Gifts that Workout


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).


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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  • 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.

  • Always looking for new brands of workout clothes. These are super fashionable. Putting a half marathon on my goals for 2017!

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 |

  • 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!

  • I’ve definitely been checking out Lucy more for workout clothes, I have a cocoon sweater from them and love it! Fun giveaway!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 🙂

  • Love those leggings! I’m so much more motivated at CrossFit when I’m rocking some cute activewear!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Lucy activewear has the best leggings! They are always such cute patterns and styles. This is a wonderful giveaway – thank you for hosting it!

  • My New Years Resolution is to work out more. This would be a perfect motivational tool to keep my confidence up.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • I’ve been looking to upgrade my activewear and hear great things about lucy! Would love to try those reflective running tights.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!