Does Cute Activewear Make us Train Harder?
I don’t know about you, but whenever I see cute, new activewear design pop up on my IG feed, I immediately picture myself doing yoga, going to the gym, cycling, hiking...My motivation spikes up like crazy! Could this be the key to smashing out our workouts every single time? This idea sounded super interesting to me, so I decided to test it out on Efesto Design’s new collection!
After choosing out my favorite pieces from their website (which made me jump out of joy and got me immediately excited for my future workouts), I couldn’t stop myself from checking my parcel locker religiously everyday :) When, at last, the package arrived, I tore the envelope at the speed of light & threw all the contents on my sofa. First impressions - the colors of the unique design and prints were gorgeous, and the fabric felt very soft to the touch. The softness of the fabric is probably one of the top 3 things I look for when buying new activewear (next to squat proofness & stretchiness). Especially when buying from a company that doesn't have a brick and mortar place and I can't try the clothes out in real life. With all the brands out there today, I really don’t want to settle for non-soft activewear...that’s a compromise I am simply not willing to make :)
Efesto’s clothes are made of performance knit fabric ( 88% polyester, 12% spandex) and the waistband is made of swimwear knit fabric (71% polyester, 29% spandex), making it stay in place WITHOUT suffocating you or digging in your sides (Thank you so much for that). Although the majority of us are not super proficient in fabrics, just a simple google search will tell you how these two, as well as their ratio numbers, mean good quality, safe stretch & flexibility, no see-throughs & “hugging” to every bodytype.
A unique design is definitely something my eye tends to go for, especially since there are soooo many new brands on the market. Efesto is actually a team of scientists, engineers & artists! How cool is that?? They also continually change their designs and print the orders on-demand, meaning, only a few people in the world could wear the same leggings as you! I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel very VIP :)
And now, the time has come for what we’ve all been waiting for...the fit & performance test! The leggings are absolutely amazing on. Super soft, silky and hugging in all the right places, with the waistband being incredibly comfortable! This is a huge win in my book because ain’t nobody got time for waistbands that dig in! The crop top is made out of the same fabric, so it’s nice and soft, but my body is simply not built for them haha! I always have some gaps in the lower part of the crop top, no matter how small the sizing is. This has absolutely nothing to do with Efesto themselves, it’s just my body :) That’s why I prefer wearing regular sports bras. Oh, and also, the crop tops are very low support, so wear something with more support under if you’re blessed with bigger ladies :)
In terms of performance, I was SO excited to do my workout, I decided to do a bunch of “tests” to see how they’ll do! I am very happy to say nothing rolled off or on, I didn’t have to pull the leggings up, they are completely squat proof AND sweat proof :) The results made me so happy, I was genuinely motivated to go to the gym and yoga shala and smash my workouts :)
So, what I’m trying to say here is this….cute activewear could be a great motivation tool to make us train harder for a variety of reasons, but main being - you feel more confident wearing something you know fits you well & stays on you no matter what you do. So, next time your eye catches something super cute, GO for it...that just might be the thing you're missing from having the best workouts of your life!