One of the advantages of teaching Pilates it’s the fact that I have a good reason to shop for activewear clothes.
Here in California there are so many different brands that you can buy at good prices too.
Excluding popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Athleta..there are some brands that are known especially in the Yoga, Pilates and Barre practitioners.
So, I am going to list some names here and why I have chosen them.
1- FREDDY www.freddy.com/us_en/
Every time I go back to Italy, I usually try to buy something of this brand. The Made in Italy is expensive but the quality of the fabric, the comfort and the fitting are worthy and they are top.
The only down probably it’s that the color and style variety is small, but honestly who cares about fabric prints or the last pastel color of the season, when you sweat and you have sensitive skin, I’d rather have top quality fabric, and Freddy delivers that.
2- DIMENSIONE DANZA
Which it literally means Dance Dimension..sort of. I am not very aware of the evolution of the company, but they used to be a great brand for dance clothes. Right now, if you want to buy some really good leggings, with a great material and they look even better on the side B, their pantajazz basic in black color, are the perfect choice. You can still find them online on the website Yoox.
I have still mine, bought more than 10 years ago..I don’t have the courage to get rid of them..they are so comfortable.
3- BEYOND YOGA https://www.beyondyoga.com/
This company makes things comfortable and feminine at the same time, perfect for the Yoga practice and other full body activities (I don’t recommend to do Hot Yoga in these though). They have also the maternity section.
4- 90 DEGREES https://www.90degreebyreflex.com
Heigh performance fabrics and a lot of personality. This brand always fits perfectly; leggings are slightly more tight than Beyond Yoga fitting, but the transpiration of the material is really good and they have lot of different styles and models, included a man, youth and women plus sections.
5- ONZIE www.onzie.com/
When you get tired of your usual black or grey or blue outfit, there’s Onzie with a lot of colors.
Visit their website and tell me if you don’t want to buy half of the things and go to your Yoga or Pilates class right away! If you are a Bikram Yoga, Hot Yoga lover, or you practice water activities, the shorts by Onzie are great!
This is a short post about some of my favorite activewear brands, next time I’ll tell you about one of the most glamorous website of active/leisure clothing…next time…next post..