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    Fitness wear goes high fashion with the leading active wear brands for women


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    Looking in the mirror wearing Ellie

    Sporting Ellie’s Tank top and leggings

    It’s true—

    Fitness wear goes high-fashion for summer!  Whether it be leggings with lace up detail at the waist, burn-out  prints or drape back long sleeve tees….these trends take you from yoga to cardio dance class to coffee with the ladies in style. Marika Workout Wear and Ellie Workout subscription boxes bring you the latest and greatest styles every month.

    All About Ellie


    Forget blending in with this athleisure ensemble that combines cool greens and an iconic print. Throw it on and you’re all set to sweat or shop.




    This airy tank in cool sage green is a must-have for keeping cool during or after workouts. The mesh racerback detailing kicks up the sporty vibe a notch.

    • Brand: Balance
    • 65% Polyester/35% Spandex
    • 26” Long from shoulder
    • Racerback
    • Color: Slate Grey



    Push your endorphins into overdrive in our ankle-skimming high-rise leggings. Made to fit like a second skin, the on-trend camouflage print is best teamed with your favorite solid color tank. This style runs one size smaller; we recommend sizing up.

    • Brand: Bally
    • 89% Polyester/11% Spandex
    • 10” Front rise/25” Inseam/9” Leg opening
    • Side pockets
    • Color: Thyme Cloudy Camo


    I am wearing a medium top, large bra and medium leggings.


    Sporty and sexy, seamless and scooped, this sports bra is designed to move with you through any low-impact workout. The thyme green tone and breathable mesh pattern make it a keeper.

    • Brand: Marika
    • 95% Nylon/5% Spandex
    • Low impact
    • Racerback, removable cup pads
    • Color: Thyme


    I love how this outfit feels. The bra fits, the top is not too tight, and the leggings do not bunch up at the high waist.


    How It Works

    Choose Your Style

    To get started, choose your favorite Ellie 3-piece activewear outfit, each perfectly crafted for namaslaying, power pedaling, or Netflix-binging.

    No Commitment, Hassle-Free Returns

    You don’t have time for complicated. They get it. You can skip a month, cancel any time, and adjust your sizing preferences each month. If the fit or feel of an item isn’t quite right, Ellie will replace it at no extra charge.

    Mix It Up

    Mix and match your new Ellie stuff with exclusive add-ons, layer with your own wardrobe to create new looks, and show those spin bikes and sun salutations who’s boss.

    Child’s Pose in Ellie Clothing

    All About Marika: The leading active wear brand for women

    Marika is an activewear brand designed for women by women in the heart of fashion and fitness right in the middle of L.A., California.  Founded during the height of the aerobics craze in 1982, this original women’s fitness apparel brand continues to exude inspiration, confidence and energy today.

    Marika is ahead of all workout trends with a team of designers who deliver styles that are fashionable and flattering for all body styles.

    They get it. Marika understands that between errands, meetings and being a mom,  you need a workout wardrobe that moves with you – with little to no fuss. Whether you’re out for a jog or a 2PM latte run–cute, comfy layers are your on-the-go style. You rack up a step count between daily alarm reminders and reboot between moments of silence that are hard to come by. You want to look good and feel good (and sometimes sneaking a cookie feels really, really good). With your yoga mat always in tow (just in case), you move through your day like super woman personified

    White lightweight jacket by Marika

    Weekends are no exception. Your morning alarm is an eager six year old, already tired of Saturday morning cartoons, all too ready to start the day (more coffee, please!). From breakfast to team sports to play dates and Target runs – your energy is enviable, your stamina is that of legends. Sundays are the best days. Pancake breakfast (pajamas all day!) and movies at home with the kids. Top it all off with a glass of merlot to catch up on your favorite Netflix series.

    Marika Philosophy

    “We believe in celebrating even the tiniest victory.
    We believe in living each day to its fullest (so go ahead, eat the donut).
    We believe in you.”


    Marika Yoga Top 

    Life is a workout–a seven day marathon of relentless determination. They take the guess work out of your activewear so you can focus on the important things.

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    Marika Leggings

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