Wearable workout motivation? Yes please.If you’re trying to keep up your regular exercise regime, have upped the ante, or just fancy having some cool new gear to lounge in, now is the time to invest in some quality activewear.
Whether you're an aspiring yogi, keen runner, a sucker for a sweaty cycle or looking to work on your strength training, our edit of seriously stylish activewear will be just the motivation you need.
When it comes to a sweat-soaked cycle, streamlined separates—a supportive sports bra and streamline bottoms with zero excess fabric—ensure that nothing gets between you and your bike. Cycling shorts will forever divide the fashion industry but if you're for them, then opt for a sleek black pair that can go with any top. Post-sweat, throw on a slouchy hoodie to keep muscles from cooling down too quickly.
When you’ve made time to practice, don’t let your focus drift due to uncomfortable kit - soft, high-waisted leggings and a super comfortable, low-impact sport bra will give you room to move freely. And a neutral palette will hold their own alongside your casual separates when all you want to do is lounge around the house in your kit afterwards. Working out on a hard surface? Invest in a hard-wearing yoga mat to cushion your joints and provide stability.
Whether you're lifting dumbbells or doing burpees, lightweight materials and well-designed activewear should feel like a second skin, ensuring you don’t feel restricted while you train. Exercising in total comfort will allow you to concentrate on the task at hand and perform those reps to the best of your ability. With this in mind, look for stretchy fabric that allows a full range of movement, and high-waisted bottoms and long-line tops that provide flattering coverage and support where you need it.
Getting your workout in outdoors? A white running top will keep you dry and cool in the current climes. Make sure your bottoms are made of technical materials that take care of moisture so you don't get the chills when you sweat. And if you run in the evening or before dawn? Look for reflective detailing to help vehicles see you (it's a good idea in any weather.) Match them with a supportive sports bra (incidentally, this one has 80% bounce control) that will go the distance for everything from trail running to marathon training to hard-core sprints. And last but not least, invest in good, solid pair of running trainers that will cushion your knees and help to avoid injury. May you fear cardio no more.