Work it Out: Your Guide to the Performance Wear You Need Right Now

Work it Out: Your Guide to the Performance Wear You Need Right Now

For the majority of us, the hardest part of any workout routine is getting started. Ugh, I know right? We all have such good intentions, but work, kids and general busyness can easily get in the way. These factors will always be present, so one of the first things you need to do is to have the desire to get fit and be healthy. The next thing is to have a great selection of workout wear. Now, I know this will not guarantee success everyday BUT…if you genuinely love the look and feel of your leggings and tops, then you will be more motivated to commit to your intentions. Of course, your workout wear also needs to perform technically. Luckily, NYGÅRD SLIMS Performance Wear looks the part, and its technical fabric performs under pressure, so it will hold you up along your journey.

The Performance Wear collection consists of leggings, Capris, Tees, vests and jackets, all made from a four-way stretch fabric that wicks moisture away from the body and this is what will keep you cool throughout your routine or class. The other unique feature of the fabric is that it incorporates the same technology and support as the rest of the SLIMS line.

So, regardless of your age or fitness level, the fabric will breathe, hold you in and give you a smooth silhouette. If this isn’t motivation to get active, then I don’t know what is? Hmm, when is the swimwear line coming out? Sizes range from XS to XL and are available in bright colours, dynamic patterns or minimalist black, so there is a style to suit everyone. To top it off, the price tag is super affordable—ranging from $29 for a short sleeve top to $69 for leggings. When have you ever heard of high -leggings from a yoga shop costing less than $100? 

Right now, until Sunday, June 16, all Performance Wear is a whopping 50% off online only, so I have scoured the website and put the best leggings, tops and jackets together for you.

Here is your Guide to the Performance Wear You Need Right Now.
So come on, let’s get the look, get inspired and get strong. The possibilities are limitless… 

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NYGÅRD STYLE DIRECT THROWS A FASHIONABLE BBQ IN PARK50

NYGÅRD STYLE DIRECT THROWS A FASHIONABLE BBQ IN PARK50

On Wednesday, May 29, we hosted a Nygård Style Direct BBQ at our fabulous PARK50 in Winnipeg! Our guests enjoyed artisan pizza and hot dogs in the park on a summer-like day while chatting with some NSD Stylists, winning door prizes, shopping in our SLIMS store and hanging out with Mr. Nygård.

Nygård Style Direct is about Real Women and Real Style. So, we encouraged our guests to learn more about the NSD business and to shed light on a lifestyle that works for them – work when you want, to earn what you need. The Nygård Style Direct goal is simple, to inspire and empower women of all ages, backgrounds and experience to achieve their dreams through the opportunity that allows you to own your own fashion business. Our Independent Stylists work when, where, and how they want, selling our beautiful fashions online and in person. Backed by NYGÅRD and the cutting-edge technology of our revolutionary SLIMS pants, our Stylists are able to share and support the NYGÅRD brand through personal sales. When you feel good, you look great! You are in business for yourself not by yourself. “My favourite part is just making women feel beautiful and I love meeting all the new ladies,” says Jessica Sarnowski, director of NSD. “It doesn’t feel like a job and my kids think I party for a living,” she muses.

FASHION – FUN – FLEXIBLE – FABULOUS and YOU! The beginnings of an amazing adventure…
We invite you to join us & help women across North America fashion their future. How about getting started with a Fashion Starter Kit valued as low as $212. 

Explore more about us at and be sure to watch our highlight video below!

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Feature image: includes some NSD stylists
NYGÅRD INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO PARK50 WITH “WELCOME NEIGHBOUR” BBQ

NYGÅRD INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO PARK50 WITH “WELCOME NEIGHBOUR” BBQ

PARK50 was the place to be on Wednesday, May 8 from 4-7 p.m. as we welcomed our Inkster Blvd. neighbours and the Winnipeg community to enjoy a family-friendly BBQ. The “Welcome Neighbour” BBQ was the second event of the season and an excellent opportunity to showcase the beauty of PARK50 and to give Winnipeggers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the company’s Head Quarters, which has been a landmark on Inkster Blvd. since 1977.

