No Need to Sacrifice Style When You’re Exercising (Giveaway)

by Jill Berry


Kids don’t wear exercise clothes, do they? Running. Climbing. Walking. Skipping. Biking. A pair of shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers is all a kid really needs to get exercise. Pretty much whatever they are wearing will do. No need for fancy workout gear for little ones.

With adults it is different. Sure, you could wear a tailored suit to the gym, but wouldn’t you be uncomfortable? Of course you would. As much as I’d like to drive to the gym and start exercising in whatever I am wearing at the time, I am much more comfortable in exercise clothes.

But my exercise clothes run the gamut from old tees and sweatpants to old tees and shorts. Not much variety in my exercise wardrobe is there?

I feel good after I work up a good sweat but before long, I begin to hate the feel of my sweaty workout clothes. By the time I leave the gym, I often feel clammy and gross. Really, unless you are running around Philadelphia in a sweat-soaked sweatshirt a la Rocky, sweats and tees are not the best sports wear.

Girl4Sport has a line of workout clothing for women from swim wear to active wear. The garments use performance fabrics that are suited for exercise. Not only that, but the Girl4Sport garments are created in women-only designs.

The design of the clothing is made for the female body on the move, both in and out of the water. Girl4Sport tops, bottoms, and swimsuits are perfect for all manner of sports – from dry land sports of beach volleyball to the water sports of kayaking, kite surfing, and swimming.

I must share with you that the last time I wore something other than sweats and tees to exercise was in the 1980s! So when I was asked to review a top from the Girl4Sport line, I was skeptical. Would I like workout garments? Would I find the fit too tight? Would I find a garment in my size? Eventually I had to stop asking questions and click on over to Girl4Sport.net.

After a bit of clicking around I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of garments. I found tops in short sleeves, tank tops, long sleeves, and even a zippered top. The fabrics were solid colors, floral, or eye-catching designs. You can mix and match a top with a bottom to create a swim suit or an exercise outfit.

I worry about sunburn so I frequently wear a long-sleeved rashguard shirt in hot weather so I chose a Long Sleeve Full Zip Top. I found it to be more stylish than other rashguards and I wore it as I walked from one activity to the next, both inside and out. The top was perhaps a little more figure hugging than my usual clothing but I was comfortable. As I exercised, the top breathed with me which I liked and I didn’t feel overly sweaty.

Girl4Sport offers:

  • Comfortable, soft fabrics that are durable.
  • Quick drying clothing.
  • Rich color and print options.
  • Mix and match bathing suit for the perfect swim wear options.
  • Free shipping every day.

A key selling point for the Girl4Sport gear is sun protection. All garments are professionally tested following the AATCC Test Method 183-200. Tested fabrics receive a UPF UV Protection Factor rating. Garments are also given an equivalent SPF Sun Protection Factor rating. To simulate use and wear in real life, all fabrics are tested wet and stretched.

Like Girl 4 Sport on Facebook. While you are there, don’t forget to enter the Buddy System Giveaway! You can also follow @Girl4Sport on Twitter.

Enter to win!  Girl4Sport has offered to giveaway a Sports Tank Top (winner chooses style and size) to one lucky 5 Minutes for Mom reader (value $51.75).

Check out the Rafflecopter below to see how you can enter to win one of your very own! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!
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I received a Girl4Sport Long Sleeve Zip Top to facilitate my review. I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.



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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.

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1 Rebecca October 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

I like the Sports Tank Top.

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2 Wehaf October 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

I like the ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top.

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3 Ivy T October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I like the Relaxed Board Shorts in the medium length.

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4 Mona October 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I really like all the printed tops. Bout time for some color!

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5 Katelyn October 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Love that they have built in sun protection!

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6 latanya October 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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7 Angel S, October 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I like the therma l/s shirt!

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8 Chelsea October 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I would love the Crop Pant

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9 Susan P. October 10, 2012 at 1:58 am

I like the Women’s Half-Sleeve Rash Guard Swimsuit Top in Bali/Sweet Potato.

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10 Daiva October 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

SupraDry Sport Zip Top

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11 Karen Medlin October 10, 2012 at 8:04 am

I like the style of the SupraDry Sport Zip Top

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12 amy v October 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

i like the adult boy shorts!

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13 Jenny October 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

I like the SupraDry T-Back Full Length.

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14 HappyMomC October 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I like the SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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15 angie October 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

like the half sleeve top

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16 Stacey B October 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I like their women’s neoprene jacket

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17 Jessica T October 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I like the sport pant.

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18 Christine October 11, 2012 at 1:34 am

I like the SupraDry Sport Zip Top.
Thanks for the chance!

