If you’re starting a new fitness regimen you might be a bit lost when trying to figure out what to wear when you’re working out. If yoga pants, bike pants, and running pants all confuse you, here are some tips to help you figure out what to wear and when to wear it while you’re learning a new fitness routine:
Don’t be shy. If you’ve just joined a gym, feel free to wander around and see what others are wearing for various exercise routines. Note whether the clothing looks stylish, comfortable, or both. This will give you an idea of the norm as well as what the latest trends are in athletic clothing.
Don’t overdo it. If you’ve bought a bike and plan to start cycling, don’t buy a full biking outfit before you begin. Instead, spend some time getting used to your new pastime so you have a feel for what would be both comfortable and functional.
Don’t scrimp on shoes. No matter what type of exercise you enjoy, you’ll need the proper footwear. Running, hiking, basketball, and walking shoes all have specific feature to both protect your feet and give you optimum performance, so match your shoes to your planned activity.
Remember to layer. If your exercise is outdoors, remember to layer your clothing if the weather tends to fluctuate. That way you won’t be too hot or cold if the temperature changes while you’re out.
Look around. Check out online sites that are dedicated to your sports or exercise, and see what professionals wear and why they wear it. Certain sports clothing have specific uses, and other items may be worn just for fashion purposes. Knowing why the pros chose what they do can help you decide what’s best for your own routine.
Ask for help. We all know at least one person who’s an exercise and fitness fanatic, so turn to them for advice. Most likely they’ll be an expert on the ins and outs of exercise clothing, and can give you great tips on what to buy and what to avoid as you gear up for your own adventure into the world of fitness!