How to Dress for the Gym Like a Pro

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Sweat, tears and blood may be regular features of the gym in the modern day. But, that doesn’t mean that the people there don’t look amazing whilst doing so. With the right fashion choices, the glistening sweat on their brow appears as just another accessory of their workout routine.

Dressing for the gym does not have to be a display of your finest Lycra. Instead, add some class and look as stylish at the gym as you do out of it.

Shell Out on Footwear

From weightlifting specialities to running shoes, what you wear on your feet to the gym can have important aesthetic and health implications. Springy with ankle support is best for running, for example, whereas when lifting you need a cushion of sorts to help with the extra weight. Brands like Nike and Le Coq Sportif offer great options to match your exercise and style needs.

Invest in a Hoodie

A good hoodie is a great warm-up companion and perfect for going to and from the gym. It should never be worn on the gym circuit. That’s right, if anything is a true fashion piece at the gym then it has to be the hoodie. The most important statement you will make at the gym, you can either don a mens distressed hoodie and look like a hero. Or choose a shabbier version which suggests a lack of seriousness about your exercise endeavours.

No Sweatbands

Is your life a cheesy 80s music video? No? Then sweatbands have no place anywhere near your skin. Use a towel, save your reputation. 

Get Some White Noise

What’s a better way to block out distractions at the gym than a pair of headphones? A pair of wireless headphones – perfect for preventing the beautiful arc of your phone as it accidentally dislodges from your pocket mid-treadmill. There are lots of options out there, but for quality Bose is your best bet. 

Water Bottle

Staying hydrated at the gym is essential for a healthy workout and to ensure your muscles do not become tired too early in the workout. A water bottle, therefore, is essential for your routine.

Now, it may seem easy: just pick up a standard water bottle the next time you go to the supermarket for groceries. Yet, there is such a thing as the perfect water bottle. It all depends on the activity you are undertaking. For example, a hiking bottle will be large and hold water for long periods of time, whereas a water bottle for running will be light and compact for easy carrying.

Decide on your optimal use and then choose the right bottle for you accordingly. With so much choice in the water bottle world, a stylish and functional bottle is within easy grasp!

Track Everything

Everyone and their grandma seem to own a FitBit in 2017. It’s not hard to see why, they help you keep track of your workouts and can be great tools for upping your workout game. Sleek and modern, the design also makes it an accessory that fits into your every day and not just your gym gear. If you want to simply track your steps each day there are cheaper options out there. But, for all those that are serious about their gym goals? Strap one of these on your wrist and you won’t go wrong.

So, there you have it. Turn up to the gym with one or more of these accessories to keep your style game on point no matter if you’re sweating or not. After all, what’s the point of getting fit if you can’t look good whilst doing so?

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Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is an enthusiastic fashion blogger and freelancer content writer. She loves to write and share knowledge on latest fashion trends, fashion and shopping tips and tricks. She is chief editor at FollowTheFashioon.org.