I recently decided that I needed to do something about my weight. Cory and I have both started eating better and I wanted to start exercising again. So of course I needed new workout clothes! Cory and I headed out to the mall in search of the perfect outfit. I quickly realized that my plus size options are very limited. I spent nearly an hour searching through a few stores only to come up empty handed. I was so upset and felt very defeated. So I did what most any person would do, went on Facebook to vent my frustrations. While on there I saw an ad for Fit-Labs and it really caught my eye.
Fit-Labs is a clothing company that offers athletic clothing specifically for plus size ladies. They have spent countless hours developing a product that is made to fit us ladies, and fit us well. They worked hard, looking into what was missing from the plus size market and developed a line from there. Fit-Labs uses high quality moisture wicking, Poly-Lycra material with a 4 way stretch. After reading all about them, I had to see just what they were all about.
I spoke with Gabi, from Fit-Labs and we had a wonderful conversation and she told me all about them and offered for me to sample their clothing. I was so excited to be able to try out an outfit from Fit-Labs and hopefully get back on track with my workouts! I chose their SweetHeart 3/4 length Top $45.95 and their Workout Pant $55.95. I couldn't wait for it to arrive!
After a few short days, my Fit-Labs outfit was delivered straight to my front door. I quickly opened the box and noticed that each piece was individually wrapped in plastic to protect it during shipping. Many companies have done away with this feature, so I appreciated the care that they put into shipping their products. Once unwrapped I quickly changed into my new workout clothing. I couldn't believe how soft and comfortable the fabric felt against my skin. The fabric is very light weight and breathes, making it perfect for those long, sweaty workouts!
My Fit-Labs Clothing has arrived.
Fit-Labs carries sizes 1x-4x and since I wear a 16/18, I decided to go with a 1x. I'm glad that I didn't go up a size like I thought I needed to, both pieces are actually a little large on me. It doesn't bother me that they are slightly larger, I actually prefer my workout clothing to be loose so it won't bunch up or roll down. I can't stand to be constantly pulling at my clothing. Even with it being slightly big on me, the cut and shape is amazing. Fit-labs knows what they are doing.
Fit-Labs 3/4 Sleeve. I love the bubble,
logo design on each piece of clothing!
The top and pants are both black with purple accents that give it a cute pop of color. The 3/4 sleeved top has a button on each sleeve that allows you to cinch the sleeves up in warmer weather. I really like that feature, I'm always hot when I workout, so being able to make the sleeves shorter is a huge bonus for me! The top is a cute A-Line style that fits well around my bust and is long enough to cover my trouble areas when I lift my arms. Because I have a long torso, that is also a huge bonus for me. The top is very airy, so I added a thin cami underneath and I felt very comfortable while walking in my neighborhood. When it get colder, I can simply add a jacket and I'll be perfectly fine.
Fit-Labs, Workout Pants.
The workout pants are my favorite of the whole outfit. They are a little long on me, but I really didn't mind. The pants are very comfortable and the material doesn't pull or scratch at my skin like other yoga or mesh pants tend to do. There is a delightful, zippered pocket that is big enough to fit your house key, phone and a license. I hate locking my belongings in a locker room at the gym, so being able to fit all these in my pocket is a great feature. The waistband is made of thick elastic with a drawstring that stays in place when you move. The bottom of the pant flares out with the cute purple accent that flows from the seam, all the way down and expands out into the flare. Also, the fabric does not bunch in the behind area. It flows freely along, and you can rest knowing you won't have a giant fabric wedgie from your pants! Because no one wants that!
Look at how cute the purple accents are on the shirt and the pants.
I've worn my Fit-Labs outfit to workout at least 3 times a week for the last 2 weeks. It was so easy to move in and I really loved with how sweaty I got, I never chaffed or felt gross. The fabric kept the moisture away from my skin and helped keep me cool and dry! I was very happy to go home and feel refreshed from my workout and not have to slap cream all over my thighs from chaffing. I know, TMI, but let's face it ladies, it happens and if Fit-Labs can keep me from chaffing, I am very grateful for it!
I just finished playing in the yard with the dogs, and felt great!
I sometime find myself lounging in them because they are so comfortable, and I have even run errands wearing them. I wore them out to my allergy clinic to get my dreaded weakly shot and one of the allergists asked what I was wearing. I told her my outfit is from Fit-Labs and that they are a wonderful place for plus size ladies to find great athletic clothing. I showed her a few features and she was very impressed. I left feeling happy that I could share how great Fit-Labs is with someone and hopefully they too, will be enjoying it.
Now, taking care and washing the pieces were a major component for me. I want an outfit that is going to be easy to care for and one that doesn't fall apart after 2 washes. I put the top and pants each into a separate pillow case and tie the ends of the case. I put it in the washing machine by themselves and wash on the gentle cycle. I've after each time I've worn them and they come out looking great each time. I've not noticed any fading of the color, the stitches are all in place and the fabric has retained it's shape. I'm very impressed!
Being silly and feeling great!
Diesel wanted to get in on all the action, too!
I'm truly loving Fit-Labs Athletic Wear, and I am so glad that I stumbled across their ad. They really know what they are doing when it comes to plus size clothing. My outfit is very flattering and covers my lumps and bumps in all the right places! If long pants and an 3/4 sleeve shirt are not your style, don't worry, Fit-Labs offers five other options: SweetHeart Tee $43.95, SweetHeart Tank $43.95, Workout Capri $52.95, Workout Short $48.95 and Workout Leggings $42.95. They also come in Fuchsia and Turquoise for the accent colors. There are so many great choices, I'm looking forward to warmer weather so I can order more!
Here's something really cool, if you lose a Fit-Labs size, they will replace it for free. How's that for motivation! Since the Holiday's are right around the corner, Fit-Labs would make a great gift, and a wonderful motivational gift to help stick with those New Year resolutions! I know I need all the help I can get!
Want It? Buy It!
If you are interested in purchasing an outfit from Fit-Labs, you can easily order from their website, or you can order them on Amazon! Now through 1/31/15 receive 20% off your entire purchase, just use code fitholiday when you check out! While you are surfing the Internet, how about stopping by their Facebook page and giving them a like! You'll be able to stay up-to-date on all their latest and greatest offers!
I want to give a huge thank you to Gabi and Fit-Labs for allowing me to review their amazing athletic clothing and for offering our MBP readers a great discount. I'm so glad that we had the chance to work together.