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Sweatin’ On: Spin Style

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 by in STR | 0 comments

Schmidt Spinning

When I think about how I would describe my relationship with spinning, I would say we are casually dating.  I always enjoy taking a spin class, but I haven’t attended class regularly in a while.  I’ve tried out all the studios that folks get so crazy about (Soul Cycle, FlyWheel, etc.), and I had a good time.  Spin & I might get more serious in the future, but when it comes to talking to you about good clothes for a spin class, I decided to call in an expert.  My friend Mz. Melinda Sarkis not only teaches Core Fusion classes with me at Exhale, but she’s also a spin teacher at Recycle Studio in Boston.  Last weekend Melinda co-taught a two hour spin extravaganza at Recycle (my butt still hurts) to support her fundraising efforts for the Boston Marathon (oh yeah – she is a marathon runner too).   As she was getting ready for that, I bugged her to tell me what clothes she prefers for spin.

Melinda’s an ambassador for Lululemon, and she dutifully picked the items below.  “Streamline on the bike” is her motto.  Capris are a must because leggings are too hot.  The Cool Racerback tank is fitted and keeps the sweat from dripping everywhere, and the bra just gets the job done.

M's Lulu OutfitFrom left to right, all from Lululemon:
Wunder Under Crop, $72,
Cool Racerback, $42,
Ebb and Flow Racerback Bra, $48,

I get the Lululemon thing – I totally do.  And I have a ton of Lululemon in my closet.  I thought it would be fun, though, to get Mz Melinda into some other brands.  If I were to design a spin outfit for her, here is what I would choose.

M's Outfit by Laura

From left to right:
Solow’s Contrast Side Lace-Up Crop, $110,
Onzie Scoop Back Tank, $42,
Electric Yoga’s Seamless Micro Sports Bra, $62,

It’s possible that the ties on the crops would drive her crazy while she’s pedaling, but those pants are damn cute, so it might be worth it.  I know Melinda likes to go backless with tops (don’t deny it, girl) and the fuschia would look killer on her.  I wanted a bit more color to make this outfit pop, but I also needed a sports bra that worked.  This bra apparently “hugs you in the right places while providing support”.  That should do it!

If you are interested in learning more about Melinda’s fundraising campaign with Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association, please visit her site and consider supporting her here.


xxoo Sweat the Runway      smallSneaker

p.s. the thought of taking a spin class with Schmidt just tickles me!



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