#ASTERIACHALLENGE MONTH OF LOVE CONTEST

We are excited to announce our first ever Social Media Challenge! With the month of love starting, we wanted to show our followers how much we love and appreciate them. February 1st starts the kick-off of our Studio Photo Challenge. Asteria is encouraging our followers and friends of followers to snap a picture in their Asteria Active in their favorite studio or doing their favorite workout! Participants will receive Challenge Points when they post a picture on their social media accounts using the hashtag #ASTERIACHALLENGE. We want to see how you stay fit in the cold winter months and especially your favorite pre-super bowl party workout!

What’s a challenge without a prize? The lucky winner who receives the most challenge points from posting the most pictures will win a $100 of Asteria credit toward their next purchase! The Studio Photo Challenge will be running from February 1st until February 14th. As a Valentine’s Day gift from us to you our winner will be announced February 15th!

Ready, set, go! #ASTERIACHALLENGE

 

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACTIVEWEAR

An excerpt via Lace Up Style:

Caring for your Activewear is a lot like caring for your skin in regards to breathability, eliminating buildup and maintaining surface care. If you put the extra time and care in, you’ll realize the benefits in the long run and your workout clothes will work with you, not against you.

5 steps to washing and keeping your activewear in great shape:

  • Always wash your Activewear in cold water
  • Turn your clothes inside out to keep garments protected from zippers and other trims. This also keeps flatlock seams smooth after multiple washes, keeping your clothes looking like new
  • Always hang dry promptly after each wash
  • If you have bras with hooks, be sure to place these in a separate lingerie bag so your pieces with mesh or lighter fabrics don’t get caught and damaged
  • Do not use any bleach or fabric softeners. This creates a coating on the surface of the fabric that weakens its breathability and wicking functions. 

Contributor: Sena Yang, Asteria Active

Be sure to check out the full post from our Founder Sena Yang on The Lace Up Style on "5 Steps to Washing and Keeping Your Activewear in Great Shape"

ASTERIA ACTIVE AT THE AXIS SHOW

Asteria Active will be at the Axis Show in New York City at Pier 94. This exclusive show focused on Activewear, Swim and Lifestyle will be held on September 17-19 and is open to all Press and Retailers. If you are a retailer and would like to set up an appointment, please write to contact@asteriaactive.com. Can't wait to see you there! xx

ASTERIA ACTIVE IN THE JUNE ISSUE OF SHAPE MAGAZINE

Asteria Active was in the June issue of Shape Magazine with the super fit Jessica Alba gracing its cover. Our Neon Yellow Chevron Mesh Back Tank was featured in their Workout Wear story noting our super flattering tank's UPF 50 sun protection and fade resistant properties. Other features of this tank include being made from recycled crab and shrimp shells making it naturally antibacterial with other qualities like anti-pilling, moisture wicking and being anti-static. This soft and lightweight tank is just in time for summer to show off those toned shoulders and is cut to be a relaxed fit with functional mesh details at the back for ventilation. Style for workout or tuck into a high waisted skirt for a gorgeous silhouette. Order you own tank here

MELISSA VENTOSA MARTIN OF SELF MAGAZINE ON VENSETTE

The beautiful and amazing Melissa Ventosa Martin, Fashion Director of SELF Magazine, was interviewed by Vensette. Vensette is the premiere on demand hair and makeup service in New York City, the Hamptons, San Francisco, LA and Miami. Click here to read about her favorite NYC workouts that include SLT, Bari, New York Pilates and Tracy Anderson along with her health & beauty tips. We love that she also mentions Asteria Active as one of her favorite new fitness fashion brands! We're beyond stoked!  

10 MINUTE GLOW WITH REN

 Artwork by ASTERIA ACTIVE

Artwork by ASTERIA ACTIVE

Want to achieve that luminous, healthy glow in under 10 minutes? REN's Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask can help you achieve just that. Paraben and sulfate free, this potent, bio-active peel mask helps to minimize fine lines while it improves tone and firmness. This product contains natural fruit acids from Passion Fruit, Lemon, Grape and Pineapple as well as papain from Papayas that exfoliate the skin's outer layer, encouraging cell turnover. 

