Canadian Activewear Brands Reviewed

Working out doesn't always have to be the thing you dread, coming out of it with a sticky shirt and a red face. If you're going to reach new heights, having useful, comfortable, and attractive active-wear can help push you along. Check out these Canadian brands that are ready to work with you throughout your workout.

TMPL Sportswear

In response to a report released by Greenpeace in 2012 about the toxicity of materials used in clothing and its affect on health, TMPL created a brand of clean performance sportswear that is better for us all.  Not only does TMPL meet exacting human and environmental standards with toxin-free dyes, they also make sure their products are made locally and that their employees are safe, paid well, and have proper benefits. On top of all of that, TMPL will donate a portion of their proceeds to planting a tree with every purchase made.

But don't think these clothes are only to make you feel better about your impact on the planet. TMPL Sportswear is designed with anti-odour technology, four-way stretch to protect against UV light as well as being breathable with a comfortable fit.

Tikita Active Couture

 Founded and based out of Toronto, Tikita wants the ladies to be able to go for a jog and then stop in a cute bistro for a coffee with a friend, without changing out of their workout clothes and still looking fabulous. Tikita has done their legwork for you, researching the different materials to make sure that your fabulous outfit doesn't just make you look good, but feel good as well. One of their partners is INVISTA and their SUPPLEX® fabric gives a four-way stretch for ultimate mobility, it holds its shape well, all while still being durable, breathable, and stylist.

Tikita also offers a point system where you can generate points not only through orders but also through social media. When you want to use your pointes, just simply redeem for a coupon; 500 points equals $5 off and so on. Finally, the overstocked section of their website offers steep discounts on many of their items, usually at least 40% and up to 70%.

Joe Fresh

If you just want to get working out in something comfortable, useful, and reasonably priced, Joe Fresh is your date tonight! Joe Fresh has men's, women's, plus-sized women's, boys, girls, and toddler's active-wear, allowing them to tick the box for almost anyone out there. Another Toronto based company (what's in the water there?), their clothing can be found in Loblaw stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, and some freestanding stores, making it easy to pick up that item you need along with your post-workout snack! Simple, casual design, available in more muted tones than the trendy workout clothes, Joe Fresh will get the job done at without breaking the bank.