The best solution for Christmas shopping stress

It’s the last week of November. Yeah, so? Well, that means that in 4 weeks already it’s Christmas! As I loooove Christmas, that’s not a problem for me at all. But, that also means that you should get all your Christmas gifts within the next 4 weeks! And that might get you quite stressed out…

For me, Christmas shopping isn’t very problematic as every year me and my family just pick names for whom we should buy presents for and you’re ‘obliged’ to make a wishlist. Super easy. In that way you only have to get the items on the wishlist and you’re done! But this also means you have to create a wishlist yourself. Personally, I always finish my wishlist in like 10 minutes. No struggles at all 😉 Every year my wishlist contains about 8 (cook)books and lots of gift cards. And before I know it I’m already at the maximum budget for the gifts. But I also know that it’s not that easy for everyone. For example, every year my friends ask me what they should get for their boyfriends, and my brothers-in-law (I’ve got three!) ask me for presents-ideas for my sisters… Obviously, not everyone is as lucky as I am concerning Christmas shopping 😉

No one size fits all

I know the struggle though… I always find it sooo difficult to come up with a gift for someone else.  Everyone is different: has different wishes, different bodies, different lifestyles etc. Some people make super useful wishlists, like Vladana, but then again this wishlist contains only running items and not everyone is into running. For example, my sisters hate running and they’ll be more happy with indoor workout-gear. Also, since I’m into CrossFit, I’d be super happy with CrossFit gear. So, as you see, everybody is different and has different preferences. As there is no ‘one size fits all’ with healthy lifestyles, there is also no one size fits all for Christmas gifts. Yep, I know this doesn’t make Christmas shopping any easier for you 🙂

Nike Gifting Experience

Luckily Nike also knows that everyone is different, with different lifestyles, practising different sports, and therefore has different Christmas preferences. To make it a lot easier for you this year, Nike developed the Gifting Experience. This is a special selection of all Nike products which are great to give and receive for Christmas! And the best thing is, there is so much diversity in this selection that everyone will find the perfect Christmas gift! Say bye-bye to Christmas shopping stress 😉

Of course, I also checked out this selection and I found this great sports bag to add to my own wishlist. Also, I really need those headbands to keep my hair out of my sweaty face (ohh the struggle…). What are your favourite items to add to your wishlist? 🙂

My top 5 Christmas gifts

So I was scrolling through my calendar, setting up appointments and suddenly it hit me: there’s only six weeks left till Christmas. Only six? Yes, guys you heard me right. I guess time flies when you’re working 4 times a week, finishing up your thesis, trying to squeeze in some workouts and at the same time have some fun time with friends. This means we can think of presents and gifts again. I love Christmas, it’s absolutely my favorite time of the year!

Every year I make a list of things I would like to get for Christmas just because I still love to get presents as much as when I was 10 years old. And besides, it makes the life of my friends and family easier and at least I get the things I really need and like instead of the 100th pair of socks. This year I’m in for some new workout clothes. So everyone likes different things and that’s why we prefer different clothes and have a different wardrobe. You’re the one to unlock your healthy lifestyle and create your own life!

So, I used to run. A lot. Somewhere in a far, far past. I loved the adrenaline, the fresh air, how it made me feel unstoppable. I dunno if I got lazy or just didn’t feel it anymore but last May when I wanted to pick it up again, I got struck by an injury. Great. And again a half year passed by. I’m slowly recovering and want to pick up running again. This is a good excuse to stock up on some new running gear because all my other stuff is molded as I didn’t use it for quite some time.

First of all, a good sports bra is a must-have for runners. There are different bras for the different types of sport. And a 5K run obviously asks for more support than a chilled-out yoga session. I always had the feeling my boobs are bouncing all over the place while running and I was too stubborn to buy one just for running. But now I want to do it right, so this one caught my eye: The Pro Rival Dalmatian sport bra of Nike. The pattern actually reminds me of one of my most favorite Disney movies: the 101 Dalmatians. Now I like it even more! But another bra caught my eye while I was taking a look through all the sports bra’s. It’s not specifically made for running but more likely for fitness and training. I absolutely love the red Nike Dri-Fit Knit bra and can’t choose between these two. Which one would you guys get, left or right?

