"At university, I regularly competed in athletics specialising in the throws (Shot, Hammer and Discus). As part of my training, I started a new style of strength training - Olympic weightlifting – and from the minute I started, I fell in love! It turned out I was quite good at it too! My coach at the time encouraged me to give it a go competitively even though I’d only been training around 8 weeks and it turned out to be the best decision of my life as I won a national medal and never looked back.
I’ve lifted the biggest total by any British female ever. I will now be the 1st super heavy female to represent Great Britain at the Olympics in Tokyo.
When I’m training, I wear the Bravissimo Inspire sports bra. I have been converted to wired sports bras – I love them! It’s really refreshing to wear a sports bra that holds me in and is also so comfortable. My sport requires a lot of fast movement so to have my boobs secure is a dream!"
"I started competing in Snowboarding when I was 9 years old, since then I’ve won the French championships and competed in many national and international competitions.
I’ve learnt that the most important thing about snowboarding is feeling comfortable and confident in your equipment – and that includes my bra! When I first came to Bravissimo, I found the first sports bras that I felt comfortable and confident in AND I look great! I’ve known I was a Bravissimo girl ever since.
My go to sports bra is the Shock Absorber D+ Max. When I’m wearing it, I forget that I’m even wearing a bra and I can concentrate on what I need to concentrate on!"
“We look after our feet with the right fitting trainers, so we should look after our boobs with a great fitting sports bra.” Claire’s background in the fitness industry means she’s well aware of the benefits of getting a well-fitted, high-impact sports bra – she brought her boot camp team in to see us and they left feeling supported in more ways than one.
“There’s already enough to think about when you’re skydiving, so it’s really important to make sure you’re wearing a bra that keeps ‘the girls’ feeling secure. My Bravissimo sports bra is fantastic as it keeps everything supported and – to my teammates’ delight – covered!” - Kat, Bravissimo Girl.
“Everything involved in our team training (be it skydiving, the wind tunnel or cardio work) is high intensity and high impact, so a supportive sports bra is more than essential in our journey to the Skydiving World Cup” - Corrie, Bravissimo Girl.
Having big boobs can sometimes give us real facepalm moments…"the bra wasn't strong enough so I went straight to Bravissimo the next day!"
We hope Dee's sports story perks up your day!
"Before Bravissimo, I’d always struggled to get sports bras in my size and there was always a danger of feeling like my boobs were flying out! When I ran the London Marathon back in 2012, I even resorted to wearing two bras to control the bounce!
In 2019, I bought the Panache Wired Sports Bra – I felt so secure and I really felt like my boobs weren’t going anywhere. The thicker straps and soft fabric meant there was no rubbing and when I ran the London Marathon again, my bra was the last thing on my mind.
Feeling self-conscious is the last thing you need when you’re running a marathon and a good sports bra is the first step on starting any fitness journey – if you get that bit right, the rest will follow!"
When Natasha started to dance as a teenager, she felt hindered by her ever-growing boobs. It wasn't until she got fitted in a proper sports bra that she felt able to embrace her shape and empowered to do what she wanted. Go go go, Natasha!
"As a Pilates teacher, I can spend all day in my sports bra, so it’s really important that I feel comfortable and really secure. As well as Pilates, I get a boost of endorphins by going running with my dog in the Surrey hills. Rain or shine, it’s just brilliant!
My go to sports bra is the Freya Epic - I call it my ‘harvest festival’ because it makes sure everything is gathered in! The underwires give me a great shape and the padded straps don’t dig in. I love that it has a racerback so when I do go running, I can do the racerback up and I feel that much more secure because my boobs won’t be jiggling about everywhere! I feel supported, secure and comfortable, and look good too!"
"I’ve done street dancing since I was a teenager and as I was growing up, I started to feel really uncomfortable in ill-fitting bras.
I’m a 30G so I found it difficult to find sports bras in my size, but since I found Bravissimo, I feel much more confident! I can dance freely and confidently without worrying about what my boobs are doing!
Thank you Bravissimo!"
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