Cardiovascular activity increases both heart rate and oxygen consumption. As well as improving fitness levels and boosting metabolism, cardio workouts have also been shown to enhance brain functioning in areas such as memory and learning.
Take to the barre for a high-energy dance workout, try out circuit training in the gym or opt for high intensity interval training (HIIT). One of the most popular cardio workouts on the fitness scene, HIIT is a favourite among personal trainers; hailed for its fat-burning benefits and reduced workout time. Motivational group sessions are ideal for this kind of workout, or for those who prefer to exercise at home, HIIT also be done via online videos such as this 45-minute Barry's Bootcamp-style workout. Short on time? Try this amazing 5-minute workout with Hiitgirl.
HIIT and multi-directional training require kit that is comfortable and sweat-wicking. In order to push yourself during workouts, Sweaty Betty recommends lightweight tops, supportive sports bras and fitted, high-stretch bottoms that allow for greater freedom of movement from the track to the treadmill.
Medium or high-impact sports bras. Consult Sweaty Betty's bra guide to learn the right support level for your workout.
Sweat-wicking workout tops and bottoms that remove moisture from the body and dry quickly to keep you feeling cool and comfortable.
High-stretch performance in both workout tops and bottoms for full freedom and movement.
Functional designs including anti-chafe flatlocked seams. Compression fabric will enhance performance and aid recovery.
Supportive, performance-enhancing trainers tailored to your foot shape and run gait. Consult Sweaty Betty's trainer guide for more information.
Born in the heart of London's Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty has been ensuring style meets performance in women's fitness clothing for over 15 years. The aim is to 'inspire women to find empowerment through fitness'. Now with over 30 Sweaty Betty boutiques around the UK, including concessions
in world famous department stores Harrods and Selfridges, Sweaty Betty active wear has become synonymous with innovative, feminine designs for enhanced performance.
From yoga clothes to running kit, ski to beach, gym wear to tennis apparel, Sweaty Betty is the fitness clothing brand of choice. All Sweaty Betty pieces are designed using the highest quality fabrics. From high stretch, sweat-wicking Sensitive® fabrics for gym wear to draping, odour resistant Yogatech fabrics for yoga clothes – performance and style are not mutually exclusive.
Garment technology and design innovation are at the heart of Sweaty Betty fitness clothing. Everything from our gym wear to ski lines, yoga clothes to running apparel feature an element of newness. Reflective piping, compression, anti-chafing flatlocked seams, seamless technology and heat sealed pleating are just a few of the advanced features on Sweaty Betty fitness clothing that guarantee enhanced performance.