Great article by T Magazine, T Works Out. Model Flavina Matata posed for sports with style in some workout gear that can not only walk the catwalk, but run the field.
T Mag. article – “Now that working out is officially cool (thanks David Barton), it’s time to dress the part, which is no easy feat. The fusion between fashion and function needs to be seamless in order to get as much from your outfit – and workout – as possible.
From SoulCycle to the North Face, T has been testing out all sorts of gear for our summer routine. We paired gray Studio Sport Capris from the Adidas Climalite spring/summer collection ($40), which is made from sueded polyester and a sweat protection fabric, with a top by the California-based company Zobha, which is known for intricate cuts and high-necked, figure-skimming tanks. Our favorite is the Scarlett Tank ($62). Lululemon’s leggings are still difficult to pass up, but its moisture-wicking, seam-free Women’s No Show Sock, with built-in arch support and mesh panels, is not to be overlooked ($14). We got a fierce vibe from the British fitness line Sweaty Betty’s low-back, hooded Jive Jumpsuit in black ($137), and we found that the Seamless Shaper Short ($18) and Compression Sports Bra ($30) from Danskin help hold you in the best, even through the most rigorous Pilates class (call 888-850-0084). Adidas by Stella McCartney’s spring/summer line has just the right amount of sex appeal, especially McCartney’s blackCover-Up Gym Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt ($60) with see-through mesh backing.
All this fabulous gear and no where to don it? One workout class we’ll be sure to catch this summer is Justin Gelband and Latham Thomas’s fitness class at Erik Owings’sMushin Mixed Martial Arts studio (78 Fifth Avenue; 908-217-5181). The pair have more than a few Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated models under their black belts. With a focus on using intrinsic muscles only (no weights) to help build up your core, the class fuses yoga, capoeira, mixed martial arts, self-defense techniques and dance to help get you “model-fit for your body.” And even in a 10-person class, Gelband makes you feel as if you’re the only one in the room. Not because he’s sweet – well, maybe he’s sweet to Miranda Kerr, a client — but because he has the eye of a drill sergeant. And if runway models walking in and out of your workout session isn’t exactly your idea of motivation, try the Exhale Core Fusion Bootcamp class, available in DVD and also in person. Taught by Core Fusion’s creators, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, the hourlong dizzying romp combines vinyasa yoga moves and abdominal mat work with weights, including barbells, dumbbells and that orange “core ball” your abs will never forget. Halfpapp is a fan of concentrated sit-ups and plyometrics, like the jump-back series, which is a constant explosion of squats, planks and one-armed pushups — all with a six-pound medicine ball in hand. We brought along our environmentally conscious Jade yoga matin purple ($50 to $110), which is made with open-cell natural rubber for a no-slip grip. Trust us, you’ll need it”
PHOTOGRAPHY By MATTHEW KRISTALL. FASHION EDITOR: RAE BOXER. FASHION ASSISTANT: SANDRA DE KUIPER. MAKEUP By JOANNA LILY WONG. MODEL: FLAVIANA MATATA.
Good looking out T Mag!