Friday, 27 January 2017

Does it Matter What you Wear to the Gym? - Four Ways to Update your Fitness Fashion

Of course it shouldn’t matter what you wear to the gym.  You’re there to work out, get fit etc after all.  But I’m a firm believer that if you think you look good – or reasonably so - you’re likely to be more motivated.  So cover up if you want to in a loose t-shirt, leggings and an old pair of trainers but these days you’ll be in the minority.

Take that expensive gym membership, invest in some new gear which you feel happy in and go for it.

Go Designer

If you want an update to your fitness fashion and you want to look up to the minute then look no further than the covetable curated pieces in the sportswear department at Net-a-Porter.  Here you’ll find tops, sports bras, trainers and jackets by brands and in colours you may well not find anywhere else.

Net-a-Porter always has an eye on what’s new, cool and chic when it comes to fitness fashion and the prices, particularly for sportswear, are not necessarily as high as you’d expect.
Nike Pro Hyperwarm Jersey TopNike Pro Mesh Sports BraNike Zonal Strength Running TightsAdidas Ultraboost Running ShoeLucas Hugh Classic Stretch T-Shirt
Go for Brash Colour
The gym is one place you can be as bright as you like and you won’t stand out, there’s always a huge array of colour, some on the exceptionally fit and others on those who probably should know better.  Never mind.  If it gets you going and make it happy go for colour.
Sweaty Betty Fleece Tech Workout PulloverNike Free RN Metallic Mesh SneakersNike Printed Stretch Cotton Jersey LeggingsBerlie Electrify Mesh Underwired Sports BraUnder Armour V Neck Tshirt in Pomegranate
Go MonochromeThis is where I usually stop.  Black and white looks modern in the gym or out running (or fast walking, as is usually my case) and most people can get away with looking good in monochrome whatever their ability.
Contour Crop Workout LeggingsAthletic Propulsion Labs Mesh and Rubber SneakersPuma Powershape Running JacketM&S Collection Sculpt Marl LeggingM&S Collection Active High Impact Bra
Go All Out Black
Slimming? Possibly.  Modern?  Always.  But you can get tired of wearing full on black and I think this is better out running than working out in the gym.  And that’s from me, someone who seriously likes black.
Sweaty Betty Thermodynamic Run TopSweaty Betty Thermodynamic Run LeggingsSweaty Betty Luxe Run BackpackFeetures High Performance Light Cushion SocksNike Air Zoom Structured Womens Running Shoe