Everyone was greeted with a smile and encouraged to experience all of the unique features of PARK50, that Mr. Nygård painstakingly incorporated into the project. It’s not only a feast for the eyes, but it’s also intended to delight all the senses—from the sound of the waterfall and the smell of the wood-burning fire pits to the sight of the 2.7 billion-year-old rock from Greenstone Belt and the wow-factor of the outdoor gym. Guests satisfied their palettes with delicious artisan pizza & hot dogs cooked in the main outdoor BBQ, that just so happens to be housed within a giant Inukshuk. There were healthy beverages to quench everyone’s thirst, and the kids (young & old) flocked to the vintage-looking popcorn machine that overflowed with bags of fresh popcorn.

To top that off, there were tours of the interactive museum called GALLERY50, which highlights Mr. Nygård’s personal life and professional achievements, and is a testimony that if you work hard and be kind to people, EVERYTHING is possible.  A SLIMS Shop was set up so guests could purchase the latest collections of SLIMS jeggings, leggings and tops with an exclusive discount on the evening. And, if you ever wondered what Nygård Style Direct is, several NSD style experts were on-hand to explain the program and answer questions. 

Peter Nygård launched PARK50 last September to mark the 50th Anniversary of the company he founded back in 1967. It encompasses his vision of celebrating the success of and giving back to all the associates at the company, the community and to Winnipeg, a city that is dear to his heart. ” I’ve travelled all over the world & there is no place like Winnipeg,” imparts Mr. Nygård. He wanted to create a holistic environment that focuses on personal well-being, happiness and a healthy lifestyle. 

The BBQ kicked off with a welcome speech from our VP HR, David Paton and then the merriment continued! Even Alana Mowbray from the Winnipeg Free Press lightheartedly said, “I wish I worked here!” The successful turnout showed that the community loves to support home-grown business and enjoyed the open-house atmosphere that gave the public a chance to see our amazing products and brands, showed off our modern premises and explained the history of NYGÅRD International, as well as, unveiling the amazing rags-to-riches story of the man behind the brand—Mr. Peter Nygård.

 

Be sure to watch our video of the event below.

PARK50 OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR THE SUMMER WITH EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION EVENT

PARK50 OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR THE SUMMER WITH EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION EVENT

Wednesday’s Pizza in the Park event marked the official opening of PARK50! The fun-filled event kicked-off a summer-long program of events & activities so that all employees can experience a slice of summer.

Everyone loves making the most of the hot summer weather and clear blue skies—especially, here in Canada where extreme winter weather is a given! The top activities on the quintessential summer bucket list range from relaxing with family at the cottage, reading a book in the backyard, lunching with friends on a patio to getting outside and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  

The problem is that all of these scenarios generally take place outside of the workplace and working hours. But…what if your workplace actually had an amazing cottage-style, backyard space that promoted personal well-being and a healthy lifestyle? Well, here at NYGÅRD HQ in Winnipeg, we have just that, and now it’s officially opened.

Peter Nygård launched PARK50 last September to mark the 50th Anniversary of the company he founded back in 1967. It encompasses his vision of celebrating the success of and giving back to all the associates at the company, the community and to Winnipeg, a city that is dear to his heart. ” I’ve travelled all over the world & there is no place like Winnipeg,” imparts Mr. Nygård.  He wanted to create a holistic environment that focuses on personal well-being, happiness and a healthy lifestyle. The park delights the senses and brings a little piece of Falcon Lake back to Winnipeg. It features a waterfall, beautiful wooden tables with fire pits and heaters, a main BBQ pit housed within a giant Inukshuk, the oldest rock in the world (it’s 3.7 billion-years-old & cut from Lake of the Woods Greenstone Belt) and an outdoor gym complete with treadmill, elliptical trainer and free-weights. There is something for everyone to enjoy and the summer line-up promises to be filled with exciting events.

Even though the sun was not cooperating, spring was still in the air and with it, everyone’s anticipation of languid summer days, music and an open mindset.

