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Between SoulCycle classes, hitting the treadmill, and your new aerial-hoop obsession, you're going to need some tough gear to stand up to those steamy workouts. And, while we're putting in the hours for another amazing workout, we've never considered our gym visit a time to look our schlubbiest. And, Nike's spring '14 release of athletic apparel proves that the brand totally agrees, with a lookbook that doesn't sacrifice function to add a little extra style to your workout uniform.
Sleeveless and sheer hoodies, crop tops and sports bras, and classic running shorts and capri leggings build the foundation of the new collection. Vibrant colors and bold patterns make the pieces all the more inviting, giving you just the inspiration you need to stick to your routine. Click on to see strong female athletes put the apparel to the test through outdoor runs and fitness and dance classes — and bring on the sweat. Motivation, straight ahead.
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