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Published Sunday Jun 02, 2019 by Brittany Raine

What to Wear For Every Type of Workout

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Spiritual Gangster
Yoga
Pilates
Barre
Interval Training
Cycling

Whether you’re all about the zen life or killing your cardio routine, what you wear when you work out can influence (and inspire) the way you move. When it comes to those feel-good fitness vibes that can take us from the studio to the streets, Spiritual Gangster is our go-to brand—and a sweat-worthy wardrobe staple. 

From super cool leggings that comfortably hug every curve to printed yoga tanks built to perform, here are our five favorite Spiritual Gangster looks that work for every workout (and here's an exclusive 15% off your first purchase – you're welcome). 

Slay that Savasana style.

Find your piece of paradise on (and off) the mat with one of Spiritual Gangster’s newest summer look! This super versatile, sweat-resistant seamless brami and high-waisted leggings dry quickly and fit every activity level—from Friday yoga flow to meeting your girlfriends for brunch on Sunday. 

Get the look:
Raw Seamless Active Brami: $58 
Palm Paradise High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $98
 

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Slay that Savasana style.

Find your piece of paradise on (and off) the mat with one of Spiritual Gangster’s newest summer look! This super versatile, sweat-resistant seamless brami and high-waisted leggings dry quickly and fit every activity level—from Friday yoga flow to meeting your girlfriends for brunch on Sunday. 

Get the look:
Raw Seamless Active Brami: $58 
Palm Paradise High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $98
 

Brighten up those cardio bursts.

Sparkle while you sweat with two stand-out pieces from this exclusive SG X Bandier collab. Made with SG Lean—an eco compressive fabric meant to make you feel lean, smooth, and supported—and created in a new Bandier colorway, this color and fit will flatter any figure. Now that’s some serious Bandier babe status. 

Get the look:
Sg X Bandier Shakti Brami: $78
Sg X Bandier Compressive High Waist ⅞ Legging: $118

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Brighten up those cardio bursts.

Sparkle while you sweat with two stand-out pieces from this exclusive SG X Bandier collab. Made with SG Lean—an eco compressive fabric meant to make you feel lean, smooth, and supported—and created in a new Bandier colorway, this color and fit will flatter any figure. Now that’s some serious Bandier babe status. 

Get the look:
Sg X Bandier Shakti Brami: $78
Sg X Bandier Compressive High Waist ⅞ Legging: $118

Floral + feminine meets the reformer.

Power your movement and your muscles with this best-selling SG wardrobe essential. Featuring an adjustable—and simply beautiful—active bra, this look is ideal for low-impact exercises, like Pilates. Plus, the romantic watercolor floral pattern pairs perfectly after class with a tank or your go-to jean jacket! 

Get the look:
Unity Tie Front Active Bra: $68 $39
Floral High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $128 $98

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Floral + feminine meets the reformer.

Power your movement and your muscles with this best-selling SG wardrobe essential. Featuring an adjustable—and simply beautiful—active bra, this look is ideal for low-impact exercises, like Pilates. Plus, the romantic watercolor floral pattern pairs perfectly after class with a tank or your go-to jean jacket! 

Get the look:
Unity Tie Front Active Bra: $68 $39
Floral High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $128 $98

Ride in red.

Biker shorts are back, ladies! Pedal to the beat and spread those positive vibes with this super cute outfit. Take your self-love to the next level with this striped, seamless bra and Biker Shortie, perfect for practice and play. It’s an extra comfy set that’s ultra smooth, has the coverage you need, and there are even hidden mantras on the inside bands of each to keep you supported and confident while you sweat. 

Get the look:
Stripe Self Love Bra: $58
Seamless Biker Shortie: $68

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Ride in red.

Biker shorts are back, ladies! Pedal to the beat and spread those positive vibes with this super cute outfit. Take your self-love to the next level with this striped, seamless bra and Biker Shortie, perfect for practice and play. It’s an extra comfy set that’s ultra smooth, has the coverage you need, and there are even hidden mantras on the inside bands of each to keep you supported and confident while you sweat. 

Get the look:
Stripe Self Love Bra: $58
Seamless Biker Shortie: $68

Feel light-as-air on your feet.

Raise the barre (and elevate your look) with this soft and sophisticated fitness dream team. Made from Spiritual Gangster’s supportive and quick drying eco-conscious Dream Lite fabric, the smocked detailing on the bra and leggings make this your not so average but oh-so-classic must-have black workout ensemble. 

Get the look: 
Happy and Free Active Bra: $78  $59
Dream On Smocked Active Legging: $118 $99

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Feel light-as-air on your feet.

Raise the barre (and elevate your look) with this soft and sophisticated fitness dream team. Made from Spiritual Gangster’s supportive and quick drying eco-conscious Dream Lite fabric, the smocked detailing on the bra and leggings make this your not so average but oh-so-classic must-have black workout ensemble. 

