Ramp up your workout with our pick of the best plus size sportswear
Don’t let January’s cold weather and diet onslaught get you down – there’s never been a better time to kickstart an exercise plan that you love! Whether it’s dancing your stress away at Zumba or finding inner peace with yoga, exercise is proven to make you feel better and improve your health.
Shops are savvy to your new year’s resolutions, and have stocked up on sleek plus size sportswear for every shape and every workout. Taking up swimming this year? Be bold in a bikini, or go back to basics in a swimming cossie that won’t remind you of your childhood lessons. Or are you a budding marathon runner? Invest in a pair of comfortable running shoes and shorts to ensure you cross the finish line in style.
The most important thing when it comes to exercise is findng one you enjoy and will stick to – and finding the appropriate sportswear, of course! Find your fitness inspiration here with our selection of the best plus size sportswear…
A comfortable t-shirt is essential to almost all workouts, so pack this vibrant Adidas tee available at Curvissa into your gym bag.
While it's still nippy outside, wrap up warm in an Evans basics hoody on your morning jog. It also doubles as a cosy coverup for post-workout chills.
Wearing something comfortable on bottom is essential to a good workout - running, yoga, tennis, netball...you name it! These leggings from Yours Clothing are the ideal lightweight addition to your gym bag.
No-one said being a woman was easy, and certainly when it comes to exercise, having a bigger cup size can wreak havoc on your back. Get proper support with an impact-ready sports bra, like this one from Simply Be.
Wearing the wrong trainers on a run can cause a number of problems, including poor performance and collapsed arches (ouch!). Ensure you're laced up in a comfortable, sturdy pair, like these widefit New Balance trainers from Sweatshop.
If your bike is your best friend, make sure you cycle in style with a warm and bright windstopper jacket. We love the standout hue on this one from Wiggle, perfect for making a statement to pesky drivers.
Swimming costumes are back in fashion, and this one from ASOS provides tummy control and a flattering halterneck to avoid any incidents.
If you're going to break a sweat, be sure to wear the right gear to avoid sweat rash. These running shorts with a supportive inner legging from M&S are great for first time and veteran joggers alike.
For muscle-strengthening workouts like yoga and pilates, go for a pair of cropped leggings that are figure-hugging but highly comfortable. Yours Clothing have an inspiring range, including this grey pair with added zip detail.