When choosing your workout clothes, your primary consideration should be comfort. Not comfort in the sense of lounging around on the sofa, but being comfortable enough to allow you to exercise well. If your workout clothes fit badly or are just simply inappropriate for the activity, then you aren’t going to be comfortable. By choosing the right workout apparel, you will be able to move freely and comfortably. So what should you consider when deciding on the best apparel for you?
Type of Activity
Obviously, you need clothing that is suitable for the activity you’ll be engaging in. There are clothes specifically designed for various activities such as yoga, running, swimming or cycling. So be sure to choose your clothing accordingly. Picking up a pair of swimming goggles for your morning pavement pounding runs is probably not appropriate.
There may be parts of your body that you would prefer to be concealed, perhaps the stomach or legs. So, to combat this, find clothing that will hide these areas as much as possible, or find styles that are suitable for all shapes or sizes.
You will sweat, a lot. So finding clothing made from a lightweight and absorbent material will definitely help you by allowing your skin to breathe, whilst keeping you cool and comfortable at the same time. Many synthetic materials used to construct fitness clothing will wick moisture away from your skin, helping to keep you dry. For example, the Fortem Limitless Performance T-Shirt is constructed from a polyester and spandex blend that incorporates moisture transport systems to wick sweat from the skin.
Size of Clothing
Sizes can vary between brands, so ensuring you measure up and checking out the size guides for each item you are looking to purchase is imperative. Oversized clothing can and will get in the way with all that extra material flapping around. So choosing something with a slim or athletic fit will be perfect for you to still maintain full motion ranges, without the extra material.
Price and Quality
Very often, people will sacrifice quality for price. When choosing clothing to workout, choose the best quality that you can afford. Sacrificing quality for price is often a recipe for disaster and you’ll find that very cheap workout wear will fall apart after only a handful of washes or uses! So, go for the best quality you can afford and remember the old saying, you get what you pay for!