We get it: staying consistent with your workout routine can be hard. We all have those weeks when we feel a little bit more sluggish or we have a few too many events lined up, making the gym a low-level priority. But if there’s one thing that’s pretty effective at convincing even the laziest of bodies to head back to their sweat routine, is the welcomed addition of some new fitness apparel.
Just like a new outfit for work might make you feel slightly excited about heading into the office or stocking up on colour-coordinated school supplies makes the thought of heading to class slightly more bearable, there’s just something about new workout clothes that gives us a sudden urge to hit the gym.
So, sit back, relax, and get your credit cards ready and scroll on down to learn about our favourite brands that carry fitness clothes that are anything but ordinary. Plus, you’ll get some cute inspo for your next workout lewk.
Founded by a collective of elite athletes and trainers, Endeavor Athletic creates performance workout clothing for both women and men. While the company is based in the US, you can stock up on colourful sets, sports bras and tanks, leggings, long sleeves, outwear, and running gear from the comfort of your own home.
MICHI was created in New York back in 2010, and over the years the brand’s stunning and fashion-forward athletic designs have transformed the activewear landscape. Here you’ll find no shortage of aesthetically pleasing pieces complete with playful mesh inserts, strappy sports bras, and sophisticated cut-outs. It’s no wonder why both fitness and fashion influencers and celebrities (hello, Camila Cabello and Katherine Schwarzenegger) can’t get enough of it! If that’s not enough to entice you to check MICHI out, perhaps the fact that the majority of the brand’s leggings and bras are created with eco-friendly and sustainable textiles will.
If you’re looking for cute workout pieces that won’t break the bank, you’re going to love Yvette. The heart of the brand is sports bras, which are available in 12 sizes and divided into three levels: high impact, medium impact, and low impact, so whatever your workout style is, there’s a sports bra for you. But if you already have enough sports bras in your repertoire, you can stock up on affordable fitness tanks, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, jackets, leggings, pants, and shorts at unbeatable prices.
For the gals who prefer taking their workouts outside, let us introduce you to alder, a new, Toronto-based, female-centric sustainable outdoor recreation brand. Two Toronto women launched alder and designed it for the modern woman using sustainable materials in an impressive range of sizes running from xs to 4x. What we love about alder is that it provides women with comfortable, flattering workout items that have been created for both adventure and everyday wear.
This Vancouver-based urban athletic wear brand is known for its minimalist apparel and accessories that focus on craftsmanship and performance. If you’re looking for fitness apparel that can handle even the toughest of workouts and at the same time be appropriate for the office, or cruising around town, you definitely need to check out RYU Apparel.
Montreal-based Lolë is known for its feminine and fashion-forward designs that move with you, wherever your workout might take you. Here you’ll find sleek and timeless pieces in rich hues and playful patterns that are ideal for yoga, pilates, running, and other fitness activities. Plus, every garment is versatile and made for high-performance, all while being designed with a genuine concern for the environment.
While these pieces might come with a hefty price tag, trust us when we say they are worth every penny. Carbon38 sells fashion-forward activewear that you’ll never want to take off. Seriously, many of the leggings resemble shiny pleather, yet they move like standard cotton athletic wear, so you’re able to wear them from your sweat session to brunch, or whatever else you have lined up.
Main image courtesy of Carbon38.