You may have read in previous columns about my new home gym. I have two very athletic teens – a son who plays lacrosse and a daughter who rows on the crew team. So, to help them stay fit during the off-season, we built a dedicated workout room that rivals Planet Fitness. In addition to a fully equipped weight bench, free weights, ab machine and punching bag, we recently added a stationary bike, rowing machine and even a flat screen TV!
Although the room was originally geared toward the kids, hubby and I have found we use it almost as often as they do! At first, I was working out in old, baggy gray sweats and my teenaged sons’ outgrown tee shirts. But sweat are really, really hot and simply don’t breathe at all, making workouts… unpleasant.
Then I listened to my daughter and started purchasing some spandex pieces. And honestly, it wasn’t pretty.
So, I was thrilled to learn about Marika Miracles. Marika Miracles activewear features exclusive ELASTA-TIGHT fabric that provides a slimming two-way stretch, making you look and feel great — even before you exercise!
Marika Magic fabric flattens and sculpts your body. The Collection is created from a cotton and spandex blend, providing you with both support and control, all without sacrificing comfort.
I have a pair of slimming capri leggings that also include a tummy control panel – and what a difference they make! Inner Power Mesh on the side panel and inner waistband create ultimate compression, core support and slimming – yet I can easily take a deep breath. The contoured, curved seams at the back also help create a more flattering figure.
Best of all, my Marika Magic capris are made of dry-wik fabric that wicks away moisture. I think I’ve added 15 minutes to my daily workout, just because I feel so good! Retail $60
But Marika offers much more than just capris. The full line includes flattering tops, sports bras, tanks/camis, short and long sleeved tees, jackets, pants, leggings/tights, and even shorts and skirts!
The Marika brand was founded in 1982 with the vision of producing an exclusive line of contemporary women’s fitness clothing. Nearly three decades later, Marika continues to sell women’s activewear in department stores, sporting good chains, specialty stores, gyms, yoga studios, spas, and catalogs.
In fact, Marika is one of the most familiar names in the women’s activewear market. Items from the extensive line have been featured in such national publications as WWD, OK Magazine, and People Style Watch, plus fitness industry magazines galore!
Want to try Marika products for yourself? Today through May 31, 2012 you can save 20% off of any full priced Marika Miracles purchase at Marika Miracles. Use coupon code MIRACLES
Now, I’m off to the gym!
Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, Success Won’t Wait! and The Best Christmas Ever!
Photo: Used with permission, by Marika.
Disclaimer: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this review. I did, however, receive a pair of slimming capri leggings by Marika Miracles in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.