Workout Gear: 5 Local Fitness Brands in the Philippines To Watch Out For This 2020
Get moving in these stylish workout clothes, designed and produced by local talent
Exercise may not be something most people look forward to, but trust that these local workout brands are here to make things much more exciting. From strappy sports bras to flexible leggings, these names offer stylish activewear and athleisure to Filipinas of all sizes and sports.
The birth of Atsui was founded on a principle of providing fashionable and high-quality pilates and yoga wear. As of today, they have expanded to include items such as swimwear, cover-ups, jackets and sweaters for both men and women.
A proud Filipino brand, Atsui has introduced the local market to airemov, their specially woven 4-way stretch fabric with increased elastane. The elastane allows each piece to move as freely as its wearer while the moisture-wicking fabric allows for easy cool down.
With a focus on form and colour, MillenX introduces the country to fashionable yet durable activewear. Local celebrities from Solenn Heussaff to Bea Alonzo have been spotted wearing athleisure looks complemented by pieces from the brand. Their women’s line is composed of fun pastel-coloured pieces and peekaboo sports bras. Men on the other hand, can look forward to sleek, black and white pieces that can be form-fitting or loose, depending on the design and sport for which it was designed. Socks and headbands are also available for those looking for something more.
Lotus is perhaps best known for their sports bras, with designs featuring bright colours, bold patterns, and sexy cutouts. But while their matching co-ord sets (sports bras and tights) for women are usually set under the spotlight on their social media, don’t forget to check out their men’s collection and gear as well. Their complete line of bags are convenient and useful, specially designed for everything from yoga mats to shoes.
Founded by former figure skater and actress, Ina Feleo, Ina Activewear has become a body positive haven for women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. The brand’s founder describes her journey with fitness as something exciting, yet gradual — only after she had gained strength did she realise how important it was to incorporate in her routine.
Now, her line of activewear encourages women to pursue fitness as more than just a measure to lose weight, but also as a way to get stronger and feel better. From sexy swimsuits to peekaboo coverups, Ina Activewear makes fitness just as fun as fashion.
Aura Athletica’s chic, elegant designs are a must-have. While most of their clothes come in muted colours of pastels, greys, and blacks, their designs are far from boring. They exude a timeless vibe that’s also youthful. Their latest collection is now ready for pre-sale on their website, but those impatient to get their hands on either of their hoodies, bras, leggings, or tanks can do so at their shop in Rockwell.