The Mindful Journal


Finding Your Gym Style


If fashion and exercise are among your favourite things, then dressing for your gym session can be as exciting as the workout itself. Your style choices in the gym will of course differ from every other aspect of your wardrobe, and this is something that you can have a great deal of fun with as you find what looks good and feels comfortable!

In addition to having many different types of garments to choose from when it comes to activewear, you can also find the right colours for you. If you are going to the gym often, or regularly engaging in any other type of exercise, then having an ample amount of clothes to wear is important. The last thing you want to do is miss a workout because you forgot to do the laundry!

As well as having several outfits, you should also have at least two pairs of trainers if possible, so that you can alternate often as you keep them clean and fresh.

Style for Motivation

Revamping your wardrobe can be a quick fix if you are seeking fresh motivation to get back into the gym. A new selection of activewear can boost your confidence and inject some enthusiasm into your fitness efforts. Also, when you splash out a little more than you usually would, then you will be motivated to wear your new garment – and to do so you will have to go to the gym!

When considering your style choices, also pay close attention to the type of material that is being used. It should be lightweight, breathable and preferably also anti-bacterial.

In the Pool

If your gym has a swimming pool then you have an added excuse for an extra shopping session. Swimwear can be just as creative as any other type of exercise apparel, and you can get yourself a colourful selection of different varieties to match your mood on any given day.

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Whether you opt for a bikini or a swimsuit, there is an endless range of beautiful design and styles that you can choose from. It is super easy to combine style with comfort when it comes to swimwear, and you can also wear your new garments around the pool and at the beach this summer.

Express Yourself

The clothes that you choose to wear during your day to day are often an outward expression of your personality and character – and the clothes that you wear at the gym do not have to be an exception! Be bold, be creative and most of all be yourself!

Going to the gym is all about you, your health and your fitness. If dressing to impress is important to you then that’s totally okay, but dressing for your own personal comfort and happiness is much more important.

Choosing loose fitted clothing that does not restrict your movement in any way is obviously an optimum idea. If the clothes that you are wearing are too tight, then not only might you not be able to perform as well as you otherwise could, but you also might become quite uncomfortable.


The activewear selection that we have on sale at PAMA London is designed to not only be stylish and comfortable, but sustainable too! Although we have created an extensive range of fashionable garments to be worn during any type of physical activity, we have first prioritised the health of our planet! We have been able to do this by using recycled charcoal bamboo in our fabric – one of the most eco-friendly materials available for making clothes!

Click here to check out our range of activewear now and discover how you never have to compromise on style when it comes to sustainability!

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Bamboo Around The World


As you will know from having checked out our versatile range of activewear, we use recycled charcoal bamboo as the main component of our fabric. The use of charcoal bamboo means that our clothes are lightweight, extremely breathable, water repellent and also anti-odour.

We are certainly not the first to realise the impressive potential that bamboo has, and it can be observed in use around the globe for a wide variety of purposes.

Today we want to take a look at the different ways that bamboo is being used throughout the world, and in doing so, honour this impressive plant!


In Chinese medicine*, some components of the bamboo plant are used to help treat diseases that afflict the kidneys. There are also reports of bamboo leaves being used to help treat certain cancers and venereal diseases.

Due to its antibacterial properties, bamboo is useful for treating ulcers and wounds. Furthermore, it can also help to settle the stomach when indigestion or other digestive complaints are being experienced.


Bamboo shoots are widely used in Asian cuisine. They are a great source of dietary fibre*, as well as being low in fat and low in calories. There are certain known health benefits of eating bamboo shoots regularly, such as better digestion. It has also been suggested that the powerful antioxidant properties of bamboo shoots could help to protect against cancer.

The culinary uses of bamboo are particularly appreciated in Japan where the skin is used as a natural food preservative. This is possible because of the ability of bamboo to prevent the growth of bacteria. Because of its high potassium content, eating bamboo is also useful for keeping blood pressure at an optimum level.

Humans are not the only ones enjoying the delights and benefits of bamboo as food. The shoots and leaves are a staple for some animals too – such as elephants and pandas!

Roads and Bridges

In India, bamboo is being utilised to reinforce existing roads and in China bamboo has been used to build entire bridges. It is reported that vehicles up to 16 tons in weight can drive safely across these bridges!*


More than a billion people already live in houses made of bamboo! UNESCO state that 1000 houses can be made from 70 hectares of bamboo – a massively lower amount than if conventional timber was to be used to make the same number of houses.

During the construction of other buildings, bamboo can also be used to make scaffolding. It is often preferred in the place of metal scaffolding because it is cheaper and easier to obtain.


Whether your house is made from bamboo or not, there is nothing stopping you kitting it out with some beautiful bamboo furniture.

Around the globe you can find wonderfully crafted pieces of furniture for every room in your house. Bamboo furniture is not only eco-friendly, but is also very durable and hardy too!

You can also find rugs made of bamboo that will give be a natural and stylish addition to your home. Also, even the utensils and other items in your kitchen can be made from this impressive material, from your cups and your plates to your forks, spoons and more!

Choose Bamboo!

As you can now see, there are plentiful uses for bamboo, and certainly even more than we have listed here!

Choosing to buy bamboo products, whether it be furniture, clothing or anything else is an environmentally conscious choice! Bamboo takes up less space and requires less resources and labour to cultivate than many traditional materials. You can click here to read more about alternative sustainable fabrics!

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Follow Your Intentions

The first part of namaste comes from "namaha," a Sanskrit verb that originally meant "to bend." Bending is a sign of submission to authority or showing some respect to some superior entity." Over time, "namaha" went from meaning "to bend" to meaning "salutations" or "greetings." The "te" in namaste means "to you," Deshpande says. So all together, namaste literally means "greetings to you." In the Vedas, namaste mostly occurs as a salutation to a divinity.