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Great Britons

The London Olympics are only ten days away and the sense of expectation is growing. All over the country crowds in their thousands queued to get a glimpse of the Olympic Torch procession, and it was a great way to ensure Scottish, Irish, Welsh and English people feel part of the games. You may have been past the Olympic Park if you live in or near London, it’s hard not to be impressed, as it is truly a spectacular site.

Panache Sports Bra Panache Sports Bra

So as we are gearing up for the opening ceremony, we hope, that like us here at Bravissimo, you are feeling inspired by those past and present Great Britons like Dame Kelly Holmes, who has overcome physical illness, injury and depression and went on to win a double gold at the Athens games in 2004. So what makes an Olympian so different to the rest of us? Apart from their physical fitness, it is their self -belief. On her own website, Dame Kelly says: “The lesson I have learned time and time again, is if you want something just go out and get it. For me success is a choice and along the way, there are always disappointments and problems, even mountains to climb. But I always talk in my mentoring and education programmes, about breaking down goals in to smaller steps and making the journey to what you want more achievable.”

What a great mindset to have and something we can apply to our own dreams and ambitions in our daily lives. So while we are watching the Olympics this summer and those amazing people achieve their goals, hopefully it might inspire us all to reach for our dreams, or, if watching all those incredible athletes, just gets us enthusiastic about sport and encourages us to have a go ourselves, well that can’t be a bad thing either. And if you have decided to get fit of fitter this summer, Bravissimo, have some brilliant sports bras that will support you all the way.

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Happy Sunday Ladies! Are you planning a lazy day today or an energetic day? Some of our Bravissimo ladies maybe joining the 40,000 people that are taking part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run. If so, those of us that are still in our Bravissimo pyjamas and are watching it on the box take our hats off to you, as all of you are raising money for much needed causes.

The run is a 10k run, which starts at Portland Street and finishes at Deansgate, for those of you that know Manchester. It was first held in May 2003 and was created as a legacy event following The Commonwealth Games in 2002 and it’s growing in size and stature each year. Actors, presenters, musicians and politicians will all be doing their bit and many brave people who are living with on-going conditions and disabilities will be running too.

Running is an easy sport to take up if you want to get fit. You can start with power walking and gradually move onto running if you haven’t exercised for a while. You don’t need any expensive equipment, just a good pair of trainers and a great sports bra to stop that boob bounce (see below). If you would like to take part in a similar event, there are lots Bupa 5k and 10k runs dotted around the UK. Here’s a list of upcoming events:

    The Bupa Great North 10k, Gateshead, 22nd July
    The Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, Sheffield, 2nd September
    The Bupa Great North Run, Newcastle, 16th September
    The Bupa Great Edinburgh Run, 7th October
    The Bupa Great Birmingham Run, 21st October
    The Bupa Great South Run, Southsea, Portsmouth, 27th, 28th October
    The Great Winter Run, Edinburgh, 5th January
Inspire Sports by Bravissimo

Inspire Sports by Bravissimo

Here are a couple of hardworking sports bras… New and exclusive to Bravissimo is the Inspire Sports by Bravissimo. This is an underwired full cup with double lined cups, with no seams to prevent rubbing while you are exercising. This is our first underwired sports bra to go up to a K-cup. We have already received great reviews on this sports bra, for its lack of bounce and super support. One reviewer said “It passed the bounce test with flying colours”. It is available in black and white.

The Panache Sports Bra by Panache, is an underwired moulded cup available in storm, black or white, and it has a clip to convert it to a racerback. This sports bra was described by one of our Bravissimo customers as the “The best sports bra ever” and another review commented that it offered “Outstanding comfort”. So if you require a sports bra that offers comfort, great shape and amazing support, this one will become a “How did I live without it?”

For more sports bras like these that offer great performance and a run for your money…check out Bravissimo.com.

GET THAT TABARD OUT!

The sun has definitely got his hat on and it is beginning to feel very summery indeed. What does this mean for us girls? Time to bare those arms, legs and décolletage. If your body is going to be seeing the light of day, there is probably some serious maintenance to be done, and that starts with exercise.

The Freya Active Underwired

The Freya Active Underwired


If keeping fit has fallen off your priority list whilst winter was with us, that’s fair enough. Winter is about covering up and comfort food, who feels like venturing out to burn calories when it is freezing? Spring is the perfect time to get in shape and outdoors is the way to go. In these times of recession, how many pursuits are free and make you look gorgeous and feel healthier? Exercise is a great way to connect with others too. In the digital age, social media has become a huge part of our lives, so sometimes the simple act of taking part in a activity with a group of people in the real world seems to happen less regularly. Think back to when you were a kid, you were always doing things in groups and taking part in team activities, like dancing, netball, hockey and athletics and you were probably much more content because of it.

If you are looking for a gentle introduction to a team sport, you could give netball a go. Back to Netball is a scheme currently being run by England Netball and supported by Freya. In fact Freya Active has been awarded “Official Sports Bra Supplier” to the England Netball Squad. Back to Netball is all about encouraging women over the age of sixteen to get back into netball even if you haven’t played since you were at school. Sessions are available all over the county; do take a moment to have a look at their new campaign on the website ‘Back To Netball’. You can enter your postcode in the session finder and find your nearest class. The sessions are for all ability levels, and there is a coach on hand to cover basic skills development and court play. But this isn’t just about tabards and getting sweaty, this is about meeting new friends, having fun and getting fit, without even realising it.

The one big difference between playing when you were at school and now is, the amazing sports bras that are available from Bravissimo. The Freya Active Underwired by Freya provides a truly comfortable fit and amazing support, you can jump up and down as much as you like and the only thing that will be bouncing is the ball. So ladies why not sign up this weekend.

Charidee

Support your boobs when you exercise

Support your boobs when you exercise

If you’ve been planning on getting fit for the last, well, forever, but just haven’t got round to it yet then why not sign yourself up for a charity event? There are so many going on all over the country your biggest challenge could simply be deciding which event to get involved in. One way of choosing your event is to decide on which charity to raise money for first, then visit their website to see what events they have and which might suit/challenge you the most! If you don’t mind which charity you raise money for then check out a few and see which ones are running events that you’d like to get involved in. Most charities will do everything from simple donation collection to more extreme fundraising such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. So sometimes it’s a case of finding the right challenge and then deciding who to fundraise for! Here are some ideas;

  • London to Paris bike ride.
  • Coast to coast bike ride.
  • London marathon.
  • Race for Life
  • Marathons/half marathons in other cities.
  • The Great North Run (Newcastle).
  • Sponsored swim.
  • Or set up your own event, charities are usually open to new fundraising ideas, sponsored silence, casual day at the office, the possibilities are endless!

There is a real sense of camaraderie during these types of events in which everyone pulls together and supports one another to make it through the finish line. They’re great fun, hard work but definitely worth the effort! If on the other hand, you’re more of an adrenaline junkie why not try a sky dive or a bungee jump? You might not have to be as fit, but you will definitely need plenty of courage to throw yourself out of a plane.

For extra inspiration and if you didn’t catch it the first time around, we recommend you watch Eddie Izzard’s documentary about his marathon running. Izzard ran over 40 marathons in 50 days in aid of Sports Relief. His rather controversial methodology to his running proves that you don’t have to be the fittest athlete to achieve something extraordinary. Although we don’t think that eating ice cream will make you run any faster!