Workout clothes are often an afterthought. We know we’re going to sweat and get dirty, so we’ll just throw on something comfortable. However, a good set of workout clothes can actually improve your performance and help you feel better after working out. Plus, they can make you feel confident and ready to get moving. If you’ve never shopped for workout clothes before, here are some tips from our personal trainers to help you shop.
Think About Your Workout
Before you start shopping, consider what you need to buy for your specific workout. For example, if you are running or bicycling, you want to avoid loose-fitting long pants because they can cause you to trip or get caught in the pedals. If you are doing yoga, find clothing that is flexible and form fitting as not to get in the way of your poses.
Look For The Right Fabric
No matter what the workout, you want to choose the right fabric. First, the fabric needs to be breathable so that sweat doesn’t accumulate and cause discomfort. You can wear either synthetic or natural fabrics, it’s a matter of your own preference. Next, it’s always a good idea to look for “moisture-wicking” fabric. This fabric has a special weave that directs sweat away from your body and helps keep you cool and dry.
Consider Compression Clothing
Compression clothing works by helping direct your blood flow. They have been shown to reduce muscle soreness and fatigue during workouts. This can help you workout on longer and harder to get you in shape faster. Compression garments can also help improve your posture and form when working out.
Choose Something That Makes You Feel Great
No matter what you go with, always make sure you choose clothing that makes you feel great. Opt for flattering fits, colors, and shapes that work with your body. If you feel comfortable and confident, you’ll be excited to start your workout.
If you’d like more tips on what workout clothes work with your exercise routine, talk to our personal trainers. We’ll help make sure you are fully equipped so you can reach your goals. Our personal trainers love helping people who are just getting started in a fitness routine. We know how intimidating going to the gym can be, that’s why we offer both individual and group training sessions in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. So when you are ready to start transforming your body and your life, give us a call.
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