When sportswear meets fashion, stylish things happen.
Fashionbeans.comclaimed that 2015 witnessed the beginning of an athleisure movement but that 2016 is the year where it will really become a thing.
Athleisure is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use” and apparently all the staff at Merriam-Webster dictionary are on board as the term is to become official.
“When you’re comfortable in your own skin, it does have an effect on your esteem and confidence” admits Kevin Russell. Russell is an online personal trainer, advocate of a healthy lifestyle and a Masters student at NUI Galway. He offers nutritional advice, workout plans and is a fitness enthusiast but he suffered from mental health issues when he was younger. So now, when he sees his clients’ results and the changes in them, it comes with a great deal of pride. “To be honest, that’s what I love most about it. They are so happy with how they’ve progressed physically but it’s a mental thing as well.”
One Direction have broken hearts worldwide with the announcement that they are to take an extended break after almost five years on the road together. Throughout all these years, their fashion sense has changed drastically considering what they all looked like during X Factor auditions.
Following the departure of Zayn Malik, Harry Styles has stepped out of the shadows and gone from strength to strength, both vocally and in terms of his styling. So why he has become such a style icon?
This is a motto that I first heard from Christian Guzman. At 22 years old, Christian is a sponsored athlete with Gymshark, personal trainer, gym owner, businessman and entrepreneur, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. His gym opens to the public on 1 January 2016, and this is only the start. His social media presence, and the support of his family and fans worldwide, have created foundations on which he has built. Each one of his steps have been forward and this is important
His motivation for success is grounded in this statement – proud, but never satisfied.
So now that college has started and the stress of timetables and finding lecture halls has died down, Fresher’s Week has finally come crashing to a halt. Most likely you’ve come crashing in behind it and already whispered those four magical words “I’m never drinking again”… it’s time to get back on the grind and pick up the pieces of a week that’s left you broken, beat and scarred. It will be hard, there’s no point on denying it but the rewards will be worthwhile.
Over the summer, you’ve put all the work in behind the scenes. You’ve done the hard part, you’ve given yourself a solid foundation and now it’s time to put some mass on that summer bod. University timetables are usually anti-gym. They have you waking early, and leaving late with huge gaps in between for no apparent reason. Study? Maybe? But it’s only Week One?
An essential? One to be avoided? A must-have item? A dying trend?
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? To fight crime? To be loved by millions?
Superheroes are celebrated figures in modern folklore for many reasons. They offer themselves to Earth, to us, as saviours of the human race time and time again. They revolt against oppressive regimes and implement changes for the betterment of society. They are forever giving, and wish for gratitude in return. They are recognised for their prowess in battle, renowned for their audacity in the face of injustice and simplistic in their undying ability to hide themselves from the public behind the cleverest fashion choice known to man.