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Welcome to Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


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You've resolved to schedule more "om" time for yourself this January, but worry those threadbare leggings might not survive more than a single Sun Salutation. Or perhaps the thought of renting a communal mat takes the serenity out of practice for you. Then there's always the dreaded sweaty slip when you're hanging out in downward dog for what feels like eternity. Whatever the need, these seven stores offer all the necessary yoga equipment—mats, apparel, gloves, towels, and beyond—for a calm session.


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1. Kundalini Yoga

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186 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-0055
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Billing itself as a "holistic boutique," the retail space within this Inman Square studio stocks all-white natural fiber clothing from Long Time Sun Apparel, Kundalini CDs and DVDs, artisan tea, and more to complement not just your yoga practice but lifestyle, too. [Photo]

2. Core de Vie

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40 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-0411
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This fitness center-meets-spa also sells yoga wear from beloved brands like Vibram, Yoga Toes, and OmGirl. Busy customers appreciate the ease of shopping and sweating all in the same trip. [Photo]

3. City Sports

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225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 423-9800
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City Sports is a hub for pretty much every workout discipline, with a yoga department that is pretty specialized. You'll find mats, accessories (gloves, headbands), and in addition to a selection of dedicated yoga apparel, the chain also boasts a bra wall and pant wall in most locations to help select the right fit. [Photo courtesy of City Sports]

4. Athleta

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92 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 587-9830
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The Gap-owned Athleta chain has penetrated the Boston market with a definite focus on yoga and indoor training apparel and co-branded hard goods including Manduka blocks, mats, and towels. Expect to find multiple pant silhouettes and tops that look good on and off the mat. [Photo]

5. Marshalls

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500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-6066
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This Marshalls outpost currently has a seriously built up fitness department, with several long racks worth of yoga-appropriate leggings and a less sizable, yet still nicely discounted selection of mat towels, blocks, and accessories for yogis on a budget. [Photo]

6. Lululemon Athletica

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337 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 867-6561
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A hiccup regarding its legging opacity earlier this year was certainly not enough to knock down this industry leader and its cult-like following. Here, variety is the spice of life, with equipment and famed Luon® apparel in all colors of the rainbow to outfit you from head-to-toe (undies included). They also sell menswear. [Photo]

7. Lucy Activewear

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199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 431-2636
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Lucy illuminated the Charles River last fall with its Light Forest, but unfortunately to shop its goods you need to visit the 'burbs. Awaiting you are a tummy-taming collection, grip socks, low impact bras, and layering pieces that incorporate streetwear styling. [Photo]

1. Kundalini Yoga

186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Billing itself as a "holistic boutique," the retail space within this Inman Square studio stocks all-white natural fiber clothing from Long Time Sun Apparel, Kundalini CDs and DVDs, artisan tea, and more to complement not just your yoga practice but lifestyle, too. [Photo]
186 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

2. Core de Vie

40 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
This fitness center-meets-spa also sells yoga wear from beloved brands like Vibram, Yoga Toes, and OmGirl. Busy customers appreciate the ease of shopping and sweating all in the same trip. [Photo]
40 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. City Sports

225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
City Sports is a hub for pretty much every workout discipline, with a yoga department that is pretty specialized. You'll find mats, accessories (gloves, headbands), and in addition to a selection of dedicated yoga apparel, the chain also boasts a bra wall and pant wall in most locations to help select the right fit. [Photo courtesy of City Sports]
225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

4. Athleta

92 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Gap-owned Athleta chain has penetrated the Boston market with a definite focus on yoga and indoor training apparel and co-branded hard goods including Manduka blocks, mats, and towels. Expect to find multiple pant silhouettes and tops that look good on and off the mat. [Photo]
92 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Marshalls

500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
This Marshalls outpost currently has a seriously built up fitness department, with several long racks worth of yoga-appropriate leggings and a less sizable, yet still nicely discounted selection of mat towels, blocks, and accessories for yogis on a budget. [Photo]
500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. Lululemon Athletica

337 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
A hiccup regarding its legging opacity earlier this year was certainly not enough to knock down this industry leader and its cult-like following. Here, variety is the spice of life, with equipment and famed Luon® apparel in all colors of the rainbow to outfit you from head-to-toe (undies included). They also sell menswear. [Photo]
337 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

7. Lucy Activewear

199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Lucy illuminated the Charles River last fall with its Light Forest, but unfortunately to shop its goods you need to visit the 'burbs. Awaiting you are a tummy-taming collection, grip socks, low impact bras, and layering pieces that incorporate streetwear styling. [Photo]
199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467