Work Out Gear for the New Year
top (currently on sale!)
My work outs have been almost exclusively at boot camp for the last 9 months or so. I’m still a huge fan of that program and am challenged on a weekly basis! I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, and last week I ran on the treadmill at another gym and it was the best I’ve ever felt on a run. I can tell my legs are stronger, and I’m in better cardio health than I’ve been before!
Anyway, the days of the week at boot camp offer a variety of different work outs. Usually there is an intense cardio element involved with every day, even weight lifting days. And then some days are straight cardio training. So I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work for gym attire.
In winter, I usually wear tight fitting athletic pants and a longer, and slightly looser top. I like having the option of tucking a longer top into the side of my pants if we are doing a bunch of burpees, so my shirt doesn’t fly up. I wear this top at least once a week, and am already considering getting it in another color. It’s like it has a built in air conditioner with the open back!
I’ve heard great things about the Champion brand at Target for athletic leggings, if you are looking for some at a lower cost than Lulu Lemon.
In the summer, I prefer shorts because it’s SO hot and there is SO much sweat. These shorts cannot be beat, in my opinion, and I’ll need to get a new pair this spring in a size smaller.
Lately my favorite sports bras have been these by Nike. I did have to size up, so just keep that in mind!
I love that I’ve found some high neck sports bras for tops that hang looser or lower on me. Like I said, there’s a lot of movement and jumping and high activity, so I don’t exactly want to feel like I’m showing too much skin at the gym. So the high neck sports bras are perfect for that. I think sometimes they are intended to be worn alone, as more of a top, but I need a several more abs before I would ever do that.
What is some of your favorite gear for working out? I’d love to hear in the comments!