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Gifts that Workout

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The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing it’s something I’ll enjoy using every day. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s something I really enjoy giving my friends and family (and myself, too). I love candles as much as the next girl, but you can’t beat giving a gift that might help a friend reach a fitness goal–and one that will actually get used weekly for months and years to come.

I was so excited when Lucy Activewear reached out to me about a partnership for their #GiftsThatWorkout campaign since it’s a brand I’ve worked with (on The Everygirl). And the past few years, it’s taken over my drawer full of workout clothes.

danielle-x-lucy003danielle-x-lucy007So why Lucy? First, it’s a company run by women for women of every body type. And as someone who runs a lifestyle website to inspire all creative, career driven women to lead their best life, that’s something that is very important to me. Then there’s the quality and style. I’ve tried so many different brands and always come back to Lucy since they have the very best leggings, joggers, jackets, and tanks that are perfect for just about everything.

Activewear is the perfect gift for women who like barre, spinning, lifting, and running. Or for women who want to be comfortable when they’re running errands or enjoying a lazy weekend. But more than anything, new activewear is a great gift to give yourself, or one to add to your holiday wish list. No, new workout pants aren’t going to wake you up and drive you to the gym, but you will feel better wearing them, and you’ll feel a little more together at that post-workout brunch.

I’m not one to focus on resolutions, but a new year means a new start, is a great time to try a new workout in some cute and comfortable new pants. I mean, how cute are these and these? (ps. I’m wearing these right now).

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My outfit:
Pants – Revolution Run Tight Reflective
Tank – Workout Racerback
Hoodie – Meet the Mat Hoodie
Socks – Studio Grip Socks

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Lucy pieces below. The heather grey pants and hoodie are two of the softest, coziest pieces I’ve ever owned, and are perfect for everything from lounging to the gym.

Lucy is offering 1 lucky winner (2) $100 gift card–one for the winner and one for a friend! And as we go into the new year, I’d love to hear some of your fitness goals and who you’d give a gift card to if you won. 

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Photography by Hallie Duesenberg
This blog post is part of a Megan Media and lucy Activewear blogging program. All opinions are my own.

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  • Angie 'Buckmeier' Rislov

    December 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    Lucy is the staple of my entire wardrobe! The revolution run tights are one of my newest faves!
  • Jacqueline Erens

    December 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm
    I've been looking at those running tights for a while now, maybe I'll have to finally buy a pair. Thanks for the great review!
  • Erica

    December 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm
    After 2 kids in the past 2 years, I'm looking to get back into shape. I also have a large fibroid that grew with both of my pregnancies. I plan to explore some naturopathic remedies to shrink it to a size I'm comfortable with so I don't need to have surgery. I've been living in leggings recently!
  • Paige Chisholm

    December 9, 2016 at 7:35 pm
    so fun! love lucy's stuff.
  • Christine

    December 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm
    Awesome giveaway! Looking forward to getting back into shape after my baby girl. This will help!
  • Evelyn

    December 9, 2016 at 12:37 am
    This looks like a great incentive to get back into running gear after the holidays!
  • catherine clark

    December 8, 2016 at 8:28 am
    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this stuff
  • Carla S

    December 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm
    I learned alot about these clothes from this post. I love the colors they carry .
  • KC

    December 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm
    I love the hoodie! So relaxed and cool. I can see myself wearing it to the gym OR under a moto jacket :)
  • Arlinda

    December 7, 2016 at 10:26 am
    I love their styles. I like the fitness fix tank.
  • Amanda Boleyn

    December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am
    I've never worn Lucy Activewear before but would love to give it a go being as I'm in the market for new workout clothes and they look like they fit so well!
  • Ceci

    December 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    I'm really striving to get stronger, in whatever way, shape, or form that means for my body. And I'd give the other card to my friend, J.
  • Erin

    December 6, 2016 at 8:47 pm
    Such a great giveaway! I love their leggings!
  • jillian

    December 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm
    This is such a fun giveaway! I bought a pair of those polka dot leggings after I saw them on your instagram feed (stalker i know...) but they are SO cute and comfy! so I need to try out some of Lucy's tops too! xo jillian
  • Megan

    December 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm
    I've been looking to upgrade my activewear and hear great things about lucy! Would love to try those reflective running tights.
  • Tracy Schwartz

    December 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm
    I want to get to on the yoga mat more in 2017. Lucy activewear is the best and I would love to add more pieces! Thank you for hosting an amazing giveaway!
  • Michelle M

    December 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    Would love to wear the Lucy brand while cycling, doing pilates or anything active! I'd give my friend Jen the other card. I'm hoping we can work out together more in 2017!
  • Bailie Roskow

    December 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    Such cute leggings! Love it!
  • Yolonda J. Washington

    December 6, 2016 at 7:51 am
    Honestly, my goal is overall better health, I would like to continue cycling and yoga but with more consistency. Also it wouldn't hurt to get my abs back in order. If I won I would give the other to my friend Barbie, she is the ultimate fitness inspiration for me. Love her! Happy Holidays, Yolonda http://www.stylefragment.com/home/2016/12/6/gift-guide-for-the-bauble-babe
  • Elyse G.

