Interest in fitness and athleisure is at an all-time high and, as workout fanatics, we could not be happier. Finally, it’s not only appropriate to wear leggings as pants but we’ve even gotten away with sporting them to the odd cocktail hour here and there! Don’t even get us started on how happy it makes us to get to rock sneakers with every #ootd.
We know everyone has their favourite brands that fit oh-so-perfectly and make you feel like a total badass at the gym, but if you’re looking to update your #fitspo lewks for spring, don’t miss out on shopping these new collections from some of our favourite Canadian fitness brands. Plus you’ll score some bonus points for shopping local! See below for what we’re supes into for spring 2018:
Toronto native and proud First Nations designer, Lesley Hampton is no stranger to the fashion and design world. A George Brown grad and staple on Canadian runways, Lesley’s newest line Robust is workout wear that oozes confidence and fearlessness. We especially love how inclusive it is with sizes ranging from XS to 5X! With cutting edge designs and trendy details like mesh panels and logo elastic bands, this is definitely the type of fitness gear we can get behind.
Inspired by the meaning behind the Latin word Aurum (meaning gold), Montreal‘s Aurum Activewear strives to empower those who give so much of themselves to lead healthy, meaningful lives and their clothes reflect that. Not only is every piece incredibly comfortable and figure-flattering, but most importantly, they’re designed to keep you dry with their 2-ply fabric that wicks and evaporates moisture. Their newest collection features fun prints such as Steel Scales and details like strappy tops that are perfect for going from the gym to post-workout coffee dates!
Known for never taking the world too seriously, Toronto icon and fashion girl fave Hayley Elsaesser is known for her vivid inspirations, bright colours and tongue-in-cheek designs. Her newest collection is no different and includes some super fun gym-friendly pieces that have you turning heads while you work up a sweat. These tracksuits and sweatsuits are not only super hot right now but they’ll provide you with maximum comfort so go ahead and treat yo’self!
Coming to you from the team behind Reitmans, Hyba is your answer to well designed and high quality fitness gear at a reasonable price. With fun patterns, great fit and trend focused, Hyba is seriously the best of ALL worlds and and they get major bonus points for their inclusive sizing that ranges from XS to 2X. Get ready to shop because their Spring ’18 collection will give you all the fitness inspo with sexy cut-outs and stylish details!
Montreal born and raised, Industry Active is fashion forward meets high functionality and with over 20 years experience. From boxing or training for that marathon, they’ve got you covered with strong, flattering fits that are designed to make you feel your best no matter what you’re doing. We’re especially obsessed with their Tempo Bra Top and Legging in Sienna that are definitely a glam gym #ootd we can see ourselves in!
With their modern and mindful approach to fitness gear, Lolë is known for their feminine and fashion forward designs that are all made to move with you – not against you! Another MTL gem, Lolë is also highly revered for being eco-friendly and pioneering their own program where lightly used outerwear gets donated. Their newest collection features pieces that are perfect for yoga, running and of course, high intensity training – our personal fave is the Panna Legging!
Toronto based fitness fave, Michi is known for empowering women and giving us super chic workout gear that’s also highly functional. We’re constantly going mad for their sophisticated sportswear that’s stylish and edgy but also gets the job done. Their Resort ’18 collection features streamlined designs that are sleek and practical and seriously cute enough for any occasion!
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)