This year, you are going to make the most of that gym membership. This means doing whatever it takes to get your butt there on a regular basis. Your fitness clothes and accessories are huge motivators. Because let’s face it, you are more inclined to willingly sweat in public wearing stylish (and comfortable) leggings than old baggy sweatpants. To help you stay on track for a healthy and happy 2017, we put together a list of fashionable workout gear that will actually make you look forward to your next spin class.
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A fresh pair of kicks will make banging out a few miles on the treadmill seem like no big deal. Before investing in new sneakers, do a little product research. Brands vary in size and fit and some are better for light training versus long distance running. Nike has been in the athletic game for a longtime now. The brand has a vast collection of shoes to fit your fitness goals and personal style like the Nike Free RN Distance sneaker available at Nike.com for $120.
Finding a sports bra that provides support and is comfortable can be a challenge. Wearing one that fits poorly can totally ruin a workout session. Look for a sports bra that is best designed for your cup size, shape, and preferred type of workout. Designed for high-impact activity, the Knockout by Victoria is available at Victoriassecret.com for $36.50.
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Leggings are one workout item that lets you express your personal style in the gym. From solid, to vibrant and wild patterns, to mesh panels, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget about the fit and performance - avoid anything that pinches or makes you sweat even more. Stylish and affordable, the Women’s Freedom High Waist Leggings – C9 Champion are available at Target.com for $27.99.
Prefer to wear shorts when you exercise? Look for shorts made of moisture-wicking fabric and with a length that won’t ride up when you move around. The Nike Dri-FIT Tempo Running Shorts are available in a fun selection of colors at Macys.com for $30.
To complete your gym ensemble, you’ll need a fashionable tank top. This must-have item not only makes you look great, but it also keeps you cool during a heart-pumping working. We love Old Navy’s Go-Dry Performance Muscle Tank For Women ($13-14) for its moisture-wicking fabric and inspirational quote graphic.
Wear a chic workout jacket on your way to the gym and while stretching and warming up. It also comes in handy for post-workout errands such as a coffee run and grocery shopping. Visit Gap.com for various styles like this brushed half-zip pullover for $45.
Not all workout socks are made equal. During exercise, high-performing socks will make your feet feel better. Available in a rainbow of colors, Under Amour Women’s Essential No Show Liner socks are moisture wicking and offer arch support (available at Amazon.com starting at $14.96 in a 6-pack).
Say hello to your new workout buddy. Having a water bottle will make you feel so much better during a workout, from start to finish. Improved technology and design means water stays cold and refreshing – there’s nothing worse than taking a warm swig at the end of a boot camp class! The Hydro Flask Insulated Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Water Bottle (32 oz.) is top-rated and available at Amazon.com for $33.50.
Stay organized and ready for the next trip to the gym with a cool gym bag. Choosing a size and design will depend on your needs, but look for one that is equipped to carry the basics – phone, wallet, keys, water bottle, gym towel, and shoes. Perfect for the on-the-go fitness enthusiast, the Under Armour Trance Sackpack is available at Amazon.com for $34.95.
Think of it like jewelry for your workout. With a Fitbit Flex, you can track your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly and stationary time. Available in an array of colors, it keeps you updated on how close you are to meeting your fitness goals. The Fitbit Flex is available at Fitbit.com for $79.95.
Because your taste in music might not exactly match the jams your gym pumps out of its speakers. By investing in quality wireless headphones, you can enjoy your favorite tunes all workout long. The JLab Epic2 Headphones have a 12-hour playtime and are available at Amazon.com for $99.99.
With fashionable, high-performance workout gear like this, you can finally stop looking at the gym like a torture chamber equipped with pain-inducing contraptions. And you’ll stay motivated, have fun, and reach your fitness goals!