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Qnola was developed as a healthy alternative to processed, sugary cereals that so many people consume on a daily basis, unaware of its true effects on the body and mind (which are wrongly advertised as positive and healthy). Qnola involves only natural ingredients that nourish the body and taste amazing too, but we are more than just a food brand, and our mission is to promote an all-encompassing approach to 'Waking Up Well' through mindfulness, spirituality, natural movement, aromatherapy and much more. The Winter months are a time of constant transition which is why we generally crave comforting food (and more of it!?), and sticking to our usual healthy habits can easily go off track. It's hard to navigate aaround constant supplies of prosecco, mince pies and canapés.
We’re all guilty of going over board around Christmas time, which is why we’re already thinking about what we can do in January to reduce the sluggish feeling. For us, January is about rebalancing and resetting our routines, which, every year, includes re-introducing daily exercise or making resolutions to get better at it that last year!
Whether it's walking to work, cycling to the shops, taking time for yoga or simply a short Sunday run around the park - do it in style. These fitnesswear brands will motivate you to jump straight into your leggings, and you're practically half way to the gym!
ADAY – Strike It Up sports bra
This bra is ready for anything, even when you’re not. With three layers of sculpt fabric for ultimate support, it’s a tight fit initially but loosens slightly and moulds to your body after the first wear.
LIVE THE PROCESS – V Bra
Ethically made and locally manufactured in LA, the V Bra is a little less supportive but no less practical – providing coverage for lower impact workouts whilst looking tres chic at the same time.
OUTDOOR VOICES – Spring Leggings
January is one of the coldest months; keep your knees and ankles happy until March with full length, mid-weight leggings. Tight fitting with a matte finish, Outdoor Voices leggings are super flattering and can easily take you from yoga to running and back again.
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON - Butterfly Wheel top
Sportswear quite literally doesn't come brighter than Matthew Williamson and this printed jacket is no exception; wear over your gym gear during the week and pair with jeans as a snazzy weekend layer.
THE UPSIDE – Shimoda top & pants
We’re a sucker for matching sets and The Upside has mastered the art of fun and sophisticated prints. With high stretch, sweat-wicking compression fabric that supports your muscles both during and after workouts, this top and bottom co-ord is a dream for when you don’t have time to get changed after the gym.
SWEATY BETTY – Keep Karma vest top
We love a good pun almost as much as we love layering in Winter. Made with soft, sweat-wicking fabric, the loose fit with dropped armholes is ideal for going from workout to the shops without looking like you’ve got lost on your way home from the Olympics.
USA Pro x LITTLE MIX – Panel Tights
Though we love technical and natural fabrics, we also appreciate that workout wear can cost a small fortune. These jazzy leggings won’t break the bank but will keep you comfortably supported at the gym or on the road.
ADAY – Sunday Morning jumpsuit
After all this activity, you’re going to need some down time; chill and Wind Down Well in style in a super-soft jumpsuit that doesn’t make you look like an overgrown toddler.
WELLICIOUS – Hip pants
Made from a mix of cotton and tencel (a sustainable fabric regenerated from wood fibers), these relaxed pants are super soft and has pockets for when you need to go hands free. Great for lazy walks and morning meditation.
OUTDOOR VOICES – Running Hoodie
With specially engineered sweat wicking fabric and thumbholes to keep your sleeves in place, this hoodie from the APC x OV collab looks ice cool and will save you from minus temperatures come January.
MANUKA LIFE – Linen yoga mat
Combining a cloth surface and a sticky slip-resistant underside, this new linen mat has been designed with all styles of practise in mind and is eco-friendly too.
ADIDAS by STELLA McCARTNEY – Crazy Move Bounce shoes
When it’s cold and miserable out, something as simple as a bright pair of trainers to make you smile is all it takes to find motivation to get moving. Stella McCartney’s mesh knit sneakers are as comfy as your slippers (designed like a sock to mimic natural movement) and are perfect for high-intensity training.
S’WELL – Palm Beach water bottle
You’ve got the kit, now all you need to do is get out there and stay hydrated. Do it in style with this retro-print reusable water bottle from S’Well.