Exercise is often cited as a healthy way to cope with stress. It’s scientifically-proven! It’s why these days, some turned up their fitness routine. Others who rarely go to the gym pre-lockdown are turning to at-home fitness apps and online programs to get those endorphins.
Not so scientifically-proven is how a good outfit can motivate you to be consistent with your exercise schedule. It’s effective with me, along with the almost-mandatory workout selfie. As we spend our days on lockdown, online proof that we’re doing those reverse crunches builds that sense of community. We cheer each other on!
So go on and help out the homegrown fitness brands that are helping us stay fit during the lockdown. Here are a few I’ve stalked via Instagram.
The Shape Shop
This brand is all about sustainability and ethical practices, so the quality of each piece isn’t just in its materials.
I tried Jen Top, which gives extra support for your breasts. The Kim Leggings are petite girl-friendly as the end right at my ankles.
Currently, they’re giving back with their Fashion for Frontliners Sale so you can explore more styles for your shape plus help our medical heroes!
Chic Fitness Activewear
This line is made for the fitness freak who loves trying out new workouts regularly. My pick is the Freedom Contour Set. The leggings feature a tummy control band while the top is a comfortable fit, the straps of which don’t dig into my shoulders.
Pink Salmon Clothing
I notice how this brand is an Instagram favorite with eye-catching sets. But the designs are not without purpose. You can use their pieces for different indoor activities. When times get better, you’ll still get to use them as they can transition for surfing and other outdoor sports.
If you need colorful gym gear, this is the spot! The brand also offers headbands along with water bottles. Watch out for more as their promise everyday essentials coming up.
If you’re the type who loves to stay in workout clothes all day, Koru Athleisure is the brand for you. In keeping with the guidelines of the community quarantine, they have opted to do express delivery so you can update your look and get your booty going ASAP.
Charma features dynamic designs and unique fabrics that adapt to your movement and body. They use sweat-wicking microfiber, breathable lycra, compression, and power mesh to help you do whatever you like from “slow-yet-strengthening yoga, movement-based dance, cardio-centric indoor cycling, high-intensity circuit training, or anything else in between.”
Photo courtesy of The Shape Shop Active on Instagram