The idea of “athletic wear” has undergone a revolution since the rising influence of “athleisure – a marriage of fashion and fitness”. Indeed, athleisure represents that -- simple, minimal effort, and being practical for whatever activities that are happening later in the day. Be it attending your dance class in the studio, to running grocery errands at the supermarket or even indulging in shopping along the busy streets of the shopping districts. Believe it or not, this revolutionary “athleisure” craze is taking over.
Photo: Rena Kwok
Nowadays, ladies aren’t wearing yoga pants for yoga, they are wearing them because of the comfort and fashion element which triumphs over sweatpants. Indeed, yoga pants are seen everywhere: on teenage girls, on working adults, as well as on working mothers.
Personally, having to don a “athleisure” attire does help me to work out better. Just as the choice of workout clothes can influence your performance, the wrong clothes can, and will jeopardise your efforts. In a hot and humid country like Singapore, it is preferred to wear lightweight and breathable choices – so that your skin stays cool, dry, and free from possible rashes.
Specifically, a cropped top coupled with leggings are ideal for my weekly Salsa and Bachata dance classes at The Dance Collective Singapore Not only does the ensemble create the perfect effortless and casual-cool vibe, it also wicks away any moisture you may have accumulated during your dance.
Indeed, dancing is an enjoyable form of exercise. However, what most people are unaware is that it also has numerous health benefits. Dancing is a great full mind and body workout. It makes your body and soul feel good in a way that no other exercise can. The benefits of dancing include losing weight, strengthening your body, increasing stamina and flexibility, improving balance and posture, and more importantly, exuding and building confidence.
This article was contributed by Rena Kwok. Rena is the founder of Aesleta Activewear, bold and stylish activewear for the confident woman.