As gyms, trainers, and fitness instructors make their services more broadly available online, now is the time to stop worrying about getting to the gym and instead enjoy working out in the comfort of your own home. Working out at home and having the discipline to do so definitely has its drawbacks, but there are some things you can do to make your at-home workout more seamless and enjoyable.
First and foremost, be sure that you have all the equipment you need. This could be as simple as a yoga mat or an exercise mat. Additionally, access to a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical trainer, or weights are great ways to help enhance your at-home workout experience. If you don’t own these machines, you could potentially rent them; but don't fret too much because there are still a lot of exercises that you can do with basic free weights. Second, it’s good to designate a time and place for working out. This will help you maintain a structured workout schedule and keep up your self-discipline. Third, another great way to get excited about home workouts and maintain the discipline is to be decked out in workout gear that gets you pumped up to break a sweat. This includes wearing those running or training sneakers!
We’ve picked out some of our favorite pieces for what to wear when working out at home to feel comfortable, stylish, and inspired. Luckily, workout clothing is super en vogue both on or off your workout mat.
Regardless of your style of exercise, leggings are a great choice. Whether you are running, lifting, doing yoga, or a boot camp class, leggings have got you covered. Probably the most versatile clothing invention of all time, leggings aren’t just great for wearing under your long tunic, but also for a stellar workout. There are a variety of leggings available to purchase, many of which are specifically designed for exercise or a certain style of workout. Workout leggings are often made of breathable and moisture-wicking material for extra comfort and have slimming and lifting technology for extra confidence. You’ll look and feel great before you even start your workout! Leggings are also incredibly versatile and easy to pair with just about anything. Wear with a tank top, T-shirt, or long-sleeved top depending on your temperature level. Leggings also come in a fun and funky array of colors, patterns, and lengths so you can find the perfect fit for you.
Sweatpants are a close second favorite to leggings. Sweatpants work great for both men and women, but men’s sweatpants are a truly reliable staple for any man working out at home. Like leggings, sweatpants are incredibly versatile and come in wide arrays of styles, materials, functions, and colors. Wear sweatpants for any kind of workout from yoga to running, lifting to boot camp, and aerobics to just about anything else. When choosing your workout bottoms, mobility and comfort are key, so find a pair that works best for you and your needs. Wear your sweatpants with a loose T-shirt for men and a fitted tank top for women for a comfortable yet stylish workout ensemble.
Choosing what top to work out in is as personal as much as it is functional. Many women feel comfortable working out in just their sports bra and many men feel comfortable working out without a shirt. These are great choices for high-intensity workouts where you will be getting hot fast. If you prefer to wear a top while working out, tank tops for women and sleeveless shirts for men are great for those who like ultimate mobility and air circulation. For some added coverage, both short-sleeve women’s shirts and short sleeve men's shirts add the perfect amount of extra coverage while still allowing for air circulation. Long-sleeved shirts are great to help keep you warm while in the warm-up phase of your workout and can be easily taken off once you've worked up a sweat.
Shorts are a longtime favorite for working out, especially for the warmer summer months. They come in a wide variety of styles, cuts, materials, and are designed for a whole host of functions. Shorts can be tightly fitted or loose depending on your preference. Shorts also don’t have to bare all. Choose a pair of long shorts for more modesty and coverage while still enjoying all the perks of shorts. Wear shorts with a hooded sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt to keep your vitals insulated while warming up during your at-home workout.
Working out at home doesn’t have to be burdensome. At-home workouts can be fun and stylish by picking the perfect at-home workout outfits for you.