So 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.
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.
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 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.