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The Best Activewear for Over 60s

Peer into any Pilates or exercise class during the day and you’ll find them busy with over 60s who understand the importance of staying fit and being social. 

While once being ‘senior’ conjured up images of knitting and bridge (not that there’s anything wrong with either), many Baby Boomers are living busier lives than ever. 

If you’re over 60 and love to keep moving, you need the right kind of activewear. Take a look at what makes an ideal sports crop and the best leggings for anyone over 60. 

Best leggings for over 60s

If you’re shopping for activewear, it makes sense to invest in quality. A well-made pair of leggings will last longer, be easier to take care of and hold you in all the right places. 

This is our list of must-haves for leggings:

  • High waistband for full coverage
  • Pockets for convenience
  • Flat-locked seams and comfort gusset
  • Firm compression fit so they stay in place all day
  • 8-way stretch so you can move easily
  • Opaque ‘squat protection’ so your leggings don’t go see-through as you bend over
  • A number of options for length so you can dress for the season
  • A range of colours so you can mix and match
  • Size options that have been carefully designed to fit correctly rather than simply being larger. 

Having pockets is such a bonus because it means you can pop a house key or swipe card into your leggings and go for a walk without having to take a bag with you. 

If you’re shopping for the best leggings for someone over 60, some colour options other than black are navy blue, wine, khaki and grey. These are easy to match with the rest of your wardrobe.

Best sports crop for over 60

A sports crop with a front zip is incredibly convenient because it is so easy to get on and off. 

Look for a zipper sports crop that gives you full coverage and has a ‘lock’ function to keep the zip in place. You’ll find your crop even more convenient if it has a shelf bra built-in. This saves you from having to double up with a bra underneath.

If you’re going for a sports crop that you’ll wear a bra with, check for full coverage so you don’t have to worry about your straps showing.  

As with your leggings, you should look for the right amount of support from your sports crop. A quality product will be made from polyester/elastane high-performance compression fabric so it holds everything in place where it should and lasts longer. 

Best swimwear for over 60

Now you have the best sports crop and leggings, add to your active lifestyle with a pair of bathers that you feel confident wearing to the beach or pool. 

If you’re looking for a bit of extra coverage and support, check out the Active Truth swimwear collection. Choose a one-piece with wide straps, a shelf bra and light padding for comfort, shape and support. The collection also has a sporty one-piece with a zip front as well as high-waisted separates. 

Nowadays activewear is for anywhere. You can go from your gym class to the supermarket and pick up the grandkids in a pair of quality leggings and feel on-trend as well as comfortable. As the weather cools, pair your gear with a puffer vest or sweater. 

As an added benefit, your activewear is ideal for travel. If you’re one of the many over 60s who is hitting the road, packing leggings means you always have a pair of pants which can be easily stored and don’t need ironing. Take a couple of pairs in black and you can wear them anywhere from the airport or caravan park to the hiking trail and the shops. The Active Truth range is extra convenient because it can be washed in cold water. 

Looking for the best leggings and other activewear for over 60s? Shop the range at Active Truth