Making the decision to exercise more is never an easy one; putting aside those delicious biscuits and reaching for the carrot sticks takes a whole lot of willpower, as does getting up early each day to go running or to a pilates class. So, yes, we might not be able to make exercise any more fun, but we can definitely make you feel good while you’re doing it with a range of gorgeous (but practical) sportswear!
Any woman will tell you that one of the most important parts of a successful sports wardrobe is your foundations: a decent sports bra will support you whatever activity you are taking part in, as well as feeling comfortable and letting your skin breathe. During January, our great Shock Absorber bras have £5 off, meaning you can pick up a wardrobe essential at a fantastic price.
Shock Absorber bras are designed to provide total support and comfort, whatever your activity – if you’re a runner, try the Shock Absorber Run Bra which has wide, non-slip straps and is created to wick moisture away from your body. For other sports, the all-purpose Shock Absorber Classic Sports Bra is ideal: its soft yet supportive fabric is ideal for high impact activities, while the whole bra is designed not to dig in at all, ensuring total comfort.
Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to sportswear, but there’s no need to sacrifice on style too. A simple tee in a bright shade, like the turquoise-green adidas Tennis T-shirt, will brighten up your work out, or choose a comfortable vest like the Elle Performance Rushed Vest or Nike Pro Bra Top for workouts where you will be getting really warm.
Depending on your exercise regime, you’ll need to wear leggings, shorts or jogging bottoms; wearing some of these as layers can be particularly useful when exercising outside during colder months.
The adidas MF Shorts are an ideal wardrobe basic, as are the Reebok Easytone Capri. For jogging bottoms, choose something comfortable, warm and easy to pull on: we love the adidas Essentials Cuffed Track Pants for everyday sports (plus they come in some great colours), and the Freddy Three-quarter Jersey Cuffed Pants for gentler exercise like yoga or pilates.
It’s important that you’ve got some cover up clothes for your warm up and warm down, and zip through hoodies are ideal as they can be easily removed (plus they look very cool too). The adidas Originals Team GB Track Top is the perfect fit for 2012 – of course – and has a cool ‘Great Britain’ logo on the back; we also like the Nike Running Zip Top in a soft brushed fabric and with mesh side panels for added breathability.
Whatever sportswear you choose from Littlewoods, make sure it’s comfortable, practical and of course, super stylish – and we can guarantee your workout will feel a lot easier!