This month has seen my collaboration with MyPT Studio come to an end – I’ve loved working with the amazing personal trainers at the studio in Croydon. They’ve created such an incredible supportive community of people who love getting a sweat on, challenging themselves, and having a laugh. Unfortunately I just can’t afford to continue my membership at the moment, if I could, I would be back there in a heartbeat! I will definitely miss my weekly Kettlebells…
I made sure to finish with a bang, ending January with a sweaty Lean circuits class on Saturday morning. I wore my new vest from Sundried, which is a brand that aims to offer fitness enthusiasts responsibly produced activewear. Their pilot collection is quite a small range, but it’s been inspired and tested by leading triathletes so it uses the most advanced technology to ensure functionality as well as style!
I really love the ethos of this brand. We don’t always think about things like environmental impact and the treatment of workers when purchasing new fit kit, so it’s great to find a company who use responsibly sourced materials, look after their employees and produce lovely looking pieces. A percentage of their profits even go to the charity Water for Kids, who provide clean water sources for those in need.
The tank top was a good fit, comfortable, and with mesh detailing on the back that helped keep me cool during the workout. I wasn’t sure about the cutout design to start with, but having posted a photo on Instagram that got such positive comments I’m starting to change my mind!
I’m really excited to see where this brand goes in 2017 – they are planning a range of triathlon clothing, their very own triathlon event and are creating fabrics made from recycled plastics and used coffee. Definitely a unique offering in the activewear world at the moment.
As for my training plan in February, well, I’m kicking things off with the London Winter Run 10k this weekend. I also turn 30 (eek!) this month, and have a break planned in the Lake District to celebrate – plus pancakes of course, seeing as it falls on Shrove Tuesday. I am also hoping to get in a few more bike rides as well, in preparation for RideLondon – I feel I need to start training sooner rather than later!
Do you know of any other “ethical” activewear brands? What are your February fitness plans?