Appropriate, comfortable, and smart attire for a workout/yoga session not only makes one feel good, it also inspires you to go ahead and start an exercise routine. Another advantage my friends, shopping for trendy new stuff is fun, it motivates you to start exercising. One loses one’s inherent inhibitions, starts feeling comfortable and confident of one’s own body. Just watch once you start working out, your friends and family will love the new you.
If you are a traditional, mature Indian woman, accustomed to wearing sarees/ ethnic suits, it gives you a chance to go and explore a whole new range of clothing that you may never have tried earlier.
These COVID times are an excellent opportunity to go online, buy some smart workout wear, and start a workout routine to keep physically fit and mentally alert. Let me assure you, if you keep at it you will notice tremendous changes in your body and in your outlook within ten days.
I have selected these must-haves, after great deliberation, after trying them out myself and after checking out with my Gym friends.
Sports bra with good bust support is an absolute must. I would say go for a front fastening one or the one with back hooks, the slip-on variety is quite a pain as they bunch up at the back, many times I had to ask for help, quite embarrassing.
Choose the one with no wires, made of breathable fabric, and with crossed shoulder straps that don’t slip while exercising. Ladies, comfort, proper support, and a good fit are very important.
Active seamless, wireless Bra from Uniqlo is a great buy. Decathlon offers Cardio training sports bra; even large cup sizes are available. The plus-size Nike Swoosh without pads gives moderate support but is high on comfort. Nike Alpha with back hooks (easy to wear), racerback design, and molded cups for a snug fit, is a great buy, even for a high impact workout.
Then come to the leggings, go for the soft dry technology; quick-drying, lightweight, and stretchable, breathing material offers comfort and freedom of movement. Uniqlo, Decathlon, Nike, Puma offer a large variety, just make sure, the crotch sits well.
Sweatshirt fabric Sports trousers are ideal for winters, zipped pockets add to the glamour and are a useful addition. I would suggest that you pick up one pair of leggings and one pair of sports trousers.
The last thing you need is a Sports top, it should be slightly longer at the hips, with a wide neckline and short sleeves. Wear it on top of the sports bra, looks graceful yet naughty. H&M, Nike, Uniqlo, Decathlon have lovely sports tops if you like you can go for fitted sport vest tops available in interesting colors.
Personally, I love to put on 100% cotton open neck T-shirt on my sports bra, for our Indian weather nothing like natural fibers.
So, Ladies, now that you are all set with your hot n happening workout wear, what is stopping you?
Just go ahead, put in some effort,
usher in a new you!