As fitness enthusiasts, we are driven by physical perfection and the desire for peak performance.
And that doesn’t stop short of our attire.
Gone are the days of baggy sweat pants and XXL T-shirts. With technology entering the field of sports and fitness, workout wear has risen to a new level. Now you can buy shoes to increase your speed and shirts to control temperature, as well as gadgets like heart monitors and tracking devices to enhance your performance.
But it’s not just about performance.
Studies have proven that looking good increases your motivation to work out. Why? Because every time you open your closet and see those hot, new workout clothes hanging there, you’ll be inspired. Perhaps you’ll even feel a little guilty too and this guilt will give you the nudge you need to get your butt down to the gym.
So where is the best place to start when choosing workout wear?
One of the most essential items you need for working out is a good pair of shoes. Finding the right pair of training shoes to match your fitness regime is vital to increasing your performance, but this purchase is also a great opportunity to inject some personality into your workout wear.
With so many styles and colors to choose from, your training shoes will form the palette for your workout clothes. If there is a pattern or specific color in your shoes, you can repeat this in your gym wear so you look cool and coordinated. The trick here is to choose clothes you can mix and match, so when your favorite blue shirt is in the wash, you’re not committing a fashion faux-pas by grabbing the next best thing – a stained, oversized T-shirt that clashes with your style.
Another trick to coordinating your wardrobe and knowing what to buy is layering. Comfort is priority number one. Restrictive clothing will only impede your progress and restrict your movements, and can be quite unflattering.
There are three basic layers:
- Your trip-to-the-gym layer
- Your warm-up-and-cool-down layer
- Your get-down-and-dirty layer
When choosing layers, work with the contours of your body and buy clothes that complement your physique. A long, straight-leg workout pant is always flattering and great for warming-up and traveling to and from the gym.
A basic wardrobe should consist of:
- Long workout pants
- A selection of 3 tops, including one T-shirt
- Short workout pants or shorts
- Water bottle
- Fitmark Gym Bag
Some people avoid color at all costs and stick to basic black. If color is not your thing, then use your accessories to spice up your wardrobe. A fashionable gym bag like an exclusive Fitmark Bag seamlessly integrates form and function to reflect your lifestyle and passion. Our bags make a fashion statement and will turn heads wherever you go. From the gym to out on the town, Fitmark will get you there in style.
Mark A. Samuel
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