Have you ever felt an intense motivation to exercise after putting on your new sports bra, only to find that it’s the wrong fit when you’re already on the treadmill? I have. And it’s not a pleasant feeling.

If you know what I’m talking about, then you’ll understand why picking out a sports bra is one of my least favorite tasks and why it could well be yours too. Thankfully, Bonds has a thoughtful catalogue that will help us ladies “get fit with the right fit”.

GIPHY Woman working out Image Credit: GIPHY | Tomas Ferraro, Sports Editor / YouTube

Follow this categorical guide, and ask yourself these three questions before purchasing your next sports bra:

1. What Sports Are You Engaging In?

Are you doing light-intensity sports, or are you launching into a calories annihilation attempt?

Light-Intensity Sports

If it’s the former, meaning walking and stretching, Bonds’ Neo Zip Crop is a great option. Made with soft shoulder and under-bust elastics, this sports bra ensures enough breathability to maximize your comfort.

If you consider lounging on your couch and running through your boyfriend/husband’s mind a sport, the Neo Zip Crop will work for you too.

Neo Zip Crop (in Black)Neo Zip Crop (in Black)

Neo Zip Crop (in Black)Neo Zip Crop (in Black)

Original Price: AUD $15.00; After Cashback: AUD $14.10

High-Intensity Sports

If you’re trying to accomplish the latter in the forms of kicking, running and jumping, Bonds’ High Impact Non-Contour Bra will offer you the best support. Made with minimizing bounce in mind, the non-contoured cup will facilitate minimal chest movement. Its taut shoulder brace and padded crisscross straps reinforce support, so that you can complete your high-intensity workout in total comfort.

High Impact Non-Contour Bra (in Aloha Sunset, also available in Spritz Blue and Strata Black)High Impact Non-Contour Bra (in Aloha Sunset, also available in Spritz Blue and Strata Black)

High Impact Non-Contour Bra (in Aloha Sunset, also available in Spritz Blue and Strata Black)High Impact Non-Contour Bra (in Aloha Sunset, also available in Spritz Blue and Strata Black)

Original Price: AUD $20.00; After Cashback: AUD $18.80

Medium-Intensity Sports

If your workout intensity level is more in-between, such as for a jogging or flexing session, go for the Bonds Sporty Top. Featuring stronger support and cooling technology with hidden internal cups and perforated foam material, this sports bra will help to lighten your workout and hopefully add some minutes to it.

Sporty Top (in Varsity Plum)Sporty Top (in Varsity Plum)

Sporty Top (in Varsity Plum)Sporty Top (in Varsity Plum)

Original Price: AUD $29.00; After Cashback: AUD $27.25

2. Do You Want Versatile Straps?

If you fancy versatile straps, try the Bonds Sports Bra. Like its cousin the Sporty Top (featured right above), this Sports Bra is made with cooling effects and for enhanced support. What’s different is its flexibility in switching up back strap designs. Whether to fit different exercise routines, to stay concealed under different tops or simply to suit your changing preferences, the versatile Sports Bra is your best bet.

Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)

Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)

Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)Sports Bra (Marblised Black, also available in Luxe Berry)

Original Price: AUD $15.00; After Cashback: AUD $14.10

3. Do You Like Plain Or Colourful Designs?

Bonds is mindful of your preferences, and shows it in its array of colours and styles. If you favour basic colours, go for Bonds’ Sporty Top in White Frost or Black Onyx. You can even get both and switch them up according to your mood-of-the-day.

Sporty Top (in White Frost and Black Onyx)Sporty Top (in White Frost and Black Onyx)

Sporty Top (in White Frost and Black Onyx)Sporty Top (in White Frost and Black Onyx)

Original Price: AUD $20.00; After Cashback: AUD $18.80

If funky party colours energize you, go with the Sporty Top in Neo Lily. Paired with signature Bonds straps, its bright-hued cups will surely help to uplift your mood before you even get your adrenaline running.

Sporty Top (in Neo Lily)Sporty Top (in Neo Lily)

Sporty Top (in Neo Lily)Sporty Top (in Neo Lily)

Original Price: AUD $20.00; After Cashback: AUD $18.80

Figured Your Right Fit Yet?

Once you’ve answered all three questions, you’ll be in a better position to decide what kinds of sports bras to purchase. With Bonds, we can all wave our sports bra troubles good-bye!

ShopBack is now offering 6.0% cashback on all Bonds items when you shop through ShopBack.

*All images are taken from Bonds unless stated otherwise.
*Featured Image by Matthew Kane on Unsplash