Prepare for your resolutions: 3 essential buys for 3 of the most popular exercise classes
If we were all sitting in the same room and I asked you all to raise your hand if your New Year's resolution is most likely to be something to do with exercising more, then I'd say there's a good chance that at least half of you were raising your hand. We all want to start the year off in a positive way and forcing ourselves to start heading back to the gym to find a class that we love (so that by half way through the year you're not forcing yourself to go anymore because you actually love being there!) is one of the best ways we can turn the next year around. With that said, we've all probably ditched a class that we liked because we didn't have the right gear to keep us motivated to keep going. Don't feel bad, I recently did a yoga class in a pair of Uniqlo's stretchy leggings pants (which are fairly thick pants that are incredibly stretchy) because I forgot that I was meant to be doing the class that day and knew that if I didn't just go and do it I'd never reschedule.
The fact is that not all leggings or bras are created equal and all actually perform a very specific function which is why certain brands or styles are favoured by the different exercise folks you follow on Instagram. So our three most popular forms of exercise are yoga (and we've combined all forms of yoga and also low-intensity Pilates in here), spin/cycling (you could also combine these with general gym sessions) and HIIT (I'd combine high intensity interval training with anything that involves running or jumping such as Zumba or aerobics) and we've picked three products you should get to make sure you're equipped for the class and to inspire you to keep it up throughout the year.
Image courtesy of Lululemon
Do you have any other essential buys for the most popular exercises classes? Tell us your picks in the comments below!
HIIT / RUNNING
When you're running and jumping for an hour straight then your boobs are going to need some serious support so that you're not tucking them into your socks by the end of the month. I've tried this bra for myself (and am about a D cup) and it was super comfortable and supportive while eliminating the bounce factor.