Having the right gear is key to any workout, and the same holds true for yoga and Pilates. Yoga and Pilates classes are plentiful in the Twin Cities and a great workout option for those looking for a low-impact option that still delivers results. Get the right gear for your next class to ease flowing through those moves and building strength and flexibility. Check out the list below for the round-up of best local places to pick up new yoga and/or Pilates gear today.
Sigh Yoga & Boutique
612 W 54th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Located in the Tangletown neighborhood of southern Minneapolis, Sigh Yoga & Boutique offers the classes and the clothes to achieve mind-body harmony. The studio offers a wide range of classes, and the boutique carries items from Jade Yoga and Manduka, as well as custom T-shirts. Pick up a new mat or block and get started on your practice today. Or if you’re in need of new, cute workout gear to get motivated, Sigh’s selection has plenty of tops, crops and shorts options to choose from.
1828 Marshall St. NE, #11
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Open since 2002, and run by the Foat twins (devoted yogis themselves), Foat Design offers custom-made yoga wear that is truly one-of-a-kind. The sisters pride themselves on being able to rescue and re-purpose fabric into truly gorgeous clothing. Their Urban Yoga Wear line is made primarily from natural fiber fabrics and are hand-made at the time of order. With a thriving business in Minneapolis and a passionate following online and at local yoga studios, Foat Design is a rare treasure in a increasingly mass-produced world. Check out the retail locations around Minnesota here.
811 Rosedale Center Plaza
Roseville, MN 55113
Athletic-wear retailer Lucy understands that the right fit is key to a great workout, and that women come in all shapes and sizes. To offer exactly the right fit for every woman, the store offers a variety of sizes (from 00-18), three lengths in its workout pants and three different styles in overall fit. The company prides itself on offering a variety that meets your workout needs and carries a complete line of yoga gear, including tops, bras, pants, non-skid slippers and cute cover-ups. Check them out at the Rosedale mall, and be ready for your next Vinyasa session.
Bikram Yoga Saint Paul
535 N. Dale St.
St. Paul, MN 55103
(651) 225-YOGA (9642)
Looking for cool tanks and shorts to keep you going during a hot session of Bikram? Look no further than the Bikram Yoga studio in the Grand Ave. area of St. Paul. As exclusive retailers of Hotdrop yoga clothing in Minnesota, you’ll be ready to tackle the sweaty work out ahead in style. The “String Along” shorts allow for a custom length and unimpeded movement while you stretch and sweat your way to a better body, during the studio’s 90-minute, heated class.
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PO Box 14267
St. Paul MN 55114
This St. Paul-based online store is a home-grown treasure that keeps on getting better. Founded in 1999, and formerly on Grand Ave., Soul Flower has moved solely into the world of mail order and online shop. However, their penchant for cool, comfortable and hippie-chic clothing has only gotten stronger. With a commitment to being eco-friendly, the store offers fair trade and locally sourced items, including organic cotton yoga tanks and funky Electric Bell Bottom Yoga Pants. So whether your style is light and cool, or a little more eclectic, know that Soul Flower has an option to support your best Warrior III pose or next One Hundred.
Sassy professional by day, men’s style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.