Melanie Sykes - Fitspiration

Fit for Fitness

If we’re going to spend time working hard at the gym to get fit and healthy, then we may as well look good doing it! Having the perfect gym essentials can be the much needed nudge in the right direction to get us out to the gym to show our kit off.

Gone are the days where working up a sweat in a tatty pair of tracksuit bottoms and a vest would do, now it’s all about carefully curated sportswear lines, with high street brands and celebrities, like Beyonce and Kate Hudson jumping on the bandwagon with their own super trendy sportswear lines.

So if you’re thinking of getting fit in time for your summer holidays, then there really is no better time to be hitting the shops for your sportswear fix. There are options to suit all budgets (Primark do a very good range, by all accounts) and a huge range to choose from; whether you’re hitting the treadmill, flexing your stuff in yoga or working up a sweat with some HIIT exercises, there an outfit for every occasion.

Here are our top picks, guaranteed to keep you looking stylish whilst you work up a sweat!

Beyonce’s Ivy Park

Beyonce’s collaboration with Topshop for their Ivy Park line is designed for women who want to look and feel at the top of their game. Beyonce designed the line with the intention of helping women to recognise their strength and not just their beauty.

Manuka Life

Manuka life’s clothing is perfectly suited to yoga and pilates, or even just lounging around in casually on a lazy weekend. This stylish collection would make the prospect of getting fit a whole lot more attractive!


LAAIN’s take on looking good whilst working out is that you should take your everyday taste and buy it in sportswear. Their leggings and tops are made in England from luxurious and breathable Italian jersey, perfect for wearing at the weekend or for changing into after exercise classes.  Available from Fashercise – check out our competition with them to win a £250 gift card to spend on any products in their store.

We Are Handsome

This new up and coming Aussie fitness brand use geometric prints and bright colours to create stand out, easy to wear sports clothing.