Working out in winters gets pretty daunting. The main reason is that you cannot choose where you want to work out. If you start your workout outdoors, you will start to feel cold for the first few minutes and after 15 minutes of exercise, you will start to feel hot. Eventually, you will struggle with finding good enough clothes to wear to your gym because dressing for a cold winter day can soon turn into a sweaty nightmare. There are so many sportswear options that come with inner fleece lining and you might feel that you should wear them but most of this sportswear are for outdoors. If you want to work in a gym, your sportswear should be breathable so you can mix and match easily.
Sportswear is becoming one of the most popular styles right now. The baggy street style that was once becoming a trend is now being replaced by athleisure. One of the main reasons behind this is that celebrities are now endorsing sportswear as their street style. There are so many different actors and actresses who wear sportswear on a day-to-day basis and they openly endorse different brands. Just to follow their lead people are now seeking brands that produce lower quality sportswear at cheaper prices but with the same style. Fast fashion is now becoming an important part of the sports industry however, experts say that it is much better to invest in good material rather than wasting money on several low-quality items.
With the help of this article, we will explore the world of fashion and fitness. We will see how you can use your sportswear and turn it into a fashion statement. Our priority is to guide you through various sportswear items and fabric styles so you can choose the one that suits your fashion style.
How to Dress Cozy for Winter Workout?
Winter workout is very different from summer workout. During winter your body is already trying hard to maintain the core temperature. The way our body responds to exercise is that the movement of muscles needs the burning of calories. Once the calories are burnt, the body temperature increases and you will start to sweat. On the contrary, during winters even if you do nothing, your body will continue burning calories because it requires warmth to maintain a steady temperature that will help in the functioning of all body organs.
When you dress up cozy during winters and get fleece or wool material for sportswear, you are trying to keep your body warm. As you enter the gym, the temperature in your external environment rises by some degrees. So when you enter your class and you start moving the body temperatures keep increasing. Eventually, you sweat and this sweat is absorbed by the wool. Apart from the sweat, the thick material gets heavy, damp, and continuous movement makes it rub against your skin. As a result, you feel itchy and this converts into a rash. By the end of the workout, you will feel very exhausted, itchy and you will reek of sweat. To avoid all these issues your main focus should be on layering rather than buying sportswear made of thick material
What to Wear to Your Next Workout Session?
Starting with the basics, you need something thin, breathable, and airy. As a woman, you should have your sports bra and as a man, you should get a good vest. Make sure the vest is sleeveless and it is open for air. While selecting a color, look for something dark. Black, dark blue, or dark brown will be ideal colors for you.
For legs, you need breathable pairs of leggings and this will work as the basic layer. After that, you can start with layering. Men like to wear shorts or thick joggers. It is up to you to style it up with shorts or with joggers. Then add a plain shirt on top and finally, you need some thick cardigan. Now that you have layered up everything. You need to get something for your neck and ears, some people like to wear beanies and scarfs as well. Since you will be getting out of the house, it is better to get a face mask as well. Make sure your mask covers to the back so you do not have to get ear warmers separately.
Finally, you also need to have socks and shoes. While selecting your socks look for something flexible so you do not end up ripping them. Also, your joggers need to be comfortable so you can make the most out of your gym workout without feeling the strain on your feet.
As you enter your gym, you can take off your jacket and shirt. Your vest will keep you covered and it will not feel hot. Once you are done with a workout, you can remove the vest and wear your shirt and jacket only. You can also take off your joggers and work out in your leggings if you want. It is better to keep a spare T-shirt and pair of leggings in your gym locker.
To sum it all up, choosing the right material is very important. When most people look at the celebrity pictures wearing sportswear, they look for the style to look just like them. However, most places do not mention the fabric quality that is used for making this sportswear. Most of the sportswear in winters are made of thick fleece but they are mainly designed to be worn outside. If you want to wear the same outfit in your gym, look for something breathable. Your goal should be to get a material that has good strength, tenacity, and flexibility but it must not be shear. Trying your sportswear before buying is the best strategy. Most people look at the brand or price tag but do not look at the material quality or how it will help you work out in winter. You need to keep the quality and functionality in mind. Most people only focus on the style and how it makes them look. This is the reason people complain that they feel cold or extra hot while working out.