Get the look: 
Happy and Free Active Bra: $78  $59
Dream On Smocked Active Legging: $118 $99

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
Acupuncture Benefits - MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Sep 11, 2019 by Amber Scriven

How Acupuncture Can Benefit Your Body

Acupuncture
Recovery
Expert Advice

Acupuncture is extremely beneficial for various ailments ranging from digestion to carpal tunnel, but the level of effectiveness varies from person-to-person. I’ve had Sciatica patients spend months combating their back and leg pain, and others hop off the table in two hours, never needing a follow-up appointment. Some rotator cuffs take six weeks; others take two years. 

Why is this?

While your body's response to acupuncture depends on the complaint or injury, it also depends on your overall health, and how well you take care of the injured site between sessions. If we eat junk food all the time, are inactive, don’t sleep well, or overwork ourselves, then injury is imminent, and recovery is going to be hard. Equally, if we ignore an injury or don't care for it, then we will likely stay injured for longer. 

So, let’s break down what’s best for you when it comes to acupuncture:

 

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“How often should you get acupuncture with specific ailments?”
This is different for everyone, but here are some general guidelines.

 

More is better.
Acupuncture has cumulative effects, so while most feel relief after one session, it likely will not have resolved the issue. Multiple follow up sessions are needed, and for your own comfort, it’s recommended that you use sessions before the effects have completely worn off each time. 

Every time you receive a session, your relief should be more significant, and the effects should last longer—bringing the injury closer to resolution. With this in mind; the worse the injury, the more frequent you’ll want to receive acupuncture. Several times a week is standard, that way you will get out of discomfort faster, and you’ll need fewer sessions overall.

 

Understanding acute versus chronic ailments.
Some acute symptoms like nausea, dizziness, bleeding, swelling, or anxiety will clear up on the spot. However, for recent injuries pertaining to tissues, like a strained muscle, you can use three acupuncture sessions in one week with great effect. For example, with strained lower back muscles, you will feel less pain in one session, a significant reduction in inflammation and symptoms within three sessions. An ankle sprain is a little more serious and may take two or three weeks, but the general idea is the same.

With stubborn pain, or chronic issues like sciatica, skin rashes, nerve pain, hormone irregularities, it can take a bunch of sessions to see lingering results. Often there will be relief right after each session, but the symptoms return quickly (albeit with a little less vengeance). This just means the results are happening in smaller increments. For this reason, your practitioner will tell you to come in over three times a week for two or three weeks so you’ll get more relief faster, but you can space the sessions out as you begin to feel better. 

 

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“What can I do to make my acupuncture benefits bigger?”
As mentioned, how you care for yourself between sessions makes a big difference. Here’s a few pro tips.

 

Immediate aftercare.
Your practitioner will give you specific directions they want you to follow for your ailment, but generally, after an acupuncture visit, it is wise to drink a lot of water and rest. 

 

Between sessions. 
Here’s the obvious thing we don’t often consider. If you get instant relief for your pulled hamstring, but then you go running the next day, it’s going to take forever to heal! That injured body part needs to be pampered and catered to. Your acupuncturist will give you food, supplement, lifestyle, and movement suggestions to use between sessions– use them all. 

I’ve seen countless patients walk in with frozen shoulder, spend 90 minutes in the chair with various points and stimulation techniques, and then leave swinging their arm painlessly with 50% more range of motion. If they eat well, do their physical therapy, and are kind to their shoulders, the effects will last. Then, next time, we can add another 50% on to their range of motionBut, if they paint a house or swing a baseball, then I see them go right back to square one overnight. How we take care of ourselves between sessions really matters.

 

Share everything. 
You will want to note any changes; no matter how small or irrelevant they seem. Your practitioner is armed with many protocols and techniques. They will always start with the combo that they’ve seen work best for your complaint, from there they will work backward or tweak it slightly based on the information you give them. Make sure to tell them every detail, even if it seems unrelated.  

One lady, with unrelenting pain, finally revealed a game-changing nugget to me while nonchalantly laughing about her need to wear neck scarves everywhere. I found out she had been experiencing chills and had a significant aversion to wind during the summer. This “irrelevant” snippet made me radically change the protocol, and she was pain-free and healing rapidly within four sessions.


So, there you have it. How acupuncture benefits various body parts depends on the area concerned, but also on how we treat our bodies before, during, and after injury. 


Want to try acupuncture, or another wellness service? Download the MINDBODY app to book something new! 
 

Amber Scriven Acupuncturist
Written by
Amber Scriven
Acupuncturist | Yoga Teacher
About the author
A busy acupuncturist, yoga teacher and trainer, Amber has actively worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years. For her, yoga is a form of health care that she uses alongside acupuncture in the form of retreats, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief. Amber is renowned for building emotional strength while cultivating physical health.