    December 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm
    My goal is to actually go to the gym more in 2017. I currently walk about 10k steps a day and go to yoga once or twice a week, but I know that I can and should do more.
  • Kathryn

    December 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm
    Looking cute helps in my workout motivation. Sometimes it helps in just starting the workout. ????
  • crystal s

    December 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm
    Very good post and of course I love their activewear! <3
  • Sheila

    December 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm
    I love this! I'd love to get more cut and I'd probably give the other gift card to my friend Jen.
  • Liz

    December 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm
    Love Lucy activewear!
  • Lia

    December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    My goal is to go to yoga more often! I just found a studio that I love so I am looking forward to making it a regular part of my week!
  • Caroline Wilder

    December 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    Now that I've got the food part down, I'm definitely trying to focus on the fitness part of health in 2017! I really just want for fitness to become a regular part of life (which it's sadly not). I'd give the gift card to my best friend who had open heart surgery back in April. She's training for her first half marathon because for the first time she's able to run and she's loving testing the new limits of her body post surgery!
  • arress

    December 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm
    My New Years Resolution is to work out more. This would be a perfect motivational tool to keep my confidence up.
  • Emily Rabbitt

    December 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm
    Lucy activewear has the best leggings! They are always such cute patterns and styles. This is a wonderful giveaway - thank you for hosting it!
  • Michelle

    December 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    I love this idea! My best friend and I are trying to get in shape for the new year, especially since we are looking at apartments blocks away from the beach. New workout clothes would help with motivation.
  • Jenna Rillie

    December 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm
    As a Fashion Business student at Columbia College, I am always on the go. I find working out to be a great stress reliever, motivational outlet, and just a fun activity to do! I was a competitive dancer from age 3-19, so keeping my body feeling healthy is a very important lifestyle for me. I would give the $100 gift to my mom; she is a home daycare provider, so she is in comfy clothes 5 out of the 7 days of the week. She is one of the most hard working, talented, and passionate people I know. She is wanting to achieve personal fitness goals after the new year and I think having her earn some trendy, comfortable, workout attire would really motivate her!
  • Stephanie

    December 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    I want to keep doing my barre classes and maybe incorporate some more cardio! I would give a gift card to my mom because she loves being active too--sometimes we even do classes together!
  • Alicia Theisen

    December 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm
    Would love to try Lucy brand! My 2017 fitness goals (hoping to start this month though) are just to improve my overall health and get my body in shape for having kids. My strength and endurance really need some improving!
  • Cardiwithpearls

    December 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    I'm always on the lookout for plus-size activewear!
  • Miranda

    December 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm
    So cute, those look like great styles to take you from the gym to errands.
  • Carolyn

    December 5, 2016 at 3:32 pm
    I've actually never purchased Lucy, but I'm definitely interested in trying some on now! For fitness, I have two 1/2s coming up in 2017 - VA Beach and Seawheeze!! I'm so excited, and I also need to get on a regular schedule of running, barre, yoga, and lifting. I tend to train for 1/2's, then go right back to minimal running/Barre classes. I'd give the second card to my future SIL - she signed up to Seawheeze with me and has never run more than 3 miles! We both have some training to do :)
  • Abigail Sussman

    December 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    I just crushed some fitness goals for 2016 (finishing a 10-week Backcountry skiing course, taking my 650th Bar Method Class, finishing Whole30) and would love to reward myself with some new activewear! I also have a friend who CRUSHED her wedding fitness goals and has totally revamped her lifestyle--she definitely deserves some new activewear!
  • Jessica

    December 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    As a fulltime Nanny I live ina active wear and can never have enough!! Love the yoga bag tote too :) xo, Jessica || <a href="http://www.thepetitediaries.com/" rel="nofollow">The Petite Diaries</a>
  • Maria Fernanda Roman

    December 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm
    Everything from Lucy Activewear is so pretty! I like that they can be worn both for working out and lounging.
  • Jessica Steiert

    December 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    I LOVE Lucy! My workout goal for 2017 is to get back into group fitness classes. I've been taking a short break to focus on running, but I think it might be time to get back into classes. Thanks for such a great giveaway!
  • Meredith Calton

    December 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    Love those leggings! I'm so much more motivated at CrossFit when I'm rocking some cute activewear!
  • Anne

    December 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    I have been wanting to try some Lucy tights! I think workout clothes are such a great gift! In 2017 - I am committing to showing up at the gym more! I have struggled to get in a routine this year and I have set a goal to workout 3-4 times a week in 2017 - though I am not waiting until January to start this :)
  • Raquel

    December 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    I LOVE lucy and think its such a great gift idea!
  • Laura

