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EP's 6 Favorite Workout Products

EP's 6 Favorite Workout Products

Many of you really liked the posts on women-owned water bottle companies and women-owned activewear. So I decided to show you some other great products for working out.

I want you to LOVE your life and everything in it. To become obsessed with a highlighter that helps provide scholarships or a face mask working to end child marriage. Appreciating the good in your life and realizing all that you love will help you love yourself. It will encourage you to find more things you love and more things for which to be grateful.

This list includes some vegan, eco-friendly, and powerful products. My goal is to help you find your new favorite products and brands!

1. Soji Water Bottle

SOJI is a women-owned company focused on crystal energy.

The name SOJI was derived from the ancient spiritual practice called Soji-a Zen word relating to the practice of “Temple Cleansing.” A practice where the goal was not to complete the task but to BE PRESENT during the task.

Soji’s philosophy is focusing on the present process, not the future goal.

Life is not about finishing, but more simply about doing. If we adopt the Soji mindset to own the present journey rather than the elusive destination we may be more mindful and grateful. There is no rush. Slow down, be present, take care of yourself, and trust the journey.

  • SOJI focuses on holistic health

  • Bottles are made of glass, quartz, & stainless steel

  • Customers are loving these bottles and leaving 5 start reviews

Soji donates a portion of its proceeds of every sale to Water Is Life a non-profit aiding the global water crisis. They call it their Charity by Crystals initiative.

2. Activewear from Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective sources all their post-consumer water bottles from Taiwan, FKA “Garbage Island". Their leggings and bras are made from #1 plastic - or Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as PET, which does not contain BPA. Each pair of their leggings is made with 25 recycled water bottles.

  • Their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, so don’t throw it away!

  • Core Fabrics: Made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex

  • Organic Cotton Blend: Both Pima cotton and modal are biodegradable fibers

  • Reusable Pouch: Made with the same RPET as bras and leggings

  • Read more about how they use plastic bottles to create these gorgeous leggings. Plus, see their incredibly humane and eco-friendly standards.

3. Sneakers from Allbirds and People's Movement

Allbirds

  • B Corp

  • WRAP certified production facility

  • Soles4Souls® helps lightly used Allbirds find new life all around the world

  • Makes wax treated laces, water-based glues, organic cotton canvas, upcycled plastic fabrics, natural dyes, nickel-free eye-lits

  • Recycled packaging made from 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard

Wool Runners - soft & cozy

Tree Runners - light & breezy

Materials:

  • Wool 🐑

    • Works with leading organizations like ZQ Merino to ensure high standards of farming, land management, & animal welfare

  • Tree 🌳

    • Tree fiber sourced from South African farms that minimize fertilizer & rely on rainfall, not irrigation

    • Uses 95% less water than cotton & cuts their carbon footprint in half

    • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification (protect forests, plus the dependent animals & people)

  • Sugarcane

    • Used to make SweetFoam™

    • Sourced from southern Brazil, where it relies on rainwater, not irrigation

    • Renewable resource that grows quickly

    • Held to standards by Proforest & the farms are audited by a third party

  • One recycled plastic bottle makes one pair of Allbirds laces

  • Castor bean oil

    • Increases the natural content in their insoles

 

People's Movement

  • Eco-conscious

  • Uses upcycled materials plastic bags cleaned from Bali

  • Vegan options

  • Supports organizations like 5 Gyres who reduce plastics through oceanic research, collaboration, & action

Vegan Cabo Tan Sneakers

4. Yoga Mats by Kriya Veda

  • PVC free & non-toxic

  • 100% latex-free & hypoallergenic for sensitive skin

  • Rubber free

  • Chloride free

  • Biodegradable & recyclable

  • Odorless & allergy free

Kriya means 'outward physical manifestation' or 'spontaneous body movement'. Veda is the Sanskrit word for 'knowledge'.

Eco Yoga Mat

This is so perfect for travel! 😍💜 Both yoga mats come in other colors. Click here to see them all.

They also sell the CUTEST yoga mats for kids! Kriya Veda uses the Moodsters (five loveable detectives who help kids solve the mysteries of feelings while promoting emotional development).

5. Blessed Plant Protein

  • Vegan

  • Uses pure golden yellow pea protein isolate (this is the only source of protein in the powder!)

  • Zero artificial additives, sweeteners, grit or enzymes.

  • 100% sustainable raw ingredients

Their flavors are Choc Coconut, Vanilla Chai, and Salted Caramel. I use the Choc Coconut and it tastes great! I add a scoop of powder, 1 cup of almondmilk, and ½ cup of water to my shaker bottle.

You can order the sample pack to see which flavor you like best.

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Here is a smoothie bowl recipe from @anettvelsberg

  • 4 frozen bananas 🍌

  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (more if needed)

  • 2 tbsp Choc Coconut 🍫🥥

Toppings: Rawnola, fresh sliced banana, peanut butter, toasted coconut chips, & raw chocolate

6. EP's Spotify Playlist

Last but not least is the music! Obviously, I had to shoutout Empower Palette’s Spotify playlist. Major plug, I know, but I created this playlist just for YOU. I add new songs anytime I come across an empowering gem. 💎🎶

Or create a playlist that motivates you. I often have to switch up the music I listen to or else I feel like I’m in a rut, I’ve plateaued.

You can share your workout playlist below. What activities do you do for a workout? What activewear brands do you like to shop?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of empowered workouts 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

Glow Boost: Vegan Shimmering Body Oils and Sunless Tans

Glow Boost: Vegan Shimmering Body Oils and Sunless Tans

Organic Lingerie from 2 Women-Owned Brands

Organic Lingerie from 2 Women-Owned Brands