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So we got the supportive bra but we definitely need some other running essentials: tights and a good jacket that’ll keep you warm. Winter is coming and I’m preparing myself mentally.  It was so f*cking cold the other day and I literally thought my face was going to freeze off, so if that’s a preview, we’re in for a real cold ass winter. As I’m not a treadmill kind of person I will have to pack up so I can face the cold while running outside. Have I told you about the wind here in Rotterdam? Brrr… The Dri-Fit Epic Run tights are perfect as they are specially designed to keep you warm and they’re basic but have a really cool mesh detail in the back of the knees. I would actually also like to have tights with a print so I stumbled upon the Nike Printed Engineered! Why is there so much to choose from? Which one do you Fit Girls prefer?

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Of course we need something to go along with the tights and I found this lovely jacket. I want it! When I used to run I never knew what to wear in the winter. I would always be too cold or too warm and then I realized that I might just not have the right clothes. So the Shieldrunner Flash jacket is a perfect addition as it protects you from the wind, that’s a score! I like the one with black and white but for the more colorful people out there take a look at the Nike Impossibly Light jacket. It’s available in different colors but I prefer the light aqua color. What about you, which one should I choose?

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So, what’s essential if you want to go running? Right, running shoes! I literally never had a pair of good sneakers for running as I would just use some old ones I had lying around in my closet. It’s important to have good running shoes because everyone has different feet and another fit. You should really check with a professional before buying some running shoes and not only buy by looks! I  know what works well for me and I stumbled upon these babies when I was browsing the internet: Nike Flyknit Air Max. They have a good damping response so this is perfect for longer runs. Honestly I would even buy them if I didn’t want to start running again because I think they’re awesome!

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Now that I ended up in the sneaker section I have to put another pair of sneakers to my wishlist. I have a confession to make. I’m a sneaker freak. I dunno when it happened or how it happened but I do know that a girl can’t have enough sneakers. I took a look at my glass display case, and yes I have a glass display case for my sneakers, and came to the conclusion that I need some new black ones. I just lost a pair of black ones so good reason to ask for new ones, right?! You’re probably wondering how on earth you can lose shoes, trust me, I’m wondering the same. Thus, the last item on my list are the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Noire sneakers. I was kinda going for a running theme list but hey you can never have too many black sneakers! 😉 You can wear these in a casual setting and they go both with a sporty outfit as a more classy one such as a skirt or dress.

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So now you Fit Girls know Christmas is around the corner, sit down for a minute and write down your wishlist. I’m sure you will not have a hard time making one 😉 If you need some inspiration, Nike has created a super convenient page with a gift guide for women. Makes your life even easier right, check it out! Or forward it to the hubba hubba or your BFFF 😉 

8 #FITGIRLCODE festival essentials

Our favourite play time activity at #FITGIRLCODE is going to an outdoor festival on the weekends! There’s nothing like dancing for the equivalent of a 10K run in the sun and showing off that booty you’ve been working on for months. I have compiled a list of summer festival essentials that are meant to combine fashion and the optimal festival experience:

 

  • Fanny pack- This type of bag will make your life so easy while dancing and grooving, and you won’t need to worry about misplacing it anywhere. You can wear it around your waist or across your shoulder, so  many possibilities!
  • Romper with pockets- rompers provide comfort since they are soft and are not constraining, and they also allow adequate air flow to parts of your body that might get sweaty. Look for one with pockets so that you have a place to stow away any trinkets you find, like a lead singer’s guitar pick or your roommate’s keys that she is afraid to lose.
  • Wild and round sunglasses- Let loose with animal print-inspired sunglasses, I’ve chosen one pair of thick glasses and one pair of thin. Which suits you best?
  • Choker necklace- This accessory is easy to pair with any outfit, and you can keep it on all weekend without worrying about it or taking it off to swim, shower, or any other activities you wouldn’t want to wear your precious stones while doing.
  • Suede shorts or skirt- suede is a material that will make you stand out, and you’re sure to wear the item in the future as well as suede can be worn all year round. I love this eye-catching red colour and, again, pockets always come in handy!
  • Monochrome sneakers- are you an all-black or an all-white girl? Take your pick between these amazing sneakers that can seriously be worn anywhere from the office to a party. Keep in mind that if bad weather is forecasted for the day of your festival, you might want to stick to a very old pair of shoes since achieving the perfect festival outfit is not worth ruining these beauties.
  • Fedora hat- Stay cool, protected, and fashionable with this colour block fedora hat. The price is totally reasonable and there are many colour options!
  • Oversized denim jacket- just as comfortable as it is stylish, an oversized vintage Levi-style denim jacket is perfect for a chilly evening once the sun goes down. I highly recommend buying this at a secondhand store near you, otherwise you will often overpay and the quality of the original Levi’s is just unbeatable.

