8 Cute Workout Outfits That Will Make You Want to Go to the Gym
If your New Year's resolution involves amping up your workout regimen or just getting yourself moving again, then these inspired activewear ensembles can help you get to where you want to go (and keep going).
Break up the usual solids with a playful print that's ready for the mat. An integrated bra top with a banded hem keeps everything secure so you can experiment with inversions. And these leggings will work for any after-class errands, too. Now lie back and enjoy Savasana.
Black, white, pink, gray, neon yellow—run your heart out in strong colors with cold weather functionality. This traffic-stopping black and white printed jacket has handy thumbholes and a thermal lining. Then grab a streamlined top in a quick-dry fabrication and a compression tight (with pretty pink tuxedo stripe) made for locking in warmth.
For Dance Class
The ideal dancewear allows for easy arm swaying and booty shaking in relaxed fits and feel-good fabrics. One must-have is a medium- or high-impact sports bra; this one has stylish straps and mesh inserts for breathability. For truly dance inspired-style, cut an old sweatshirt at the neck and hems for a casual vibe.
To buy: Athleta tank top, $44; athleta.gap.com. Alternative Apparel sweatshirt, $48; alternativeapparel.com. Dancewear Solutions leggings, $17; dancewearsolutions.com. Forever 21 sports bra, $13; forever21.com.
For Night Workouts
The couch sure is cozy, but that Netflix night in will be even more rewarding with a post-workout endorphin buzz. Whether running, biking, walking, or hitting up boot camp (go you!), fresh air workouts are a healthy challenge. Reflective wear is not only smart, but it can be fun too.
Ready to kick some butt? Boxing is an intense cardio workout with confidence boosting side effects. Get in the ring with this muscle top and a pair of moody printed leggings. A seamless sports bra and lightweight sneakers complete the look.
Four-way stretch leggings will keep your legs pumping. (Bonus: They can be refreshed by rinsing in the shower after your workout, which means you don't have to wash them in the machine after every wear.) An airy top with a pop of color lets you loose while hinting at a high-impact sports bra.
For Barre Class
The mesh slice on these leggings makes for eye-catching ventilation. And the reliable, non-slip grip socks carry a helpful, inspirational message on the front: “Be present.”
You'll want breathable layers for heart pumping circuit training. A longer pair of shorts means you won't be tugging and adjusting the whole time. A body-grazing, colorful top is fun, while a high-impact bra will keep you fully supported underneath. Now drop and give me 20 burpees.