ACTIVEWEAR ESSENTIALS: Everything you need to do exercise!


Activewear Essentials - Leonisa

Melissa Restrepo
Personal Shopper


I’m writing this article at a time when the world is taking an unexpected turn, going through the coronavirus pandemic.

Why am I telling you this? Because as a result of the pandemic, the exercise trend has increased, with social networks and digital platforms being the means to reach people.

While doing sports for many people is part of their daily routine, for others it is something new.

Now that teleworking and staying at home is the best option to protect ourselves against the virus, many have decided to exercise to pass the time, de-stress and release endorphins. The internet has helped make exercise at home a possibility, reaching more people to join this trend.

The social media accounts of gyms, coaches and athletes now have more followers than ever before. Today we’re going to discuss online classes, routines and tips to help all of us be active at home.

To tell you a little about myself, I think of exercise as a way to get out of the routine and recharge myself with good energy. I focus on positive thoughts, release stress, and help my body feel energized. What I like the most is that there are days when I get inspired while I exercise: I come up with good ideas and challenge myself to be better, both in working out and in my work and personal life.

How do I train at home? Instagram and YouTube have become my favorite platforms.
I have friends who love to work out and upload very good routines on Instagram, but I also follow accounts of coaches that I like; And on YouTube, I always find good classes that help me train at any time of the day. This fitness trend is so strong that there are brands in fashion, food, and other industries, dedicating part of their content on social networks to give yoga or workout classes.

Another way to exercise at home is by doing what I like the most: dancing. On weekends I video call my friend and we do choreography together. Putting on my sportswear is the first step before connecting to dance, I would say that in addition to making me feel comfortable, it is like an energizer that encourages me to put the best attitude. Also, it is better to always be prepared and look cute, as she loves to upload our choreographies on social networks!

The truth is that no matter what digital platafomr we use, the type of training or the time, I have seen something in common: we all care about our outfit, the sportswear we wear.

I don’t know if you’ve stopped to think about this, but when you’re working out at home, the clothes we wear are just as important as when we go jogging outside, work out at the gym or got out to ride a bike. Why?

There are basically 3 reasons that inspire us to wear the right sportswear for training at home:

  • 1

    It is the best way to get into the sports 'mood', feel motivated and empowered to do our best during training.

  • 2

    It makes us look and feel good. For many this means more confidence to be able to share content and exercises on social networks. In my particular case, sometimes I share it with my family, friends or partner.

  • 3

    Since activewear is designed for exercise, they allow us to be flexible, feel comfortable, cool, and move with ease.

Activewear Essentials - Leonisa

No matter where or when, what you wear to workout is still important. It doesn't matter if it's at home, in the gym or outside; Sportswear encourages all of us to start our routine motivated and give our best.

At Leonisa we want to join you in all your exercise moments, and that is why we offer you what you need for a complete look, 'a total look'. You will find everything from tops, t-shirts and leggings, to jackets and joggers.

Discover the active world of Leonisa and fall in love with our exercise clothes:

1. Sports bra

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most important garments to wear when exercising. The benefits of a sports bra can never be found in a regular bra.

Sports Bras - Leonisa
When you wear Leonisa sports bras, you will discover different benefits to feel more confident while training:

  • Good bust support from wide straps and/or elastic at the base.
    * If your bust is large, it is very important that the straps are wide.
  • Perfect fit, so that your chest remains firm and in place while you move.
  • Maximum comfort, you will be free of wires, rods or clasps that can bother you when moving around.
  • Greater confidence thanks to the removable cups that most of our bra have so nothing pokes through and your chest looks a little well-rounded.
  • Cute patterns and styles, cool designs that feature breathable materials and/or details that will make you look and feel good.

2. T-shirts:

All of our shirts are quick-drying and are made of breathable materials, allowing air to pass through, so you feel fresh and dry at all times.

Many shirts come in wide or semi-tight fits so that working out you feel the comfort you’d expect from a workout shirt, complete with a comfortable sports bra underneath.

T-shirts Leonisa
You can find them in different designs, some without sleeves, others with sleeves, open back ... but the best thing is that each one is unique because of their details or technology, such as:

  • Breathable fabric so you feel cooler than ever, and at the same time, look stylish.
  • Reflective print or stripes, designed to improve your safety in outdoor activities.
  • Textured fabric that adds value to the garment and allows air to pass through.
  • Laser-cut, a detail that in addition to giving a touch of style to your look, brings freshness to your routine.
Our t-shirts match perfectly with several of our shorts and leggings so that you can mix & match your clothes and achieve different looks.

