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Some Feel Better With Fancy Workout Gear

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It may not be true that it’s better to look good than it is to feel good, but fitness gear is closing the gap anyway, becoming more flattering and more functional.

Sara Rogers, trend specialist at Mall of America, scoured the stores for the best in women’s fitness wear to share the latest and greatest with WCCO-TV.

Here are the three outfits she shared with us, along with prices and Rogers’ own comments.

Model: Fredricka — All clothes from Puma
– Coral tank ($35)
— Grey and lime slim Capri pant ($55)
— FAAS 250 trail white & coral tennis shoes ($85)

What Sara Rogers said: “Fredricka is wearing an outfit from the Puma store. The tank is in coral, one of the ‘it’ colors for the season. I like the built in bra, and it’s a little bit longer. And she turns around, you can see your exit is going to be just as dramatic as your entrance with that great racer stripe. Nice elongating line.”

Model: Samantha — All clothes from Merrell
– Blue zip jacket ($89)
— Hot pink tank ($45)
— Black skort ($60)
— Pace glove sneaker ($100)

What Sara Rogers said: “Samantha is wearing a great jacket. I like that it’s stretchy. It also has feminine detailing and pockets on the seam. The jacket is SPF 50 and the fabric is hydrophobic so it dries very quickly. She’s also wearing a shoe called the pace glove which has a lacing system to it fits like a glove. It stimulates the muscles and strengthens the legs and the feet.”

Model: Joor — All clothes from Nike
– Purple high support sports bra ($55)
— Lime V-neck T-shirt ($55)
— Aqua workout shorts ($50)
— Purple Nike Free Run tennis shoes ($100)

What Sara Rogers said: “Joor is wearing a look from the Nike store. She’s wearing a V-neck shirt. A lot of ladies like that look, but it’s hard to find. It also has reflective elements. You’ll see that there on the Nike symbol but also in the back. That helps in low light areas. And it has cord management and a great pocket there. That shoe she’s wearing it the nike free. It simulates running barefooot and also is comp with ipod nano. So you can rock and run and track your pace and calories burned.”

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