In this post I’m introducing you to two of my affiliates for you to consider for your active wear and physical activity. I certainly encourage you to patronize businesses in your community but if you want other options I think you’ll like these.
(Affiliate means that some links on this page lead to a shopping site and if you make a purchase, the retailer pays this blog a commission.)
What is Juno Active ?
For one thing, it’s a woman owned, woman ran company, dedicated to empowerment of their employees and their customers.
It all started at a YMCA aerobics class in 1995.
Founder Anne Kelly was busy breaking a sweat when she looked around the room and wondered where all the plus size women were finding good plus size workout clothes that weren’t just made from cotton. She soon realized they weren’t finding any good clothes built with technical fabrics or specially tailored for plus size women’s bodies.
Fresh from finishing her business degree in London, Anne was inspired to start a plus size activewear company to fill the gap in the activewear industry and meet the growing needs of active plus size women everywhere.
Junonia®, was founded in 1995 as a catalog company. Rebranded as Juno®Active™ in 2012, the company is now exclusively an online plus size swim and activewear retailer.
“Our swim and activewear styles are custom tailored for plus size women; we focus on fabric performance and design so our customers always look and feel empowered.”Anne Kelly, founder
What their website says
“At JunoActive we believe that every woman deserves what she wants and needs, like stylish plus size activewear that looks as good as it feels and performs.We design, create and provide styles that last longer than an annual gym membership, with high-tech fabrics, tailoring for performance and athletic styles that flatter real, curvy bodies.
With SoftWik hoodie pullovers, compression bike shorts, yoga leggings and so much more, find all your essential spring season activewear right here. Our plus size athletic wear ranges from XL to 6X.”JunoActive short sleeve plus size tops and tees. Get 3X tees, 4X tops, 5X shirts, and 6X short sleeve tops you can only find here
And you don’t have to buy anything to check out the JunoActive Blog with articles about work out tips, an active lifestyle, inspiration, workout fashion, and travel. Here’s one about working out in 6 feet of floor space.Plus size shorts in many styles. Bermuda shorts, gaucho shorts, bike shorts, and more plus size women’s shorts.
Aaptiv– an app for that
With the proper activewear you can make use of the Aaptiv fitness app. I’ve been working out with Aaptiv for a year now and it has met and exceeded my expectations. Whether you are beginning to get serious at exercise or a long time fitness guru, you can find an Aaptive workout and trainer to meet your needs.
Aaptiv is an app that offers work out sessions led by professional trainers who talk you through a routine with background music. You might think that would be difficult without video. But in the past when I tried to work out with videos, I found I was often turned the wrong direction and couldn’t see what the trainer was doing.
By listening to and following the trainer’s spoken instruction, my workouts are more focussed and efficient. Aaptive added visual workout guides showing some of the positions used in yoga, stretching, Pilates, and strength training. You can also choose from ellipitical, treadmill, outdoor running, stair climber, and indoor cycling. There are also recordings for relaxation/meditation and to help you with sleep.
You can choose from a variety of activites characterized as beginner, intermediate, and advanced; these refer to the level of the work out, not necessarily your level of fitness. So you might be an advanced yoga practicioner, but if you’re new to elliptical, you probably should start with the beginner workouts.
Doctors know that physical activity is beneficial for almost everyone and can help manage many health problems. But if you have any health issues or physical challenges that might make exercise unsafe for you, discuss with your physician before starting. Or if you’re not sure if you do, talk to your doctor.
As you’re working through a routine, you may find it a little too challenging. No problem, you can stop and try a different one. Or continue, but move at a slower pace, or do fewer repetitions. You should avoid any movement that causes pain; you should feel challenged but not injured.
If you feel unwell during exercise, such as lightheaded, dizzy, chest discomfort, or extreme short of breath, stop all activity until your doctor determines it is safe to resume.
Aaptiv also publishes an online magazine filled with articles on fitness, eating, and health, like easy ways to cut waste in your kitchen.
exploring the HEART of fitness with physical activity
I hope this post inspires you to continue or start working out, a sport, or other physical activity. And if you use an affiiate link in this or other posts on this blog, you’ll create revenue that helps us share the HEART of health all over the world.