If you, like a lot of people, have made your 2013 resolution to get fit, then you’ll no doubt be stepping into a gym as soon as possible. For a lot of people, gyms can be intimidating places. But they don’t need to be. Just make sure you’re properly prepared before you step in the door.
The gym is one place to see the latest styles in fitness clothing. Contrary to the usual fashion trends which are mainly concerned with image, gym clothing is also required to be functional. The best combination of the two makes for the ultimate gym gear.
Sportswear is some of the most innovative clothing on the market, and every aspect of your body, from head to toe, is covered.
The main feature of an exercise top is its mobility. If your movement is at all restricted by your clothing, your workout will be too. During the winter months you’ll want a design that offers warmth too, especially if you plan on exercising outdoors. At the moment, long sleeve, slim-fitting tops which aid your performance are dominating the market. Many of these, like the Nike Pro Combat Compression Top, include state of the art technology like breathable Dri-FIT fabric, seams which reduce irritation and promote an increased range of movement. These tops are perfect to wear as an inner layer under your sports hoodies or t-shirts and will make a noticeable difference to your performance.
An elastic waistband is usually associated with your grandpa’s wardrobe. But one place where the elastic waistband is celebrated is the gym – and it looks good. The range of movement your fitness gear allows is equally important on your top and bottom. The Fila Baselayer Legging gives you this flexibility and movement while simultaneously keeping your warm. A pair of spandex leggings, which are only ever acceptable to wear while at the gym, should be a staple in all backpacks for men or women because you can’t beat their flexibility.
Socks are a necessary but often underrated item of sportswear. When you’re exercising regularly you need to take extra good care of your feet because they’re absorbing a lot of the shock and strain of your workout. Socks which boast Dri-FIT technology are the best. They work to keep the moisture away from your feet. And when you’re looking at fabrics, you can’t beat cotton because it allows you skin to breathe.
Shoes are possibly the most important aspect of your sportswear. If your shoes don’t offer your feet enough support, your gym days will be short lived. Proper footwear goes a long way in reducing your risk of injury. When you’re looking for exercise or running shoes, the main thing you need to look for is support. Your ankle, arch and heel all require support to withstand the pressure of rigorous activity, like running, that goes on in the gym. Choose your shoes from a reliable sporting brand to be sure that you’re getting a top-quality, thoroughly tested product.
Kit yourself out with the range of JD Sports clothes to put yourself at the top of your fitness game.