Wednesday, 18 June 2014
A must-have for your workouts: Nike Pro Sports Bra
About a year ago, I decided I had to come off the couch and start working out. I've never really loved working out and never hated it either, but since I stopped playing soccer a few months before that (I was in a soccer team for over 5 years), I hadn't replaced it with anything else. Because I missed the exercise, I signed up at the gym at my Uni. With a friend, I started doing classes, like Zumba or Body workout, which I really enjoyed. What bothered me, though, was wearing a bra during those exercises. It feels horrible to wear when you have to jump around.
I decided I needed a good sports bra. At the time, I didn't know anything about them at all (I still don't, to be honest), and had no idea what would be a good one for me. What I did find out soon enough is that when it comes to sports bras, you shouldn't go for the cheapest option. When you are going to invest in something like that, you'd better buy something that lasts and actually works. The cheapest ones don't support at all, so why wear it? However, I didn't have the money to buy the supposedly best bras they sell here in the Netherlands, so had to go for something in the middle. Then I came across this lovely, bright pink sports bra, that I wanted to have instantly; the Nike Pro Sport bra(€30). After trying it on, comparing it with cheaper and more expensive alternatives and having a little chat with the lady from the store, I decided that this was the bra I wanted. I bought a size M, while I usually buy things size L. It fits nicely, but quite tight, which I like because then I know it will keep everything in place! The lady told me it has to fit this way, because you don't want it to move. So if you were to try a new sports bra, definitely compare different sizes to see which fits best. A size down might fit even better then your normal size, even though that already seems to fit well.
After using it regularly for a year, I can say I definitely love this! As you can see, I've even bought a second one a couple of weeks ago! It's stayed in the same shape it had when I bought it and I've put it in the drying machine loads of times. The material is quite thick and supports enough, but doesn't feel too hot or suffocating at all (if you know what I mean by that). It also doesn't get wet (hence the "dry fit" on the side) and doesn't feel like you're sweating loads when you have it on. I did have to get used to the feeling of wearing a sports bra, because it is tight and feels very different from a normal bra, as it pushes your boobs into your chest instead of pushing them up. After I got used to it, I didn't have any issues with it at all. All in all, I can really recommend this sports bra and if you're on the hunt for one, definitely try this one out! They also got them with cute prints and in other bright colours!
Do you wear a sports bra when you workout? What kind?