Workout apparel trends to kick off 2016
New year, new you, new resolutions. Fitness is always in the top resolutions for Americans (if not the most common one).
Start 2016 off on a good foot with some high-quality exercise clothes. Clothes do make a difference in helping you achieve your health goals. If they fit right, they won’t distract you. If you look good in them, you’ll want to put them on and feel confident while exercising (the most important muscle in fitness is your mind).
And quality fitness clothes can also help wick away sweat, reduce bacterial growth and support your comfort and well being in important ways.
As you pack your gym bags for 2016, make sure you have these items inside:
1. Fashionable and functional leggings:
Call them yoga pants, but you can do any exercise in them. And if they’re fashionable enough, you can even wear them under a chunky sweatshirt or sweater for a casual outfit. (Admit it, you do it.)
We love these Tek Gear leggings at Kohls.com, with moisture-wicking technology and five different patterns. At only $19.99 each, you can afford to get a few, and they’re even machine-washable and easy to care for. Tek Gear Yoga Leggings, on sale $19.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
2. All of Athleta:
Athleta is the jackpot for fitness lovers, because of the high-quality, great-fitting clothes that are often hip enough to wear anywhere.
A supportive sports bra is crucial to support any fitness goal, and we love Athleta’s the most. Pick from a variety of different styles (and support levels). The Spiral Bra provides medium-support with a mesh upper half that not only looks sexy, but also allows for more breathability when you’re sweating.
The fact that Athleta offers coupons and Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com is a Christmas bonus to anyone who knows anything about athletic apparel. Spiral Bra, on sale $24.99 (plus Cash Back), Athleta.com
3. Quality kicks:
Unless you’re doing yoga or dancing or another kind of class that requires bare feet, proper foot support via a quality pair of shoes is essential. But all shoes are not the same. Consult an expert to pick the sneaker that complements your arch, foot shape, pronation and fitness needs.
If you need a general exercise shoe for in- and outdoors, look for cross-trainers. Nike continues to be a leading brand with a reputation for quality and comfort. Nike Flex Supreme TR3 Cross Trainers, on sale $59.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com