I was long overdue for some "me" time so the timing of the Athleta blogger meet up was PERFECT! It has been ages since I've had any retail therapy so that was a plus too! The Athleta store is located at +Westfield UTC (4505 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92122). By the time I got home I felt properly pampered. I was energized after our yoga practice and came home with some new gear that has me motivated to make more time for working out! It might be time for me to renew my membership at my neighborhood yoga studio!
|+Carlee Padot McClurg , +Melissa Kirkham, +Smitha Arons , +Nicole Kempka, +Laura Lohr, +Cynthia Labrador, +Veronica Stetter +Margo Porras|
We started the day with refreshments and introductions. We were led by Lisa for our hour long yoga practice. I'll admit that I wasn't completely focused during my yoga session because I couldn't help eyeballing all of the great workout gear! I spotted a pair of capris that I HAD to have!
|My new Athleta gear: Palm Chaturanga™ Capri, Ready Set Short, and Renew Tank|
After yoga I got to chat with blogger friends and browse the store. Athleta gifted us with a goodie bag, yoga mat, AND an extremely generous store discount! We were spoiled for sure! I even won an Athleta gift card in a raffle. It really was my lucky day! I left with 3 amazing new Athleta apparel items that I LOVE! And a few pieces that I am adding to my wish list. Mother's Day (and my Birthday) isn't far off! If you're looking for ideas... a gift card to Athleta is a good bet! Athleta carries more than workout apparel. They have many casual pieces that are perfect for any active lifestyle. Don't feel like being active? That's OK, there are some pieces that I think would be PERFECT for lounging in! Either way, I'm in!
I'll be back to Athleta. I love that they hold in-store fitness classes, hemming services (great for shorties like me), and expedited shipping from stores. The best part: these services are offered to Athleta customers FREE of charge! Their Give-It-A-Workout Guarantee is pretty awesome: Work it out. IF it doesn't perform, return it. No buyer's remorse!
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Disclosure: I was invited to a private yoga and shopping event hosted by Athleta UTC. I received a goodie bag, yoga mat, and store discount for my participation. All opinions are my own.