Cat Meffan

A Life Lived In Activewear: How To Shop

activewear sweaty betty cat meffan

activewear sweaty betty cat meffan


As a yoga teacher and wellbeing blogger, I pretty much spend my life in activewear and could not be happier to see how the activewear industry has evolved over the last few years. When I first started my blogging journey, it was still pretty tough to find a good technical and well-fitting pair of leggings in a bright colour or with a snazzy pattern.

Now we’re spoilt for choice and I’m loving it. From lifestyle fitness wear to technical and functional pieces, there’s an item of clothing for any and every activity… including the luxurious leggings that you wear to brunch after working out… or is that just the women in the magazines?! 😉 Here are just a few little tips to help you on your next shopping trip for something stylish to sweat in.


I probably do this move every single day! Standing with your bum to the mirror, bending over to touch your toes (or as low as your can get) and checking what you can see. If it’s all legging then you’re all good, but if there’s a hint of your underwear then personally I’d steer clear!


Money doesn’t necessarily buy the best activewear and that’s super important to remember. Just because a pair of leggings cost £250 and look great, does not mean they’re going to be right for your needs. There are SO many reasonably priced brands out there now on the high street, that are technically brilliant and look awesome. At the same time though, don’t scrimp on your activewear. That way you’ll avoid the above see-through-ness and your kit will last longer.


Sometimes if I’m honest I totally ignore this, as I might reeeeaaaally like a bra that’s meant to running and team it with some leggings for yoga. Oh well. If, however you plan on doing the reverse and wearing a yoga bra for running, then you might want to think about about the effect that impact and lack of support will be having on your lady lumps.


WEARING: Leggings | Bra | Top | Backpack | Trainers

Happy shopping you yogi bears and fit bunnies! 

Love, Cat x