When you hit the gym or studio, the clothes you wear can either help or hurt you. Too much cotton will soak up sweat and weigh you down, while polyester blends tend to dry quickly and prevent chafing. Plus, different workouts require different types of clothing. Bar classes, for instance, require fitted tops and leggings to ensure your form is correct and to prevent injuries, while yoga classes allow for looser items to keep you cool and comfortable.
But swapping out your gym apparel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. One savings tip is to always check for promo codes on Groupon Coupons before you buy. Another is to shop on Amazon, which has tons of options under $50 that have rave reviews. Here are a few of our favorites.
If you’re taking Barre or bar workouts, these ballerina leggings from Core 10 are a great choice. They keep you compressed in all the right places with a moisture-wicking fabric, while the ruching at the bottom adds interest.
Anyone who’s ever sat around in a soggy T-shirt knows how uncomfortable cotton can be to sweat in. This Under Armour dries much faster, plus it has anti-odor technology.
This moisture-wicking sports bra has a brushed finish that feels soft against the skin, and the mesh pleats in back not only help keep you cool during hot yoga, they also look really stylish.
If you prefer shorter bottoms to keep you cool during hot yoga classes, you might want to try these high-waisted shorts. They have a snug fit that stays in place with each stretch and lunge.
A blend of modal, Pima cotton, and spandex gives this everyday staple additional softness and lots of stretch. The reviews mention it has a looser fit so size down if you prefer it more fitted.
The lightweight, breathable design of these Play Up shorts from Under Armour will keep you cool and dry. They also have side pockets to keep essentials like keys, cash, and smartphones handy.
If you need stability during workouts, especially when cross-training, the Puma Tazon 6 is an excellent choice. They also absorb impact to limit the strain on joints.