Exercise at any level – from beginner to pro – can be an arduous and tiring time. However, it can be even more so if you don’t have the right items in your gym wardrobe. There are just a few essentials which you absolutely need in your wardrobe during exercise to both feel and look your best.
So, here are a few wardrobe essentials that you need to help your gym efforts reach the peak.
It is very easy to exercise in any old t-shirt and feel like it will do. However, you may be missing out as many sports t-shirts are specifically designed to cool you during exercise and even absorb your sweat. Anything that can help your skin breathe better during exercise is a must, so don’t choose any old shirt for exercising!
A great workout is only as good as the bra you wear to it, as any woman knows. Choosing a subpar bra or using an everyday one can result in a lot of pain for your breasts and back, it’s a matter of comfort as well. The tighter fitting the bra, the more supported you will feel and exercise will become a much better experience overall as a result.
There are plenty of options when it comes to the perfect sports bra. But, generally try on a few and try to find the right fit for you. It’s important to ensure your comfort, so don’t be afraid to shop around a little!
The perfect bottom-wear for exercise can be hard to determine. In general, it depends on the type of exercise you plan to undertake. Running in any weather requires a good pair of track pants, whereas shorts are preferable when doing any kind of weight training or the like.
For comfort reasons or any self consciousness, however, then a pair of track pants is the best option.
A good pair of shoes can be an asset every day of your life, helping you get from A to B without a problem. A good pair of gym shoes are needed for comfort and even safety in some cases. Support for your ankles during exercise is sometimes an afterthought, but can lead to terrible injuries if you don’t consider this when buying your trainers. When picking a new pair look for those that offer the essential ankle support, as well as a good level of comfort for your exercise needs.
Technically not a part of your wardrobe, but close enough. The hair tie is small and frivolous on any day, except the day that you forget to bring it to the gym. On that day it is a necessary and vital item which you can’t believe you forgot. Perfect to keep hair out of the way for visibility, irritability and to help you sweat without getting in the way.
Remember to keep a couple spare, either in your bag or on your wrist every gym day. You may thank yourself later. Of course, if keeping your hair out the way isn’t an issue for you – due to style or otherwise – then this is a non-issue.
Overall, your gym wardrobe needs to be filled with quality items in order to make your efforts in the gym comfortable. You don’t have to sacrifice good style either, just remember the factors that make it both stylish and good for exercising.