Happy New Year to our wonderful Bravissimo Girls! We hope you enjoyed the festivities, the mince pies, the Christmas cake and those lovely tipples. So as it’s the New Year and time for resolutions, we want to inspire you for 2016 to be the most #amazingyou yet. We want you to feel proud of your boobs and curves and what better way to look after your fabulous figures than to exercise.

Exercise has many health benefits, and if it is already part of your routine, then you’ll know how good it can make you feel! So the most important piece of equipment to go with your exercise regime? A hardworking sports bra, that’s what! At Bravissimo we have a fantastic collection of sports bras and sports swimsuits that will suit you and all with £5 off until 31st January!

Do what you love and need
What do you enjoy? Does it fit in with your lifestyle? If you love hitting the dance floor, a dance class could be for you. Is your job really physical and stressful, could yoga work your body and mind? You are more likely to stay motivated if you are doing something you enjoy, or that is right for your body.

Pace Yourself
When you begin exercising, start slowly and build up.

The Time is Right
The times at which you exercise are up to you, if you are a morning person, then choose a pre-work workout, if you come alive in the evening then opt for a later session.

Warm Up
Warming your muscles sends oxygen to them, keeping them supple, so you don’t suffer a strain and it ensures your workout is the best it can be.

Wind Down
Whatever you do, wind down, go for a walk or stretch it out.

Staying hydrated is crucial, try to go above 2L a day if you’re going to be exercising.


Finding the Perfect Sports Bra

Wired or Non Wired
Whether you choose wired or non-wired it’s a personal preference, but if you are taking part in a high impact exercise like running, then a wired style will offer you more support and minimize bounce, but a non-wired style could be best for a low impact sport like Yoga.

Is a Sports Bra essential for my workout or sport?
Oh yes, a sports bra will become your best friend if you exercise regularly as you can rest assured your boobs are being looked after. Boobs are supported by Coopers Ligaments and if you exercise in the wrong sports bra or a normal bra, then your boobs will bounce up and down (up to 8.5 cm) this can cause those ligaments to stretch, causing sagging – this damage is irreversible.

How to find the right sized Sports Bra?
Your sports bra should fit like your everyday bra and should be just as comfortable. Just like your everyday bra, try it on and jump up and down to check that it minimizes bounce; it should feel snug but not tight. Look for escaping boob, either at the top of the cups or the sides, if everything stays in place, that’s a good sign. Also check that the straps are comfortable and not leaving red marks and that the back strap is staying put, and not riding up.

Now Girls, let’s find your perfect sports bra…

Wired Sports Bra by PanacheWired Sports Bra by Panache2
This sports bra is super in lots of ways…and its award winning! It reduces bounce by an amazing 83% so you can concentrate on the burn, not your boobs! It’s an underwired moulded style, it includes a racerback clip, which will give you more support for high impact sport. You say ‘Brilliant, just Brilliant’ and ‘Best Sports Bra Ever’.

Active Multi Sports Bra by Shock Absorber
This hard-working sports bra comes in grey or pink and the new jade and magenta colourway. It is a soft full cup, has shapImpact Free Sports Bra by Royceed and padded straps for comfort and it reduces bounce brilliantly, so you can forget about your boobs getting in the way when you are working up a sweat.

Impact Free Sports Bra by Royce   100% cotton and has a fully incased underband for total comfort when you workout. It can be used for low impact exercise, but will reduce bounce in high impact exercise and stay comfortable. One reviewer says it keeps everything in place and is the best sport bra she has ever had. It’s a great option if you are after a non-wired sports bra.

Inspire Sports Bra by Bravissimo
Looking for sports bra inspiration? Look no further than the Inspire Sports Bra. We had great feD+ Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorberedback on this style, but you asked for a new colourway, so here it is! This sports bra offers ultimate comfort whilst you workout with its shaped and padded straps. Available up to a K-cup.

D+ Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber
If you are one of our Bravissimo Girls that prefer a non-wired sports bra, then why not give this super sports bra a go? Comfort is the name of the game here, this style offers you padded straps, a smooth lining on the inside of the cups and is made from breathable, quick drying fabric.

Premier Ultimate Swimsuit by Speedo
If the gym isn’t your thing and you prefer to make a splash, then make a splash in this swimsuit by Speedo. The silver design on the sides gives this swimsuit a stylish and streamlined look and offers full body shaping and support in Xtra Life soft Lycra so you will feel confident in and out of the pool.

Have you found a sports bra or swimsuit that works for you? If you still need help, then our customer service team will be happy to help on 01926 459 859. Or pop in to your nearest store