Stay Warm & WOD Ready – Hoodies that Pass the Test

Stay Warm & WOD Ready – Hoodies that Pass the Test
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It’s almost Halloween! At the Greene house that means pumpkins, a big blow-up cat, and Halloween decorations everywhere you look. As a new home owner I have found that I am obsessed with the holidays and seasons in my house. I love my home to look and feel like home, but one thing I desperately need is a comfy hoody. Hoodies are like a right of package for winter in my town. Especially at the gym.

My favorite hoodies meet a 5 requirements:

1) Be a zip up

A pull-over just doesn’t cut it for me. After warming up for my workout, the last thing I want to do is worry about messing up my hair or  getting my sweaty makeup all over my hoody. On the flip side, at the end of my workout I don’t want to pullover a sweater that gets stuck because I sweat like no bodies business. Plus most pull over sweaters make me feel closterfobic.

2) Soft

On a scale of 1 – 10 my favorite hoodies are an 8-10 on the soft scale. A soft hoodie can make you feel like your snuggled up under a blanket on a rainy day. Don’t settle for some scratchy hoody that falls short of delivering a this cozy experience.

3) Fit & Flexible

This is one of the heaviest weighted requirements. One of the biggest challenges I have with anything long sleeve is fit. Usually the deal breaker is if it fits my arms. You see Crossfit doesn’t just give ladies strong muscular legs, it also tones and adds muscle to the arms and traps. So a standard fitting sweater sometimes turns into a straight jacket. This is not a good look. I look for a hoodie that leaves extra room for long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, and especially long sleeve compression shirts for those extra cold days.

4) Has a Hood

The definition of a hoodie, means it has to have a hood. Not all sweaters come with a hood so make sure you double check for it.

5) Stylish

We all have our own style preferences, girly and sweet, bright and colorful, or dark and sexy, no matter your style preference you should be able to choose a hoodie that reflects your style.

My CrossFit Hoody Wish List:

I am a huge fan of RokFit, I believe their clothing and CrossFit apparel is well designed and is of really good quality. Below are two of their latest Hoodies that have made my most recent Wish List. If these don’t fit your fancy, try looking at CrossFit Cool Down Full Zip Hoodie, or Hylete’s hoodies – when ordering from Hylete use BBA25 as a coupon code for 25% Off your purchase!

RokFit CrossFit Zip Up Hoodie



#1 RokFit Logo Zip Up Hoody

This Hoodie is simple but makes a statement. RokFit sells this soft zip up in mens and womens sizes at a cost of $49.95 which is pretty common for most CrossFit brands. One feature I really like on this hoodie is that it has pockets.






RokFit Crossfit Hoody Blue

#2 RokFit Circle Logo Zip -Up Hoody  – Acid Washed

Looking for something bright and sassy? This Hoody from RokFit is unique and fits the bill. With an acid washed design, soft material, pockets, and extra long sleeve cuffs you will not be disappointed. This Zip-Up Hoody is also $49.95.










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A little more about Natasha Hawkins...

Experience: Division 1 Fastpitch Softball player at San Jose State. Degree: B.S in Marketing and Advertising Certifications: Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Interests: She loves the way the brain works and how personalities and attitude can create a warrior of an athlete that will always persevere and make success for themselves. While she is not a certified nutritionist she studies and practices the Paleo diet and Zone eating. Quirk: I am an avid archer and hunter. Yup, it's true. I have shot archery since I could walk, and hunted with my Dad since I was born. I also have a sister (Cheridan Hawkins) who is a stud pitcher for the Oregon Ducks Softball Team and is on the Junior Olympic Team. My youngest sister Charli Hawkins trains with me at CrossFit and is also a catcher on the 12U California Grapettes. Follow Natasha on Twitter: @NatashaBHawkins