10 Athleisure Essentials

A trend that has not just come to stay but is gathering moss and creating ripples consistently is ATHLEISURE. Combining, as the name suggests, athletic clothing with leisure, this trend spells chic and sporty at the same time. Here are my 10 Essentials to achieve that perfect athleisure wardrobe. Sweatshirts Sneakers Leggings Bralette/Sportsbra Joggers/Trackpants Jackets Slip-Dress Tees Backpacks Scarves Images courtesy of the Vogue November … Continue reading 10 Athleisure Essentials

Body types

Vegetable, Fruits, Bottles and Figurines; alas the classifications never seem to fit. When reading about the ‘apple’ or the ‘pear’ shape, I always thought that maybe a was 30% this and 65% that and 5% something completely different. No classification truly captures all the nuances of my body. And the folks at Refinery29 thought as much and asked some of their female employees to describe … Continue reading Body types

All About the Lift: Sports Bras Part 2

This is the 2nd in the 2 part series on Sports bras. Read Part 1 here: All About the Lift: Sports Bras Part 1 Most women according Sports magazines and fitness exprets ignore their upper body, focusing more on glutes, abs and legs! This this theory might also include the amount of time and effort we spend on selecting a good Sports Bra, that is … Continue reading All About the Lift: Sports Bras Part 2

All About the Lift:Sports Bras Part 1

A cute looking Nike top costs 1500/-INR, those leggings with multicolored designs from Puma cost 2000/- but a good sports bra costs at least 3500/-INR and upwards. The mind immediately starts to think why, a small piece of fabric needs you to save up and think so hard before you buy it! Sports bras, like them or hate them, are part of everyday fitness and … Continue reading All About the Lift:Sports Bras Part 1

Pushing Harder in Style

The swagger that defines every woman is driven by our hips. I see endless workouts that help you build your butt, but unlike the west, the Indian women are blessed with a whole-lotta-love in this department. Well at least most Indian women. This means that lower body workouts, squats and lungs keep those butts from ruining the perfect stride in those body-fitting jeans. There are … Continue reading Pushing Harder in Style

Rejigged

Its imperative that gym workouts or any fitness regime be rejigged often. We sometime reach a plateau with our bodies and find those last 3 kilos the hardest climb, and this after overpowering those 15 kilos. Working on different body parts and then combining that with interval training, Zumba or cross-fit might sometimes help break the ceiling. At Contours, we are lucky to have them … Continue reading Rejigged