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
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!
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