Choosing the best activewear for the kind of exercise you are planning is essential. Your comfy yoga pants may not translate well to a high-intensity workout. And those low waisted shorts you wear for jogging may prove distracting for both you and the person behind you as you bend forward into a downward facing dog in yoga class!
While comfort and practicality are important, wearing garments that make you feel confident can help get you into the right mindset for an awesome workout.
Here’s how to pick the best activewear for different workouts. That way, you can focus on getting fit and strong without any distraction.
HOT AND SWEATY
For HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and other cardio boosting workouts where you will be working up a sweat, choose a moisture-wicking fabric that pulls the sweat away from your body and allows it to evaporate.
Fabric like cotton tends to soak up moisture, leaving you a wet mess. But material that allows your skin to breathe will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable. Opt for fabrics like Supplex, featured in most of our Brazilian tights. Not only is this fully breathable and moisture-wicking, it is fast drying and odour resistant.
Our Scrunch booty leggings are an excellent choice for high-intensity workouts of any kind. They are high waisted and squat proof. They also comfortably shape your butt and thighs for an attractive silhouette, and provide excellent moisture-wicking to keep you dry and cool.
YOGA AND PILATES
The essential qualities for activewear when doing yoga are comfort and flexibility. When attempting to maneuver your body into often complicated positions while focusing on breathing and maintaining that mind-body connection, the last thing you want are leggings that cut into your stomach or tops that constantly have to be adjusted.
While dancing, you want to focus on your steps and grace, not what your activewear is doing!
Choose stretchy garments that move with your body and are so comfortable you don’t even notice them. Our Jumpsuits Collection is ideal for these exercises. With four-way stretchy fabric and the right amount of compression to give you support and firmness, you won’t even notice you are wearing it. It is Brazilian activewear that is so flattering and comfortable that you will want to wear it everywhere!
Hitting the pavement or the park for a jog brings another set of things to think about when it comes to activewear. You are now facing the elements.
In summer, you want to go for those moisture-wicking fabrics that move the sweat away from your body. This will help to regulate your body temperature. Being sun-smart, you should also consider materials that have built-in SPF protection, such as our Supplex Compress.
In winter, it is all about layering for warmth and protection from the elements. Wear sweat-wicking material close to your body, and throw on some insulating layers on top that you can peel off as you warm up.
While you may not be bouncing around or contorting your body when working with weights and exercise machines, you still need to be comfortable. If you are midway through a clean and jerk, it is rather inconvenient to correct a clothing malfunction.
Avoid baggy items that may constrict your movement or get caught up in equipment. Opt for fabric that stretches to support a full range of motion. Try our Brazilian leggings, or choose from our range of exercise shorts that not only look good but provide maximum movement and comfort.
The art of selecting the right Brazilian activewear for your workout is a bit of a skill. Make the wrong choice and you won’t be able to focus on your exercise. But, choose the right kind and you will get the kind of workout you want!