this post sponsored by ShopStyle and Nordstrom
President Biden will move into the white house with his trusty german shepherds by his side. but there’s one piece of equipment that poses a national security risk that didn’t make the grade. and do i feel sorry for our soon to be inaugurated president who appears to love hopping on his Peloton as much as i do! sure, there are lots of options when it comes to exercise these days. but none compares with a sweaty spin class. it’s my favorite way to stay in shape. while i could wear a ratty t-shirt and gym shorts while i furiously pedal to the beat, it’s much more fun to head to my virtual class decked out in gym gear with innovative comfort and performance technology. yep, i’m riding into 2021 with Peloton and Zella, one of my favorite athletic brands.
today we’re making a pitstop to my home gym. this is where you’ll find me on any given morning stretching, flexing, pumping iron, and hopping on the bike for a spin class. i’m committed to continuing my health journey for the new year. and i hope you’ll join me. no matter if i work out at home or head off to a Pilates class, i like to wear the proper gear that helps me strike a yoga pose with the ease of movement needed. today, i’m partnering with Nordstrom and their in-house brand Zella that carries an a-ma-zing selection of athletic wear that’s functional and stylish. at its heart, Zella athletic wear is designed with ultimate comfort innovation and peak performance technology that’s certain to enhance my workout and yours. now that’s a win/win in my book.
i’m always a sucker for a cardigan. this one is no exception. it’s perfect to slip into when the gym temps are chilly, and my body hasn’t quite adjusted. but cardi’s look fantastic when paired with a humble pair of blue jeans for a relaxed weekend look. i’ve linked a few of my favorites below. a pair of performance leggings (low stock similar here, here, and here) is a must-have for workouts, along with a sports bra and tank top.
exercise is important at any age but especially as we age. it’s how we will age with grace, strength, and beauty. but many of us give up on exercising altogether at a certain age. so let’s go over the benefits of keeping fit even at sixty-two. because who doesn’t want to feel their best each and every day? exercise is key to keeping me in tip-top health. besides riding into 2021 with Peloton and Zella these are the workouts i incorporate into my daily routine.
strength training targets multiple muscle groups, increases strength, and builds lean muscle. yoga improves flexibility, perfects posture, betters bone health, builds muscle, and on and on. cardio improves blood flow, increases stamina, and boosts your mood.
i’ve taken you on a tour of my home gym before, but i’ll share a few highlights. the floor is polished concrete, which is sooooo easy to maintain. all you need is a mop and a broom. and i never have to worry about spills. the walls are painted a light grey. i’ve even hung some cheerful artwork with splashes of pink and grey.
a few of my favorite things about Nordstrom.
this year i added a big-screen television mounted on the wall. Peloton offers a variety of workouts from cycling to strength to yoga to cardio that i can incorporate into my routine from their app. flexibility, strength, and balance are so important to maintain as i move into my sixties. a daily workout is a non-negotiable for me.
a big thank you to ShopStyle and Nordstrom for this sponsored post. and thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.