In my twenties I was a total gym rat. I worked out five or six days a week, first at Bally's in Porter Square, then at Beacon Hill Athletic Club in Oak Square and finally at GymIt in Watertown. When I adopted Scout I traded the treadmill for the great outdoors, opting for long walks in the fresh air over sweat sessions at the gym.
Though I don't do hard core workouts anymore, I still love workout clothes. I was recently introduced to La Forma, a line of athletic wear inspired by artists.
According to the company website, "Our exclusive, limited production art is created by an evolving team of independent artists who hail from a wide variety of mediums and use our garments as a canvas in which to display their work. We hope that these pieces are a part of you living out loud, they are for us."
I poked around the website for quite some time and my favorite way to browse the pieces was by artist collection. You can see a photo of each artist, learn a little bit about them and see the work that inspired what would become the print for the clothing.
I am obsessed with leggings (in general, not just for exercise) and these two patterns jumped out at me right away. I think they are outrageously fun and unique.
In fact, I love all the bright, bold colors of artist Joe Papagoda's collection.
If you live in Boston and you're intrigued by La Forma, they are hosting a pop-up shop today (April 13) - Sunday (April 16) in honor of Boston Marathon weekend. The pop-up shop will be at Ministry of Supply at 299 Newbury Street. Kellen Brink Maloney, the co-founder of La Forma, is a MIT grad, as are the three co-founders of Ministry of Supply. Both companies are committed to beautiful, high-performance apparel.
If you can't make it to the Boston pop-up shop this week, don't worry! You can order La Forma online. They offer free shipping, free returns and free exchanges.
In addition to scoring one-of-a-kind workout gear, purchasing a La Forma piece supports a great cause. One percent of all proceeds are donated to HEART, a Save the Children organization that encourages healing and education through the arts, and to Conservation International, an organization that empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Read more about how La Forma gives back here.
*This post was created in partnership with La Forma, who provided all the images for this post.