Next has launched an activewear range with former Olympic athlete Denise Lewis

Whether you’re being ‘active’ or not, activewear is the unofficial uniform of lockdown life. Clothing that used to be solely worn in the gym now forms the basis of our daily wardrobes, which means plain, unassuming items no longer cut the mustard. Now we want our activewear to be both stylish and functional. Enter, Next’s latest Active line.

Created in partnership with Denise Lewis OBE, the former gold medal-winning field and track athlete who specialised in the heptathlon (and now mum of four), this edit of performance clothing is engineered ‘for the gym of life,’ says Next.

‘Whether you’re lunging to strengthen your legs or lunging to pick up toys – you can rely on the comfort, support and technical performance of Next Active to help you achieve your goals!’ reads a caption on Instagram from Next, featuring Denise in a matching crop top and leggings set.

As well as that gorgeous pink and purple set (above), the edit consists of several pairs of leggings, crop tops, T-shirts, sports bras and vest tops, all in a bright colour palette that will help put a spring in your step on even the greyest of days.

Denise also posted to Instagram about the collection, saying: ‘I’ve teamed up with @nextofficial to bring you my favourite pieces from their AMAZING Next Active range. I used to train with Olympians, now I train with everyday women – and as a mum of four – I know what it’s like to be on-the-go, 24/7.

‘I’ve been wearing these pieces for months now (and I love them!). It doesn’t matter whether you’re aiming for a fitness PB or simply want comfy clothes to wear whenever – Next Active is engineered for the gym of LIFE!’

Shop the full Next Active Denise Lewis edit online now and see our top picks from the collection below.

Next Active Denise Lewis edit

pink long sleeve top

Longline Cowl Neck Top, £30, Next

lime vest top

Neppy Sports Vest, £14, Next

blue abstract leggings

Technical Leggings, £24, Next

floral leggings

Technical Leggings, £24, Next

red crop top

Low Impact Seamfree High Neck Sports Bra, £18, Next

pink leggings

Technical Leggings, £20, Next

black leggings

Black Logo Technical Leggings, £22, Next