Spent lockdown doing burpees in your old joggers and a threadbare tee? Then it’s time to get yourself to some fierce fitness gear, stat…
Music on, pre-workout shaken and adrenaline starting to kick in. There’s something extremely empowering about getting in the zone, ready for a training session. And, if you ask us, nothing elevates that feeling quite like some crisp new workout kit (and the Rocky soundtrack).
So, say laters to your oversized slogan tee and baggy yoga pants – these are the capsule training kits to see you crossing the finishing line, whatever workout you’re opting for…
For the HIIT hero
An old, unsupportive sports bra is most certainly not going to have your back (or your boobs) when you’re doing burpees for time, so Sweaty Betty’s Stamina Workout Bra is a must.
Team it with a classic tank and these camo Athleta Ultimate Stash Pocket pants (we love the secret pocket for our phone) and you’re good to go.
For the go with the flow yoga lover
Do you know your vinyasa from your yin? Then you’ll know how feeling comfy and unrestricted during your yoga practise is vital, especially when you’re in challenging poses and just want to focus on the mat.
The Sweaty Betty Mindful Seamless Bamboo Yoga Bra is a worthwhile investment. Offering light support, it’s made from a clever antibacterial bamboo fabric and it’s seamless for bonus comfort points.
Do good in your downward dog by sporting eco-friendly pieces from Athleta like this classic tee – made from recycled polyester and with a slogan that would get anyone pumped.
We’re also huge fans of these beaut Sweaty Betty Gary Yoga Pants which are 100% squat proof and super soft to boot. And no practice is complete without your own colour-coordinated yoga mat.
For the marathon trainer
Hands up who dusted off their sneaks during lockdown? If you did, you already deserve a medal.
Without sounding like your parents, bright colours are the way to go if you’re running outside, so we’re adding this Sweaty Betty Double Time Gym Vest to basket. Its sweat-wicking and fast-drying fabric is designed to keep you cool and teams perfectly with this ‘grammable jacket made from recycled polyester. As smart as it is chic.
For the weight-lifting warrior
If you’re going to rack up your next PB, you need some equally impressive kit, no?
We love these high shine workout shorts from Sweaty Betty teamed with a simple tank for a strong look. For a flash of fierce colour as you sashay away from the leg press and off home, then you’ll enjoy Sweaty Betty’s best-selling fast track water-resistant jacket with reflective trims, no less. Just don’t forget your gloves.
For the power walker
Stride with pride, safe in the knowledge your new garms, including this Featherless Vest and Jacket from Athleta are both made from 100% recycled nylon.
Pair with some classic joggers made from recycled polyester and you’re onto a sustainability winner. Added bonus: they’re wrinkle resistant meaning they look as good on whether they’ve just come out the dryer or your gym bag. If you feel like taking things up a notch, then add some wrist weights to proceedings.
Whatever your fitness journey looks like, John Lewis & Partners has a huge range of athleisure and accessories to shop online and in store now.