Athleisure Goddess Jennifer Bandier Reveals Her Food and Fitness Diary

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Athleisure Goddess Jennifer Bandier Reveals Her Food and Fitness Diary

In the super-crowded world of athleisure, it’s hard to stand out from giants like Lululemon or Athleta. But Jennifer Bandier is doing just that, carving out a niche for herself with what has been appropriately called “workout couture”—high-end pieces that have roots in the art and music world.

That combination is hardly a surprise when you find out that Bandier has had many careers under her belt, including manager of seminal ’90s R&B band TLC. In a career 180, she started an activewear shop in the Hamptons in 2014, which eventually led her to open her new flagship in New York City’s Flatiron District a hop, skip, and a jump away from cult-fitness studios like SoulCycle and Flywheel (though her own favorite way to sweat is cardio dance). And with plans for national expansion, expect to see Bandier’s colorful gear a lot more.

Keep scrolling to see what a day in the life of a self-made fitness fanatic looks like and be sure to shop some of Bandier’s favorite products, above.

For breakfast I had …
A pumpkin spice RX Bar, which is dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of protein.

For lunch I had …
The Carciofi Salad and Brussels sprouts from Sant Ambroeus.

For dinner I had …
A quinoa veggie burger from BurgerFi.

Today I snacked on …
A smoothie from Juice Press.

My favorite smoothie ingredients are…
I always go to Juice Press for my custom smoothie, which contains double greens, blueberries, banana, strawberries, and coconut water.

The one thing I would never eat is …
Eggs and any kind of meat.

My all-time favorite workout is …
Cardio dance.

The next big health and fitness trend will be …
I see meditation becoming even more mainstream. Mobile apps and events have introduced it to so many people on a personal level, but new studios like MNDFL signify that the trend will only continue to grow.

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The health trend I just can’t get behind is …
Bone broth! I’ve heard about all the benefits, but I’m a vegetarian, so, you know.

My favorite healthy restaurant is …
The Little Beet Table. I especially love their charred broccoli!

My favorite healthy snack is …
Dried mangos from Juice Press.

Some of the fitness blogs/websites I follow include …
B Line, BANDIER’s online magazine focuses on fashion, fitness and music. It’s a great resource to inspire your gym look, and SELF.com. I’m currently doing SELF’s fitness challenge, so I’m constantly on their site.

My favorite Instagram accounts are:
Karena and Katrina of@ToneItUp. They have built such an impressive community of wellness enthusiasts. Following The Fader is a great way to keep up with emerging music, and I love Arielle Nachmani of Something Navy. Her style is chic and effortless.

jennifer bandier fitness Athleisure Goddess Jennifer Bandier Reveals Her Food and Fitness Diary

(Bandier)

The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are …
I’m the worst cook, so I don’t have traditional “ingredients,” but I always have my favorite healthy snacks like edamame wasabi hummus, baby carrots, and frozen grapes.

My signature healthy dish is …
Nothing! Everything healthy I eat comes from a restaurant!

The health app I couldn’t live without is …
Headspace, which I use for meditation.

The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are …
In honor of David Bowie, “Suffragette City,” “Modern Love,” and “Under Pressure.”

The best part of my job is …
The people! I love my team!

I start an average day by …
Going for a long walk in Central Park with my two dogs, Dixie and Drake.

My favorite activewear brands are …
It’s hard to choose just one! I wear a lot of Alala and Heroine Sport. Both are sophisticated and place equal emphasis on design and performance. We carry exclusive merchandise from from both.

The one thing people don’t know about me is…
That I have a lot of tattoos.

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