Marika Fitness Apparel Review and Giveaway!


How many sports bras do you own? A ton? Hardly any? I own about ten sports bras. Some of them are worn and stretchy, some are too small, some have no support, and some are just plain uncomfortable. I don’t think I have ever spent more than ten dollars on a sports bra. Maybe that is why I am left with horrible options! When I started running just this past month I discovered I needed a really good bra. I was sick of having to wear TWO bras for support. A bra should do it’s job–make the girls stay in place! I was determined to find the right bra for me!

Luckily I got the opportunity to review some workout clothes from Marika Fitness. Marika was founded back in 1982. They make contemporary fitness apparel. I got to review one top, one bra, and one pair of workout pants. Let’s start with the bra shall we.

I knew I needed something with a lot of support so I chose this bra-

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-image from Marika

The high Impact Sports Bra. They make high impact bras in all sorts of styles, but I really liked the simplicity of this bra. The description. “Finally a sport bra that does just what it says! The bra features removable cup pads for added uplift and support, adjustable side hooks, ventilation power mesh at racer back, coolmax lined to help you keep dry. This bra is perfect; especially for the bigger cup size, it will give you support for that kickbox class”. Now when I saw the price of 50 dollars I was thinking this bra better cradle my girls with ease! Seriously I am that cheapskate who REFUSES to spend money on good quality things. I would rather spend ten dollars and have it collapse. I am so glad I tried this bra out. I will never go back to the cheapsies sports bras!

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The first thing I noticed was the material. It was so soft and seemed breathable. On to the cups. The removable cups just seemed straight up fancy to me! The back of the bra has a super soft mesh with a cute keyhole like back. Lastly, there are adjustable straps on the sides. The color was beautiful. It does come in a ton of other colors also. So now I had this fancy sports bra. Time to try her out! I slipped it on and really liked how soft it felt on my skin. I did a few jumping jacks. You won’t believe this. NO BOUNCING CHESTICLES. I don’t know about you guys, but with having a bigger chest even the easiest exercises are hard and make me feel silly doing them. This bra kept me in place. Miracle. I decided to take myself on a jog. I braced myself waiting for this bra to totally fail me once I got into full motion. However, it did the opposite. Everything stayed in place. Nothing rubbed me the wrong way. I was literally free to run and not feel self conscious. After a few miles I came home. What I really love about the bra, BESIDES the amazing ability to keep me in place, was that the back of the bra let me breathe a bit. The mesh material helped keep me cooler. Love. Absolutely love. I can’t believe all of these years I have been throwing money down the toilet buying cheap bras that don’t work for me.This bra may cost 50 dollars, but running free and not worrying about the girls? Priceless. Rating 9 out of 10. Ps- It’s really awkward trying to come up with nicknames for the chest.

Next the workout bottoms.

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-image from Marika

Marika Magic – Plus Tummy Control Capri. Since I live in the Florida Keys, I have pretty much warm weather year around. I don’t like showing off my thighs, and leggings or pants are way too hot. I am a workout in capris kind of chick. Always have and always will be. I was overwhelmed with the many choices of capris that I could choose from. Marika has a huge selection! I decided to check out their “plus” size section and found these comfy looking pants. First of all, props to Marika for giving us bigger girls options! The selection wasn’t huge, but you can tell that they obviously care and support all sizes of women. Fantastic. The pants description is this. Great capri pant is now available in Plus sizes; features a 4″ inner power mesh waistband for tummy control. Tummy control? Yes please.

DSC00934 The pants are soft and well made. You can easily do a workout in these pants as well as wear them out to do errands. I am totally that girl doing errands in workout pants! The tummy control is just a thicker strip of material on top, It doesn’t like take ten pounds off of you or anything, but it offers some support for sure.They felt good during my workout and didn’t ride up too far. Rating 8/10.

Lastly here is the top I picked out-

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-image from Marika

Balance – Cool Factor Long Sleeve Burnout Tunic. I seriously spent like twenty minutes trying to pick out the perfect top. I saw about fifteen that I was in love with. I ended up going with this long sleeve tunic for a few reasons. It’s lightweight, it has kangaroo pockets, and I am obsessed with the burnout look. It’s perfect for layering while running. I paired this tunic with a white tank top and it ended up being super cute. I was so impressed with the softness and quality of this top. It’s perfect for working out. Who doesn’t love to look cute AND get fit?! Oh and one more thing about the kangaroo pockets. PERFECT. My iphone has never been happier during a run! Rating 9/10.

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Final thoughts. If you are going for comfort, style, and durability in workout clothes I would certainly recommend Marika for your needs. Their customer service is professional, polite, and attentive. I got my order in just a few days.

Ladies don’t keep buying those crappy cheap bras that don’t support you. I promise this is an investment for your chest that you will NOT regret! I believe in this bra so much that Marika is going to give one of YOU a high impact sports bra! A 50.00 dollar value.

To enter

1. Like Marika Fitness on Facebook and tell them I sent you! Link directly below.

Marika Fitness Facebook

2. Like my Facebook page also. Link directly below.

GraceGotHealthy Facebook

3. For extra credit, comment on THIS blog about the first workout you plan to try in your new sports bra.

Good luck! One winner will be announced on September 30.

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24 responses to “Marika Fitness Apparel Review and Giveaway!

  1. Liked and liked:) so excited about this giveaway!!! My first workout would be a kickboxing class:) hope I win!!

  2. WHOOO MARIKA! WHOOO GRACE! Hoping to get swole at the gym with a cute new sports bra! (There’s no motivation like new work out clothes, right?!)

  3. “Liked”! I had never heard of Marika until I saw your Pinterest post. My first workout would be a run outside in the comfort of a supportive sports bra!

  4. Workout plan? Since I’ve had back surgery, I’ve been doing LOTS and lots of walking. I will plan to walk a 10k in this new sports bra. I love the photos of their stuff!

  5. I’ve never heard of Marika until this post but they have some adorable stuff!

  6. Kimberly Gallagher

    My first workout would be crossfit!!!

  7. Running sans the dreaded bounce! All of the Marika stuff looks so cute and comfy.

  8. I liked Marika on facebook

  9. I like you on Facebook

  10. I plan on power walking for an hour in that bra!

  11. i LOVE extra credit! I’m thinking I’d go for a nice long run. (liked and liked)

  12. I liked marika on fb!

  13. I liked you and Marika Fitness on facebook, and posted on their wall: https://www.facebook.com/MarikaFitness/posts/10153310918275171

  14. I’m a yoga addict, so I’d definitely test out some new clothes in my hot yoga class that just started up 🙂

  15. Love the product reviews! I’m not gonna enter to win because I don’t ever use a sports bra – I have no boobs pretty much, how sad is that? But I’ve heard many a complaint about not being able to find a good bra, let alone a sports bra that does a great job with support.


  16. I posted on their wall & liked Marika FB page (Organicall You)

  17. I like your page on FB (Organicall You)

  18. I would love to go for a run and do some HIIT training in this sports bra! I really hope I win, thanks!

  19. My “girls” would be so grateful to receive such great support!!!

  20. I need some real support while bike riding. 2 breast fed children have ruined my chest!

  21. So glad you posted about them! I’ve been on the lookout for some new workout clothes and theirs are so cute. I would love to win this bra so I can actually be comfy when I workout!

  22. I liked and posted on their wall, also following you 🙂

  23. I would LOVE to go for a jog! I tend not to since I face issues with my sports bras, so this would be awesome!

  24. CONTEST CLOSED Congrats ARB! Email me for details.

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