Your time in the gym should be spent focusing on your workout, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be both fashionable and functional. Too many people nowadays pay for a gym membership to simply gossip or attract the opposite sex, and then feel the need to tell everyone they’re a dedicated gym member! If you’re serious about the gym, you’ll no doubt be one of those people who find that anecdote hilarious, because your time at the gym consists of catching your breath and wiping the sweat from your face. To help you look a little more desirable as you sweat through your workout, here are some gym style secrets:
Stand Out Trainers
Anyone who’s anyone at the gym has a pair of cool stand out trainers. There are loads of fashionable designs out there: leopard print, neon colours, and even multicoloured trainers to wear to your workout. Choose the pair that will best suit you and your workout for the best effect. You shouldn’t buy a pair of trainers specially made for running if you’re going to be weight lifting, and if you plan on training for a marathon then you probably shouldn’t buy a pair of weightlifting trainers. It’s important you choose a pair of trainers to not only suit your outfits and personality, but your workouts too – this will prevent things like knee injury as you work out!
Bright Sports Bras and Tops
A sports bra is essential for keeping your assets in place as you workout. Even if you don’t have much to brag about, a sports bra will help to keep them secure, and you don’t have to worry about correcting your bra strap every few minutes. Choosing a few well fitting sports bras in bright colours and patterns will funk up your gym outfits, and you can usually find tank tops to match. You can find tank tops in a special material that wicks sweat away from the body, so try to find that kind of material to keep you cool during your workouts. Slogan t-shirts in the gym can add a bit of humour to your workout, for example; ‘squat it like it’s hot!’
Tight Patterned Gym Leggings
It’s no good turning up at the gym in baggy, ill fitting trackie bottoms if you want a great workout. Although they are comfortable to begin with, they can fall down as you workout which is very distracting, as well as make you hotter and uncomfortable. You need some special gym leggings to wick the sweat away from your body, as well as show off your shape! You can find these in a range of cool patterns to give your work out that something extra.
You might want to find a few cute headbands to keep your hair out of your face at the gym, or even invest in a baseball cap. Dre Beats are good headphones you can use to play your gym soundtrack too!
You don’t have to look like a sweaty mess at the gym – follow these tips and you’ll get fitter as you look fashion forward!