Very few of us relish the thought of shimmying into some lycra for a workout class. Even fewer of us will wear said lycra on the street (yes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, we know you're the exception). But what if your choice of sportswear could actually give you a head start in your exercise regime? Well turns out it can.
Check out the hi-tech clothing that can boost your gym session.
The running bra: Freya Active Crop Top Sports Bra, £40, Figleaves.com
For those who secretly have to wear a regular bra under your sports bra, (likely anyone over a C-cup), this will change your life. After undergoing intensive scientific testing from the University of Portsmouth, this bionic bra has been proven to help reduce breast pain and stop independent breast movement entirely. The lack of movement makes you much more streamlined, meaning you don’t have to put in as much energy into your jog. Available from a 34B to a 36H cup.
The Pilates pant: Nike
Not only does high-waisted support keep your tummy under wraps when your’re holding poses, but the compression around your middle improves posture and core awareness. Don’t be fooled by the lightweight feel either, the sci-fi material maintains your body temperature up you’re muscles are warmed and your flexiblity increased.
The yoga vest: Sweaty Betty Niyama Yoga Vest, £45
Fed up of exposing yourself when getting your stretch on? This wonder vest has a higher neckline to allow full coverage during your chaturangas and streamlined back straps so you can get free with your sun salutations.
Now we’ve got the practical gymwear sorted, here’s workout clobber so stylish you’ll actually be happy to wear it outside…