Workout gear seems like an easy buy for some, but just like purchasing the right running shoe, you should put as much thought in your clothing. For ladies, if your sports bra is ill fitting, you run the risk of ripping breast tissue. It may not show up now, but as you age, how you treated your body will show, inside and out.

Up-and-coming fitness designers ALO (Air.Land.Ocean) have taken the reins with functional and environmentally conscious gear for the workout guru within us. Based out of Los Angeles, the young team of designers’ mission is to instill “green” from the inside out. One of their signature fabrics, Bamboo Jersey, is naturally antibacterial and lifts moisture away from your body during your exercise session.

The Fall 2011 collection has something for everyone’s activities. The Men’s division features practice pants, perfect for basketball and tennis training, in warm fall colors, Olympic Blue and Obsidian. The relaxed fit is along the same lines of track pants, replacing the trademark jersey for your standard polyester. Pair that with the Speed Halt Zip and you’ve got an outfit that can take you from the courts to a casual meet-up with your friends.

For ladies, the Running Tech bra hugs your body in all the right places and makes sure that you’re not damaging your skin. It’s breathable and sturdy, and holds up in the wash quite well.

Most of ALO’s women’s line focuses on the yoga lifestyle, like the capris and hoodies, but the sports bras are extremely versatile. I have used them for boot camp training and running with no problems!

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