I’ve also thought of some essential non-clothing items that you’ll be glad to have, especially if you’re going to a longer festival. Don’t forget to pack:

  • dry shampoo or taft volume powder (Andrélon sells both)
  • baby wipes
  • a hand-held fan
  • a portable phone charger

All dressed up with nowhere to go? If you’re in the Rotterdam area, don’t miss the Blijdorp Festival taking place on Saturday, August 15th in Roel Langerpark. The lineup will not disappoint any girl who wants to show off her moves, and you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and atmosphere. 

Let me know what your festival essentials are in the comment section below!

3x WIN your own custom designed Nike Free’s!

This contest is closed. The winners are Selma, Annabella and Anne! You have been contacted through email.

That’s right, you can now design your own dream pair of Nike Free 4.0/5.0 and get them for free! Together with Nike we are going to make 3 Fit Girls 3 very lucky gals! Time to release the fashionista in you and get to the (virtual) drawing table girls!

The Nike Free shoes already made you feel like you were flying, but now you will be flying in your own personal style. You can customize basically everything, making these shoes your signature. From the sole to the laces, it will scream “this is me!”. Imagine even putting your name on them or an inspirational short quote on the Nikes in your favorite print. I was just designing my own dream pair and I have to admit, I think I will be dreaming about these babies…

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How do I win?

Ok, let’s get down to it. How do you become one of the three Fit Girls that will be awarded their dream pair?

  1. Design your dream Nike Free’s 4.0/5.0 through this link
  2. Be creative and make it the best pair of Nikes a Fit Girl can dream of
  3. When you’re done, share your design by clicking on the mail icon in the right side of your screen and send it to community@fitgirlcode.com
  4. Don’t forget to put your name and email address in the box for comments!

Feel free to share your design on social media by using the hashtag #NIKEFREE in order to get even more eyes on your design!

What are you waiting for? Get started Fit Girls! We are looking forward to admiring your designs! Contest runs until March 31st. 

Running like a shooting star

Dark winter nights won’t stop us from running right, girls? But it is best to prepare yourselves well, so I selected my favorite gear and gadgets that lighten you up like a star. Everybody will be able to see how awesomely fast and stylish you run. Running like a shooting star!

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These shoelights from Cona are not only efficient in dark places, they also look pretty awesome too! The Cona’s fit on any shoe and are easy to clip on and off. They look so awesome and remind me of the sneakers I had as a kid 😀

 

 

Reflective cap

nike featherlight 2I got two favorites, from Nike and Forever 21 . Nike is all white and easy to spot.

 

 

 

The cap from Forever 21 had the reflective element and has a nice a neon colour. The last one is very affordable if you compare it to other reflective headwear.Forever 21 reflective hat

 

 

Reflective Tights and Jackets

I am a huge fan of the Nike Flash collection. Their jackets and tights really make you shine like a shooting star. My number one favorite: The Nike dri-fit printed reflective tight. The tight is very good foNike Dri-fit reflective leggingr cold surroundings and the print is awesome! Be sure to check the whole collection!

 

 

 

 

 

Talking about shooting stars, last weekend I had this amazing shoot with the international known Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde. His designs are innovative, creative and nothing like you have seen before! Check it out…

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Fit Girls love Nike SALE

Well, chicks just love sale in general… Us Fit Girls love Nike SALE, because that’s just how we are. We’ve searched, and drooled over the nike website and finally picked out favourite pieces for a well deserved shopping haul! We deserve to spoil ourselves now and then, don’t we? 

