Pilates and Yoga Apparel
At some point in your Pilates and yoga journey, you have probably asked, “What should I wear?” An easy answer from me is “comfortable exercise clothing”. I don’t mean PJ style baggie T-shirt and trousers as its bagginess hides the silhouette of your body. This makes it very difficult for the instructor to see your actual movement and to help you perfect your alignment and posture throughout each Pilates move. So something comfy, stretchable, slightly loose to well fitted are sports wear I opt for every day.
When it comes to selecting sportswear items for Pilates and Yoga classes, comfort is always my first priority, then design, material and brand. Not that I really care about what brand it is, but it is more about the reputation on the products’ quality. For me, it is important to wear something that’s durable and can sustain many rounds of washing in a week, so I can exercise, dance, teach and practice Pilates in them daily.
These days, it is great to see quite a few eco-friendly active wear brands made their presence in HK. Among all, the newest one is Hoya Kerry. With the founder Elaine’s lingerie design background, their signature product is the sports bra with various degree of bust support available. Hoya Kerry’s choice of fabric is made of recycled plastic bottles. Their product is breathable and comfortable with medium thickness and stretchiness. I like the fact that their leggings do not go baggy and stretched-out at the knees. The best of all, it is a made-in-Hong-Kong brand. So I’m all in for support.
Check out Hoya Kerry's recent promo, enter the code "xmas4you" to receive a BPA free water bottle (worth HKD$120) upon purchase of any set.
Mindful Pilates recent appearance at Hoya Kerry's launch party.
- Karen Leung, Head of Pilates at Mindful Pilates in Central Hong Kong