Remember when tattered t-shirts and your old high school gym shorts were considered acceptable workout gear? Take a class at your local SoulCycle or yoga studio, and you'll find yourself surrounded by women (and men) in printed leggings with color-coordinated sneakers, or in consciously understated black-and-charcoal ensembles — many with impressive performance capabilities that wick away sweat and even combat smell.
With athleticwear undergoing an aesthetic and technological revolution — and dozens of new labels popping up each month as a result — 2015 is a great year to gift some new gear. Chances are, it's exactly the thing your loved ones are seeking to kickstart their New Year's resolutions.
For the Outdoor Adventurer
Colorful, graphic options for those who like to run, bike and play outside, whether rain or snow.
For the Studio Buff
These gifts are ideal for all kinds of studio classes, from Ballet Beautiful to boxing to yoga and everything in between. (Except for the cycling shoes — which anyone who does regular spin classes will appreciate.)
For the Yoga-Pants-Wearing Brunch Enthusiast
Gifts you can take to the gym — or to Sunday brunch.