*This post is in collaboration with BodyForm
Say Hello to the Panty Liner that might just make going to the gym even better.
I was challenged by Bodyform to trail out the NEW and First EVER Black Liner (Why is this only just happening in 2017). They were designed to be discrete in whatever you wear to the gym that might be black leggings or them colourful bright leggings that you just loving running in. I was asked to do a challenge and trial these the next time I exercised. You can read how I get on below.
|Photos taken by Michael Teasdale|
Exercise has always been a massive part of my life from such a young age. From 13 years old till I was 18 years old I was on a trampoline 5 days a week training. When I went to college I really got into gym classes and wanting to build my upper body strength (that didn’t actually happen) and most recently I got a job that involves me cycling pretty much 24 hours a day. As you can tell exercise has always been a huge part of my life but so have periods.
|Photo by Michael Teasdale|
When I was younger my trampoline coach was a man and as you can imagine feminine hygiene and periods was not something I wanted to speak to him about but because trampolining was my sport at school and I lived in a leotard most of my life it became a subject that had to be talked about. I was lucky and had a great female PE teacher who talked to me about everything I needed to know including telling me how empowering periods were.
|Photos By Michael Teasdale|
When it came to this taboo subject it was subject she was happy to discuss and help me fully understand. I find it strange that it isn’t talked about more on the internet and in society but I do know a few ladies and brands that are pushing the boundaries and discussing periods more and more.
When I was younger I was very keen on using liners when I was training but the one thing I hated was that they were always WHITE, lets just say a white panty liner and a black leotard was never a good look then let alone now. Even when I stopped trampolining I used liners in the gym and they still were white which didn’t always look great with my gym wear.
I won’t lie when it comes to exercising I alway wear black leggings but I’m adding more colour to my gym wardrobe so when I got a e-mail from BodyForm asking me to be part of the #BodyformBlackLinerChallenge I jumped at the chance because this sounded like something that I needed in my life and Bodyform have always been my go to liner.
Who are Bodyform?
Bodyform are one of the leading feminine protections brands and are focused on helping women feel comfortable and confident. They want women to be able to live life and have nothing hold them back. They offer a range of products including uniquely shaped liners that fit any type of body and are products that actively care for you.
Why do I love Bodyform?
Bodyform has always been my go to products when it comes to periods and feminine hygiene. When I got older and started buying my own liners I went for the cheapest but learnt very quickly that wasn’t the way to do it. Thats when I found out about BodyForm and their large range of products that can be fitted to any individual. It doesn’t matter what age, flow, occasion and where you are in your cycle Bodyform will most likely have a product for you.
What is the #BodyFormBlackLinerChallenge?
BodyForm challenged me to take on their NEW Bodyform Black Daily Fresh Liners which are designed especially designed for black underwear and black leggings. I decided to take on the challenge but try it out twice with two very different types of exercises.
First up was a fitness class at my local gym and lets say I was impressed I felt extremely comfortable and definitely found that they moved well with my body. With exercises ranging from squats to push ups and even a bit of running around the park I felt that I definitely gave these black liners a run for their money and I was extremely happy and comfortable which is always a bonus when your sweating your backside off.
My second test of these black liners was on one of my many bike rides. If you read my last post (here) you will know that recently I’ve been cycling around 50 miles a week and it pretty much my life. So I needed a product that would be suitable for this and thought that the black liner would fit that job well. Well lets say it really did, I regularly commute to work on my bike so that was the first try out of the day and I didn’t know what to expect but to be honest it actually felt great. I arrived at work and felt fresh and because I’ve never cycled to work and felt comfortable with a liner on for the main reason being is that they didn’t stay in place but these did a great job of staying secure throughout two rides that day.
Both times I’ve tried these liners I would say that I have never felt so comfortable in myself when exercising with a liner but also they made me not scared to wear my lovely tight leggings to the gym or on many bike rides.
Overall thoughts on the Bodyform Black Liners?
I would recommend these to anyone. I don’t think you even have to use them just for exercising. Remember that gorgeous little black dress you have in your wardrobe that you hate wearing with liners? This is your answer. What about the uncomfortable liners you’ve been using for years but can’t be bothered to switch? It’s time to change and I would definitely recommend the Body Form Black Liners.
*All these opinion are my own.