Olympian Sarah Wells’ new activewear collection is all the #fitspiration you need.
“I love that it’s my job to work out,” says track-and-field athlete Sarah Wells. After years of training for six hours every day, Wells got to compete in the 400-metre hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games. But her journey wasn’t without obstacles. A stress fracture in her femur sidelined her for nine months in 2011. After healing, Wells had less than a year to get herself in shape to compete at the Olympic level. Her first step? Taking a leap of faith. “I told myself I would get a tattoo of the Olympic rings if I ever got to the games,” she says. “On my first day back in the gym, I just got the word ‘Believe’ on my wrist to help push me.” Wells didn’t win a medal, but she did reach her goal of competing at the Olympics and she added the rings to her tattoo. Now, she has translated her story into an activewear collection (available in stores on June 1), seeking to inspire others to reach their own fitness goals—whatever they are. “I incorporated ‘Believe’ into the designs so that everyone wearing them can have faith in themselves,” she says. After taking the silver and bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Wells says she feels “faster than ever” and has already hit Olympic qualification time ahead of this year’s games in Brazil. “My achievements are a testament to who I am as an athlete,” she says.
Nylon and spandex sports bra, Sarah Wells Collection ($24.99); nylon and spandex leggings, Sarah Wells Collection ($39.99); cotton and polyamide bomber jacket, The Runway at WINNERS ($699.99); wool and polyamide cardigan, The Runway at WINNERS ($199.99); polyester and rubber shoes ($49.99). All at WINNERS.