The Reversible Revolution – Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty’s Reversible Revolution is here, and you can get two awesome looks for the price of one from leggings to bras and even a jacket! Reversible leggings have been in stores for years, and I’ve always loved them, but this season Sweaty Betty have really pulled out all this stops on their reversible range. Here are some of my favourites:sweaty betty, sportswear, fitness, yoga1. Iridescence¬†– I love the subtle pattern on these, and the mesh panels are so flattering, SB always gets this right. A plain back on the reverse makes them super versatile too.

2. Euphoria – If you’re going for a striking pattern on both sides, these are the perfect choice for you. The bold, geometric print will make sure you stand out on the front row of your next yoga class!

3. Jelly Fish – There’s nothing more to say here. A jelly fish print. What more could you want?! You can get this print in a full length, 7/8 and a cute yoga short.

4. Jackie Reversible Embroidered Jacket – SB’s reversible range isn’t just about leggings, I’m lusting over this jacket! Embroidered with SBLDN on the beetle blue satin side, and a fluffy faux shearling on the other, it’d be a struggle to choose which to wear.

5. Strappy Yoga Bra – A pretty lilac on one side, and wear-with-anything black on the other, this will become a wardrobe staple for me. I hope they bring it out more colours!

With these reversible items, and lots more in the range, there are so many reasons to expand your workout wardrobe. Not that I ever need much convincing! Keep reminding yourself that you’re basically getting two for the price of one…and what’s not to love about that?

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Tempo Pilates X Lexie Sport

When it comes to leggings, I’m a little bit of a magpie. The brighter, or more patterned, the more I want them. Realistically, I don’t actually wear my highly patterned leggings a lot, as I don’t have a lot to go with them, however I do love them, and have certain classes or days that call for a crazy pair of leggings! My favourite brands are (apart from the standard Sweaty Betty and Lululemon) are Shadi Activewear, Vie Active (from ActiveinStyle), Onzie and the lovely Lexie Sport. I recently had a chance to browse through the whole Lexie range at Tempo Pilates East London studio.

Lexie Sport

I bought my first par of Lexie Sport Lake leggings last year and they’ve gotten me so many compliments since! The jewel like pattern on the leg and waistband is flattering and the fabric has a soft sheen without being ‘shiny lycra’ that reminds me of dance costumes from the 1990s. On me, they’re a low rise and fit snugly just underneath my hips and although they’re not compression, they hold everything in where they should!

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When I spotted the new Francis leggings at a Tempo Pilates pop-up, I couldn’t tear myself away from them! Such a busy,¬†kaleidoscope-like pattern on the whole leg, as opposed to just a stripe, risks accentuating problem areas, but I actually don’t find this! They’re just as flattering as my Lake leggings, and I think I love them even more. Slightly higher on the waistline than previous lines, the waistband is wider and more figure-hugging. Perfect if you’re a little waist-line conscious!

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Tempo Pilates

At the Tempo X Lexie pop-up, I got to try the Tempo Reformer class for the first time. Taught by head trainer Kate Hanlon, who I’ve actually known for years before we both entered the world of fitness, I really enjoyed the class. With an anatomical, methodical approach that’s still dynamic, and set to music, I liked it more than any other group reformer class I’ve tried in the past. Once my troublesome knee gets better, I’ll be back for sure!

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