Essential exercise kit for different sports
New Year's resolution to take up a new sport or return to a once-loved activity? Take a hop, step or jump in the right direction with the activewear that MNers love
|Arm band||Running trainers||Sports bra|
"It has a spacious pouch that can fit my phone, keys, bank card/emergency fiver and change for the bus."
"I had my gait analysed a few years back after developing some shin splints. I love the Brooks Ghost - I'm on my third pair."
"I'm a 30HH and have tried a lot of sports bras. The Shock Absorber is good, but for me the underwired Freya is better - nothing moves!"
|Yoga mat||Vest top||Leggings|
"I'm the blissfully happy owner of several Jade natural rubber mats. They are so slip-proof. Downward facing dog on a sweat drenched mat with sweaty hands and feet? Not a slip in sight!"
"As you'll be going upside down you really need a top that clings to your hips. TK Maxx usually has decent stuff for yoga."
"Sweaty Betty is expensive, but they usually wash well and last for a long time."
"After much exhaustive - and expensive - goggle research, I'm currently using Zogg Predators. I was a bit unsure about the cost but they don't appear to mist or leak."
"I had a really good Freya Active sports swimsuit with a bra size top."
"You need to buy your actual bra size. If your bottom is not in proportion to your boobs, then that Freya one also comes as a tankini."
"Hammam towels are extremely lightweight - four will take up the same amount of room as one ordinary beach towel. They're very effective and dry really quickly."
Make the most of your commute by turning it into a workout - a small rucksack will help you lug your office necessaries to and fro. Remember reflective gear is essential when the nights start getting longer.
|Reflective jacket||Padded shorts||Rucksack|
"I picked up an Altura jacket in the sale and it's purple rather than yellow/orange, so I don't feel too much like a fluorescent highlighter!"
"I have padded cycling shorts for long distance - wouldn't go cycling without them! They're also higher at the back than normal shorts so when you lean forward to the handle bars, there's no risk of builders bum!"
"I can't recommend the Omm highly enough. You need something really light and adjustable, with straps across your torso at the chest and waist to keep everything from sloshing around on your back. The Omm also has elastics you can use to compact the pack so if it's not stuffed full, things don't rattle around."
|Dance trainers||Water bottle||Loose top|
"I invested in some split sole dance shoes and haven't had sore knees since. I got mine from a local dance shop but you can also get them from Amazon."
"Take lots of water - it gets very hot."
"I wear a baggy sports T-shirt I found in H&M, which is very thin fabric and quite cool."
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Last updated: 4 months ago