Want to know what to wear to workout out? As a homeschooling mom of two and busy wellness expert, I don’t have lots of time to shop around and potentially get stuck with clothes I don’t want. So here are some of my picks for workout clothing and athleisure wear that I hope will “work out” for you too.
One of the best decisions I made for myself was buying a gym membership. I was in my early twenties at the time and the gym was really close to where I attended university.
Having a gym memberships means that you’re more aware about what you wear while working out because it’s a public space. It wasn’t always easy to get comfortable, functionable yet cute workout wear on an island but when I had it, dressing the part always seemed to help me workout harder.
Once I “grew up” and responsibilities ensued I stopped working out in public gyms. Well of course, excluding hotel gyms (during travel) which are usually meant for hotel guests.
As a homeschooling mom that also runs a business from home, it just made sense for me to exercise from home The commute time is pretty small and it actually doesn’t matter what I where to work out.
Initially, I didn’t necessarily wear workout clothes. Honestly life was so crazy with two young ones at home, so I worked out in whatever I was wearing at the moment, as long as I got some exercise in.
It didn’t take me long to realize that wearing the right workout clothing (albeit- even while exercising from home) made all the difference.
These days I get movement in while outdoors, at home or on the road. The options are much better than they were when I lived on a small island so many years ago.
There are lots of great options when searching for the perfect workout style. From hoodies and sweatshirts to sports bras and leggings, here are some of my recent favorites when it comes to honing in on your perfect workout style.
When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you can give your best in your next workout no matter where you may be.
When it comes to working out, it’s a good idea to get some basics like crew neck tees, sports bras and pants to get started. You’ll find that workout pants are great if your doing yoga or lots of stretch exercises.
Beyond the basics, here are some trending workout “wear and gear” to get the most of your workouts.
Athleta Running Tights (Now on sale and available in sizes xs to 3x. Also great for running or walking outdoors).
Ankle & Wrist Weight Set (**Bestseller*** And seen on Shark Tank. A really easy way to take walking. Pilates, running and more to a whole other level. Comes in lots of great colors. Easily packable so great for travel.
Mid-Rise Women’s Joggers These joggers fall more into the athleisure category than pants to workout in but they are a great option if you want to be comfortable when running errands and out and about.
Women’s Athletic Running Sneakers (Uses “cloud technology” to give cushioning and support during running)
3 Pound Bala Bars (Go beyond traditional weights and maximize your workout this dumbbell set. Great for walking, aerobics, weight training and more. Comes in pink and black)
Gaiam Think Yoga and Exercise Mat with Strap (Non-toxic mat for home and studio workouts. Non-toxic surface. Light-weight 3.11 pounds)
Mira 32 oz Water Bottle (BPA free- vacuum insulated flask. Keeps water cold for 24 hours and hot liquids hot for 12 hours. Great for working out, especially when you need a cool drink of water. Comes in five colors)
9-inch Training Ball (improves balance and strength training. Great for core workouts)