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Published Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

Fall in Love With Spiritual Gangster’s Latest Trends

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Are you ready to elevate your style? This season, Spiritual Gangster illuminates Joshua Tree with gratitude, positive attitudes, and powerful pieces. From cozy to colorful, channel your inner warrior with these bold and beautiful trends. 

Statement Stripes

A fresh spin on laid back lines, stripes can add an extra element to your everyday activewear look. These high waist leggings feature a superfly (and flattering) pop of sparkle and shine so you can feel confident every step of the way.

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Statement Stripes

A fresh spin on laid back lines, stripes can add an extra element to your everyday activewear look. These high waist leggings feature a superfly (and flattering) pop of sparkle and shine so you can feel confident every step of the way.

Destination Tie Dye

A blast from the past with a futuristic flair, tie-dye is all about peace, love, and feel-good fabric. Featuring rich, radiant swirls of blues, pinks, and whites, this oversized cotton hoodie is a must-have in any wardrobe. 

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Destination Tie Dye

A blast from the past with a futuristic flair, tie-dye is all about peace, love, and feel-good fabric. Featuring rich, radiant swirls of blues, pinks, and whites, this oversized cotton hoodie is a must-have in any wardrobe. 

Rainbow Renaissance

Brighten your spirit (and your closet) with a classical cute take on the technicolor dream trend. Paired with your go-to leggings or your favorite jeans, it’s easy to keep your style sporty and ultra-soft in this relaxed fit knit sweater. 

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Rainbow Renaissance

Brighten your spirit (and your closet) with a classical cute take on the technicolor dream trend. Paired with your go-to leggings or your favorite jeans, it’s easy to keep your style sporty and ultra-soft in this relaxed fit knit sweater. 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
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About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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Fitness
Published Friday Nov 13, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Why You Need a Virtual Workout Buddy

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Ah, 2020—the year that truly put our sanity to the test.  On top of that, something that most people use to navigate through a tough time has essentially been stripped away from us—our normal workout routines. I don’t know about you, but even skipping a week at the gym can send me into a tailspin. But several months of sheltering in place and being forced to adapt to this new normal?

That’s a different story.  

While I think we can all say we’re grateful that fitness studios were quick to offer virtual classes when COVID-19 hit—there is something about constantly working out by ourselves that may trigger some of us to hit pause on our workout routines and start turning towards less robust habits. *Reluctantly raises hand* 

The other day I came across a stat that really set off some alarms. According to a recent study, Americans are spending an additional two hours each day on their couch since March 2020. As of recently, I can say I’m totally guilty of a little too much R&R. While an evening of Netflix and wine once sounded like heaven on earth for most of us, I think it’s safe to say the repetition of this is starting to get kind of old. Also, Schitt’s Creek is over now, so I really don’t have any excuse to not dedicate my free time to jumping back into my at-home workouts.  

I started pondering what made dial back my fitness routine in the first place? Was it a lack of motivation? No, not really. Screen fatigue? I think my Netflix history outlined above would tell you that’s a solid ‘no.’ Then it hit me—the thing that motivated me to stay on top of my fitness goals was being around other people with the same goals. Pre-COVID, going to my favorite spin studio and the local yoga hot spot was how I typically spent my social hour during the workweek. I realized the best way to amp up my at-home workout routine was to re-connect with my workout buddies and start doing virtual classes together to create that sense of community I craved.  

If you’re also experiencing some form of live stream lull when it comes to your workouts, then getting a virtual workout buddy may be exactly what you need. Here’s why: 


A virtual workout buddy keeps you accountable. 

Just like in-person workouts, making plans to sweat it out with one of your friends motivates you to show up and be your best self.  According to the Mindbody Wellness Index, 25% of the folks we surveyed said they found it difficult to hold themselves accountable to their workout goals on their own—and an additional 20% of people said a lack of support was responsible for missed workouts.  


A virtual workout buddy will push you further. 

Everybody enjoys a little friendly competition, right? Maybe you have a friend who is a powerhouse at virtual HIIT—try signing up for a class with them to help you take your workout to a whole new level.  


A virtual workout buddy makes you more adventurous. 

Getting a workout sesh in with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as virtual yoga or virtual barre. Trying something new can be scary—I get it. But by trying a new type of exercise with a friend, you can both give each other a confidence boost by acting as each other’s personal hype man.   


A virtual workout buddy helps keep you social.

Look, we’re all craving human interaction these days—and I know I’m not the only one who is missing weekly happy hours with friends. Luckily, fitness studios are getting creative with their virtual offerings post-workout, too! When we asked members of our MindbodyOne Community how they are keeping things interesting for their students in the virtual space, they said they are hosting monthly virtual wine dates to share fitness stories and personal victories. Not only do you get to drink wine, but you and your buddy get to meet other like-minded people at the same time.  

As 2020 winds down (thank goodness), you have a unique opportunity to reconnect with your friends and take your workout sessions to the next level with a virtual workout buddy. So, why not start now? Book a virtual fitness class and encourage your friends to show up for you and themselves today.

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Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.