Los Angeles is one of the biggest health and wellness hubs in the world; there’s a buzzy juice shop on nearly every corner and always a new workout (with a celebrity trainer, natch) popping up. Our editors aren’t immune to the city’s penchant for working out, and between us we have yogis, CrossFitters, Runyon Canyon hikers and everything in between. Each month, we’re sharing the workout gear we absolutely must have. Here, our top fitness picks for October.
October Fitness Picks
"I love these leggings for yoga. They're cozy and soft, and I can just throw on a sweater at home to lounge around in after I'm done with a session."
—Amy Lee, Fashion Editor
"JoyLab is Target's latest activewear line, and it is good. I'm obsessed with the print and the mesh details of these high-waisted leggings. The fabric is thick and compressive, and held up perfectly through a Crubox class. Plus, you can't beat the price!"
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor
"I feel like I can never own too many pairs of black leggings for the gym. These are a lot more fun thanks to the moto and mesh details, plus the high waist makes me feel a lot more comfortable while working out. They're breathable and give just the right amount of stretch, aka every girl's dream."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
"I have never wanted to work out in my life—until I bought this crop top from Outdoor Voices. It's so cute in an understated way and is beyond flattering. I love showing it off (with the matching bottoms) everywhere from the hiking trails to yoga class to the gym."
—Rebecca Iloulian, Marketing Manager, Partnerships & CRM
"These are the softest, most comfortable leggings in the world. I like to wear them while eating tacos, but I'm sure they're great for post-workout relaxation as well."
—Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media
"I've been really into Puma lately—the brand's simple yet sporty look is exactly what I go for when working out. These leggings are just cool."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
"Admittedly, this isn't the most practical activewear pick for an actual workout, but I get so many compliments whenever I wear it."
—Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor
"I typically just do ballet, so I rarely need to wear sneakers. The ALC x Nike Cortez collab has changed that, and this style has been on heavy rotation both en route to classes and in my everyday life. They are so insanely comfortable, and the pop of color makes every ensemble look a bit more polished." —Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"I’m breaking out of my black legging comfort zone and mixing it up with this black and white speckled pair from one of my go-to activewear brands, Lululemon—they’re super fun yet still neutral-feeling."
—Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor
"I don’t have much to offer in the bust department, but I do enjoy a sports bra that provides a little oomph while securing my A-cups during a HIIT workout. This padded number not only supports my girls but also comes in a cool floral print that pairs adorably with the matching leggings."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor