If you're a woman looking to go running or hit the gym, a good sports bra is a must. Without proper support, exercise can damage the breast tissue, causing sagging and even discomfort. This article takes a look at the best places to buy sports bras.
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Primark Primark is one of the best bra shops in the UK if you're looking for a bargain. The store has a range of sports bras to suit all sizes and intensities of activity. Primark's sports bras come in three different impact levels: low, medium and high and cost in the region of £5. The high impact shock absorber bra is excellent for dancing, and is also a good running bra. If you have large breasts, or are engaging in lots of high intensity activity, it is advisable to wear an ordinary bra underneath your sports bra for added support. Marks and Spencer M&S is also a great place to look for sports bras in the UK. At £18.00, the M&S high impact wired sports bra is a little more expensive than the Primark versions. However, M&S is a great place to buy all sorts of clothing, especially bras, as it has a huge variety of sizes so there should be something to suit everyone. The extra high impact racer-back padded sports bras make excellent running bras, and are also priced at £18.00.
Specialist sports bra shops
Dance moves can put strain on the breasts, so a good, supportive bra is an essential part of your dance wear wardrobe. Not wearing a bra can even ruin the rhythm of your dancing, as bouncing breasts can have a mind of their own. Fortunately, Boobydoo.co.uk have some excellent bras for dance wear to avoid the "bouncy bouncy" effect and keep your breasts supported. The Dans-ez sports bras is on sale in medium side for £21.25 (RRP £23.00).
Look out for sports shop sales for bras and ladies sports gear. The Nike Indy women's sports bra is currently on sale at JJB, and costs just £10.39. Reduced from £12.99, this is an excellent opportunity to get less bounce for less cash. At Sportsdirect.com, the Lonsdale sports support bra is available for only £4, as a web-exclusive offer. The RRP of this bra is £22.99, so make sure you check out the online sales to bag a bargain.
Your sports bra is the most important thing in your gym kit. Don't scrimp them, or try to get by wearing an ordinary bra. Shop around to ensure that you get a good deal, for great support. *All prices correct as of 28.05.2011