Having great workout clothes can be all the motivation you need to get yourself to your gym class, start your workout, yoga session or even just to inspire you to do some stretches. Whatever form of fitness takes your fancy, what you wear can make or break your concentration, stamina and abilities, which is why finding comfy, flexible and confidence boosting gym-wear is a priority for me.
If I have to keep pulling up my leggings, tucking in or tying up my t-shirt, fiddling with my trainers or battling with taking off layers you can guarantee I wont be wearing it again. I’m all about comfort all day everyday so why make an exception when working out?
Here are some of my favourite brands and styles of workout clothes and gym-wear to keep you focused on your workout and not your insecurities.
I love working out in shorts, especially during the summer and when I’m working out at home. When it’s already 20 odd degrees by 10am in summer months, the last thing I want is for leggings and trousers to be sticking to my shins when I’m counting down to the end of my burpee circuit. Shorts keep me cooler and more comfortable, however I’m not sure I would wear these to a gym or class, but they’re my first choice for an at-home workout for sure.
When going to a workout session at the gym, or attending an online Zoom yoga class or let’s face it, when I’m lounging around the house with nowhere to go but wanting to be comfortable leggings it is!
I love workout leggings, but finding the right ones can be tricky. When they’re gaping or slipping up or down, they aren’t going to work, however there are so many brands who ensure a perfect fit such as Lulu Lemon and Gym Shark and when you find your favourite it’s a match made in heaven.
Because I mostly work out from home at the moment, I tend to wear leggings or shorts with a bra and no top. As previously mentioned, I like to stay as cool and free as possible in terms of movement, so having a good gym bra is probably the most important thing for me workout-wise.
There are lots of different levels of support depending on your cup size, support preference and type of workout you’re going to be doing. Quite often I find that sports bras are actually like tops in themselves so can be worn alone to a class or out and about without raising any eyebrows.
I’m fussy when it comes to trainers. In fact, I’m fussy when it comes to shoes full stop, but when you’re working out, running or just generally being active, I don’t want to be worrying about whether my feet have the right support and whether or not that’s going to be causing me issues in other areas like my hips, back or knees. Support and comfort are key here and there are a few brands I trust to take care of all my trainer concerns!