I was younger I used to be a dancer. In the beginning of the school year we all wore leotards and tights and took pride in our appearance. However, come March my entire class opted for baggy pants and gym clothes. We were only about 15 but the director of the studio came in and scolded us. Something about having pride in our appearance (even when dripping in sweat) and looking professional. We all disregarded the speech but come the next class everyone looked great, not a hair out of place. More importantly though, we felt good and therefore the class went better.
I know it sounds silly (and I for one am not a fan of wearing a full face of makeup and dressing up for the gym), but you’ll work harder and feel better if you’re not wearing an old tee-shirt and sweat pants. We promise! So don’t sweat the gym or the trail, we have you covered. Here are a few easy and affordable pieces to keep you looking good while on the treadmill or trying out one of the new Ridley road bikes.
As with any outfit and any physical activity, whether tempting to scale a tall mountain or do a 10k on one of your new time trail bikes, your shoes are a great way to have a little fun with an otherwise boring ensemble. Add colors and prints to add some excitement. Nike’s Lunareclipse + 3 Shield are the perfect match of both in a great grape color with pops of florescent yellow. Another great option is Nike Dual Fusion Breathe in turquoise to add some fun to your workout.
A Great Sports Bra
Stripes and black accents make Lululemon’s Ta Ta Tamer a pretty bra to wear, but the adjustable straps and chafe-resistant flat seams make it a practical choose too. Hook and eye closures and wide straps give you maximum support so you can run your heart out without worrying what the girls are doing.
Updated Gym Pants
Athleta’s Chalet Pant has two front zip pockets (great for carrying your house key while jogging around the neighborhood) with a mid rise and straight leg, sure to flatter every body type. Plus the wrinkle-resistant fabric means they’ll still look good even if you throw them in your gym bag as you rush to pilates.
A Lightweight Top
Anti-sweat, chafe-resistant, moisture wicking, breathable, and body-skimming are all terms to describe Run: Swiftly Tech 1/2 Zip from Lululemon. It has thumbholes to keep your sleeves in place, reflective detail to help with visibility in low light and it comes in four fun colors. Nothing will slow you down now!