Whatever your fitness goal, you’ll get there faster if you wear the right gym clothes. Great gym clothes will help you get in shape faster because:
- They are more comfortable
- They are non-restrictive
- They are designed for exercise
- They keep you warm
- They’ll stop you from overheating
- In the case of compression wear, they support your muscles and help prevent fatigue
- They look great so you feel great
However, if you hit the gym, this can mean buying several sets of gym clothes and that, combined with workout shoes, a good gym bag, any belts, straps or supports you need, plus your gym membership, means that fitness can seem like an expensive undertaking.
Luckily, there are ways you can keep your costs down by investing in a few key pieces of clothing and then hunting out the best deals – at Anax Fitness for example.
Base layer – wearing the right underwear can make your workout so much more comfortable. Support combined with flat seams means that your underwear won’t chafe, ride up, or be uncomfortable. Active underwear is designed especially for exercisers and, because it’s fast drying, you can wash it one day and wear it the next so you don’t need lots of sets.
Mid layer – whether you prefer to wear a T-shirt and shorts, leggings, a gym vest, tank top or crop top, your mid layer should not just be functional but also reflect your personality. Bright colours are energising while darker colours show you mean business. Modern materials are easy to look after, long lasting and quick drying. Buy a small selection of tops and bottoms so you can mix and match your look.
Outer layer – hoodies, sweat pants, track pants; if it’s cold, you’ll definitely need some outerwear for your trip to and from the gym and while you are warming up. Outer wear doesn't need to be made from technical material and, as you won’t be doing much exercise in it, won’t need washing too often. You can probably get by with just a single, warm, hoodie and one or two pairs of jogging pants although, if you check out the prices on Anax Fitness, you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how far your money will go – especially at the outlet store.
Shoes – unless you are a serious runner, there is no need to spend hundreds of pounds on high-tech running shoes. In fact, for hitting the gym, a flat, solid sole is actually much better as super-spongy shoes can make you unstable. A cheap pair of sneakers are all you need for your gym workouts but, if you are a runner, this is not an area to skimp on. Running puts a lot of stress on your feet, knees and hips and running shoes are designed to absorb this. Gym workouts, however, involve a lot less impact and so fancy, expensive, running shoes are not required.
Gym wear doesn't have to be expensive and even if you want to look like a million dollars, you don’t have to spend anywhere near that much. Invest your money wisely on a few gym wear essentials and you’ll have everything you need to look good during your workouts. And to to answer the question posed in the title of this article: not as much as your think is you shop at Anax Fitness!
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