The One Piece
The catsuit is making a comeback. Once the reserve of superheroes (and Halloween costumes), one-piece bodysuits are now leaping out from the pages of comic books and into our gym closets – and it’s not just a style statement. When you wear a one-piece, you’ll never have to worry about revealing a builder’s bum in the deepest of yoga poses or lunges.
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And then there are the physical benefits, with many athletic catsuits made of hi- tech compression fabrics to boost sporting performance â la Serena Williams, who rocked a one-piece at this year’s French Open for medical reasons (to keep her blood circulating from top-to-toe after suffering from blood clots after giving birth nine months earlier). We’re also not surprised Williams exclaimed that her Nike jumpsuit made her feel like ‘a warrior princess’, but while it’s now been banned from professional tennis courts, we suspect that will only make the one-piece more covetable in the gym.
Future fit kit
Gym wear is becoming ever more sophisticated in an effort to enhance our athletic performance, increase comfort during workouts, and aid recovery. Reebok’s innovative new PureMove Bra featuring fabric treated with STF (Sheer Thickening Fluid) – a gel-like solution that takes liquid form when you’re still or slow moving, and stiffens and solidifies when you’re moving at higher velocities – constantly responds and adapts to moving breast tissue during any type of impact.
Meanwhile, the fabric of Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear Jumpsuit has a soft bioceramic on the inside to harness power of Far Infrafred type of energy that benefits the human body – to the body’s natural heat reflect that energy back the skin to help muscles recover faster. And Arion ultra-thin, pressure-sensitive smart insoles with GPS enabled footpods (pictured right) slip into your trainers and link with an app provide live analysis on metrics such as your gait, cadence, foot strike length and balance to back on the way you through artificial intelligence The future’s bright!
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