The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event with yoga rebel Tara Stiles at the brand new Reebok Fithub Union Square. I frequently passed this store, which takes up an entire street corner, as it was being built and couldn’t wait to visit when it opened. In the days before the event, Reebok kindly sent me a studio outfit from its most recent collection. I got so many compliments on how the draped, open-back top paired with the bright sports bra. I also loved the harem-style pants. I’ve been eyeing this trend for many months but wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. Reebok has me sold. These pants are very soft and comfortable–perfect for yoga and barre classes (and maybe for errands). They’re cuffed at the knees and have a fold-over waistband.
I headed straight to the Fithub after work last Wednesday and had the pleasure of meeting Brittany of My Own Balance, another NYC blogger and FitFluential Ambassador. We set up our Reebok mats near the front of the store and waited for the POWER yoga class to begin. Tara founded Strala Yoga, which has a Soho studio in NYC. I’ve been meaning to visit the studio for some time, so I was excited to take a class at the Fithub with Tara, who is often traveling the world to share her love for yoga. Her STRONG class is an intense flow. Compared to other yoga classes I’ve taken, STRONG had a quicker pace and included more plank and Warrior 3 variations. After also taking a weights class Wednesday morning, I was sore on Thursday! You might be wondering why Tara is known as a yoga rebel. Her classes are great for those who find it hard to be serious or meditative throughout a yoga class. Tara laughed her way through STRONG and played modern music. While the class was large, she also gave hands-on corrections, including helping me hold my handstand.
The Fithub itself has so many awesome details. The store’s floor is like an actual gym floor, and two walls of windows bring in a of flood of natural light. Women’s apparel by sport is on the left, and men’s is on the right. Reebok specializes in yoga/dance and CrossFit apparel but offers running and all-purpose gear, as well. One of the coolest features of the Fithub is its custom LocalLink option. You can buy any piece from the store and choose phrases or images (many NYC-themed) to have printed onto it for free. I might have to stop back and have crops printed with Reps in the City like Jaclyn’s!
Image via FitMissNY
You can always sign up to take free Fithub classes of all kinds with well-known fitness instructors here. If you don’t live in near Union Square, you can also take free classes at the following Reebok Fithub locations: Westchester, Garden State, Upper East, and 5th Avenue.