Top 10 brands to look when choosing yoga/workout clothing

Whether you visit a gym every day or whether you do some light workouts occasionally, what really matters is, what kind of work out clothing you have in your wardrobe. Having the right kind of apparels for yoga and for workouts is truly vital. If you wish to know about the top 10 brands then here they are.

Onzie Hot Yoga
Founded by Kimberly Swarth, Onzie Hot Yoga is one of the best Yoga apparel and accessories brand in Yoga and Workout space. Kimberly is a devoted yogi with a Masters in Movement Therapy, she’s the driving creative force behind our brand and collaborative company culture. Since Onzie’s launch in 2010, Swarth’s sharp eye for trends and expertise in identifying stylish and performance-based fabrics, prints and silhouettes, has placed the brand at the forefront of the athleisure market.

Find out the Collection of Onzie Hot Yoga Clothing here.

Balance Fitwear
Balance Fitwear brings you the sensual designs from Rio De Janeiro- Brazil for all types of fitness activities. Balance Fitwear is designed to fit a woman’s body in a desirable way while highlighting one’s assets. Created by Anna Arias, Balance Fitwear has great collection of tops, bottoms, shorts, capris, jackets and more.

Set Active
This brand is really one of the most popular brands in the workout area as it has amazing crop tops, classy and comfortable leggings and other sports wear items. They also have shoulder sports bra which would give super comfort while you have to do yoga.

Girlfriend collective
Looking for the extra large sized exercise clothing options? Well, you can find the best range in this brand. You can get XXS to 6XL sizes and perhaps that is really going to be convenient for you. You can shop for best quality sports bra, undies, leggings etc.

Bia Brazil
manufactured in Brazil with the best fabric: Supplex ® by Invista ® (formerly Dupont ®). This material is extremely flexible, stretches up to 5 times and returns to its original shape, is softer than standard nylon fabrics, keeps its bright colors after years of use, never fuzzes or pills, resists odor, tear and wear, wicks moisture away, dries very fast and does not fade or shrink.

It has been specially designed to provide the soft touch of cotton with the strength and durability of nylon, providing also comfort with quality to be used either indoors or outdoors.

Bia Brazil Collection

Athleta
At this store you will find range for classy and amazing workout clothes. These include compression tops and high rise leggings etc. Just check what your size is and what style do you prefer. Based on that you can buy things that would suit your purpose.

Roam loud
If you are looking forward for the best cut out tights and sports bra crop top set then here’s something that can enchant you. This brand has such amazing collection that it will give you the best possible options. Try the work out and gym collection at Roam Loud.

Ref Active
For the best and smart looking sports and yoga wear items you can check out this option. There are classy crop tops and special jumpsuits as well. Best in quality, the products are environment friendly.

Fabletics
Are you looking for the best clothing options for your gym and yoga motives. Well, try the clothing from Fabletics and you see how will get a lot of complements. This clothing brand is best in every way and can offer you the right options.

Gymshark
Looking for the best crop tops and shorts for yoga or workouts? Try them at this brand and see how you can enhance your fashion while you are also working towards fitness. Get ready to enhance your looks and make life comfortable.

Working out is really going to make you fit and of course, there would be special clothing items that one would need while doing exercises. Wearing unique sportswear items can really enhance the levels of fun.

Who Is Negotiating Your Short Sale?

Imagine you are selling your home (it’s a short sale, you owe more than your home is worth). Let’s say you called the Realtor that sold you your home, they state they “do short sales”, so you say great- I can’t afford my home, I need to sell it and get a fresh start!

Sometimes- this is easier said than done. One question most home sellers don’t think to ask “WHO IS NEGOTIATING WITH MY LENDER”. This could not be more important! This is the person that will be calling your lender WEEKLY (well you hope), will have updates and will get the short sale approved.

There are a couple of options for negotiators:

1. The Realtor negotiates themselves (I personally prefer this – I like to control the deal, know where we are and hopefully keep the buyer interested). My duty is to my Seller to get the short sale completed so they can move on with their lives.

2. The Realtor hires a third party negotiator (this could be another Realtor or a company who negotiates these deals). The downfall with this scenario is YOUR Realtor never quite knows where the negotiation is. The third party negotiator claims they call every week, gives really lame updates, and generally takes about twice as long to get any short sale done.

So why on earth do Realtors use these third party negotiators?

Well – I think in general, most Realtors don’t want to follow up weekly, they would rather pass on that duty. However, there are too many potential pitfalls.

Pitfalls of a Third Party Negotiator

* Short sale takes too long- buyer gets antsy and cancels the deal. The Seller is left with no buyer
* The short sale takes twice as long- every month the Seller is getting another ding on their credit for the missed payments
* Short sale doesn’t get completed- the Negotiator wasn’t watching the Foreclosure date and the home forecloses

Seven Tips to Improve Your Presentations, Before You Even Start

1. Get in early. My company has a standard practice of getting to any venue the night before. Wherever possible get into the room or space where you will be speaking way in advance of the presentation actually beginning. In most cases I like to get into the room the night before the presentation, or at least a good few hours before. The benefits of getting into the place where you are presenting are many – you can practice sight-lines (where to stand to be seen, where you wont be seen) the acoustics in the room (strange echos, for example), you can take a look around at entrances and exits, you can ensure there is nothing for you to trip over as you make your way to speak. Even if it is not practical, and it isn’t always, to get into the room before the audience arrive, I still recommend wherever possible giving them a couple of minutes break before you speak. Then you have the chance to get in and set up before you start speaking. This is a far better, than bundling yourself into the room and trying to go straight up to speaking.