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19 Crissy D. October 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

I like the Long Sleeve Top in Zen Garden

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20 Ashley S October 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Love the Long Sleeve Full-Zip Top

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21 Alison S. October 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I would love their full shorts.

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22 pearl October 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

the neoprene jacket. Many thanks.

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23 Jennifer B October 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I like the ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top

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24 Staci A October 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I like the ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top!

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25 Crissa Robertson October 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I like the sports bra…and I am in need of a new one!

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26 phxbne October 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top

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27 Ju P. October 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I like the Neoprene Jacket

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28 Kelly Blackwell October 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

I love the Relaxed Boardshorts in long. They are just my style. :)

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29 Tannis W October 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like the sports tank top

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30 Kristi L. October 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I like the SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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31 Linda Kish October 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I like the Reversible Boardshort Long

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32 Kelly H. October 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I like the zen pink sports tank top.

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33 Ronalee Duncan October 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I like Snag-free Boardshort Shorts

ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

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34 dani marie October 14, 2012 at 4:10 am

i love the neoprene shorty.

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35 Cheryl Rahkonen October 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I like the neoprene shorty.

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36 Gaye M October 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I like the ‘Air-Time’ Kite Pant.

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37 Mel brock October 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

the neoprene jacket

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38 Angela W October 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top.

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39 Amber October 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I like the SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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40 Katherin October 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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41 Teresa Thompson October 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Long Sleeve Top Product Code: 08A-RSH-LON

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42 janice joyner October 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

long sleeve full zip top

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43 Virginia Rowell October 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I love the adult sports tank top.

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44 Karen Gonyea October 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top :)

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45 cassandra October 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm

all the shirts and products are wonderful

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46 Hoa Le October 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I like the Neoprene Shorty.

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47 corrie October 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I liked the SupraDry Sport Zip Top

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48 Christine October 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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49 Bonnie Sullivan October 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I like the sports tank top.

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50 Shemp DeYoung ( October 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My daughter would love the long sleeve rash guards

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51 nickie October 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Long Sleeve Full-Zip Top

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52 Kristi C October 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

I like the Long Sleeve Top in Zen Garden.

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53 JEWEL October 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

I like the short sleeve rash guard swim top !!

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54 Julie October 15, 2012 at 9:23 am
55 pamela james October 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

I like the adult long sleeve top in aqua.

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56 cindy October 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

the crop pants are my favorite
cindy0462@gmail.com

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57 Summer D October 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

I like the Short sleeve top.

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58 Kerrie Mayans October 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

I like the ThermaGuard Long Sleeve Top

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59 Helen October 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

SupraDry Sport Pant

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60 Angela s October 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

Thermaguard Long Sleeve Top

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61 tanya bartlett October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

The Sports Tank Top

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62 stephie October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

the sleeveless top in riviera

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63 Melanie Montgomery October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I like the sports tank top

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64 Amanda Hoffman October 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm
65 Michelle S October 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I like the sports tank top.

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66 Pamela Halligan October 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I like the Women’s SupraDry T-Back Full-Length Swim Top

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67 Holly C. October 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I like the sports tank top in bali/sweet potatoe

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68 Jesselyn A/Jesstinger October 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I love the Long Sleeve Top – in several of the color/design options – most especially the Zen Garden and Pop Star!

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69 Diana Hatch October 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I like the sports tank top

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70 Ciara B. October 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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71 Jessica O October 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I love the SupraDry T-Back Full Length!

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72 Connie Gruning October 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love the Razor Back top Product Code: 073A-RSH-TBL

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73 KAtie Lehman October 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I like the SupraDry T-Back Full Length..and basically anything that comes in black!

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74 Tammy October 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I like the crop pant in royal blue

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75 Colleen Busch October 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Love the SupraDry Sport Zip Top.

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76 shanta spradlin October 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I like the Sleeveless Top

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77 paige chandler October 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I like the half sleeve top.

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78 Jackee October 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Short Sleeve Top

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79 Fiona N October 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I also love the Reversible Boardshort Short!
Thank You!

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80 karen b October 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

The garment I like most is the Sleeveless top (Product Code: 08A-RSH-SLV )
thanks for the chance ton win.

karenb834atyahoo.com

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81 Erinn A October 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I like the Long Sleeve Rashguards

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82 christal c w October 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm
83 julie October 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

NEOPRENE JACKET:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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84 Claire October 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I like the neoprene jacket.

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85 Nancy October 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm
86 Marie Darrer October 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I like the sport pant

Em Darr

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87 Breanne October 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

SupraDry T-Back Full Length

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88 Margie Kairis October 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I like the short sleeve top in the pink color :)

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89 heather c October 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Love the bali/sweet potato long-sleeved UV rash guard for women!

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90 Veronica Garrett October 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I like the Long Sleeve Full-Zip Top.

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91 Natasha Black October 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm

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