Actively Stylish

Essential Equipment For East End Exercise

Active wear is an essential, even for a weekend away. Whether you’ve toiled all winter sculpting that beach bod or if you’re just now channeling your inner jock, it’s paramount to be properly suited up for a workout. Yes, of course the focus should always be on exercise: no pain, no gain, right? But there’s no reason why we can’t make that extra bit of effort to look good doing it. Even while pedaling away in spin class or pumping iron in the weight room, the clothes make the man. Here are some of this summer’s hottest threads for keeping your body nice and hot.

Founded in 2006 by Elizabeth Cutler, Julie Rice and Ruth Zukerman, SoulCycle’s ethos been energetic mix of strength and power. With an uber-loyal fan base, their trendy spin-classes aren’t the only offering that this bombastic brand has to offer. An extensive line of workout duds is available both in-store and online, featuring tees, tanks and hoodies. The badass Skull Striped Muscle Tank’s pirate-meets-punk air will have you spinning with attitude. For the socially- conscious rider, let your colors fly with the Soul Pride muscle tank. Festooned with a rainbow version of the SoulCycle logo on the back and the top’s title on front, this festive shirt brandishes a forward-thinking message of dignity and joy. (68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton)

Selecting the right footwear is a fundamental element of exercise. Sneakerology has got your dogs covered, with a wide array of styles for a variety of activities. Spanning thirty-five plus years in business, this successful chain has three locations, including one in East Hampton. For East End runners, there’s stock from sporting giants like Nike, Saucony, New Balance and Under Armour. There are also sneaks for basketball, tennis, hiking and everything in between. Remember that when selecting workout shoes, it isn’t always just about style. Functionality is important (especially in accordance to your arch). But not to worry, Sneakerology’s knowledgable staff are also available to help you figure out which shoes are right for you. (2 Main Street, East Hampton)

Known for pants that make everyone’s ass look flawless, Lululemon’s menswear also has tops aplenty to show off those killer guns. Powered by X-STATIC , their Core/ Wanderlust Tank fights the growth of odor- causing bacteria on creamy pima cotton. You’ll be able to give it your all, lifting weights longer, without being concerned about how you smell. Available in super fine heathered black, this sleek, masculine shirt features a piped fatigue-green accent along the seams. Pair it with the ultra- lightweight R.A.D Shorts, designed to flatter the contours of your upper thighs. Perfect for a long run on the beach and available in white, blue and charcoal black. The price tag is a bit higher than your usual workout fare, but few gym threads look this slick. (35 Main St, East Hampton )

EYSOM is dedicated to versatility. Their mantra: men’s lifestyle active wear designed to combine style with function. Always aiming to please, the Foundation Scoop is an exquisite take on the classic white tee. Somewhere between a v-neck and a crew, it’s a beautiful balance of reliability and edge. Details are everything with a piece like this, setting it apart from its less-thoughtful counterparts. Slightly shorter sleeves allow for easier movement and the slim fit keeps your waist trim. For something a bit more adventurous, the White Ombre muscle tee is a fun twist on the traditional tank top. The arm openings have been given special attention on the length and curve of the hem, helping you achieve a knockout shape. That too, the dyed ombre design kicks the usual look of active wear into high gear.