2. Get comfortable. Set up things like water and notes and even the temperature of the room to suit yourself. This confuses lots of people, because they believe that the presentation is all for the benefit of the audience. Well this is true, but you’re the person at the front of the room that everyone can see! So whilst we need to ensure our audience is comfortable, we also need to remember that we are the person under all the pressure. So ensure you have water where you want it, and even do things like open the bottle first or pour yourself a glass before people arrive. Make sure you have backup notes and “notes on notes”, and even emergency notes in all the places at the front of the room where you may need them. This will feel a great comfort later on. And remember the temperature – much is written about an optimum temperature, but from my perspective especially if I’m the first speaker in the day I would like the temperatures to suit me and that means cooler rather than hotter. I can always turn up the temperature later on if I need to.

3. Keep ‘em out! This is not always possible when we are working but it is worth trying to do. Keep the delegates out until you are ready! This might seem rude, but I promise you, if you keep the audience out until you’re ready it allows you time to rehearse, to set the room the way you want, to have any minor crises without being witnessed. This is so much easier than trying to deal with problems in front of other people. It’s not always possible of course, there’s always that one person who turns up two hours before the event, sits at the back, and says “I’ll just sit here and read my paper” but my general guideline remains. I want to keep the audience out until I am ready to invite them in.

4. What’s behind you? Check the view from the audiences side of what is behind and around you when you are speaking. You are looking for anything which is especially distracting, or you are looking for something which if someone were to take a photograph would not give the image she wants such as a phrase or words which along with your face will not be something you want published.

One thing I never want behind me when I am speaking is a clock. With that there, the entire audience is reminded of the pace of presentation, for good or for bad! Always move the clock out of the line of view of the audience, and somewhere that I can see it clearly. This will have the added benefit of allowing me to see the time without that awkward not very subtle glance at the watch!

5. Technical difficulties. Practice anything technical! This includes opening and closing curtains, checking of the lights, any music you wish to play, adjusting DVDs or anything to do with computers projectors or screens! All of these things can and will go wrong! Whether it is a stuck curtain, a light switch which blows a fuse, or all the multitude of problems that happen with computers and projectors, absolutely do all of these things of before your audience is sat in front of you.

6. Smile at awkward people! Yes I mean it. When people first arrive your brain will be looking for people you know and like and for good reason. You might be nervous or unsure some of the material and it’s always comforting to see a friendly face. For this reason most speakers tend to gravitate towards colleagues they like and know and who they know are generally supportive of their message. This has a benefit. However a great benefit can be obtained by actively seeking those who seem positively hostile, negative or unwilling to listen to your message.

This goes totally against the grain of the way we normally work socially, but it pays big dividends. Consider this – someone comes in, and sits their arms folded glaring at you. Go and engage that person in conversation and a number of interesting things start to happen – for a start they often just have that sort of face! Maybe they are tired, they’ve had a long journey, or it’s just been one of those days and for someone to come up and be friendly and welcoming to them is just what they need to start smiling back.

This helps you both and it helps build your confidence and creates one person in the audience who is rather warm and welcoming toward you. On the other hand they may generally be negative or hostile to you or your message. The fact is that the norms of social interaction mean that once we have shared a few kind words together it is harder for them to sit in silence throughout the presentation, looking angry – you now have a contact. Therefore at the start of any presentation I want to welcome and say hello to as many people as possible – it a bit like I am assuring myself of some friends in the room. Of course it doesn’t work all the time, and it certainly doesn’t work with everyone, but it is much harder for someone that I’ve just chatted with and enquired about the journey and their day so far, for them to continually sit and glare at me in a way that some audience members do. I thoroughly recommend this technique.

7. You’re in charge! Remember overall that you are the speaker so set things for you. This would include the suggestions I’ve made about water, temperature and keeping the audience out until you are ready to begin, but it also includes the layout of the room. In many conventions it is the norm to stand behind a podium and speak. This doesn’t suit my style of presentation and on occasions organisers are slightly perturbed to discover that I intend to walk around the stage as I present, but I am the person that the attention is on, and I will therefore present to the best of my ability. For me this means not standing behind a podium.

It would include also the layout of the room and if I have any opportunity to dictate how the room is laid out I will do so, in my case I always want slightly less chairs than numbers of people expected because we can add more chairs as people arrive – but a vast and empty auditorium with a few people scattered around looks appalling. Again this goes against the nice tidy minds of some organisers but it is something that I request because it suits the way that I present

These seven tips are all actively used when ever I and my colleagues present and I thoroughly recommend them to you.