Has the arrival of warm sunshine, longer days and swimsuits, got you inspired to kick up your workout routine? Your personal workout gear can be your best cheerleader. Take a look at what you are wearing right now. You know your workout clothes need replacing when your sports bra is loose and doesn’t want to hug your body. Maybe your yoga pants are so low cut or your tops so loose and baggy, that when you are doing a downward dog position, you are exposing more of your anatomy than you’d like. Are your t-shirts showing yellow stains in the armpit area? Here are 6 inspirations for updating your summer workout wear.
1. Fabric Content
When shopping for new workout clothes, take a close look at the fabric content. Look for a statement on the tag about moisture wicking fabric. This type of material is designed to pull moisture away from your skin and out to the exterior of the fabric so you remain comfortable during your workout.
2. Fashionable and Functional
Try layering if the weather is unpredictable and you need to shed clothes or add clothes accordingly. A hat, a vest, a thin long sleeved t-shirt, and a windbreaker are some great layering pieces to have on hand.
Remember, workout clothes don’t have to be bland or boring! Try some bold colours, prints and fun textures. Be sure to wear clothing in your colour palette too, especially in the tops and in your accessories such as headbands, headphones and scarves.
Hang drying is a must for all workout clothing that has spandex in it. Your exercise clothes will last much longer when you air dry them. Also, dryer sheets ruin clothing with spandex in them quicker.
5. Sun Protection
Don’t forget to buy and apply sunscreen for your outdoor workout. Make sure you have a quality sunscreen that won’t clog your pores and cause a breakout or stain your clothing. Layer on some chapstick with an SPF as well.
6. Get Help!
Contact me to help you shop for your workout wardrobe and together we can put together outfits that will make you feel confident and eager to work up a sweat! You can reach me by phone or email, leave a comment right here on the site, or click the contact tab at the bottom of the screen if you are reading this post on the website.
I will be presenting at Women’s Circle tomorrow evening, May 22nd at Sharon Hope United Church – 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON from 7-9:30 pm. Cost is $20. Topic will be Learning how to Express your Inner Spirit! Hosted and organized by Karen Armstrong of Inside Out. For more information, please click here. I look forward to seeing you there!
Until next time,