Filipino Athleisure Brands: Tatler Friends Share Their Recommendations
We're taking a cue from our favourite fitspirations on what to wear at the (home) gym! Here are some of our friends' top picks and recommendations for workout wear.
All-around fitspiration, Monica Dizon, is an active instructor at Saddle Row. To help her get through her workout regimen, she recommends four brands she absolutely swears by.
Recess has become a quick cult favourite among those in the metro. It's a feel-good brand that also features size-inclusive options in happy colours that range from bright yellow to vivid purple. They even have maternity workout clothes for expectant mothers looking to keep fit and stay healthy.
For versatile basics, look no further than at Atletika. They have a fantastic range of workout tops and leggings that come in a variety of colours, though it wouldn't be fair for you to miss out on their chic Antonni bodysuit in black either!
Add a splash of colour to your workout routine with Day To Day. They're a fun local brand that also ships worldwide. Add their pieces into your wardrobe for a chic outfit perfect for any workout regimen.
If you're looking for a cute monochromatic outfit for your exercise routine, then best check out New Day. Their sets come in bright, vivid colours that are distinctive yet easy to wear.
The multi-talented Meng Manapul-Peret is an instructor at Ride Revolution, Bare Manila, and Rise Nation PH. Throughout all her activities, she manages to keep fit and stay fashionable with her favourite workout brands. Unsurprisingly, she also loves Day To Day. Her other recommendation is Shop Easy Active, an easy fuss-free athleisure brand that looks to make shopping for workout clothes as easy as can be. Check out their strappy sports bras, as well as their variety of crop tops that are so easy to move in!
A fitness trainer and health coach, Celine Encarnacion is a professional fitness motivator and certified health instructor. She's a regular at Plana Forma and at Ultra Lagree. In terms of workout clothes, she's often drawn to three things: function, form/fashion, and versatility. "Fitness wear is my form of a power suit because I’m in the wellness and fitness space," she says. One of her favourites is the "Personal Best Leggings" from Our Recess.
You'll also find Celine in plenty of bright tops and legging sets from Groove Activewear (they have colours in yellow, red, and blue!). Lastly, her favourite lift shorts from Ayvanna Athleisure are a staple in her closet, and one thing she never regrets buying more of. "I bought them all for sheer love of the fit, the feel, and the #sweatwithcel absorption quality," she jokes.