If you have ever found yourself standing in the middle of the sportswear section of the store trying to make sense of all the various options displayed before your eyes, then you have come to the right place! We will break these options down for you so you can make the best decision for you! Make sure your outerwear is especially comfy and durable.
Lets start by saying that you want to look for material that will wick the moisture away, while still allowing your skin to breathe. This will help you to be your most efficient. Have fun with it! There are SO many styles and designs to choose from now!
You can find this in spandex, polyester blends, polypropylene, as well as wool. Make sure you are comfortable in what you choose to wear-choose a different material if it just doesn’t feel right in your size. Remember, the ultimate goal is to find the right athletic gear just for you!
If your workout is going to be general in nature, you can wear something a bit looser but well fitting as long as it keeps you cool. Cotton is fine if you don’t plan on sweating too much (moisture will end up weighing it down). Keep it fairly low key if cotton is your fabric of choice.
Depending on what you are going to be doing, you want to make sure that what you choose gives you exactly the right support. And don’t forget comfort is the number one thing to consider.
You will want tight fitting (compression) clothing to prevent material from getting caught in the machines. Be sure that your shorts are longer than mid-thigh if your thighs rub together to avoid chafing. Wear breathable or wicking material to prevent rashes in and around the arm pit area (try to avoid compression tank tops if you develop rashes in this area often).
Just remember, choose your clothes based on your workout needs, how comfortable you are in them, how they will impact your workout, and that they make you feel good while wearing them!
After all, that is the optimal goal at the end of the day: feeling great about ourselves! We need to make sure we ALWAYS take care of ourselves if we want to be successful at taking care of who and what we love.