In 1982, a young Jane Fonda released her first exercise video, Jane Fonda's Workout. It became the highest-selling VHS of the 20th century and was the first of 22 such videos over the next 13 years. And now, the Oscar-winning actress and women’s rights advocate, along with choreographer JaQuel Knight, has collaborated with retailer H&M to launch H&M Move, a new movewear brand which aims to get the whole world and every body moving with accessible and stylish workout clothes.
“Being a mover has made it possible for me to stay fit and healthy throughout my life,” Jane, 84, says. “I’m not stopping… We should always be trying to move and grow. Being part of this movement for movement makes a lot of sense for me because it is important that no matter who you are or where you are, how old or young you are, you move.”
After making a pledge four years ago to not buy new clothes, Jane told Vogue: "I did agree to do this with H&M, but also because they really are making an effort to become a brand that’s sustainable. They’re committed to creating a planet-positive impact with the full supply chain that ranges from design to production to material innovation to shipments, packaging, who they reach, who’s working in their factories, and what the conditions are. Once they convinced me that they were serious about really taking care of all that, I agreed to collaborate with them because it’s important that a big company like H&M becomes circular. You’ve got to hold their feet to the fire."
However you choose to move, H&M promise to have something for you, from lightweight parkas to running tops, reversible tracksuits to gym shorts. Take a look at some of our favourite pieces below...
1. Monogram-print running tights
These tights are high-waisted with elastication and a concealed drawstring for a close fit plus a zipped back pocket for safe storage of valuables. The reflective monogram print for increased visibility during outdoor activities.
2. H&M+ Monogram-print running tights
3. Monogram-print sports bra
Offering medium support, this sports bra with reflective monogram print is made in a fast-drying functional fabric designed to help keep you dry and cool while exercising. It has lined cups with removable inserts that shape the bust and a racer back.
4. Relaxed Fit Reversible track jacket
This relaxed fit track jacket is reversible with one side in woven fabric with a reflective monogram pattern and the other side in solid colour mesh with a reflective panel at the back. The front pockets fasten with a concealed zip on one side of the jacket and with a concealed press-stud on the other.
5. Running jacket
Made from fast-drying functional fabric designed to help keep you dry and cool while running, this jacket has mesh sections for maximum ventilation and a reflective print. We love the foldable hood with an elastic drawstring at the front and back to help the hood stay in place and fit snugly on your head along with a stand-up collar to protect you against the wind.
6. Sports popover jacket
Available in two colour options, this popover jacket is made from windproof, water-repellent fabric designed to keep you dry during light showers and protect you from the wind. The padded lightweight fabric will take up little space in your pack.
7. Integral-bra sports top
A fitted sports vest top in fast-drying fabric to help keep you dry and cool while exercising. An integral sports bra provides light support suitable for low-intensity workouts while bonded seams around the neckline and armholes offer a soft, seamless feel against the skin.