Raise your hand if activewear intimidates you! Are both hands in the air? well, you are not alone. With summer around the corner, most of us tend to prioritise our fitness goals more – which means rocking activewear!
The thought of skin-tight leggings, thigh-hugging biker shorts, and tiny crop tops are enough to add to any body insecurities you might have but it should never be the reason you choose not to work out.
A lot of women who do go to the gym, or do some form of physical activity, end up resorting to wearing old baggy clothes because not everyone feels confident in activewear. However, you can assure yourself that activewear does not start and end with skin-tight garments.
Whatever your shape, you should be able to feel comfortable and confident when exercising. If you feel good about what you’re wearing, you’ll develop a healthy, positive relationship with exercise. There are many types of activewear on the market right now and it’s all about finding what works for you and ensuring you feel in top form.
We gave it some thought and have nailed down a few ways to ensure you feel confident in activewear
Out with the old
Leave the old baggy tops in the past. Instead, try getting two or three fun, slim-fitting (but not skintight) quality cotton T-shirts or tops. There are some really stylish workout tops that will mask any lumps and bumps so that you feel good. Perhaps try one with an empowering slogan to get you feeling motivated.
Try some colour
Have some fun with colour. Bold, vibrant shades always brighten your mood and help you feel energised – think dopamine dressing but for activewear.
Invest in your health
Quality over quantity. Invest in good and proper activewear, especially a gym bra. Not only will it provide good support but you won’t need to worry about the girls bouncing around everywhere while trying to get a good workout in. This can also be very flattering to your body shape.
Find the balance
Balancing your proportion will assist you to feel confident. If you choose to wear something with a looser fit, try to keep it fitted in your shorts or leggings. High-waisted leggings are particularly good for tummy control.
The activewear world has really evolved because now you can invest in cellulite-hiding gym tights.
Pro tip: If you are not ready for the loud patterns, prints, and colours – go all black. The experts were not lying when they said “black is slimming”
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