Shop these black-owned fitness brands

Beatrice J. Doty

Superior and stylish exercise apparel brings out the inner champion for any fitness enthusiast. Not to mention, there’s nothing like original designs and cultural prints that make you stand out from a crowd donning the same pair of navy leggings. Not available in big-name stores, these black-owned fitness brands have made a name for themselves by providing seasonal looks that accompany a poignant message.

Whether that be inclusivity size-wise or prints native to their roots, adding these pieces to your closet is a great way to support artists of color while turning heads at the same time. Scroll on to discover some of the best up-and-coming labels catering to diverse audiences and snag something for your next hiking trip to bike ride before sizes sell out.

An African-inspired athleisure brand, Sankofa Athletics make all their products in the United States and feature both men’s and women’s styles.

Ranging in sizes

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Adele’s Fitness Trainer Reveals How He Kept Her Motivated

Beatrice J. Doty

Adele is one of the most iconic singers of the past several decades, well-known for her soaring ballads “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep.” For the past several years, Adele has been noticeably absent from the music scene, as she dealt with some issues in her personal life, including a divorce from her longtime partner, Simon Konecki. However, rumors that the singer could soon be making a massive comeback have been swirling, and recent pictures of the slimmed-down star made some serious waves on social media. Recently, her trainer spoke out about her weight loss, and how he kept Adele motivated throughout the process. 

How did Adele become famous?

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Adele was born in London in 1988. Raised primarily by her mother since she was a toddler, Adele became interested in singing

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California is reopening, but anxious customers are slow to come back

Beatrice J. Doty
A deserted restaurant in the Napa County city of Yountville. Some restaurants have begun welcoming back dine-in customers. <span class="copyright">(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)</span>
A deserted restaurant in the Napa County city of Yountville. Some restaurants have begun welcoming back dine-in customers. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

From restaurants to shopping malls, the California economy is grinding back to life after months of coronavirus closures.

But one question looms over the reopening cheers: Do consumers feel safe enough to come back?

California should know the answer soon enough.

After Gov. Gavin Newsom eased the criteria for reopening retail businesses and restaurants, many smaller counties are already turning on the “open” signs while larger counties like Orange and San Diego hope to join them in the coming days. So far, most of California’s 58 counties have applied to move further into the second phase of Newsom’s reopening plan, which allows retail shopping and restaurants to serve in-person patrons.

Yet the experiences of counties that reopened in recent weeks has been sobering. Even as customers are

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Adrian Mariappa reveals he is Watford player who tested positive for Covid-19

Beatrice J. Doty

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa is one of the three Hornets staff to have tested positive for coronavirus but insists he has no idea how he caught it.

The 33-year-old was one of six positive results from the first round of Premier League testing this week as the top flight takes steps towards a resumption.

Along with two other members of Watford staff, Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan also tested positive.

Watford’s Adrian Mariappa will now self isolate. (Mike Egerton/PA)

Mariappa told the Telegraph: “Ever since I got my positive result back on Tuesday, I’ve been scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus.

“It was a big surprise because I haven’t really left the house, apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids. I’ve mainly just been homeschooling and keeping fit.

“The club doctor called to tell me and, to

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