Are you smelling a scent of spring in the air? Do you feel the promise of warmer days and brighter evenings? If so, you have the perfect excuse for giving your fitness clothing wardrobe a mini makeover.
While buying a few new items of fitness clothing will involve getting out your bankcard there are a number of benefits to additional fitness clothing and kit:
Feel-good factor: Popping on a new pair of trainers and a shiny new fitness clothing outfit is guaranteed to make you feel good about yourself. No-one is going to find a workout easy when they are wearing age-old and faded out kit so a fresh, brightly coloured t-shirt, new leggings and even new socks in a whiter shade (rather than a grey) will make you feel good and have you smiling as you glance at your image in the mirror.
Important boob factor: This one is for the girls. High quality sports bras are vital for keeping your boobs in place and for preventing sagging in later life. But did you know that many bras can only withstand 12 washes in the washing machine. After this, the support starts to decrease. So a couple of new sports bras will have you stepping into spring with confidence and less bounce!
Go for bounce: While women will be keen to keep their boobs in one place, when it comes to footwear bounce is an asset. Running and walking trainers need to be replaced so that they provide enough cushioning for injury prevention. Running or walking in a brand-new pair of trainers is always a joy. Go on, see what we mean!
Motivation: Buy a set of fitness clothes that fit you and another set in a reduced size. That way you’ll have the motivation to lose weight and get in shape just so you can prove to yourself that you can fit into a dress size smaller.
Keep up with the trends: Flappy running shorts and loose-fit vests went out with the turn of the century so if you haven’t woken up to the trends of 2012 now is the time to do so. This season is all about blocks of bright and bold colours. Mix and match black leggings or lycra-tight shorts with bright vests and t-shirts, such as fuchsia pink, turquoise and lime green. The guys have a wealth of similar options, including bright blues, reds, oranges and yellows. Look out, too, for running trainers in colours other than your average white and black. Many brands are now creating footwear in a rainbow range of colours.
No sweat: Fitness clothing doesn’t last forever, and that includes the sweat-wicking properties of some fitness clothes. Update your fitness clothing wardrobe to ensure that you are not the whiffy keep-fitter in the gym or runner out on the streets. There are many different items to choose from and all with an array of sweat-wicking fabrics and promises. You’ll be amazed how effective a new t-shirt can be when it hasn’t been worn for years and washed 50 times.