by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones, associate product editor at Rodale’s
After more than 10 years as a professional dancer with the New York City Ballet, Marisa Cerveris began teaching Pilates and ballet—and taking yoga classes—and discovered she couldn’t find activewear that fit all her needs. “I wanted to look professional and stylish without being over-designed, padded, and branded,” she says. “I needed something tastefully sexy made from seamless, fabulous fabrics.” So she got to work creating an entirely new line, Steel Core, which is designed and manufactured locally, with pride, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from certified-organic cotton.
Read my interview with Marisa on the Rodale’s Discover page!
Rodale’s Steel Core Favorites:
Exclusive to Rodale’s, these super-soft cotton and spandex yoga pants feature a foldover waist and slim fit throughout the thigh and leg, with a slight flare at the leg opening. The pre-shrunk pants offer maximum comfort and durability for yoga or lounging.
Move freely during yoga, Pilates, and dance with this certified-organic cotton one-piece, which promises to stay in place. Pre-shrunk and heat-tested, it features the perfect amount of stretch and flattering lines. It makes a great layering piece when running post-workout errands.
Exclusive to Rodale’s, this T-back tank has thin straps, a slightly dipped neckline, and a flattering, double-layered bodice. Ruched detail at the back’s center provides just the right amount of feminine detail.
These cropped yoga pants feature a flattering dipped low-rise waist in front and a higher rise in back. Pre-shrunk, they offer maximum comfort and durability for yoga or lounging.