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Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

For some of us, weight loss is the motivation behind working out and living an active lifestyle. But in a culture that pressures women to look a certain way, this weight loss may be attached to a sense of shame. In this week’s article, we’ll be going over the reasons why this mentality of shame, guilt or self doubt may be preventing your personal workout progress.

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The Mental Benefits of Exercise

While counselling is an amazing way to cope with mental health problems, research has proven that exercise can be another remedy to consider. Even for those of us without a mental disorder, exercise has so many benefits for mental and emotional health. In this article, we’ll be going over some of the ways that working out can benefit you, beyond the physical. Continue Reading →

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How Does Colour Affect Your Workout?

We all know that colours affect us in many ways- they’re an amazing way to channel different energies in your life, to change your mood and to visually communicate something about yourself to others. In this article, we’ll be exploring how different colours may influence the way you work out, and how to take ensure that you’re always putting your best foot forward. Continue Reading →

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Four Activewear Essentials Every Woman Needs

Whether you’re a hard-core gym junkie, runner, devout yogi or occasional exerciser, there are four activewear items every woman needs in her wardrobe. In this blog, we break down the top four activewear pieces you need to stock up on.

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How to Make Your Brazilian Workout Clothes Work For You

Whether you blame the surge in designer athleisure or the upcoming summer months, more women than ever are wearing activewear on the streets. From the Sunday morning trips to the farmers markets, to waiting in line for a morning coffee or getting a quick lunch after yoga, women everywhere are making workout clothes an essential part of their day to day wear. And what better way to motivate yourself to exercise than ensuring you’re good to go no matter the time of day?On this week’s blog, we take a look at how you can make the activewear as streetwear trend work for you. 

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How to Care for your Activewear

If you live in your activewear, you’ll probably need to wash it fairly often, so in order to keep it in pristine condition, special care must be taken during laundering. By treating good quality activewear as an investment, you’ll be able to wear your favourite leggings, yoga pants and crop tops for many years to come. Here are our best tips for keeping your Brazilian activewear in great condition.

Wash after work outs

It’s best to wash your activewear immediately after workouts, as this will reduce the likelihood of permanent sweat stains forming. Leaving dirty workout gear in your washing basket too long can lead to lingering smells that won’t come out in the wash and the bacteria present may even cause the material to deteriorate faster.

Air dry

It’s best to hang out your activewear to dry naturally, as the heat of clothes dryers can cause the material to lose its elasticity and break down faster. If you must use the dryer, be sure to put it on the lowest possible setting and let it run for no more than 20 minutes to guard against shrinking and loss of shape.

Separate whites and colours

Always wash your activewear separately from your other laundry and make sure you separate pieces by colour. Even if you are washing multiple pieces in similar colours, it’s best to put each piece in its own individual washbag to prevent dye transfer.

Stick to cold, gentle cycles

By only washing your activewear on cold, gentle cycles, you’ll be able to prolong the life of your favourite leggings and crop tops. Cold wash cycles will further prevent colour fade and bleed, and also shrinkage. What’s more, washing in cold water makes it less likely for any stains to permanently set.

Avoid bleach and fabric softener

Bleach and fabric softener should be avoided when washing your activewear as they may cause the material to break down or lose elasticity. Instead, opt for gentle detergents and specialised stain removers for any stains present.

By following these tips when washing your activewear you can expect it to retain its original quality for many years. Remember, quality activewear from the best Brazilian brands, such as Hipkini, Super Hot and Oxyfit, will last you much longer than department store alternatives and will actually save you money in the long run. BrazilActiv stock a huge range of beautiful Brazilian activewear made from quality supplex fabric, designed to last you years’ worth of workouts.

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Our 5 Favourite Active Wear Trends for Winter 2017

Just like every other part of the fashion world, active wear goes through trends and the looks being turned out by Brazilian designers this winter are some of the most exciting we’ve seen in years. This week, we look at the biggest active wear trends for winter 2017 and how you can pull them off.

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How Brazilian Activewear can Improve your Performance

Brazilian activewear has soared in popularity in recent years, corresponding with a growing interest in fitness and wellness culture among the general population. Not only is Brazilian activewear incredibly stylish, it also has the potential to improve your workouts! Read on to learn how Brazilian activewear can improve your performance and keep you looking and feeling great during the toughest fitness regimes.  Continue Reading →

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4 Reasons to Love Brazilian Activewear

We’re probably a bit biased, but we’re pretty sure that Brazilian activewear is the best being made anywhere in the world right now. Brazilians have been making the athletic lifestyle look sexy for decades now, so it makes sense that their designers would be well ahead of the pack when it comes to activewear design. This week we run through four key reasons why we’re obsessed with Brazilian activewear.

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Meet the Hipkini Girl

One of Brazil’s hottest gym wear brands, Hipkini strikes the perfect balance between style and performance. Inspired by the colours and lively culture of Brazil, the Hipkini ethos and aesthetic is embodied by the gorgeous Rio born fitness model and dancer Fernanda D’avila who is the face of the brand. This week, we thought we’d take a closer look at who the Hipkini girl really is, and why this quintessentially Brazilian brand has such a cult following by fitness freaks around the world.

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