Why This Activewear Set Is This Travel Expert's Secret Weapon

Jinnie Lee

While travel is satisfying for the soul, that simultaneous sluggishness we feel when we’re away from home is inevitable. Our bodies are out of sync and our routines are turned upside down. This is something travel and lifestyle influencer René Daniella — a globetrotter who makes crossing time zones look easy — is all too familiar with. But she has a simple solution: her go-to performance look from Target’s JoyLab™ collection made with LYCRA® FitSense™ technology, which she takes with her wherever she travels.

Ahead, René walks us through her tips on staying fitness-focused while traveling, what to look for in travel-friendly activewear, and why a break-through innovation like LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is crucial to providing lightweight, targeted lift and comfortable support wherever you are.

Wearing chic activewear can make all the difference when it comes to getting yourself moving on a trip. “So much of working out is mental — a lot of it has to do with confidence, ambition, and motivation. Fashion helps me channel my own personal goals,” says René.

This wine-hued set from Target’s JoyLab collection is subdued and modest enough to wear in almost any setting, making it an ideal travel companion. The bra’s front zipper also allows for quick on-off wear and the high-waisted band on the leggings ensures you’re compressed comfortably.



JoyLab Women's Shaping Sports Bra - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

JoyLab Women's High-Waisted Shaping 7/8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com Illustrated by Seeta Kanhai.

“One of the things I love about the set from Target JoyLab made with LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is that the material absolutely hugs your body with targeted lift and support in all the right places. It’s very lightweight,” says René.



JoyLab Women's High-Waisted Shaping 7/8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

JoyLab Women's Shaping Sports Bra - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com Illustrated by Seeta Kanhai.

No access to a washing machine while traveling? Don’t sweat it. “I need my gear to be supportive but also lightweight, so it doesn’t take up too much space in my luggage. If I’m only able to bring one pair of leggings and one bra I hand-wash those pieces in the sink with cold water and air-dry them in the bathroom overnight. This keeps my workout clothes fresh and clean for when I want to exercise the next day.”



JoyLab Women's High-Waisted Shaping 7/8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

JoyLab Women's Shaping Sports Bra - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com Illustrated by Seeta Kanhai.

“When it comes to performance wear, support is above everything. Do my leggings hug my lower body the right way? Does my sports bra support me in high-intensity workouts? Does it look flattering? Do I look confident and comfortable in this gear? Those are the things that are most important to me when it comes to both athletic gear for intense workouts and athleisure wear for travel.”



JoyLab Women's High-Waisted Shaping 7/8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

JoyLab Women's Shaping Sports Bra - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com Illustrated by Seeta Kanhai.

René's biggest tip? Turn your gym look into your go-to airplane outfit. “I travel in workout clothes because they're comfortable on the airplane. Plus, the clothes move with you, so there are no uncomfortable pressure points.

"Also, when I land in the mornings, and my room isn't ready, I always drop my bags with the front desk and go work out at the hotel gym," says René. “This allows me to reset to the time zone, stay on track of my goals, and, if I have a cute exercise outfit on, I feel comfortable through all the different situations: airport, hotel, running errands.”



JoyLab Women's High-Waisted Shaping 7/8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

JoyLab Women's Shaping Sports Bra - JoyLab™, $24.99, available at Target.com

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