Gym wear is often thought of as big, baggy and quite unflattering, but visit any gym and you will notice just how fashionable and fun gym wear can be. One of the best parts about choosing on trend gym wear is that you can grasp onto different eras, wear the colours you love and enjoy some freedom. All of this whilst working up a sweat and dropping those unwanted pounds.
Here is a guide to the best gym wear in 2013.
Trainers are by far the most important piece of kit for the gym. The main reason is for safety, especially when doing any high intensity workouts. You need to make sure that they protect your joints and have impact reduction soles, but you will also want to make sure that they are fashionable. This pair of Adidas trainers is a prime example. They are both fashionable, the colour makes them so much fun, and they have inbuilt shock absorption.
When looking at the style of trainer you need, you will need to start by looking at the type of activity you will be doing. Running requires a higher level of shock absorption that weight training etc. This year, it is all about the bright and the bold, whether you fancy neon orange, or pastel pink. There will be a pair of trainers to suit your needs. The best thing to do is to pick a brand and browse their collection, like all types of Reebok trainers, for example.
The Cropped Leggings
Cropped leggings are by far some of the most functional gym wear you can spend your money on. They are breathable, the cropped length means that you won't get as warm, and they look great. There are literally hundreds of colours, styles and lengths available, catering for everyone whatever your size and shape.
This pair from Adidas is a great option. Hitting the patterned leggings trend head on and comfortable too - what more could you need. One of the most important things to remember about any sweat pants or leggings is that they are breathable. This pair uses climate technology and you will often see this advertised when you are buying some. It is this technology that keeps you feeling cooler.
By far the most popular gym machines are the cardiovascular ones, such as treadmills, exercise bikes and cross trainers. Perfect for getting the heart pumping and working up a sweat, we need a top that will absorb perspiration, keep us cool and stay in place. There is nothing worse than a top that rides up when you are trying to jog.
You want to look for a T-shirt that is specifically designed for the work out you're doing. For example, a running shirt that is loose is not a good idea for a yoga class, where as you will need the support from a running top and sports bra for jogging. This running top by Puma is a nice and bright colour, whilst being loose enough to provide some air circulation during your work out.