All posts by Louise Knight

Louise Knight

Louise discovered bodybuilding at the age of 18, as rehab and reconditioning after a knee injury. Easily swayed by popular consensus that women “bulk up” with weights, she drifted back into pure cardio training and running until 10 years later when a thyroid health issue struck. Heavy weight training and HIIT became an imperative part of her fitness routine for weight control and energy. Now, no stranger to the free weights area of the gym she is hooked for life, lives for leg day and is continually humbled by the kindness and generosity of the strength training community; always ready to spot that last rep and give much needed encouragement and advice. Louise is on a mission to give men the same options for stylish fitness apparel as women and hopes that traditional fitness gender lines will continue to disappear as more women are encouraged to lift heavy and men are enticed by yoga.

  • MERINO WOOL

    Merino wool features heavily in the garments we select. On a recent trip to new Zealand (which explains the slight hiatus in posting) we have...

  • LIFESTYLE

    Urban cycle gear is very de rigueur right now and there is some great stuff out there ranging from suits and shirts to great smart-casual...

  • THE BEST TRAINING VEST

    THE RANT: MEN OF BRITAIN, PUT YOUR VESTS AWAY made me chuckle heartily, whilst sitting in the glorious sunshine on Manly Beach, Australia; watching bronzed,...

  • THE BEST TRAINING T-SHIRTS 2013

    If you’ve read DITCH FREE T-SHIRTS, you’ll know I’m not a fan of wearing said garments for training. This post features my favourite t-shirts. They...

  • THE BEST TRAINING SHORTS 2013

    Men's sports shorts puzzle me. They either seem to be made from the kind of polyester that rustles or the strangely silky kind that could...

  • SALUTE THE COMMUTE

    Mr Porter, I salute you. Watch this. Stylish, playful, energetic and just cool……If only. The Commute | Mr Porter:   The Alternative Commute: Your Morning Commute...

  • DITCH FREE T-SHIRTS

    Ughh free t-shirts. Ditch, burn, donate, recycle….do whatever you have to but rid yourselves of these cheap, shapeless billboards. No one is paying you to...

  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS

    Dressing well surely helps to accelerate success in all areas of life, whether it’s a promotion, clinching a big business deal, a date or achieving...