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Long gone are the days of borrowing an oversized scruffy T-shirt to hit the treadmill. Want leggings that give a bum-sculpting effect before you even squat? Or trainers that have propulsion-enhancing fabric giving new meaning to the phrase “a spring in your step?” These new additions in high-tech sportswear will see you racing ahead . . .

1. On the blocks

“It has to be a little different, a little disruptive. Gym wear is no longer just for your weekly spin class,” say Australian duo Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, who founded womenswear brand P.E Nation in 2016. Their bold use of colour and urban style influences have helped them become one of the most coveted labels for athletic gear. Next month, they launch a range of menswear, including sweaters, cycling shorts, T-shirts, bomber jackets and more. P.E Nation, pe-nation.com

2. Yeezy pieces

Kanye West started his ath-luxe collaborations with Adidas in 2013 under the brand name Yeezy. His first design, the infamous Boost trainer, sells out with each new redesign and fetches around £400 on the resale market. Pick up this hooded windbreaker from his fifth collection: water-resistant, lightweight, in the brand’s characteristically muted palette, it surpasses as a running jacket and also works for day to day. Yeezy, Calabasas zipped jacket, £275, farfetch.com

3. Spin doctor

Retailer Prendas Ciclismo has been pedalling unique brands of cyclewear for more than 20 years. This recreation of a 1958 jersey, originally worn by French road cyclist Jacques Anquetil, combines its vintage signature style and breathable, easy-care “microsense” fabrics, and comes with three pockets on the back. Ride on. St Raphael Geminiani Replica, £55, prendas.co.uk

4. Jump to it

Launched in 2009 by then 23-year-old identical twins Adam and Ryan Goldston, APL (Athletic Propulsion Labs) sportswear sits at the forefront of technology. The pair have been recognised as accomplished inventors with patents in the US and abroad and featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30”. Now, they claim to have created the first shoe proven to make you jump higher using a technology named Load ‘n’ Launch and created with Propelium, a material that provides enhanced cushioning, shock absorption and energy generation. Basketball fans take note. APL Techloom Pro in rose gold, £125, exclusive to Harrods

5. Robo-top

The chief executive of X-Bionic, Professor Bodo W Lambertz, believes sportswear should be as “innovative, efficient and forward-looking as car manufacturing, space travel and modern medicine”. Its running shirts employ a “3D bionic sphere system” that cools and warms the body; partial compression technology to increase reaction time and minimise injury, and inbuilt “sweat straps” to evaporate perspiration. More importantly, this kit makes you look like the Terminator. X-Bionic, Effektor running powershirt, £85, x-bionic.com

6. Bounce-proof bras

Sports bras are always tricky, especially when it comes to combining fashionability with wearability. Fendi has successfully navigated this with its sportswear range, launched last year, and featuring designs in colourful high-octane prints. The under-the-bust band provides ample support. Pair with matching leggings. Fendi, Striped logo-print performance bra, £185, matchesfashion.com

7. Bag it and run

American label DSPTCH started as a research and development team dedicated to improving equipment and tools. Today, it designs a range of backpacks, bags and accessories. Its newest bag is the ultimate companion for working professionals, featuring a ventilated shoe compartment, laptop and tablet pockets, and lined with a moisture-resistant nylon packcloth and an additional ventilated panel for airflow. Neat. DSPTCH, gym/work bag, $192, dsptch.com

8. The cheek of it

Although not necessarily the new kid on the block, Sweaty Betty is legs ahead when it comes to body-enhancing gym wear. Its Zero Gravity leggings range combines ultra-lightweight Italian fabric that both stretches and compresses, sculpting the bum even if you’re only jogging to the pub. Sweaty Betty, Zero Gravity run leggings in Glitch Colour Block, £95, sweatybetty.com

9. Deep dive

Watersports label Perfect Moment is the brainchild of Thierry Donard, a French extreme sports film-maker and skier who knows a thing or two about high-performance swimwear. The range combines stretch-resistant fabric with AirCells technology for warmth, UV protection and neoprene — and it fits like a glove. Perfect Moment, Ibiza bikini, £180, perfectmoment.com

10. A fit bit

Combining technology with one’s fitness regime is now standard practice among avid fitness gurus and gym goers, but finding tech that looks attractive and works is tough. Danish brand Skagen provides the solution. A good-looking timepiece connects to your Android or iPhone via an app and has a discreet notifications system. It also tracks activity, sleep, and can be connected to a music library, and the straps can be interchanged. Skagen, Hybrid Smartwatch, Jorn Cognac leather, £175, skagen.com

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