Go From Barre to Brunch with these Luxe Activewear Styles
Most people would say that the whole point of working out is to make sure you look good. But getting there involves hours of hard work, lots of perspiration and often a rather unglamorous outfit that creeps up in the wrong places.
Choosing the right workout gear is a very personal decision. Comfort is essential, of course, but there’s more to it than that. Your outfit should offer support in all the right places, allow your body to move freely, and be tough enough to maintain its form through months of frequent training sessions. There has been so much advancement in fabric recently. Most top brands have moisture-wicking technology to draw dampness away from your skin, keeping you cool and dry no matter how hard you train.
California based Superfit Hero believes that fitness is for every body, no matter what shape you’re currently in. Athletes (from size XS to 5XL) have tested and approved their ethically made range, making Superfit Hero the most inclusive premium activewear brand available. Yoga Pants with pockets (yes please!) and a new relaxed-fit Flow Tank Top are game changers.
Natural fibres such as cotton, merino, and bamboo are always popular but are making way for something new and more sustainable: synthetic fabrics. Now you can take your passion for fitness, coffee and sustainability to the next level with OORR’s high-performance range. Made from recycled plastic bottles and used coffee grounds, this super cool gear is fast drying, with permanent odour control. OORR (Out Of the Rat Race) launched their range of gym and cycling gear on Kickstarter just two years ago and now ship worldwide from Australia. As a bonus, a portion of their profits goes to support Velokhaya, a sporting organization assisting children in South Africa.
Another brand focussing on sustainable and eco-friendly fashion is prAna. With activewear styles designed to keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle, their cute yoga tops and pants are good looking enough to wear anytime. Throw on a jacket, and you could go from the office to gym to drinks with just a change of shoes.
For a broader range of fun, unique activewear head over to Lululemon. Bestsellers include tank tops, crop tops, tees, shorts, joggers and anything else you need to work out in style. Their now-famous Naked Sensation yoga pants lay flat against your skin for a distraction-free fit… if the feeling of being naked at the gym doesn’t distract you, that is!
Bonus – check out this wearable tech:
Nadi X smart yoga pants from Wearable X have sensors that provide haptic feedback to help you perfect your posture. Nadi X uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to your smartphone. The integrated app lets you choose between various workouts and includes audio guidance to make sure you’re making all the right moves.