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Happy Hour at the Barre: Fitness Brands We Love, By Fashion Guru Abby Coufal of


It’s officially spring. Although many of us are still waiting on Mother Nature to catch up with the spring weather, spring has sprung. Whether this is the season that you spring into action to get your body ready for upcoming fun in the sun, or you work out year round, Girlnetic is here to make sure you head to the gym in style this spring.

We gathered some fitness fans to test out the most stylish, versatile, and comfortable fitness brands to help you get fit in style. The brands highlighted are simple, yet multi-functional. One of the best features of a stylish fitness look is versatility. Being able to go grocery shopping and then to the gym, or vice versa and maintain a fashionable style is quite the feat. Check out some of these great looks and versatile brands to do just that.

Fabletics strives to create the right outfit for each fitness fan. The right fitness outfit can make you feel confident and put together as you pursue your passions. Every Fabletics outfit offers exceptional benefits: Function- Whether you’re rappelling a rock face or or heading to Zumba class the components of each fitness outfit from Fabletics are chosen to function best together. Style- When you look good, you feel good and feeling good will excel you to inspire in all aspects of your life.


Skirts Sports was created when one woman decided that women shouldn’t have to sacrifice femininity for athletic performance. And thus, the first ever women’s fitness skirt was created. The Skirts Sports brand carries a full collection of styles from skirts and dresses to performance tops, bottoms, outerwear, and accessories, designed by women for women. Maintaining the style of a woman, without sacrificing the strength of an athlete, Skirts Sports creates fashionable styles in great prints.

Gaiam fitness apparel targets the customer who values the environment, a sustainable economy, healthy lifestyles, alternative healthcare options, and personal development. The Gaiam brand carries solid and basic colors in rich jewel tones. Mixing and matching the super soft, flexible, and comfortable fabrics and creating a fun and vibrant color palette is sure to add flair to your workout.

Champion is one of the first fitness brands to cater to women’s fitness apparel. Champion actually created the world’s first sports bra. Now that is a lot of time to perfect the sports bra! Comfort, stretch, and tradition that stands the test of time are some of the most sought after qualities of the Champion brand.


Onzie blends the best of traditional yoga wear with modern innovation and a touch of whimsical spirit. Onzie has been featured as one of the many brands that Girlnetic LOVES. Onzie creates active apparel that is functional, flexible, flattering, and is printed in some of the coolest soft yet, strong patterns. Onzie’s philosophy is represented in their collection, “keep your practice challenging and your wardrobe simple.” No frills, except in your workout!

Prana is a fitness brand where sport, play, and life come together to make the magic happen. Prana will encourage you to get dressed, get going, and make a difference in your life each day. Functionality and comfort are embedded in all of the fitness apparel created by Prana. The heritage that creates the Prana line is mindful and purpose driven designs blended with fun prints and patterns.

PRISMSPORT is all about putting fun and fashion into fitness wear. PRISMSPORT believes our lives are active, our personalities are vibrant, and our outlook bright. These are qualities we all bring into our work, homes, and sports. This should translate into our workouts, and PRISMSPORT works hard to create fitness apparel with vivid colors and distinct prints to inspire us each day.


Lucy Sportswear was created by women who felt that workout wear should not only support a woman’s athletic pursuits, but should also be stylish and flattering to the woman wearing them. Lucy Sportswear makes it their mission to make clothing that fit and flatter women of all sizes in their life and passion. Adding cute fabric twists and flattering color blocking are just some of the ways that Lucy Sportswear make their fitness apparel a go to for every Girlnetic girlfriend.

Each of these top of the line fashionable fitness brands have a unique style. They all focus on flattering your figure and supporting you in your quest for a fit and healthy life.

Loving the skin you’re in, and looking good while doing it will be more satisfying than ever for you. Work out this spring in fun, functional, and fashionable fitness apparel, with Girlnetic.


AbbyCoufalProfilePhotoAbby Coufal is a fashion stylist and image consultant based in Albany, NY. She is the owner of Style Abby, a fashion company offering a wide variety of services including style auditing, forecasting and merchandising, as well as produce fashion shows and other special events, including the popular Fashion Night Out Albany which raises funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of NENY and Family Friends Future, Inc. To get to know Abby, to learn more about her services or to get in touch with her, please visit

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