Sales of activewear are up 70 per cent at M&S: Here’s what to buy

The way we dress has changed dramatically in the past year, for obvious reasons surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the fact we spend much more time at home, loungewear has become our official working-from-home uniform of choice, for example.

However, another change many of us have made is to keep fit within the space of our own home, or during the short window we have to exercise outside. And to keep it interesting and exciting, we’ve been investing in new activewear. In fact, Marks & Spencer has reported that their sales of activewear have been up 70 per cent recently, which presumably can be attributed to the ongoing lockdown and the new year.

It’s easy to see why so many of us have been investing in Marks & Spencer activewear pieces when looking on their website. Not only is there a great range of styles — whether you prefer something plain or printed — but the prices are also seriously impressive. You can easily spend hundreds of pounds on exercise gear at some of the top activewear brands, so it’s refreshing to see a high street retailer doing it right for less.

Marks & Spencer’s Goodmove range has in particular been a hit ever since it launched in 2020. The line was recently added to with some brand new 2021 pieces, including more gym leggings, sports bras, comfy trainers and even some outerwear for running and other outside activities.

You can shop the entire Goodmove range online at and we’ve listed our favourite pieces below to make it a little easier to choose!

The 10 best pieces from Marks & Spencer’s activewear collection:

printed leggings

Go Train Cropped Gym Leggings, £25, Marks & Spencer

fleece jacket

Teddy Zip Up Funnel Neck Fleece, £39.50, Marks & Spencer

funnel neck top

Funnel Neck Oversized Sweatshirt, £29.50, Marks & Spencer

double layer shorts

Woven Printed Layered Running Short, £9.50 (was £19.50), Marks & Spencer

vest top

Racerback Vest, £9 (was £15), Marks & Spencer

resistance bands

Set of 4 Resistance Bands, £12.50, Marks & Spencer

double layer top

Scoop Neck Double Layer Long Sleeve Top, £25, Marks & Spencer

black leggings

Go Easy Yoga Leggings, £15, Marks & Spencer


Lace Up Trainers, £49.50, Marks & Spencer

sports crop top

Printed Racer Back Cropped Vest Top, £15, Marks & Spencer