This year has seen more at-home workouts than any other, but it’s definitely enabled me to get into a better, healthier routine with both my fitness and food. While I’ve been a fan of yoga for years, I’ve now transitioned into regular runs and weighted workouts, and it feels good to do both decked out in high-performance, high-style, sustainable activewear.
My Favourite Workouts
I really like to give myself a few options when working out. Often it’s because I work out at different times of day – sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the evening – and I have different energy levels throughout the week too.
If I’m feeling high-energy, and the weather’s right, I’ll go for a run. I recently discovered a sports app that provides guided runs, recorded by a really positive coach. The guide makes it so much easier for me to pace myself on longer runs, and even try interval running. This coaching, and my usual running playlist, make for much better, fun runs!
And for when I’m feeling a little less active (or it’s pouring with rain), I’ll go for an at-home workout. My favourite workout has to be a weighted routine that’s designed to support running muscles, which includes:
- Plank (45-60 seconds)
- 12 x Russian twists
- 10 x Push-ups
- 12 x Scorpions
- 12 x Supermans
- 20 x Squats to Overhead Press
- 12 x Overhead Forward Lunge
- 12 x Alternating Row
This circuit is loosely based on this routine on Runner’s World, and I’ve adapted it to include a few additional exercise favourites! Doing this four or five times over has me sweating, and I’ll feel stronger for it afterwards too.
My Organic Basics Activewear Favourites
To support my varied exercise routines, I love wearing my Silvertech Active gym-wear from Organic Basics. In my collection, I have a matching black sports bra and leggings. These are both perfect for mat routines, and running too (I usually wear a t-shirt or jacket on top).
The reason why I went for Organic Basics’ Silvertech activewear is simple: it’s designed to keep me fresh. Put simply, I like getting a sweat on, but I hate smelling of sweat! The SilverTech Active collection features approved active odour control, using a recycled silver salt treatment.
It’s also up to the same ethical standards as the rest of Organic Basics’ range. Each piece is made in Portugal from recycled nylon developed from post-industrial waste fibre, yarn from spinning factories, and waste from weaving mills. Alongside the obvious circular benefits, Organic Basics’ recycled nylon also takes 80% less water to make and creates 90% fewer CO2 emissions compared to virgin nylon.
In total, the fibre breakdown is 93% recycled nylon, and 7% elastane, for that necessary stretch.
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