Working Out With Ellie; Fashionable Fitness Clothing (Reader Discount!)

Meet Ellie, my friend in fitness.

If you’ve followed me during my weight loss journey and road to overall better health, you know that I’ve developed quite an addiction to fashionable yet often expensive athletic clothes. New and fun workout clothes make going to the gym or hitting the track more fun for me. Luckily, Ellie is helping me satisfy my need to grow my workout wear closet without breaking the bank!

Ellie is the new pvbody, an online subscription women’s athletic clothing company that provides high-quality fitness wear at an affordable price. With quality compared to Lululemon and other designer brands, Ellie gives customer attractive activewear options that are a little more cost-friendly!

Remember my review of pvbody back in December?

The biggest changes made to the company since they recently became Ellie:

  1. They now have their own line of fitness/workout wear with designers who are constantly inspired by the latest fashion trends from the runway to the gym.
  2. You can now select which items you want from the monthly look book (with pvbody you were automatically sent two pieces based on your style and size profile from different companies.)

Now that they only ship their own line and manage the whole process from product design and development to fulfillment, they never have to worry about waiting for inventory to come in, not having enough stock or the quality not being good enough.



Here’s the skinny:

You can shop any individual piece you want on Ellie.com. or subscribe to become a Fit Fashionista Club and choose any two pieces (at any price!) for just $49.95 per month. Every month, Ellie will launch a brand new, 24-piece collection, which includes 16 tops and 8 bottoms. As a club member you choose your pieces (two tops, two bottoms or a top and a bottom) 10 days before they release them to the public and they are shipped directly to your door…for free! If you decide not to make a selection, Ellie will pick two pieces out for you based on your unique profile and size.

The best part? If you don’t like it or it doesn’t fit, no worries….Ellie allows exchanges and returns and shipping both ways is free!

Really, there’s no risk to becoming a club member because there’s no shipping fees for purchases, exchanges or returns and you can always choose to skip a month if (gasp!) you can’t find something you want from the selection that month. And members also have exclusive access to specially designed pieces only available to club members.

Check out the outfit I got from their February look book. The top is the Vixen. It has white sport mesh draping over a double lined dark blue bra. It is very comfortable and perfect for workouts in the hot, Houston weather.

Look at the cool back!

I really like this tank and I can tell it’s a great piece by the stitching and quality of material but the sides come down a little more than I’d like (showing a bit more skin on the side then I’d like!) While the style is meant to show a little skin, I think it’s just a bit big and why I’m a little uncomfortable. I just called Ellie and I’m going to try a smaller size. If that doesn’t work, I’ll exchange it for totally different top. I won’t pay for shipping and they will keep helping me until I feel totally comfortable and happy. They are awesome like that!

The pants are the Kiss Me Capris. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the double waistband with mesh overlay that hits my waist just right and keeps everything in place (very slimming) with a pretty pink accent on the top. They look cool and are so, so comfortable. I can’t wait to wear these to Jazzercise tomorrow morning!

EllieTex fabric that promises to be as soft as cotton and washer and dryer safe. The light-weight material is pre-shrunk and moisture-wicking. For those prepared to sweat, pieces in the EllieProTex line are also antibacterial. EllieDryFlex pieces take it up a notch with added UV protection and a Micropoly/Lycra blend provides total coverage. They also carry items that are good for pre and post workout in their EllieSoftex and EllieSilktreme lines.

Growing pains:

Right before and during the transition, some pvbody/Ellie members experienced frustration with long shipping times and the inability to get in touch with customer service representatives in order to rectify their orders. With a brand new website up and running, a 12-person customer service team that works between 7am and 10pm everyday (M-F) and  a shipping team of 15 that works around the clock… items are going out within hours of being placed and arrive at your door in the same, cool pink package I loved receiving when they were pvbody.

Happy mail

Reader Discount!

So what do you think? Are you a fitness fanatic that likes to look good while getting healthy? Then I’ve got a great for you! Still Living The Dream readers will Save 20% on Ellie! 

When you get your fabulous clothes and your friends want to know where to get them….be sure to send them to Still Living The Dream so they can score a discount, too! You can also go to the sidebar on the right and click on the Ellie button there for easy access! Be sure to follow Ellie on facebook as well! They offer great tips, recipes and other fun information related to fitness and health.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary outfit to review for this post. No other compensation was received; however, I am now a proud affiliate with Ellie which means that I get a little cash when someone from my site joins the club. I never recommend products I don’t use myself and I am paying Fit Fashionista Club member myself!

 

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