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From designer views to ambassadors tips, we bring you wisdom on style for performance

How to get Ironman-ready, as told by an Olympic triathlete

posted on Thursday, 10th July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

The season of intense sporting competitions has well and truly begun. With Ironman soon to be landing in the USA's Colorado and Bolton, UK, and the London Triathlon just a few weeks away, Sweaty Betty sought the help of two-time Olympian and inspirational triathlete Michelle Dillon to find out her recommendations on kit, taper training and re-fuelling during the race.

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Tamara's Scrapbook: Goodwood Horseracing

posted on Friday, 4th July 2014by Tamara | 0 Comments

Sweaty Betty's founder and creative director Tamara is forever in-the-know on what's happening in the worlds of fitness and fashion. Whether it’s trialling the latest classes, road-testing new activewear, attending industry events or styling up the latest collections in her own, sports-versus-fashion way, each week we will be sharing the latest from Tamara's scrapbook.

Last week, Sweaty Betty's fashionable founder spent the evening at Goodwood as part of their Friday Nights series held throughout June. With style-conscious attendees everywhere you looked, the evening of horseracing included a DJ set by Zane Lowe and an outdoor party, with the beautiful South Downs as a backdrop.
 

Image Credit: Goodwood Racecourse
 
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Wimbledon Whites Through The Ages

posted on Thursday, 3rd July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

After nearly two weeks of excitement, disappointment and of course, style, the world’s oldest tennis tournament draws to a close this weekend. So what have been the highlights?

Alize Cornet of France smashing her way to success over 5-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, for one! Seeded 25, not only did the French player surprise the world with her skills on the court, but she also caught the eye of the Sweaty Betty team for her ribbed-collar sleeveless tennis dress complete with on-trend mesh detailing (that is not unlike our own Ace Tennis Polo - currently in sale!)

With her look so flawlessly combining flattering style with sporting functionality, Sweaty Betty took a look back through the archives at how the traditional Wimbledon whites have changed and evolved from long skirts and corset tops, to the fashion-centric pieces we see today…


 
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SB Behind The Scenes: Meet The Tennis Designer

posted on Thursday, 26th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

We're 3 days into Wimbledon 2014, and it's already got exciting for the Brits, with Andy Murray having smashed his way into the 3rd round, and Heather Watson set to play Germany's Angelique Kerber today, after overcoming lock-jaw to win against Croatian player Ajla Tomljanovic in just 65 minutes.

Getting in the Wimbledon mood, we sat down with the Sweaty Betty tennis designer, Lisa, to find out more about the collection, that gives the traditional tennis whites a contemporary style update with neon trims and flattering, feminine shapes. Read on for Lisa's inspirations and her tips on how to wear it...


 
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Where We're Training This Week: Boom Cycle

posted on Monday, 23rd June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Always keen to mix up their workouts, this week the Sweaty Betty team took their training to the high-energy atmosphere of Boom Cycle in Holborn, Central London for a sweaty spin class set to a pumping soundtrack.


 
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WIN A BEACH SPORT OUTFIT FOR YOU & A FRIEND

posted on Tuesday, 27th May 2014by Sweaty Betty | 8 Comments

What would a perfect day of training look like for you? Sunrise yoga followed by surfing? Beach volleyball and swimming in the sea? Enter the 'My Perfect Training Day' Competition now and you could win a new Beach Sport outfit for you and a friend. 


 
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Where We're Training This Week: The Model Method

posted on Thursday, 22nd May 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

This week, the Sweaty Betty marketing department took their training to Absolute Pilates in London's Fulham. Led by Sweaty Betty Ambassador and the studio's Head Trainer Hollie Grant, the team took to the reformer beds to try out her much-hyped workout technique, The Model Method.


 
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Diary Of A Workout Wardrobe: Calgary Avansino

posted on Wednesday, 30th April 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Meet Calgary Avansino.

A name now synonymous with health, fitness and delicious juice recipes, Calgary has been on the employee list of fashion bible Vogue for the last 13 years. An intern turned Beauty Assistant turned Executive Fashion & Digital Project Director, Calgary left her full-time role in 2013 to become the magazine's Contributing Editor; a position she balances with her own ventures in the world of wellness.

The go-to authority on all things health, California-born, London-based Calgary is a lover of all kinds of workouts from barre to yoga to HIIT -  and judging by her Instagram feed, she excels at them too!

Here, Calgary shares her Diary Of A Workout Wardrobe, taken during a trip to Malibu, USA.

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Sweaty Betty Talks Yoga Retreats

posted on Monday, 28th April 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

With summer just around the corner, it's time to get planning that much-needed escape to the perfect yoga retreat. Whether it's three, five or six days that you choose, yoga retreats offer the perfect chance to dedicate time to your practice and find zen in some of the world's most idyllic locations.

Inspirational instructors, healthy cuisine and breathtaking scenery...what's not to love? Sweaty Betty caught up with Ellie and Holly of My Escape Retreats (who had just returned from a retreat in Morocco!) to find out what makes the perfect yoga retreat, and why they are a must for every yogi.


 
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Sweaty Betty Meets Top Fashion Stylist, Sam Ranger

posted on Thursday, 3rd April 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Famed for being the in-house stylist at Henry Holland (and a close personal friend of the designer too), Sam Ranger is the creative mind behind some of Fashion Week's most iconic catwalk looks. This season, the eclectic stylist turned her fashionable hand to sport, styling up our SS14 collections to create the dynamic lookbook images you see below.

We caught up with Sam in between shoots, to find out what she's looking forward to in 2014, her style inspiration and how she stays fit and healthy during Fashion Week.
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