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Fitness Swellness: Atelier LOLË Yorkville

Atelier Lole Yorkville

I’m a strong believer that working out in fitness gear that you look and feel good in is motivating. Cute outfits are powerful–I bet on some days, a great fitness outfit can play a role in whether you do your workout or not. I’m pretty good at sticking to my marathon-training schedule, but on the days my favourite pieces are in the laundry and I have to wear some bland, shapeless top I got from a race (most race tops are not very flattering or stylish, right?), I just don’t step out and pound that pavement feeling my best.

Atelier Lole Yorkville fitness gear

If you’re seeking cute fit gear, LOLË Yorkville is a cheerful little boutique where you can find pieces in fun prints (and solids, too) with flattering details,  but, of course, with your athletic needs in mind (sweat-wicking fabrics, venting where you need venting, flat seams so you don’t risk chafing, etc.). I’m partial to the running gear (since that’s my main form of fitness) and I love that designer Andy Thê-Anh is a runner himself, so we of course always chat halfs and marathons when I see him at the media previews. But there is a lovely assortment of yoga, lifestyle and some swimwear, too. In fact, what I’m currently coveting are cashmere pieces from from the White by LOLË — although I’d probably wear them more for lounging than sun salutations…

In addition to gear, the shop is a fitness hub where you can take part in yoga classes or run clubs. The run clubs are held in the spring and summer, and yoga meet-ups take place once or twice a week in the store (and occasionally are held in studios for specialized classes such as reformer Pilates). You can get more details on the run clubs and yoga on the Atelier Lole Yorkville Facebook page.

Oh, and if you’re peckish and in need of some fuel when you pop in, there are complimentary beverages and bars available, too.  There’s no need to shop hangry!

Atelier LOLË Yorkville, 88 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, www.lolewomen.com

Atelier Lole Yorkville interior


2 Comments November 5, 2014

Fitness Swellness: The 2014 Lolë White Tour


It’s time to put on your white yoga apparel again — the 2014 Lolë White Tour kicks off in April and makes five stops this year around the world.

The Lolë White Tour is in its third year and is meant to connect yogis–all dressed in white–in a unique experience that symbolizes peace. (I took part last year in the event in Toronto, which sadly, was cut short due to heavy rainfall).

This year, the five events will take place in museums, with up to 1,000 people taking part in a  yoga class led by renowned yoga teachers and to the sounds of a symphony orchestra.

The dates and locations for this year’s Lolë White Tour:

  • April 12, 2014 at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona
  • May 8, 2014 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal
  • May 22,2104 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • June 12, 2014 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
  • July 2014 in Edmonton (location and date TBD)

If you don’t want to miss out, be sure to reserve your mat today. Tickets ($25) are available at Lolë Women. (This includes a signature Lolë yoga mat that you get to keep as a souvenir of this amazing experience.)

Click on the photo above (taken at last year’s White Tour stop in Paris) to watch a teaser video for this year’s tour.

Leave a Comment March 26, 2014

Fitness Swellness: 5 leggings to liven up your workouts

Hallelujah! For ages, workout bottoms have been basic black — boring! But finally, brands are coming out with bright colours and fun patterns. Here are five of my top picks that’ll make you feel revved up and motivated to get fitter than ever.



GapFit gFAST contrast back capris.

Lole Run Capri

Lole run capri.

Reebok ONE Legging



 Reebok ONE legging.

Daub and Design Adrianna legging

Daub and Design Adriana legging.


Nike Pro Hyperwarm Tights II Print women’s tights.












2 Comments January 22, 2014

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