La Redoute 2017 fitness guide collaboration

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Towards the end of last year, the lovely ladies behind La Redoute UK contacted me to try out some of the kit in their sportswear shop, as well as offer my advice to their customers about how to stay fit and healthy.  You can check out their 2017 fitness guide here, which includes a few interviews with other fitness blogging friends too.

Dip in the pool at Champney's
I hadn't heard of this site before they got in touch.  The selection of sportswear is huge and includes many big brands, such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Rebook, and R Essential.  Every time I have a browse, I see their selection has a lot of classic pieces that will always be in style, as well as a few items that are brighter and bolder.  There is so much selection that I had trouble picking out which clothing items to try.

In the end, I went with a one-piece Arena swimsuit with pink fish on it for my trip to Cape Town. Unfortunately, I only wore it under a wet suit on my cage dive because the water there is too cold for beach swimming.  I hadn't heard of Arena before but the product is meant to be chlorine resistant.  I tried it out at my Champneys Spa break in early Febraury.  It fits well but I knew to go order a few sizes up with my apple body shape.

Next I got a new sports bra to replace some of my Shock Absorbers that look a bit dingy.  Have you heard you are supposed to replace your sports bras every 6 months?  I struggle to find bras that are supportive enough for me, so I tend to stick to one brand and style. On the La Redoute site, The Z Sport Virtuosity bra claimed level 5 support and the color was bright so I though I would give it a try.  I have worn it spinning and it did the job pretty well.  It also supported my 'kids' well on a few Sunday long runs so I was able to discard my saddest looking Shock Absorber.

Way outside my comfort zone here with a 'topless' photo. At least my bra matched the Overground decor.
Photo by Chloe Knott
Finally, I gravitated towards the print of grey Puma capris, which fit really well and have a supportive waistband.  To complete the outfit, I also ordered the grey branded Puma shirt to match.  The bottom of the shirt flares out a bit, which would cover my bum.  The shirt is made of cotton (I tend to prefer technical fabrics) but it is still really comfortable and fits me well.

Photo by Chloe Knott

The clothes are high quality and the prices on La Redoute are really reasonable for the brands and selection they offer.  They have street wear as well so it might be you new go-to site for one stop online shopping.  The collections are constantly being updated (which is why I cannot link to all of the kit I tried), so set it to your favorites and have a look around every once in a while.

Big thanks to La Redoute for the complimentary clothes and including me in their fitness guide.  All opinions and body image concerns are my own.  

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