PARK50 was officially opened by Mr. Jim Bennett, vice chairman, who welcomed all the employees to the PARK and invited everyone to enjoy the artisan pizza, healthy beverages and popcorn on offer. “It’s an amazing experience eating lunch in the PARK with my friends and getting to know my colleagues from other departments,” exclaimed Amy Aingidlik. “I love it here!”

And, if the over 500 pizza slices served and everyone’s smiling faces wasn’t testimony in itself, check out the video highlights and testimonials from all our happy associates. I reckon, “the proof is in the pizza.” 

 

There are plenty more events scheduled for the summer months ahead. Stay tuned…

From Desk to Dinner: How to Make your Outfits Work Double Duty

From Desk to Dinner: How to Make your Outfits Work Double Duty

If you’re like us, then you’ll want to maximize your wardrobe without carrying the whole darn thing around with you. Knowing how to take your outfit from desk to dinner will make your clothes work double-duty so you can work once while leaving your clothes to work the late shift.  We all have super busy lives, so whether you’ve had plans for weeks or it’s all last minute, we have the simple styling tricks that you NEED to know to look chic after clocking out. NYGÅRD’s selection of brands are bursting with plenty of new arrivals and a vast array of on-duty and off-duty looks.

Your 3 Essential Styling Tips

 

1.  Get Down to Basics

Everything starts with a great capsule wardrobe that has 8-10 basic staple pieces. Make this a combination of tops, pants and dresses that have simple design details and a fairly fitted silhouette. Staple pieces like a sleeveless top, slim black ankle pants, skinny jeans and a classic LBD (little black dress) are your BFFs! Textures, such as faux leather, knits and embellishment also work well in the transition from day to night. Be sure these items are comfortable and easy to care for.

2.  Make it Office-Appropriate

Once you have your basic foundation sorted, it’s time to add a layer to make it suitable for the office. This is where you can match your look to the office culture and environment. Add a blazer jacket, which can be formal if you work in a law office or much more relaxed if you work in media, a cardigan (choose something formal or relaxed) and then finish it off with an office-appropriate handbag & shoes.

3.  Pack Your Evening Essentials

Like any great traveller, the number one rule to follow is to pack light! This means having an essentials checklist and packing smartly. Just bring just one extra bag with you, such as a cloth tote or book bag, then add the specific pieces you will need.

 

Here is your Essentials Checklist:

  • Statement Necklace

    A stand-out necklace is a quick and easy way to add evening chic to your outfit. Make it silver, gold or embellished with diamanté for impact.

  • Earrings

    This is another easy way to elevate your after-hours look. Earrings are small so they won’t take up any space in your bag but will instantly transform your outfit. Simply pop your earrings and necklace in a small soft cloth jewellery bag with a drawstring that won’t take up too much space.

  • Clutch Bag or Small Camera Bag

    A small clutch bag is easy to stow and a must-have for the evening. I prefer a soft envelope style that you can throw into your day handbag or into your essentials tote bag. Again, it’s light-weight and won’t take up too much space. Go for one that has some statement embellishment or a pop of colour. 

  • Lipstick

    Always a classic and compact to carry. Make yours an iconic shade of red or try a fuchsia or a more coral/orange matted hue.

  • Evening Heels

Heels, either closed or open toe, make all the difference when it comes to an evening look. Find a height that works for you and that is relatively comfortable—I know this can be a challenge, but gel insoles also help!) They don’t have to be sky-high stilettos to work—look for colour, texture or detail. I suggest keeping a pair at your desk so you will always have something on standby and will avoid having to tote them back and forth.

These are relatively easy to roll up and fit into your essentials bag.  Textured fabric with a sheen, pleats or a pattern will instantly take your look from day to night.

This is another must-have essential for your evening kit. In some cases, your workplace will allow you to wear such an item but if not, wear the bulkier motorcycle or printed jacket to work and pack a more office-appropriate jacket that you will wear in the day. Then change once you get into work—this one is a little more cumbersome but well worth it in the long run.

And, this is how you make your wardrobe work double duty! I hope you found these tips helpful—if you have any other tips on how you go from desk to dinner, please do let us know in the comments below.