How many times have you gotten up in the morning and without even looking at how the weather is outside, hit the snooze button? If getting out of bed for many is a struggle, going to the gym is a monumental task. Well fear not. Having the right gym clothes that look good do more than make you look like Cristiano Ronaldo – it motivates you to get up off your butt and into the weight room. Continue reading to find out the latest in fitness fashion.
Motivation comes in many forms. For some of us, it is intrinsic – we have to find ways to stimulate ourselves. Feel is an important catalyst in our lives, and we act accordingly. Although it takes a lot to change our internal perception of ourselves, buying new clothes that look and fit great provide a temporary boost that goes a long way. Don’t feel bad about buying new gym clothes for vanity purposes – it’s also important to replace running shoes after a few hundred miles and workout tops to dissuade any growth of bacteria in the material that can cause nasty skin infections.
Our society has a tendency to look to the past for fashion inspiration. One of the hottest trends right now are 80s workout clothes. Bright colors, spandex, and leopard print are all synonymous with that time period. If in doubt, just dress as they would on Saved By the Bell. Below are some examples courtesy of Polyvore.
In a quest for sustainability and the lessening of our footprint in nature, vegan leather and faux animal print clothes are a mainstay in the fashion world. Vegan leather is either made out of a microfiber material, lorica, acrylic, or PVC. Animal print follows the guise of vegan leather, but can be easily translated onto any material. It also means you can channel your inner Aunt Viv (Fresh Prince of Bell Air reference) and turn heads while getting maximum gains.
Regardless of what style of fashion is in, it is important to find any kind of motivation to get yourself into the gym. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity a week and 2 or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities. Not only will it give you more energy and strength, it can prevent injuries, reduce stress, and even control diabetes. Don’t let live pass you by so even if it takes a new gym outfit, do what it takes to get healthy and in control!