With an active lifestyle, breakouts are common for my skin and this mask is especially made to "combat congestion, blackheads and blemishes". I've used this several times and with its clean and pleasant fragrance with delicate texture, it feels like an at-home spa treatment. REN uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and is free from synthetic ingredients with a philosophy of clean skincare based on purity, performance and pleasure. This product also received rave reviews on Into The Gloss which speaks volumes. What are you waiting for? Go and get your glow on. 

 

 

WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR WORKING OUT

 Artwork by ASTERIA ACTIVE

Artwork by ASTERIA ACTIVE

I normally go bare faced to workouts as I'm a morning workout person. But for those days when you go straight from work to workout and you still have makeup on you can at least prepare yourself by wearing waterproof mascara to escape the raccoon look so you can focus on your form and not your face. 

Then there's the sting factor. Have you ever had that moment through mid sprint or mid tabata set where your sweat runs into your eyes and it stings so badly that you have to stop to wipe the sting out of your eyes just so you can see again?

Never again will you have to stop what you're doing. Especially if you're mid sprint at 10 MPH on a treadmill at Barry's Bootcamp. After testing some drugstore brands, we've found that the L'Oreal line of Waterproof formulas are sting free. For lush, bold lashes we suggest Voluminous Waterproof Mascara  and for ultra long and full lashes a la "Doll Eye" look, Voluminous Miss Manga. The Voluminous mascara has a thicker, more plush brush that helps distribute product more quickly onto lashes in a clump free formula. Voluminous Miss Manga has a flexible wand to help define and fan out every lash, even the hard to reach ones. This formula allows you to build on layers for super long lashes but it can feel a little drier than other formulas so your lashes may not look as smooth. For this reason I prefer the Voluminous Waterproof Mascara.  

Check back in with us as we'll be posting more reviews on workout friendly products! We're always on the search for new goodies to try out! 

We can't attest to their "no ouch" factor but for more Waterproof Mascara reviews check out Allure's list for a variety of brands here

EXHALE SPA - CORE FUSION BARRE

Exhale Spa is all about Lifestyle. Their studio is a one stop destination for health, beauty, fitness and wellness. Exhale offers both Yoga and a variety of Core Fusion classes that range from Core Fusion Sport, Cardio and Bootcamp to fulfill any workout craving. In house Spa services also include massage and facials.

Core Fusion Barre is one of the more challenging barre classes we've taken in New York City. This ballet inspired class is designed to sculpt and tone your body through core-centric workouts focused on isolated exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture. Be ready to burn out each muscle group as you engage your core the entire class. The instructors here are friendly and great at helping you keep proper form and work up a crazy burn and sweat.

One of the best parts of their studio is that they have multiple locations all over Manhattan and outside NYC including Dallas, Atlanta, LA, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Stamford and even Turks and Caicos. Exhale is the place where you can workout and unwind under one roof for total YOU time. 

BROOKLYN BODYBURN

This is the place where the concept of Strong Mind + Strong Body are truly tested and achieved. Owner Tracy Carlinksy's Brooklyn Bodyburn is a place where the mind and body are transformed through the most intense 50 minutes of insane muscle quivering and sweating that you've ever experienced. Referred to as "Pilates on crack", this Brooklyn based studio with locations in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill use the latest M3S MegaFormer machines and teach the Lagree Method for one of the most effective total body conditioning workouts out there. 

This high intensity but low impact workout incorporates the key components of physical fitness - strength, endurance, cardio, balance, and flexibility training through every exercise with zero periods of rest. The result is a body shaking, cardio induced workout that blasts fat, promotes lean muscle growth and makes you crazy strong. 

The burn is so addictive that we keep coming back for more. For newbies, don't be intimidated by the machines, the team at Bodyburn are super nice and are great at introducing you to the machine while helping you keep proper form through your first and every burn session. 

If you want to change your life, don't think twice-- go to Brooklyn Bodyburn and get ready to transform.

Want to see the workout in action? Check out The Sweat Life's Episode featuring Brooklyn Bodyburn here.