Kimmay on The Good Stuff: Fitness Support

Jun 5, 2024 | Press, Style Solutions, The Good Stuff, Underneath | 0 comments

It’s time for sports bra support! I swung by The Good Stuff with Mary Berg in Toronto, Canada to share some of my best sports bra styles and tips. And boy, did we cook up some good support! (Also, I’m pretty sure Mary has never had so many bras on her kitchen counter. Ha!) 

Below you’ll find a recap of the segment, along with links to shop the styles I shared on the show, including sports bras for full busts and petite busts, underwire and wire-free sports bras, and sports bras for various levels of support. Remember, it’s so important to support your bust AND take care of that sacred area right over your heart. Hurray!

Take a look at the options below and be sure to tune in to The Good Stuff on CTV in the future to watch Mary and her crew whip up other great segments. I hope to be back!

Psst! Some of the brands linked here might be past or future partners of mine. I’m proud to bring them your way! There might also be an affiliate link below. As always, I share what I think will support you and help you say hurray.

In Canada? Check out the replay of the show (when it’s available) on The Good Stuff site. Note, you’ll need to be in Canada to watch, or have a VPN.

Low Impact Sports Bras

When it comes to doing slow or low movement activities like pilates or yoga, it’s ok to go with sports bra designed for lower impact. That might mean an alpha-sized sports bra, or one that just stretches over the head. This is also an area where you can spend less on support, and shop for a more affordable bra from a ready to wear company. Keep in mind that you want a great fit no matter the impact! Below are two fun options from Maurice’s to try out for yourself!

Maurices – Mesh High Neck Bralette

  • Fuller coverage, wire-free cups with removable padding for modesty and shape
  • Semi adjustable straps with a wider front
  • Criss-cross straps for extra support 
  • Wider, longer band stays in place
  • Fun colors and lower price!
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL

Maurices – True Stretch Smooth Seamless Bralette

  • Scoop neck, wire-free cups with optional pads 
  • Smooth, stretch knit material that moves with your body
  • Thin, fashionable double straps are non-adjustable, and criss cross in the back to form a trendy keyhole  
  • Easy on-off over the head
  • Fresh colors and low price
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL

Another great option for lower impact exercise is this Freya Sonic bra. It comes in bra sizes for a more customized fit, has underwire for a separated look, and smooth cups for a clean silhouette. This one is great for under a golf outfit or walking, when you want something close to your typical bra with more exercise features.

Freya – Sonic Moulded Sports Bra

  • Underwire and seamed cups for supreme lift
  • Great for lower intensity sports
  • Smooth, underwire cups look sleek under workout gear or your blouse
  • Breathable spacer molding knit material, and mesh panels for cool comfort
  • Firm band anchors in place with adjustable hook and eyes
  • Adjustable straps features a J-hook for a racerback option
  • Available in 28-40 bands, and B-H cups (UK)

Seamed Cup Sports Bras – High Impact 

Did you know that the seams inside of your bra cup are there for a very good reason? Some bras are designed to encapsulate, or surround, the bust and hold it in place. And the seams allow for that shape without smashing down the bust, and act as support beams on a bridge. Their engineering creates extra support! Add in a great fit due to a vast size range, and you’ve got a recipe for hurray. Below are two seamed options – one with underwire and one without – to support your next high impact endeavors like aerobics, running, or crossfit.

Freya – Dynamic Soft Cup Sports Bra

  • Wire-free, seamed, full coverage cups shape and support by encapsulating the bust
  • Wide flat front and back band anchor in place
  • Semi-adjustable padded straps include a J-hook option for racerback 
  • Padded, four row hook and eye back closure for security
  • Available in an impressive size range of 28-40 bands, and C-J cups (UK)
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Elomi – Energise Sports Bra

  • Supportive four piece cups include a side support panel for forward shape, uplift and separation
  • Non-compression design encapsulates the bust for ultimate support without squashing
  • Microfiber fabric wicks away moisture from the skin
  • Fully adjustable straps and back hook and eye closure
  • Moveable J-hook allows the straps to be converted into a racerback style
  • Available in sizes 32-46 bands, and D-K cups (UK)
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Smooth Cup Sports Bras – High Impact 

While seamed cups offer great support, it is also possible to find a smooth cup sports bra that supports the bust without squashing things down. Below are three amazing examples I shared on the show from two top notch bra brands. What’s more, one has an underwire and two do not, so you get to decide! Add in the impressive size range and moisture wicking designs and you’re in for a real treat during your next exercise session. Thank goodness for great sports bras!

Panache – Ultra Perform Sports Bra

  • V-shaped neckline and smooth, molded, non padded seam-free inner cups
  • Center mesh panel allows for breathability and front band anchors in place
  • Lycra Adaptive fiber fits like a second skin
    Semi adjustable straps and adjustable hook and eye for a custom fit
  • Cozy, padded wire casing
  • J-hook offers racerback option and extra support
  • Available in sizes 28-40 bands, and B-J cups (UK)

Anita – Air Control Deltapad Sports Bra

  • Patented wire-free foam, triangle cup with a breathable mesh overlay
  • Uses Anita’s sweat management technology and terry-cloth like lining to stay dry
  • Padded straps increase with size range and use special sliders to keep from slipping
  • Secure power mesh back band is adjustable
  • Offered in lots of fun colors and prints 
  • Available in 30-42 bands and AA-H Euro Cups 

Anita – Momentum Maximum Support Sports Bra

  • Inner lining of hydrophilic towel material has fast moisture absorption and release
  • Seamless cup with full coverage and minimal stretch
  • Wire-free and very supportive 
  • Breathable net back band is adjustable for a custom fit
  • Wide, semi-adjustable straps are padded for comfort
  • Dazzling color options 
  • Available in 30-48 bands, and A-H Euro cups

Bonus! I had to share these gorgeous and innovative leggings from Anita! I showed Mary that inside there are thousands of little nubs that gently massage your legs as you move, increasing blood flow, endurance, and recovery. Oh, and they’re super cute. Hurray!

Looking for more sports bras to buy & try? Check out my supportive sports bra guide:

Remember: Protect your bust and that sacred area right over your heart. Also, many of these amazing bras are available at your local bra fitting boutique! Make an appointment and go in for a fitting, and tell them Kimmay sent you. Hurray!

Free Bra Class

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Your turn: What kind of support do you need for your athletics and exercise? Are you ready to graduate from a flimsy bra or, heaven forbid, a stretched out everyday bra? You can do it!  Share with me @hurraykimmay on Instagram!

Credits:​ Big thanks to The Good Stuff with Mary Berg, the producers and crew, and our lovely models. Oh, and my amazing brand partners who overnight shipped products and worked with me on this fabulous and educational segment. I loved working with everyone!