3. Jackets and Sweatshirts

When you wear our jackets and sweatshirts, neither the cold nor the rain will stop you from your toughest workout challenges.

Jackets and Sweatshirts Leonisa

These garments feature trendy designs and colors, but also offer multiple benefits:

  • Breathable and cool.
  • Quick-drying.
  • Lightweight
  • Practical, most have a hood to cover the wind and rain, and some have pockets to store what you need.
Jackets and Sweatshirts

Use them for jogging, trekking or any activity, especially at night, cold days or outdoors.

You can also wear our jackets to compliment your look, remember that today sportswear is part of fashion, so you will look beautiful with our jackets and sweatshirts to achieve a more urban look.

4. Active Shorts

The perfect garment to accompany your workouts when you want to feel lighter, on hot days or to go jogging thanks to their fit and freshness.

The good news is that we have different optiones for you to choose the ones you like best: short and long shorts, some with a fitted silhouette and others with a wide silhouette.

Short shorts:

Generally it is a 2-in-1 garment : wide fit shorts or bike shorts (tight shorts) so that you feel more comfortable and secure.

The fabric is light and soft to the touch, they’re also ultra light garments for cooler workouts because it allows air to pass through and ventilation.

Active shorts are on trend in the sports world, so you will look very stylish while jogging or running as far as you want, feeling maximum comfort and freedom of movement.

Short shorts Leonisa
Long shorts:

If you are looking for shorts with greater coverage on the thighs, you will love this fit. They are a perfect fit and have the ability to control and flatter your figure.

Our long and tight shorts are designed in a way that molds your body without losing comfort. They are high-waisted with double fabric in the waistband to flatten your stomach and refine the waist, but also to slim the hips and thighs.

Long shorts Leinisa

Their material is also breathable and fresh, designed for any of your workouts but without a doubt, they could become your favorite garment to go jogging:

  • They are not hot, they are cool.
  • You will feel like you have everything in its place while you move thanks to its perfect fit (stomach, hips, butt and thighs)
  • They avoid rubbing between the legs.
  • You will be able to move safely and flexibly.

These shorts are so versatile that you can also wear them with your regular clothes, under your dresses, skirts and pants. You will feel more secure when moving or sitting, and at the same time, you will show off a smoother figure.

5. Leggings and Capris

These garments are so important when training they are a must-have in your closet. Leggings allow you to be flexible and move without worry.

They are designed to be worn no matter what exercise you’re doing, even in the most difficult challenges. Now that we are exercising at home, they are perfect for riding a stationary bike, lifting weights, and doing classes such as yoga or dancing.

Leggings and Capris Leonisa

They differ by their design, quick-drying technology, and most importantly, because they control your curves. In addition, they are breathable and offer maximum comfort so that you stay cool and safe all the time.

Let's talk then about compression leggings and capris, Leonisa's best-selling garments and most-loved products by consumers. When you put them on, you will not want to take them off because you will see these benefits:

  • Flat and smooth stomach, thanks to its high-waisted design with double DuraFit fabric, a moderate compression technology, which smoothes your waist at the same time.
  • Slender legs, gives you a smooth appearance without cellulite.
  • Perfect fit so that your stomach, hips, butt and legs remain firmer while you move.

You will find a wide variety of options, some with differentiated prints, others with breathable design, pockets ... I'm sure you will fall in love just by seeing them!

6. Joggers

Joggers Joggers

Joggers are ideal for walking, dancing, yoga or Pilates, but they are also an excellent option to wear as loungewear, it will look great with your favorite tennis shoes. They’re perfect for lazy days as well, imagine yourself at home wearing joggers so comfortable that you forget you’re wearing them ... and they can be your best ally to accompany you on cold nights.

You have many options to choose from!

Now it’s time to think about you, your comfort and having the best products for your sports routines.

I cannont fisish this article without first telling you that you could be part of an initiative that we have in Leonisa to protect and car for the environment. What is it about=

The world is contaminated with 680 billion PET bottles annually, which take more than 100 years to degrade.

Today at Leonisa we have a strategic ally who is in charge of collection PET bottles, recycling them and turning them into fibers so that we can create some of our sportwear, which are environmentally friendly!

Amor por el planeta - LEONISA
Amor por el planeta - LEONISA

In each of our collections you will find some products, such as sports bras and leggings, made from recycled PET bottles.

These garments with which you can support the initiative for the care and protection of the environment, you can find them in our online store.



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