Fran’s Pretty Muddy Challenge

Today we are featuring a guest blog post from our Digital Controller, Fran. Fran works in the web department for Berlei and Berlei’s sister brand Gossard. She does the social media posts for both brands, creates the email newsletters you receive, uploads all the new products to the websites and creates new imagery to keep the websites up to date! Time to hand over our blog!




I’m Fran, I work for Berlei and Gossard in the web department! Today I am going to talk about my Pretty Muddy Challenge!


First of all, I will hold my hands up and say exercise is not my thing! I got through phases of going to the gym and swimming lots and then a large gap of not exercising….but walking around shopping counts…right? I have done one charity run before raising money for St Ormond’s Street Hospital. In a team of ten, we raised over £1,000 and it was a great experience. I enjoyed training for it as it was in the summer so there was no excuse after work not go for a run when the sun was shining. So when a close friend told me she was doing the Pretty Muddy run in July and asked if I wanted to join…I accepted the challenge! How could I not get behind a fantastic charity such as Cancer Research UK!


At the finishing line at the ‘Race of the Kids’ 5KM run


My training actually starts this week….eek! With the weather looking so great, it really is a good motivation for me, like most people…I spend my working day at a desk in front of two computer screens so it will be great to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and hopefully the run! Of course my main motivation is the charity. We have all been affected by cancer in someway, a relative, a friend…even on the news hearing stories of survivors, patients seeking groundbreaking treatments as well as famous actors or musicians passing away from this horrible disease.  I was shocked to hear that every two minute in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. That is a stat that you can’t really ignore.  Along with people battling cancer and survivors, I will be running in tribute of my grandma who passed away from cancer when I was growing up.


Over the next two months, I will be reviewing two of Berlei’s new sportswear bras. First I will be reviewing the High Performance Underwired Bra in Prowl and the Electrify Underwired Print Bra in Fern Fronts Orchid. I could not resist the prints on both of these sports bras and they both felt so appropriate as pink is the brand colour for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and as they have said ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman in Pink’


I will be back later in the month with my review of the High Performance Underwired Bra!


Fran x

Posted: 6 May 2016



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Athleisure Fashion Trend

You would have noticed over the last couple of years that active wear is very much becoming apart of our wardrobe essentials. Gone are the days where you would wait to get dressed at the gym with your baggy t-shirt and unattractive jogging bottoms. Now people proudly walk between home or work to the leisure centre wearing their on-trend gear. This growing trend has been aptly named as ‘Athleisure’.


With 'Athleisure', sportswear has gone luxe and it is totally revamping womenswear for a casual urban look. Fashionable sportswear has closely followed the increasing health trends; as clean living, fitness and mindfulness continue to become a bigger part of our lives. It is safe to say that it has never looked cooler to look like you are moments away from hitting the gym.


At Berlei, it’s no different, our bras not only come in classic neutrals but also fresh colours and bright patterns which capture the spirit of sports: attitude and adrenaline! We have combined fashion and technology to create a fantastic Spring Summer sportswear collection. Here are our must-haves from the season:

How cannot you not love the High Perfomance bra in the ‘Prowl’ pink leopard print?! The feisty pattern really stands out against the grey colour palette and will keep your fitness confidence going through your workout. We love how the straps are moveable so you can create a crossover on the back, a great ‘Athleisure’ look when teamed with a racerback tank top. 


The High Performance bra is also World #1 Tennis Player Serena Williams’ favourite sportswear bra! And the collection comes in black, white and dark mocha.

The Full Support bra is perfect for everyday workouts including running, netball and football. The underwire bra also gives maximum support and it will minimise bounce during your sports activity. With its mesh fabric and ventilation zones, you can also enjoy breaking a sweat in style.