Because we don’t want to be biased and just highlight the shoes (‘shoe love is true love’), all the girls in the office chose one item from the Nike SALE  and they are telling you why it’s the next thing on their shopping list! We probably won’t stop at just one item, but who’s to judge? Fit chicks will be fit chicks…

 

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1.  Fitgirl Nathalie loves prints & these tights are wild! She loves them because she can mix and match them with many other items already in her closet. First choice is an oversized black top and some statement sneakers – She trains like a tiger!
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Shop the Thursday look

It’s Thursday, meaning that it’s almost weekend! Ok, two days to go, but still, we’re already past the half of the week. Of course the weekend means that you can finally relax a little and do things you haven’t had time for during the week, but even better, you have some time to work out. Time to shop some pretty workout gear! I have lined up some of my favorites from The Hut for you. 

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Shades of Red

This running shirt from Nike has the perfect shade in between red and pink. With its flat seams you won’t get bothered by irritation or chafing – sounds good, doesn’t it? I definitely love this one!

 

 

 

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Badass Black

This short from Nike looks pretty badass to me. And the best thing about it is that it is on SALE! Get it now while you still can so you can shine in the gym or on the tracks.

 

 

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Pretty in Pink

Ok, I know I have already talked about these in my other article, but I seriously keep coming back to them. Hmm, maybe I should just get them already…

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Elegantly Black

This sports bra is so cute! All my sports bras are always in the laundry basket, I really need to get some more so I won’t have this problem over and over again. This one from Lija might be the next addition to my workout wardrobe!

 

 

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#FITGIRLCODE Original

Well, I don’t need to explain where this one is from, do I? Our very own Original Bag suits any outfit perfectly!

 

 

 

Which one is your favorite?

OOTD: The casual sweats

In our last OOTD I showed you my happy kicks (SO happy with this sneaker trend!). Now, I have to show you my latest comfy crush: the Nike Tech Pack. I always say that sweat pants are made for exercise, but are used for the exact opposite. We jumped, bent and danced.. these sweats are the real deal! Scroll down to check out the latest look.

OOTD: The casual sweats

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Outfit Aranka:

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These pants are my all time favorite. I also have one in black.. although probably Chris is going to steal them. You need a good pair of sweats, you can dress them up with a blazer when going out for a drink drinks and still use them when going to the gym. They are super comfortable with a low crotch for a casual (badass) fit.

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pegasus pink

I absolutely love these pink shoes from Nike. They bright up my outfit anyday! I always wear them when I’m wearing a casual outfit. See one of my latest articles (chick on kicks) about how to wear these pinkies after a work-out.

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This jacket is also from Nike Tech Pack, matching the pants. The jacket traps body heath and this will create warmth. Moreover, the jacket is light weight. This means that these jackets are ideal for exercising outside!

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Sport bra’s, you can never have enough. I love the color and the comfortableness of this bra.

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Outfit Chris:

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Chris is wearing my all time favorites in black. These pants are perfect, I have nothing more to add.

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If you’re looking for a comfortable sneaker to wear every day, I would definitely recommend this pair. These are from the children’s line, but Nike has many colors for ‘normal’ people as well 😉GRATIS WATERFLES

 

 

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Chris is matching this comfortable blue sports bra perfectly with her blue shoes. Chris has too many sports bra’s 🙂

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We had so much fun :)! What are your all time favorite sport outfits?

 

Looking cool on sneakers: Nike Air Max

Nike Air Max shoes are back in style! After a long way from home, these sneakers have made its appearance back into the fashion world. I have found some of the coolest models from the Air Max Collection!

Almost every girls loves pink. These neon pink Nike Air Max’s are perfect when you want to wear sneakers to get a cool look, but at the same time, want to look girly.

If you are looking for a pair of sneakers that are more easy to combine, you can check out this pair! These Nikes are not so bright, but they still look very nice 🙂

If you’re a colorful type, you will love this neon blue and green pair of Nike Air Max. The logo in gold makes the shoe look awesome.

If you are a colorful type, but not as much as the previous shoe, you might like these. It has some neon yellow in the design but some gray as well that you can combine with everything.

However, what I think it the coolest one of all is that you are able to customize your own Nike Air Max!! Isn’t it cool that you can personalize it to a shoe that no one has!

