Work Out Like a Warrior

Dallas power player develops women's activewear line fit for a warrior, glam enough for a diva

Dallas power player develops women's activewear line fit for a warrior

Warrior Elements, Fire Ruched Cami
Gail Warrior (center) models her Fire ruched cami ($80). Photo courtesy of Warrior Elements
Fire Zip Bra, Hooded Jacket, Warrior Elements
Fire zip bra ($85) and hooded jacket ($130). Photo courtesy of Warrior Elements
Strappy Back Bra, Shorts, Warrior Elements
Fire strappy back bra ($80) and shorts ($90). Photo courtesy of Warrior Elements
Water Inset Cap Sleeves, Inset Leggings, Warrior Elements
Water inset cap-sleeve blouse ($85) and leggings ($115). Photo courtesy of Warrior Elements
Warrior Elements, Water Crossback Bra, Inset Leggings
Water crossback bra ($80) and leggings ($115). Photo courtesy of Warrior Elements
Warrior Elements, Fire Ruched Cami
Fire Zip Bra, Hooded Jacket, Warrior Elements
Strappy Back Bra, Shorts, Warrior Elements
Water Inset Cap Sleeves, Inset Leggings, Warrior Elements
Warrior Elements, Water Crossback Bra, Inset Leggings

A name like Gail Warrior is bound to inspire. And that’s exactly what the Dallas mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist has set out to do with her latest venture, which combines her enthusiasm for fitness and her goal of encouraging women to cultivate the warrior within them.

Warrior Elements is a luxury active lifestyle brand inspired by the power and properties of the four natural elements: fire, water, earth and wind. Two collections are debuting first, Fire and Water, with Earth and Wind expected to debut in early 2015.

The Fire collection is bright and beckoning, designed to energize with its abstract prints and bursts of rust, pink, yellow and magenta. The Water collection is meant to be fluid and calm, to evoke serenity and strength. Its wave print — in white, turquoise, charcoal and black — resembles a free-flowing current.

The activewear line, available in all sizes to fit women of all shapes, contains bras, jackets, pants, shorts and tops, ranging in price from $80-$130. These versatile pieces are made with fast-dry matte tricot, which consists of 82 percent nylon and 18 percent Spandex.

Although Warrior Elements is similar to other lines in comfort and design, it’s unique because it’s made for women, by women, right here in Texas.

“One of the things I love about the Warrior Elements line is that it wears well, whether I’m running, weightlifting, rollerblading or doing a hot yoga class,” Warrior says.

“The inset leggings are my favorite because they are comfortable but a little edgy, with printed fabric on one leg and color blocking on the other,” she adds. “These leggings say, ‘I work out and I love to look great while I’m doing it.’”

Another thing to love about the line is that it benefits the community. A portion of the proceeds from every Warrior Elements purchase goes to the Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation, which supports educational, cultural and life-enhancing enrichment programs for underserved children.

You can shop the looks online.