At 17 Bright Ideas we love to let you know about the latest and greatest products on the market. Products that are designed to make womens lives easier and more fabulous! Here are some of the latest products for you to check out:
Put your best foot forward and maximise your exercise regime with the right footwear – THE NEXT PAIR
Although most Australians own several flat shoes, multiple dress shoes and an infinite amount of high heels, the vast majority of consumers only have one pair of shoes for exercise. What most people don’t realise is that different fitness shoes are designed for completely different forms of fitness and what makes an excellent shoe for cycling would make a terrible choice for Pilates.
Director of Vision Personal Training, Laura Moore, knows the importance of having the right equipment. “I have seen the fitness market change a lot over my years, both technically and aesthetically, and we are all a lot better off for it. I love that I can now wear a shoe that I know is completely suited to me and my needs and that will enhance my performance, while still looking good!” says Laura.
Laura breaks down the type of shoe required for a variety of exercises.
Suggestion from The Next Pair: Mizuno Wave Inspire 11
Running (Cross-country):Suggestion from The Next Pair: Asics Kayano 21
Aerobics and Group Training: Suggestion from The Next Pair: Reebok Nano 2.0
Founder of The Next Pair Alex Hsu says, “We have over 1,500 pairs of shoes available on the site. Obviously customers are excited by the range of designs and colours but we want to educate the market that different people (with different priorities and interests when it comes to fitness) will need very different footwear. The last thing we want is for someone to make a purchase on the site purely because they like the look of a pair of shoes, and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this kind of purchasing decision!”
For more information and to purchase products visit www.thenextpair.com.au
Introducing Modibodi – Underwear That Gets What Women Want
Women know that life contains plenty of very common but still embarrassing ‘unmentionables’ – from sweat, light bladder leaks, menstrual onset or overflow and spotting to discharge, odour and breast milk leaks. Thankfully, a much-needed solution is here with the launch of Modibodi. Modibodi is flattering and extremely functional underwear (including bras and pants) made from premium natural and synthetic materials, designed to protect women from these everyday unmentionables. It looks and fits just like regular underwear but has undergone rigorous scientific testing to keep the wearer fresh and dry.
Modibodi is an Australian invention, founded by mother of three Kristy Chong.
“While out running one day I realised my underwear might look nice, but it
was failing to protect me against sweat and occasional bladder weakness. I
spoke to family and friends and found I wasn’t alone in my frustrations with the options available,” says Kristy. She has spent close to two years creating a solution as she believes women’s underwear isn’t the best it can possibly be.
“I felt women deserved a ‘better’ line of underwear. Better for women – Modibodi underwear empowers and liberates women by making them feel comfortable and carefree, and better for the environment by preventing disposable liners and breast pads from ending up in landfill,” says Kristy.
Kristy has spent over 18 months performing extensive scientific tests to develop the most effective fabric technology. Up to 100 textile engineers were consulted in Australia and the US before she worked with leading Australian lingerie designers and manufacturers to make the final product.
Each pair of underwear has an outer material of luxurious fabric such as Bamboo and Merino Wool, which have proven to be technically superior. Inside the underwear is Modibodi’s patented Modifier Technology (leak-proof) or Modifier Air Technology. The leak-proof range has a super slim (3mm) lining that is designed to be moisture- wicking, absorbent, breathable, antimicrobial and stain resistant, replacing the need for disposable panty liners. The Air lining is antimicrobial and designed to remove odour and sweat.
As 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage and 50% of women experience menstrual overflow during that time of the month, Modibodi is providing both a fashionable and eco-friendly alternative to panty liners, which ultimately end up as landfill. This is especially helpful for mothers, and young women anticipating their first period but might feel embarrassed to wear a panty liner.
The Modifier Air Technology range is perfect for everyday wear, and will keep women feeling fresh even when exercising, travelling, or during the warmer months. The Modibodi range even makes sports bras in eco-friendly bamboo jersey which eliminates sweat and odour. Maternity breastfeeding singlets are also available in a large range of sizes. They absorb milk leaks, replacing the need for nursing pads.
Collections include classic, sensual, active, smooth, maternity and curvy (in sizes 18-22) – there’s something for every woman at every stage of her life. Prices range from $19.50 to $69.50.