3 Reasons to Invest in Fashionable Fitness Clothes

Beauty & Style | 09/23/2015 | 01:50 PM EDT

Make your workout better with new fitness clothes

There’s nothing more inspiring than preparing yourself for a new diet or fitness plan. You pick a date to start, hopefully have a buddy on deck and get your mind right for your new fitness journey. But, what about your workout gear?

It’s almost an unspoken belief that when you look good, you feel good. And this mantra applies to fitness, too. Wearing well fitted, fashionable fitness clothes to the gym may possibly encourage you to work harder and feel more confident during your sweat session. It’s probably because there’s nothing better than watching yourself workout and look good doing so. But, if that’s not more than enough inspiration to upgrade your fitness gear, maybe these next three reasons will be.

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It will actually make you look better while working out

While we get that putting on a t-shirt and sweatpants may be the easier route, you may not feel as inspired to give your all if you look frumpy.

Having workout gear that fits your body correctly, meaning the pants aren’t too baggy and the shirts aren’t too loose, will make your body look more toned, and could possibly make you feel better while you sweat.

Your best bet is to push yourself to invest in a few good yoga pants and good tank tops or t-shirts that accommodate your curves and also say “Hello, I’m here to break a huge sweat and look good while doing so.”

You’ll actually feel inspired to go to the gym

Two weeks ago, I invested in $100 worth of workout clothes from Old Navy. They were having a sale and I couldn’t resist. While I didn’t need more fitness gear, I felt even more compelled to hit my Vixen Workout classes that week. Mostly because the clothes were so chic. But, the point is to get to the gym. So, if that means buying some fly new pants and tank tops, so be it.

You’ll probably have a more effective workout

Have you ever been to a workout class, rocking your baggy sweats and loose fitting top and felt like you had a hard time giving your all? That’s probably because your clothes were blocking your progress. Big, oversized t-shirts can make you feel like you’re wearing two extra layers on your body and baggy pants can cause you to trip or even prevent you from stretching to your potential. With the right clothes, you’ll have ample movement due to the surplus amount of elasticity in workout gear, and how it adheres to your body.

At the end of the day, we just want you to get to the gym and keep yourself in top shape. But, if you’re lacking a bit of motivation, we’re betting that investing in fashionable fitness gear will inspire to get to that Zumba class. 

(Photo: Jonathan Knowles / Getty Images)

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