My glute activation secret // SKINS review

Hi gang!! Since booking a holiday to Mexico in June, I have been so motivated and excited to get into the gym. This motivation was doubled when I received some gym goodies from SKINS Sportswear! Before I get into my review, I NEED to share with you my favourite glute activation move right now. If you struggle with activating your glutes before a leg / booty workout, then you definitely need to give this a go:

high incline treadmill crab walks using a resistance band

BAMN. Sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? I promise you it’s not!! Jump on a treadmill, put a resistance band on just above your knees – make sure you do this BEFORE turning the treadmill on – and then turn the incline right up (I go for around 10%). Then crab walk!! Try not to stand up between the steps, as you’ll get better activation by staying low. Trust me – you’ll feel the burn!

Let me know if you try it!! Now onto the review…

Products shown:

DNAmic Zenith Sports Bra
A400 Skyscraper Women’s Compression Long Tights
Activewear Output Sport Fleece Shorts (Fluro Peach Marle)
Activewear Odot Tee (Ceramic)


I’m a size 6/8 and received all the items in a size M. The sports bra and leggings fit perfectly (I’m usually a M in sports bras) and I liked having the tee a little looser – so that was perfect too! With the shorts, I definitely could have sized down, but the tie waist meant that I could tighten them myself.  


There’s something about the fit of the sports bra that is a little different – I wasn’t struggling to get it on or off (as I usually do with Nike etc) and I felt that it sat higher up my chest. I actually really liked this – I felt secure but not constricted around my chest. The leggings are absolutely perfect (again not too much of a struggle to get on and off) and they allow for a great range of motion. They sit a little lower than I usually go for – as I always buy high waisted leggings – but I think they still look good!

The tee is super soft, as is the shorts! They’d be great for something more chilled like yoga – or for a nice outdoor workout in summer.

Have you heard of SKINS before? What do you think of these pieces? Let me know!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Ali Hemsley
Ali Hemsley

Ali is a 24 year old lifestyle blogger. She combines her advocacy and awareness work for chronic illness and mental health with her love for fashion. You can follow Ali on social media @alihemsley


  1. April 17, 2018 / 10:37 am

    Love the look of the clothing xx

  2. April 17, 2018 / 11:17 am

    These look so good! I really need some new leggings well and a good sports bra for running xxx

  3. Ola Johnson
    April 17, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I’m getting back into the gym so will need some new sportswear and I think this might just be the one!

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