H&M is committed to getting everyone moving.
Today, the popular retailer unveiled its newest brand, H&M Move, a collection of activewear essentials that combine fashion and function. The brand says its new line is designed to provide “movers” with stylish essentials that allow them to feel comfortable and confident while on the move.
To celebrate the new launch, the brand brought in fitness icon Jane Fonda as the face of the campaign. Fonda changed the way people exercise with her now-iconic at-home fitness tape Jane Fonda’s Workout, so the role made perfect sense. And she showed off some of her classic moves alongside choreographer JaQuel Knight in a hilarious campaign video released yesterday.
“I’ve spent much of my own life getting people to move and was naturally drawn to H&M Move’s mission to get the whole world moving. I also really liked their philosophy of ‘movewear’ versus ‘sportswear’,” Fonda shared in the release. “For me it’s not about sport or about being as sporty as possible. It’s about giving your body the kind of exercise it needs to stay healthy so it can take care of you.”
However, the line is not just aimed at enthusiastic gym goers. The company says that “everyone on the planet” is already considered a “mover” just because they’ve moved.
“Removing barriers to sport is at the heart of our goal, starting with the democratization of sportswear,” said Simon Brown, general manager at H&M Move, in a press release. “We offer a wide range of movement apparel across multiple categories that are stylish, functional and of incredible value to our customers. Combined with our passion for getting each and every body moving, along with our movers Jane Fonda and JaQuel Knight, we are truly inspired for the journey that lies ahead.”
The first part of the collection, released this week, includes a variety of essentials suitable for every type of movement, from technical tops and lightweight jackets to bras and items designed specifically for running. Items start at just $13, with the majority falling in the $20-$35 range.
The line, which includes pieces for women, men and children, is available now in 2,500 stores worldwide and on the H&M website. Read on to shop some of our favorite pieces from the new launch.
H&M Move collection
Crop top from H&M
This sports crop top is designed to hit the waist, making it ideal to pair with your high-waisted leggings or cycling shorts. Early reviewers say it runs a little small. So if you want a roomier fit, you might want to go up a size.
High waist shaping leggings from H&M
Speaking of high-waisted leggings, if you’re looking for a new pair, these look like the perfect choice. They are designed to shape your body by supporting, defining and slimming your figure. Sizes are already sold out, so we recommend adding a pair (or two) to your basket as soon as possible.
H&M Sports cycling shorts
Prefer to train in shorts? These bike shorts from the brand are sleek, stylish and functional. They also come in two colors: black and a striking bright red.
Running top from H&M
Avid runners and hikers will love the thoughtful details of this shirt. It’s made from a performance fabric that the brand says dries quickly to keep you cool during your workout. It has thumbholes to keep your sleeves in place as you move, and even has a watch window on the wrist so you can quickly check your stats on your smartwatch without slowing down.
H&M running pants with monogram print
Whether you’re running through the park or running out of the house to pick up the kids from school, these sweatpants will keep you cool and comfortable. They have a reflective monogram pattern so the brand says you’ll stand out when you’re working out at night. And they have ankle zips so you can unzip the pants for extra airflow if you get overheated.
H&M running hat
This colorful hat is the perfect statement piece for your athleisure collection. It’s made from a woven fabric and has small holes all over the top of the cap, so it should be more breathable than other options.
Short-sleeved running shirt from H&M
This shirt has the cool look and fit of his favorite classic white tee – except it’s made for the sport. Thanks to the quick-drying, breathable mesh material, it stays cool and dry during your workout, according to the brand.
H&M sports top with integrated bra
This sports top is soft and quick-drying. The best part? You don’t even have to wear a bra with it! It features a built-in bra that provides light support during lower-intensity workouts.
H&M Sports phone case
Hate having to tuck your phone in the waistband of your leggings on a long walk? This pouch is the perfect size for your phone (and other essentials like keys and earbuds) so you can keep your hands free when you’re on the go.
H&M yoga mat gym bag
If you’re a regular at your local yoga studio, you’ll definitely want to add this bag to your shopping cart. It has two internal compartments to store all your class essentials and an opening at the bottom to fit a yoga mat.