Spring is here! There is no better time to spruce up your workouts and spice up your workout gear!
Workout clothes do more than keep you supported and sweat-free; it’s not just function, it’s fashion! For many of us our workout ‘fits are part of our style and vibe! As a fitness professional, I’ve tried and tested my share of sneakers and workout clothes over the years. I have culled and curated through many brands and want to share the best of the best with you!
Working out helps you feel confident and comfortable in your skin. Your workout gear should do the same! In the past few years’ “athleisure” wear has become the new jeans - and now with most of us spending more time at home, this hybrid of workout clothes and loungewear, has become a staple for our everyday life. The good news is, with heightened popularity, athletic wear is more accessible and affordable than ever!
Your first priority should be your shoes. As my high school soccer coach taught us, take care of your shoes and they’ll take care of you. You wouldn’t wear your dress shoes or rain boots to the gym so why do so many of us insist on wearing our gym shoes as everyday shoes? It helps to clarify and delineate our energy when we shift into proper attire. Try carrying your shoes into the gym and changing into them once you get to the club. Shoes are a personal choice; my running friends are huge fans of Hoka and Asics! Personally, I love to walk and my go-to shoes for packing on the miles are the Nike Pegasus and No Bull, both are under $150!
Let’s talk workout clothes…. Looking to empower your performance and improve your aesthetic? You don’t need to break the bank to look and dress the part! Amazon has a lot of options that are comfortable, easy on the wallet, and super stylish. Consider wearing colors that will brighten up your wardrobe and your spirit! If you’re a part of Zumba community, you know the neon vibe is a staple to our most popular Group X class. Our bodies will achieve, what our minds believe, and wearing bright colors helps to promote a positive outlook. Our friends at Bootybybrabants have some great colors as part of their spring collection. This female owned company by Boston native Kelly Brabant has taken the athleisure world by storm offering one size leggings to meet everyone’s body type! They even have a kid’s line. Creating a colorful ensemble will bring a beam of sunshine into your workouts.
Finally, let’s talk socks. A few years ago I received a pair of Bombas socks as a gift and since that day I’ve been a raving fan! The company not only makes one the best support, odor reducing sport garments I’ve ever worn, they also give back! For every pair of socks purchased they donate a pair to someone who has been affected by homelessness. Similar to the other brands we mentioned, these socks will go the distance with you!
The best investment you can make, is in your health and wellness! A natural extension of that investment, is to put some thought into your workout attire. Sliding on that great fitting pair of leggings, knowing your foot wear is helping to support your stride - all of this will help to engage and motivate your workouts. Have some fun with your style, be bold, be confident. Just like with your fitness routines, don’t be afraid to mix it up. You are worth looking and feeling your best and NOW is the time to be your best self!