Noticed an influx of gym-goers in your circle of friends? We did too. Both gyms and fitness centres are also popping up left, right and center, so are the large wave of people flooding into them. As you wait for your turn at the treadmill, you can’t help but take notice of what these gym junkies are wearing. Most of them will be all decked out in workout gears from more popular sports giants such as Nike, Puma, Adidas or Under Armour. Lululemon and Gymshark are also favourites of many. Others? Seem questionable. If it’s neither from the above, most likely it’s a Malaysia-owned activewear brand.

Spot fancy batik-inspired leggings? — it’s probably by Fit Rebel. Notice that little L symbol at the back of the sports bra and leggings? — then it’s definitely Liberty Active. Not just design-focused brands are available, Panaz’s key items are sweat boosters. And that’s not all. Continue on reading for more activewear brands that you may not know are local.