Friday, September 29, 2023

Shopping in the city

For some, a t-shirt and any old pair of shorts work as long
as there are great tunes on the iPod and good athleticshoes under their feet. For others, fitness apparel is an
opportunity to express themselves with style and perhaps a
touch of bling. Several shops in the 419 can help you with
your fitness clothing fetish no matter the sport.

Dave’s Performance Footgear
(multiple locations,
has a great slogan for winter runners,
“There is no such thing as bad weather,
only bad clothing.” Want to keep warm
while you are running? Try the Sporthill
Infuzion line. The thermal tights ($75),
quarter zip top ($90), gloves ($30) and
beanie ($28) will keep you toasty while
running in temperatures ranging from 0
to 40 degrees. It also will keep out up to
a 35mph wind.

Snow fiends will enjoy the stunning array
of fashions for winter outdoor sports at
Mountain Man (2735 N. Reynolds Road,
419-536-0001, MountainManSportsOnline.
com). Check out the edgy fashion line for
snowboarders, Betty Rides. The Day Dream
collection has a great funky retro-80’s feel to
it and is designed to perform for the sport. The
pants ($125) in lime green tigress pattern have
a slim jeans-like fit and attach to the jacket
($189). The jacket has a snow skirt to keep the
wind and snow out of your back and bum. Pair
this with a few accessories from the Dakine
snowboarding line such as their cute Remix hat
($25) and the performance-designed Sequoia
glove ($65). Protect those baby-blues with
Oakley Stockholm goggles in hot pink ($99).

For the yoga gals, Meig (119 Louisiana, Perrysburg, 419-874- 6559) carries the chic Beyond Yoga clothing line that can take you through every part of your day — from yoga to the office to dinner. Pair the charcoal legging ($78) with the hi neck running jacket ($188) and add a Henley top ($78) as an inner layer of warmth and style. On a chillier day add a seamless lycra tank from St. L.A. ($24) to keep the chill away after a hot yoga workout.

Finally, working out means stuff
like gadgets, towels, equipment,
waterbottles. Stop by the Limelite
Boutique (5725 Main Street, Sylvania,
419-973-1000) for an incredible variety
of affordable tote bags to stylishly stash
your gear. You’ll even find a few T-shirts
and tanks with a touch of bling for the
gym babes who want to catch an eye or
two while working out on the elliptical.

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