Yoga, Pilates and other workouts focusing on health, well-being and mindfulness have taken the world by storm. These holistic workouts bring your body into a state of harmony and balance – and to help you embrace your inner yogi, you need the perfect training outfit.
Train for health and happiness with the new HMLFAY training set - perfect for the relaxing, strengthening and stimulating way of working out. The collection is all about stretchable and soft styles in silhouette-enhancing designs that make you look your finest. It stays in place, fits the body perfectly and allows you to focus on your workout routine.
hummel has talked to Mary Cooper, a Body Balance instructor at the sports resort Playitas located on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. Here she shares with us her insights about Body Balance and points out that your training gear is crucial for your performance when working out.
– a motivating blend of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates
Body Balance is an example of a workout routine focusing on mind and body, and the HMLFAY training set fits perfectly to this type of workout. Body Balance has yoga as an important part of the workout. It improves your flexibility and increases core strength while also reducing stress levels. When practicing Body Balance, you improve your mind and body creating a sense of well-being and calmness.
“Body Balance is part of a mind and body program at Playitas. It’s based on a blend of Tai Chi, Pilates and yoga. Body Balance draws from yoga and 8 out of 10 tracks played during a class are yoga-based, e.g. the sun salutations often used as a warm-up sequence and standing strength such as the warrior – a standing yoga pose that builds strength and stability”, Mary Cooper explains.
when clothing matters
According to Mary Cooper, a workout like Body Balance requires training clothes that stretch, flow, and show the body line of the instructor so participants can see the alignment of the body from a postural point of view. And if you want to develop your Body Balance techniques, the right training clothes are important. Clothes that restrict movement will be an obstacle as participants are working on their flexibility.
“The clothes need to be comfortable, well-fitting and smooth in the design to show the contour of the body. The HMLFAY training set has a tight fitting and calm colours that reflect the program well, which makes it very suitable for workouts like Body Balance. Loose clothes don’t allow your body shape to be visible and many class members need to see visually what you, the instructor, do to be able to copy.”
An outfit that reflects the feel of the workout
Furthermore, Mary Cooper finds it important that the training clothes reflect the essence of the workout:
“Body Balance taught in shorts and bright colours doesn’t set the mood of the class and clashes against the peaceful feel of the program. Most participants want to feel and empathize with the class and suitable clothing helps with this”.
So, what you wear at a Body Balance workout at Playitas is very different from what you would wear for a more sports-inspired class where bright-coloured tees and athletic shorts are in focus. And this is why the new HMLFAY training set is ideal for a workout like Body Balance:
“When you, the participant, leave the Body Balance class you want to feel long, strong, centered and calm. An elegant outfit like the HMLFAY training set with calm colours and a smooth fitting reflects this feeling very well.”