Top Sportswear Brands

Whether you enjoy hiking and mountain climbing, surfing and snowboarding, or running and playing football, the world’s top brands of sportswear have something for every athlete and adventurer. Check out our top sportswear brands from Shopping Blitz:

Adidas

adidas

Since the brand’s humble beginnings, adidas has become synonymous with sports shoes and clothes

and is one of the world’s top sportswear brands. Founded in Germany by Adi Dassler, the brand has made it their mission to create the best sports gear on the market for over 60 years. After developing the light trekking shoe for Reinhold Messner’s Mount Everest expedition in 1978, adidas made it their goal to expand their offering to elite outdoor athletes. Today adidas makes comfortable, flexible, stylish and top quality sports clothing, shoes and accessories for professional and amateur athletes and adventurers alike.

Columbia Sportswear

Columbia

Columbia Sportswear was founded in 1938 by a band of climbers and surfers who enjoys the outdoors just as much as you do. For more than 70 years, Columbia Sportswear has been creating the best outdoor gear for adventurers of all ages. The brand lives up to their mission statement, which is to “Design and deliver authentic, outdoor, high-value products for active consumers of all ages.” Wherever your excursions take you, Columbia’s sportswear and outdoor gear will keep you comfortable and protected all day long.

Under Armour

Under Armour

Under Armour was founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, who wanted to improve the moisture-resistance of the undershirts he and his teammates were wearing. As the originator of performance apparel and gear, Under Armour products are designed to keep you comfortable, dry and light throughout the duration of a game, practice or workout. The brand’s HeatGear® keeps you cool when it’s hot, ColdGear® keeps you warm when it’s cold, and AllSeasonGear® is for when you’re caught in between the extremes.

Fila

Fila

Fila was founded in 1911 and has become one of the world’s largest sportswear manufacturers. Founded in Italy by the Fila brothers, the brand originally started out making clothes for people in the Italian Alps, but has grown to manufacture some of the best sportswear for professional athletes and your everyday consumer. The brand has become associated with performance and sophistication, as their apparel and gear are worn by both world renowned athletes and the fashion conscious.

Spotlight on Kathryn Budig

UA kathry budigAny true yogi knows that the practice of yoga is more than just another exercise. That the only competition is the one with yourself. A cute butt in designer clothes is nothing compared to the inner peace one can receive from a devoted practice. We get that and we love that brands like Under Armour, Juil and teachers like Kathryn Budig do as well. Get real with your practice and let the real benefits of yoga shine through.

kathryn budig

Instead of a limited definition, yoga is an all-encompassing idea. Far beyond the physical asana, beyond the ego, beyond the business of yoga, lies something a bit more intangible, something mystical. Kathryn Budig knows that to be a teacher of this age-old wisdom is a privilege not a right. Ms. Budig became the face of Under Armour’s Women’s Studio Line in 2012, as well she supports other lines like Juil, that enable her to connect to her practice in a grounding way.

Get Closer to Your Beach Body the Shopping Blitz Way

Summer is a hop, skip and a jump away – are you all set for the bikini season or still scrambling to beach-proof your body in less than thirty days like the rest of us? If the latter refers to you, don’t despair! We have all you need to get moving and grooving!

Get Closer to Your Beach Body the Shopping Blitz Way!

Get Closer to Your Beach Body the Shopping Blitz Way!

Check With Your MD
Well, we don’t exactly carry doctors on our website, but we highly recommend that you see one anyways – you wouldn’t believe how many people end up in emergency rooms with avoidable injuries. Get the OK from your physician and make sure there aren’t any pre-existing conditions, such as asthma or high-blood pressure, that need to be addressed before you begin any exercise program.

Get In Gear
Workout gear, that is. Brands like Under Armour – with their Signature Moisture Transport System – keeps you comfortable and dry by wicking away sweat as you perspire during workouts. Make sure to get an ample amount of  tees and shorts as well as comfortable sneakers –  you want to avoid the “I don’t have anything to wear” excuse at all costs! If you plan on exercising in the daytime, don’t forget the sunscreen and some shades to protect your eyes as well. For those working out at night, we carry reflective apparel and footwear  to keep you safe and visible after hours.

Monitor Your Heart Rate
I wasn’t too fond of doing this myself at first, but it is important. According to medical professionals, closely tracking your heart rate during exercise can help you derive more from your workouts.  You heart rate tells you how fast you should be moving, when it’s time to slow down, and how in (or out) of shape you truly are. Luckily, brands like Soleus make water resistant HRM watches that can do the leg work for you.

Get Lost
No, please come back! I mean get lost in whatever it is you are doing to fine tune your bod.  Find an exercise routine that you love (or at least don’t hate) and make it fun! Blast your favorite tunes while doing workout videos at home or load up the iPod for gym sessions. Grab a buddy if you don’t want to do it alone, or join an online support group with like-minded individuals to track your progress and get encouragement. Stay at your own pace, keep a smile on your face and make this your best summer yet!