When you’re going to workout, you want to make sure you don’t look out of place. I know people who start exercising for the first time worry that people will be looking at them and judging them. The last thing you want to do is give them even more reason to judge by wearing the wrong workout gear – not that you should worry about what others think or anything. So, you want to be sure you look the part for your workouts. Here’s what to do:
Do Your Research On The Workout
Do your research on different types of workouts so you know what to expect. For example, bodybuilder will usually wear leggings and crop tops/vests to get the best range of movement. This depends on whether you’re a man or a woman, of course. Runners usually wear loose shorts, and things that won’t slow them down while they are running. Make sure you read up on it!
Get The Right Shoes
If there’s one element that is the most important, it’s getting the right shoes. I’m afraid not just any training shoes will do! If you’re weight lifting and you wear shoes with a huge cushioned sole, you could end up working different muscles and even hurting yourself. If you’re running and wearing converse, you could hurt your feet. Make sure you know what kind of shoes to get. You might want a couple of pairs, depending on the different workouts you do. Some people wear running shoes on cardio and upper body days, and some wear converse on lower body days. However, this is your call. Trying to find a good all round pair could be a good idea. Plus, you could even do what I do and just take your shoes off for exercises like squats and deadlifts!
Make Sure You’re The Right Temperature
Keeping cool while you workout will help you to go for longer. If you’re running outside, however, you’ll need to put a little more thought into what you’re wearing. It might be cold when you first leave the house, but you’ll soon warm up. Wearing breathable fabrics, and even layering them can help you. If you’re cycling, using a cycling kit designer will help you to pick the perfect outfit – one you like the look of too.
Make Sure You’re Taking Health and Safety Into Account
Health and safety should always be taken into account when working out. Your shoes play a big part in this. Also, you should never wear clothes that are too loose fitting when working with machines and things that could cause you to get caught. Loose clothing can be great for things like yoga workouts, but for running and lifting, they aren’t recommended. There are also accessories that can help to keep you safe and get the best from your workout. Lifting belts can stop you from getting a bad back, while wrist straps can help your wrists and grip.
Have Fun With Your Outfits!
Don’t be afraid to choose some bright colours or loud patterns. I love doing this and it keeps me motivated!