What do you think of Nike Air Max? Do you either love it or hate it?

Sale, sale, sale!

Attention to all Fit Girls, it’s time for sale! I would say you can never have enough sport outfits. Therefore, I’ve searched for products on the internet and made a list of the products that I really like and are on sale! 

I am absolutely in love with this sporty tanktop. This top from Puma is definitely not boring and will certainly brighten your day. This top is now 20% off!

A sports bra is one of the most important items to have when you are working out. You can never have enough! This girly but still tough kinda looking model from Nike will make you feel powerful underneath your work out clothes.

 

This blue sporting pants from Nike is nice for summery work outs when it’s still a tad cold outside. It has a nice baby blue color that will definitely motivate you to do more sports. Especially when you see the discount this website has to offer. I like!

 

Need new shoes? I prefer to buy my shoes on sale, because this will save me a lot of money, especially when they are from a specific brand. I found this beautiful shoe from Nike that is on sale with a 40€ discount!!

 

Last but not least, tops! This t-shirt from Venice Beach has a wide fit and is therefore perfect for working out or a lazy day on the couch.

 

 

What about you? Do you often buy clothes when they are on sale? 

 

OOTD: Chick on kicks

We are SO happy that sneakers can be worn with practically ANYTHING these days. Forget looking like a hobo, this is is sport chique, baby! ‘Cause when you look good, you feel good…And you know #Fitgirlcode is ALL about feeling good smile emoticon

OOTD: Chick on kicks

Aranka’s wish is to be a CEO on sneakers and seeing how her sneaker collection is growing, I’m guessing she’s well on her way. Check out her Outfit Of The Day and let us know what you think of it!

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GET THE LOOK  >> Sneakers: Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 |  Jeans: Asos  |  Tee: Mango  |  Sunglasses: Ray-ban  |  Bra: Mango  |  Blazer: Mango

 

Those pink Nike are calling me…I gotta have ’em! smile emoticon

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What do you love most of today’s look? Leave your comment below!

A chick’s best workout partner: the sports bra

Patterned, plain, strappy, basic, padded, seamless or not, sports bras are a girl’s best friend when it comes to working out! Either you’re proudly rocking an A cup or struggling to keep your double D’s in place while pumping that iron, your most loyal support(er) will be right there, working hard with you. This is a pretty important job so a lot of thought usually goes into picking the best one!

The hunt for the perfect bra
There are many things to consider when you go on a hunt for the sports bra that perfectly matches your needs. It has to be comfortable and well fitted, fashionable, good quality material, pretty and durable and within your budget range. All in all it has to fulfill lots of criteria to end up being the ‘lucky one’ you pick. And I know I’m picky – but hey, you don’t have to limit your options to just one!

After some girl talk with the Fitgirlcode chicks, I ended up with some very useful feedback on their fave sports bra that will knock out some of the myths, but also help you chose which type is the perfect one for you!

1.  A couple of the fit girls have bought and tested HEMA sports bras and they have news for you. They are great! If you’re not planning on splurging this month’s budget on a bra, this is a great choice for you. They fit perfectly and last well over time! And I really like this pastel turquoise one:

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2. Speaking of affordable and fashionable, we’ve also tried out some really cute looking ones from H&M, and let me tell you something, they don’t just look nice and are wallet friendly! These babies will support you when you need it most & you’ll look fabulous while you’re at it. Check out some of my faves!

 

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A chick’s best workout partner: the sports bra

 

3. A personal favourite that provides me with good support but also a good ‘push’ is the next one from Hunkemöller. It’s within a medium price range and it’s so PINK! When mother nature hasn’t endowed you with big boobs you have to work with what you’ve got as well as focus on other hum…assets.

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4.  Let’s talk hot shots! We all know a good sports brand when we see one & these are some of my fave pieces from Adidas! I’ve discovered them while online shopping for shoes and they are in the top 10 of my wish list!

 

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5. Last but not least, the unanimous favourite and ‘must have’ of sports bras, the ultimate work out partner to keep everything in place, the one, the only – Nike  We love them because of quality, comfort and sharp looks. Here are some of my picks for the summer:

 

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What qualities are you looking for in a sports bra? Let us know your favourite picks and why you love them!