Nothing kills your motivation to move quicker than a workout outfit that offers zero comfort.
Whether you’re looking for a cute new something to add to your active wardrobe or building it up from the beginning, it’s all about making sure you have the right pieces. Beyond just being the perfect fit for your body, make sure that they’re the perfect fit for your workout too.
So before you run for the tills, make this your go-to shopping game plan:
Nothing beats that feel-good confidence you get from wearing something that looks and feels like a win, and it’s that confidence that’ll inspire you to keep on working out. So, before you make a beeline for the baggy layers, why not opt for a fitted, figure-flattering look that will accentuate your shape, and be a breeze to move in.
Leggings are the perfect starting point for going colour crazy with your pick of ladies’ gym tops - like the gym-ready vest, the fun twofer or the old faithful tee.
Yoga in a tennis skirt, anyone? How about cycling in baggy track pants? The key to comfort starts with keeping your look activity appropriate. Keep in mind the moves you’ll be doing the most, and make this your starting point for loading up your shopping basket.
The best bet for beginners: comfy cropped leggings and a performance top that’s designed to wick away sweat. To be sure after you’ve bagged your pieces, try out a few workout moves in (or just outside) the changing room.
Sweat Wicking Ability:
Working out and working up a sweat go hand-in-hand, and a sweat-soaked workout is never ideal. Shop for garments with moisture-wicking attributes that draw sweat away from the skin and to the outside of the fabric. These are designed to keep you cool in hotter conditions, and keep you comfy in colder climates.
Our signature moisture management material – Dri-Sport® – features in a number of our garments. Look for synthetic blend fabrics such as polyester, nylon and lycra blends, as well as the Maxed Elite range.
It’s everywhere: from the waterproof mp3 players used by some swimmers to the impossibly lightweight running shoes used by marathon athletes. Technology continues to take the sporting world by storm, and it doesn’t stop at workout clothing.
Look out for laser cut holes for improved breathability, moisture management technology that wicks away sweat, or reflective details that ensure you’re more visible during low light training sessions.
Just like your day-to-day wardrobe – getting your active wardrobe on track starts with investing in a few quality basics that are versatile enough to take you from season to season. Save on gear that can easily be layered up in the winter months, and dressed down to the bare essentials in the summer months - especially if you train outdoors.
Start with a moisture-wicking top and bottom as your base layer. Keep warm with a long sleeve running tee and complete your cold-climate look with a rain and windproof nylon shell. And as the days get warmer – dress it all down to the basics again.
So before you shop that look because it looks hot on the hanger, or you love the colour - think twice about how it feels, fits your body and fits into your active lifestyle. You’ve got the tools, now all that’s left to do is rock that champion gear.
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