The athleisure trend is spiking, as guys want to be able to go from a workout to a casual setting without having to change clothes. Yoga is one of those practices where great fitting and good looking gear can transition to everyday life. “Gone are the days of sloppy gym shorts and t-shirts, guys are now opting for yoga and fitness-inspired apparel that is stylish and comfortable,” says Rishi Bali, founder and CEO of Yogasmoga, an active clothing brand. “Men love that these athleisure pieces are so versatile. Going from gym to life is so much easier now. It’s not uncommon to see someone wearing a pair of our pants matched with a blazer at a nice restaurant or in a boardroom.”
September is National Yoga Month, so there’s no better time than now to fall into some vinyasas and down dogs. Yoga balances hard core workouts by increasing flexibility and improving breathing and meditation practices. “As a triathlete, ultramarathon distance runner, and Ironman finisher, I owe a lot of my success to injury-free training, and a huge component of that has been yoga for the last seven years”, says Jonathan Albrecht, Electric Flight Crew runner. “Yoga helps me perform at a competitive level by keeping my body balanced and flexible.”
Here are some of our top athleisure yoga picks for fall.