Well, it might be December, it might be cold and I am currently hugely restricted on my workouts post-surgery, however, you must be crazy if you think that’s holding me back. I’ve swapped running for long steady walks, weight lifting for steady cycling on the stationary bike (with back support) and swimming? Well, I take long hot baths…
In this post, I’ve collaborated with Fashion World to bring my favorite picks which will take you through the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons. After all, some new fit kit isn’t just for Christmas.
One of the most important parts of any “Fit Kit” is the right Sports Bra, regardless of your size ensuring your breasts are correctly supported will help you get the very best from your workout. I personally wouldn’t even consider running without a supportive and well-fitting bra, yet again and again, I see women running with zero or low support.
So, what kind of bra should you choose?
Low Impact Bra’s – Ideal for gentle sports such as yoga, pilates, and steady walking.
Medium Impact Bra’s – Choose Medium-Impact for sports such as weightlifting, power walking, and spin classes.
High Impact Bra’s – Perfect for running, HIIT training, tennis, and boot camp, basically you can never go wrong with a high impact bra as it’s an ‘all-rounder‘.
Dorina Extreme neon coral animal print sports bra – £18.00
I absolutely adore the animal print, making this the ideal choice under a plain vest or solo, if you’re confident enough. I’d wear this for weightlifting and walking, but not high impact sports – The front zip is a lifesaver post workout.
*I’m a DD and wearing size L
There’s no such thing as “One for all” so here are my favorite alternatives:
Puma Ulitmate Bra – £35.00
Triumph Magic Motion Black Sports Bra – £42.00
Freya Active Hi Impact Carbon Sports Bra – £40.00
There was a time when trainers were strictly for the gym only, but now trainers are a part of my everyday wardrobe and not only for the gym. Hurrah for happy feet and always feeling comfortable, it’s the little things, my friends.
Adidas Duramo Lite 2.0 Trainers – £45.00
I’m late to the Adidas party but I adore the EVA midsole on these trainers which provides cushioning for every step, making them the ideal trainers regardless of what my workout of the day is.
I completely understand that white trainers aren’t for everyone, so here are some alternatives:
Nike Kaishi 2.0 Print Trainers – £69.00
Adidas Cloudfoam Racer TR Trainers – £60.00
Reebok Yourflex Trainers – £36.00
Top Of The Class
There are day’s when I want to make a statement, I’ll grab something colorful and tight to boost my mood and give me the lift I need to smash my workout. On the other hand, we all have those day’s when we just want to feel cozy and warm, I love layering a funky vest under a snug thermal for winter running.
Puma Essential Logo Tank– £12.00
I love the simplicity of this vest, the oversized fit is ideal for days when I don’t want to feel restricted and the price tag is perfect for all budgets.
*I wanted an oversized fit, so I went for a size 12 which was very generous…
Baby, it’s cold outside so you might prefer to layer your vest with something cozier:
Cardio and Cappuccinos – £18.00
Reebok Training Crewneck – £50.00
Trespass Moxie – Female Active Top– £32.00
Getting Leggy With It
Leggings, Capri’s, or Shorts – Whatever your choice there’s more selection than ever, with styles to flatter, provide compression and gorgeous prints. I hope that yoga pants never go out of vogue.
Sports Colour Block Leggings – £20.00
I love the high waistband on these capris, plus the color block really shakes up them up and adds a twist, another highlight is that these go up to size 32.
On the other hand, you might like something full length and/or more colorful:
Adidas ID Printed Tight– £35.00
Adidas Capri Legging – £39.50
Superdry Sport Mesh Panel Leggings– £35.00
What’s in your fitness wishlist right now?