    December 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm
    Wearing cute clothes definitely makes working out more enjoyable!
  • Courtney Schauder

    December 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    I totally agree workout clothes are awesome as gifts!! I'd love to try out some Lucy apparel :)
  • Katy

    December 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm
    Lucy leggings are seriously the best!
  • allison bridgman

    December 5, 2016 at 11:47 am
    I adore your outfit! I feel like I'm all "I think I have enough workout clothes" and then there are ANOTHER amazing/cute pair of pants. It's the pants that always get me. I started my new years resolution early and have been at the gym every day for the last 2 weeks. Trying to get more into the habit before the weather gets awful and I want to hibernate 24/7
  • dresden

    December 5, 2016 at 11:35 am
    Great gear helps to motivate me to get active!
  • Rudé van Eck

    December 5, 2016 at 11:34 am
    Love it! Great giveaway, and activewear seriously is always one of the best and most useful gifts!
  • Hannah Nowack

    December 5, 2016 at 11:24 am
    Workout gear is just the best!!
  • Teri Ho

    December 5, 2016 at 11:04 am
    I always love gifting and receiving activewear!
  • Shaine

    December 5, 2016 at 11:03 am
    Thank you for this great giveaway, Danielle! My fitness goals for 2017 involve trying new workouts, being more intentional about the foods I eat, and drinking lots of water. And I would love to give the second card to my mom. She inspires me to work hard and take care of myself every day.
  • Bronte @ Sights in the Sun

    December 5, 2016 at 10:44 am
    I've always wanted to try Lucy! Back in September, I went out on a mission to find cute workout clothes and couldn't find anything that fit. So it was right back to target for work out clothes for me. I'd definitely be giving the other card to my mom because she is my work out buddy. Happy Monday Danielle!
  • jabin

    December 5, 2016 at 10:22 am
    cute workout clothes! i've recently started going to barre and i love how i can see and feel the changes in my body. i'd give the other card to my sister b/c we are supporting each other in our goals to live healthier more active lives!
  • Jessica

    December 5, 2016 at 9:53 am
    What a great giveaway! I've always wanted to try Lucy. If I won, I'd give the other gift card to my friend Cassie because after years of often sacrificing our physical and mental health to graduate school and work, we both want to better prioritize our health in the new year.
  • amanda witte

    December 5, 2016 at 9:46 am
    great brand and cute clothes!
  • schuelove

    December 5, 2016 at 9:40 am
    I've definitely been checking out Lucy more for workout clothes, I have a cocoon sweater from them and love it! Fun giveaway!
  • Kristine Fischer

    December 5, 2016 at 9:38 am
    My goals are to feel better every day and try a new to me workout in 2017! I love to sweat and it's more for my mental health than physical! I'd give my best friend who I love to workout with the card!
  • Kathleen

    December 5, 2016 at 9:37 am
    Lucy is one of my favorite brands!
  • India H.

    December 5, 2016 at 9:33 am
    You look great! I recently had a consultation at my local gym and realized, not only was I considered "overweight", but my daily water intake was extremely low, which is surprising to me! If I won, I would actually give the gift card to my mom. She wants to workout but is always making a fuss about not being comfortable in her gym clothes. I think she'd love it! <3 India | booksandbighair.com
  • Elizabeth

    December 5, 2016 at 8:56 am
    You look fab! Such a great giveaway :)
  • Heather M.

    December 5, 2016 at 8:55 am
    I love this post! I'm 5 months post-partum and have been really lacking the motivation to make it to the gym lately... this could be just the solution :)
  • Alyssa Jank

    December 5, 2016 at 8:45 am
    Always looking for new workout leggings!
  • Ravacholle

    December 5, 2016 at 8:38 am
    You look gorgeous in this post ;) x Clem <a href="http://ravacholle.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">ravacholle.blogspot.com</a>
  • Sara Trotta

    December 5, 2016 at 8:33 am
    I haven't heard of this brand before but i'm excited to check them out! I'm looking to start running more in 2017 but also increasing my weekly kickboxing class amount as well :)
  • Heather

    December 5, 2016 at 8:28 am
    This is a great giveaway!
  • Flour Magnolia

    December 5, 2016 at 8:22 am
    Training for a half marathon in February so I've been scoping out new workout gear to inspire me for training. Definitely going to check out Lucy!
  • Brittany Cerminara

    December 5, 2016 at 7:49 am
    Always looking for new brands of workout clothes. These are super fashionable. Putting a half marathon on my goals for 2017!
  • Ashley Jensen

    December 5, 2016 at 7:48 am
    Running tights are on my winter wish list! This would be the perfect Christmas treat and I will definitely give the other half to my mom <3
  • Krista_TIOJ

    December 5, 2016 at 7:41 am
    I love Lucy's items! I have a bunch of summer items so it would be great to try out some of their warmer weather options! Would love to use the gift cards for me and my sister as we train for a 3-Day Walk to support breast cancer this summer.