Looking good while working out will not only help you stick to your New Year's health & fitness resolutions, you will also feel great before, during and after!
The health & fitness trend is set to turn up a notch in 2015, so why not get yourself familiar with all the new brands, products and types of fitness to find out what works and looks best on you.
Here's a few simple tips to staying stylish when working out:
1. Wear a sports bra that fits.
There is nothing worse that being uncomfortable while working out! Make sure you get a sports bra with the correct fit. You can have the shop assistant help you with sizing to make sure there aren't any ill-fitting areas or cutting-in, and to make sure it provides enough support. A por fit can lead to injury, sore-ness and aching in the long run.
2. Invest in proper gym wear.
Gym wear can be a little more expensive than just throwing on something 'that will do the trick', but it's made with specific fabrics to stop sweat marks appearing, to let your skin breathe and minimise dehydration, or stretchy for all those interesting yoga poses. They also last a lot longer than clothes not designed with fitness in mind. Brands such as Lorna Jane and Lulu Lemon stock some really trendy, colourful singlets, tights and shorts. Great for summer and to spruce up your fitness style!
3. Clear skin, hair pulled back.
There is NOTHING worse than working out with leftover makeup from your workday. First of all, it's not a good look having dark circles under your eyes from running mascara, or foundation marks smeared down your cheeks, (and a super dirty gym towel - YUK!). Secondly, your pores are working overtime to flush out those toxins, so having dirt and grime will only help you produce another pimple.
Also, put your hair into a high bun or ponytail. If you're trying to impress a boy at the gym you might think your hair looks better down, but once it gets all tangled and sweaty... zero chance, babe!
Your shoes must be chosen based on your preferred style of fitness. If you do lots of running and walking, it is worth seeing a specialist at somewhere like The Athletes Foot to do a proper assessment on your feet. They can determine if one foot might need more support than the other. Say goodbye to sore, achy feet. A brightly coloured or patterned shoe is perfect for your fit-robe.
These are limited to a snazzy water bottle, gym towel, head and arm sweat-bands, a Fitbit step tracker, a hat and head-phones ONLY. Take all your jewellery off or leave at home - there is nothing worse than the constant clinking sound for others around you.
With the extra 'feel good' endorphins and a load more energy, you'll be wondering how you didn't do any of these things in 2014...
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