How to Care for Your Workout Clothes + 40% Off Coupon!

If you’re like us, you’ve likely spent a small fortune on workout gear over the years. Between the gym, yoga, CrossFit, golf, and tennis, the clothing really piles up! But are you taking care of your small investment? Workout gear isn’t like regular clothing. It can’t just be tossed in the washer and dryer. The fabric and the anti-wicking properties that make it unique require a little extra TLC. 
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The Latest Trends in Tennis Fashion

In addition to the amazing health benefits and competitiveness, there’s one more thing I love about tennis…the fashion! In many ways, the game of tennis has evolved more than any other sport for women when it comes to clothing options. With each grand slam tournament, the pros show off the latest designs for the season and with the US Open now in full swing, I was inspired to round up some of my favorites. From casual practice to tournament days, and even off the court, there are more options than ever for looking stylish!

Tops

Whether you want a top in a technical fabric, a fun and bright tank, or a more feminine dolman sleeve, there’s nothing but options!

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It’s in the Bag: Tennis Edition

Tennis Essentials

The tennis court is my happy place. I started playing two years ago and fell in love with the sport. It’s a fantastic workout, a great place to meet other like-minded women, and the clothes and accessories are way too fun! While tennis really only requires a racquet and the proper shoes, there are a lot of other little items that I now regularly bring with me when I play. Read More…


2014 Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament Recap

Bump day icon A few weeks ago, before my adventures in Virginia & DC, I was lucky enough to attend a semi-finals match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a professional tennis event that Toronto and Montreal share each year. The ladies play in one city (this year it was Montreal,) and the men play in the other, and each year they switch. 

When I booked my holidays, I realized that I would be in Toronto for one of the days the men played and I couldn’t get my ticket fast enough! It’s no secret that I love tennis, but I’ve never seen the pros play in person. I was so excited! When I bought my ticket, I had no idea who would be playing. That’s the fun part – it’s a surprise! It all depends on how the players advance through the tournament. 

now that's a big racquet!

now that’s a big racquet!

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Tips for the First Time Tennis Player

 

By now it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when I say how much I love tennis. I’ve recommended it as a great workout, I shared my experience in my first tournament, and I even suggested it as a must-try outdoor activity. Are you getting the hint that I think you should try it? Lol!

I had never picked up a racquet until two years ago, and now I can’t put it down! Before that, I watched tennis on TV, and I understood the basic rules of the game, but it’s different when you’re actually on the court. 

Tennis Rules

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Five Outdoor Activities You Should Try This Summer

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Can you believe it’s already July? Where is the time going? Winter seems to last forever and summer seems to fly by. Crazy! While it may seem like it’s whizzing by, there are still two months of summer left, which is plenty of time to get out there and enjoy the season. And what better way to remember this summer than by trying out something new? I challenge you to make this a summer you’ll never forget by pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone!

Living in the Caribbean is like having summer 365 days of the year, but there are certain activities that I miss from my days of living in North America. Camping immediately comes to mind, as does riding my bike on trails, and canoeing on a still-water lake. None of these are really viable in Barbados, but living on an island and being surrounded by gorgeous turqoise water does offer up some new options that I would never have tried in the past.

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Looking for a Great Workout? Give Tennis a Try!

 

Bump day icon Summer is one of the best times of the year. Wouldn’t you agree? Ok, it’s not as awesome as Fall, but it’s a close second. It’s definitely one of my favourite times of the year, but not for the reasons you would think.

While most people are recovering from winter and heading outside for fresh air and sunshine, I’m plopped in front of the TV. Summer in the Caribbean is incredibly humid and often rainy (cue hurricanes), and sometimes all you can do is sit in front of the fan and try not to move. Luckily for me, summer is a great time of the year for sports! This year is extra special with the World Cup, but each year summer brings some of the finest sports programming. Golf has the US and British Open. The Tour de France starts in July, and while I’m not too into cycling, I love watching the beautiful European countryside go by. And of course, there’s Wimbeldon, which has now entered its second week.

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