Although most people spend more time planning the exercises they are going to do determining the length of time they will work out, proper fitness begins before you even step foot in the gym. After all, the clothes that you decide to wear while engaged in your exercise routine may potentially make or break your ability to reach all of your health related goals. 

So, which ones are best?

Loose Fitting Tops and Bottoms

It may be tempting to wear tight t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and leggings, but looser clothes work better for you when you are working up a sweat as they will keep your body cooler. They also aren’t as constricting which makes it easier to perform exercises that require a full range of movement.

Now, you don’t want to go too loose either because then you look just plain sloppy and possibly even risk getting your clothing caught in the gym equipment. How embarrassing would that be (not to mention that you might actually get hurt)?

Breathable T-Shirts

If you’re serious about getting fit, you’ll want to invest in a couple of breathable t-shirts to wear while you’re at the gym. These help wick the sweat away, reducing the amount of body acne breakouts you have. They will also keep you cooler so that you don’t feel like you’re going to pass out from overheating.

Proper Sports Shoes

Take the time and money and invest in sports shoes that fit properly and are meant for the activities you choose to do while at the gym. You may even need a couple different pair if you engage in different fitness exercises, such as one for running the track and one for your CrossFit classes.

Go to a sporting goods store that sells a large variety and that has experienced sales staff to help you pick the ones for you. It will be worth it because you’ll feel better from your head down to your feet.

Wear these three things at the gym and you’ll be able to achieve all of your fitness goals – and more!