Fitness Fashion: Are you gym ready?

Calling all exercise enthusiasts and sports lovers! It’s time to get your yoga mat, water bottle, timer and antiperspirant out – gyms have reopened…we have no excuses now!

Models Direct know that for those of you who are gym-goers, the latest news of gyms opening up must be music to your ears. Fitness fanatics have been waiting for their doors to open so that they can continue to focus on what really matters the most – the quality of their health and wellbeing. Keep-fit buffs will know that it has been a long time coming but finally, the wait is over! And for those who are fitness models, we’re sure that modelling assignments will continue to grow and move forward.

We all know how beneficial and vital exercising is for the mind, body and soul but reentering the gym in style is important too. Why? Because we love fitness fashion, we love what’s in and what’s hot. Do you know what the latest gym wear trends are that have been forecasted this year? Which statement piece needs to be in your wardrobe this year? Our modelling agency did some research to give you a quick lowdown. Let’s take a look at the spring/summer collection! 

Flared leggings

This key 2021 apparel shouts comfort and versatility. We have seen activewear campaigns that are showcasing flared leggings. What we love about them is that they’re more breathable, and flattering to more body shapes than their standard leggings counterpart. Not just suitable for yoga, this wardrobe staple is great for an array of activities such as walking treks and pilates. 

Long sleeves

A trend that is arising this year for both women and men’s sportswear is the long-sleeved top. They are perfect for sporty activities, composed of clever sweat busting technology that keeps you cool and dry. Grab one and see it go through the seasons rather than just for a short period -sustainable fashion at its best!

Reviving the 90s look

We’ve seen that the ’90s are back! Cuffed joggers coupled with colourful trainers, boxy crop tops and neon prints, this gem of a combination is hitting the front pages of the activewear section again. You can’t go wrong with a ’90s edge; it was super cool then and is still super cool now. 


Hands up if any one of you tried your hand at using a DIY tie-dye kit at home during the lockdown. It has been around for such a long time but we have seen it recently filtering through fashion apparel. It was only a matter of time that it would pop up in the fitness fashion arena…and it has! Grab a colourful tie-dye item and be in with the new trend when you hit the gym!

Animal prints

Just like the tie-dye trend, animal prints have been around forever. They aren’t just associated with the runway though, they are clawing their way through to sportswear collections making them a fun, bold and feisty addition to gym-goers sporty collection.  

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through the trends we have picked up for this year. For those of you that are feeling a bit fitness fashion-conscious what with the gyms reopening, we’re sure these tips will help you choose your look. 

As a top modelling agency in the UK, Models Direct are always interested in hearing from prospective and existing models. If you’re interested in showcasing your fitness look for modelling campaigns, get in touch with our fashion-savvy assignment team.