New Year, New Workout Gear; A Guide To The Best Australian Activewear Brands

Let’s face it, having the right set of activewear is essential when looking for the motivation to get moving. Whether it’s colourful pieces that inspire you to get outside, or high-quality, performance wear that you can trust is going to survive and thrive in a sweat sesh, no good workout truly begins without the perfect fit. 

So, no matter if you’re a beginner looking to get started, or a seasoned fitness enthusiast wanting to add to their collection, we’ve curated an edit of the best local labels sure to have you motivated for that endorphin hit. 

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Nobody does activewear quite like a local label, and The Upside proves it. Founded by designer Jodhi Meares, the brand specialises in functional pieces that look good whether you’re getting a sweat on or taking it easy. Not sure where to start? The brand’s complete matching sets are always a winner. 

Prioritising high-quality, luxe fabrics alongside flattering silhouettes and streamlined cuts, it’s unsurprising Australian-born STAX has found itself on some of the most famous names around the world, including Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and Rita Ora. The local label’s Summer ‘22 capsule just dropped, and it’s full of bright colours sure to have you motivated. Empowering, uplifting and designed to last, there’s a reason Lorna Jane’s activewear has been a wardrobe staple for over two decades. Moving past classically black designs, Lorna Jane Clarkson created a wave of active pieces that continues to break barriers and inspire, be it through their high-performance fabrics, colourful creations or innovative technology. Chic, simple and classically elevated designs make up Stylerunner The Label’s collection of activewear, all perfectly primed to have you looking and feeling your absolute best. Whether you’re after muted colourways or vibrant prints and patterns, you’re sure to find just the right motivation here. MSCR’s true passion and determination is not only reflected in its high-quality fitness apparel, designed for its users to get the very best out of each and every workout but the incredibly uplifting community.

With more than 15,000 five-star reviews, it’s easy to see why Active Truth’s leggings have been dubbed a “holy grail” find by their most loyal followers. The Brisbane-based label has been committed to showing a diverse range of women, all with the same goal in mind — to be “happy, active and looking and feeling amazing.” Built on the laidback, relaxed and effortlessly cool ethos of the Australian coast, Bondi Active brings contemporary, well-made designs to the everyday. Be it tackling the Bondi to Bronte walk, or heading to the studio, you’ll ooze comfort and style thanks to the local label’s unique designs. Comfortable, supportive and with exceptional coverage, DK Active has a reputation for offering up more than just flattering sportswear, but are renowned for pieces that work just as hard as you during a workout. With practical details like moisture-wicking, adjustable fits, and discreet pockets, the brand has crafted a clever niche that’ll have you itching to get that endorphin hit.