5 Essentials for Starting a New Workout

by Demetria Irwin

WorkoutSo you’ve decided to embark on a fitness journey. Congratulations! Once you figure out your particular workout regimen, you’ll need to have the right tools for your new lifestyle. Here are a few essentials you’ll need to have ready once you become a regular at the gym.

Footwear
Will you be power walking? Running? Hitting the treadmill?  Lifting?  All of those activities have a different impact on your feet and hence your feet will need particular types of support. Before you dive into your new routine, be sure to chat up a personal trainer or shoe store associate about what’s best for you.

Clothes

Sure you know that you need yoga pants for yoga and some type of shirt that won’t get in your way when you contort yourself into a pretzel, but think about other needs as well. Do you need a pocket to store your valuables? Do you need a sports bra? If you’re outside in extreme temperatures, do your clothes have special properties to keep your body at the appropriate temperature? Think in very practical terms what you will need from your workout clothes. If this is something you are committing to, it’s worth spending the extra money for quality items.

Music
Music is a big part of a good workout, especially a sweaty workout that gets your heart rate going.  Before you get going, make sure you have a workout playlist that will keep you motivated and energized.

  • Lala

    Hey Clutch! I love you guys too much and just around this time of year I have been sweating so badly in preparation for Spring. But I’m not doing it alone! I’ve enlisted my Mom & Sisters with me for a total body/mind/soul transformation! SO I say all that to say THANKS! This article is super helpful and I need this in n my life! I’d also like to recommend you guys do a contest giving out a swag bag of fitness gear! OR just give me one since I’m 1st to comment! ;) wink* wink*

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