Since I started my kickboxing lessons and heading back to the gym I’ve racked up quite an impressive sportswear wardrobe, but I noticed the other day – it’s all black! So when Sweaty Betty offered to inject a bit of colour in to my exercise world I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to try on all my new neon gear!
Now if you’re just starting out in the world of exercise you will either go one way with sportswear 1) buy the cheapest gear you can get your mitts on just in case you realise jumping around isn’t quite for you 2) go all out and buy the best of the best for your new foray into keeping fit. For those wondering, i was the first out of those two when i first started but i quickly realised the merit in having good quality gym gear for functionality and also motivation. Sweaty Betty falls into the latter category because ladies, their stuff isn’t cheap, but you can seriously tell the difference in quality from your Primark gym vests or bargain bin sports direct capris.
The lovely Sweaty Betty ladies sent me a smorgasbord of neon coloured goodies to brighten up my gym bag:
Peach Blossom Athlete Workout Vest* (£29)
Double Yellow Anusara Yoga Vest* (£35)
Urban Decay Marl Infinity Workout Bra* (£38)
Black Red Glo Compression Run Capris* (£70 – currently reduced to £49)
I like to layer up my vests but they’re really comfortable on their own with moisture-wicking fabric and straight fit which keeps you cool and stops them riding up when you really start to wiggle. I put up a picture of the stunning infinity sports bra in action on my instagram (@xameliax) which i often wear on it’s own if my kickboxing classes get a bit hot. It’s got surprisingly good support which i wasn’t expecting – it’s not just a pretty face – and although the straps aren’t racer back like i’m used to they stay put and don’t dig in which is a real plus. If you’re looking for super serious boobie support then i’d recommend checking out Shock Absorber’s Zipped Plunge* and their Ultimate Run Bra* or for the bigger busted ladies this version from Panache* but i have to say that Sweaty Betty’s offering really does hold it’s own whilst being incredibly cute a the same time.
As for the capris, they require a bit of dancing around and breathing in to get on as they’re compression leggings designed to help aid muscle recovery and circulation as you exercise. Although they may leave you looking like a Special K advert while putting them on i have to say they feel amazing to workout in and they’re the best capris i’ve ever worn – I love them.
I’m a massive Sweaty Betty convert and I love my new neon sports look especially with what’s left of my holiday tan! If you’re looking to jazz up your gym gear with some quality clothes then definitely check out the SB website and strut that stuff in your next spin class – who said fitness couldn’t be fashionable!
You can find the whole Sweaty Betty range on their website here.
Have you tried any Sweaty Betty sportswear before? Would you say it’s worth it’s price tag?
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