them on Facebook, and be sure to follow them on Twitter/Instagram @wmoclothing!