On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 4 simple tips to upgrade your workout clothes on a budget.
Welcome to my closet.
Before you say it, I know what 58% of you are thinking.
It’s the gym, not a night club!
You are right.
The gym is meant to be a place to work hard and sweat.
However, ask yourself this:
When you look good, you feel good.
Let me be clear with you.
I’m not saying everyone needs to look stylish in the gym, nor am I saying what I wear is stylish.
All I’m saying is, when it comes to me, when I feel good in what I’m wearing, I:
Plus, when you spend your hard earned money on gym clothes, it should make you excited to wear them to the gym.
However, if your gym clothes don’t motivate you, no judgements.
You do you bro.
However, if you’re into style and fashion, one way to improve your confidence to get back to the gym is to invest in new gym clothes.
I recently grew bored of my gym wardrobe, which I noticed negatively affected my motivation to go workout at the gym.
One of the best ways I use to regain motivation to go back to the gym is to buy new workout clothes and sneakers.
I live in Southern California, so my typical workout clothes primarily consist of a:
I usually keep my full zip hoodie on until I’m warmed up, then I take it off.
Since my body tends to run hot, I rarely wear pants or t-shirts since I don’t like the look or feel of sweaty arm pit stains.
Plus, I like the mind to muscle connection of seeing the working muscle contract during your reps.
With all that said, let’s jump into the 4 simple tips to upgrade your workout clothes on a budget.
If you are missing the style gene, but still want to look good in the gym, do this.
Go to your favorite sports clothing store, such as:
I used to work at a sporting goods store, so I know a lot of time is invested into styling those mannequins so you’ll buy outfits, as opposed to one off pieces.
Or if you buy your workout clothes online, do this:
You just made your first gym outfit.
Since these are workout clothes, you will be washing them a lot.
Therefore, it’s important you invest in quality.
Although I’m not currently sponsored by any workout clothing brand, over the past 10 years I’ve worked with quite a few different fitness clothing brands.
The level of quality varies between brands.
The level of quality also varies between products from the same brand.
For example, not all tank tops are the same quality, since they are made with different fabrics, at different price points.
I’m not a huge fan of working out in 100% cotton, or even 50% cotton and 50% polyester, as I find it’s too warm, and not comfortable or breathable.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on a new gym wardrobe.
I recently saw that Gymshark and Nike were having a big sale.
I’ve never worn Gymshark before so I wanted to spend under $100 so I could try out a few pieces.
For $89.18, including tax, I bought:
If I paid regular price for these 5 items, it would have cost me $147.90.
That’s a 40% savings.
Nike also had a sale.
I spent $140.43 to buy:
If I paid regular price for these 3 items, it would have cost me $309.94.
That’s a 55% savings.
I’ve purchased a lot of my Alphalete clothing for up to 60% off during Black Friday deals.
The point is, the best time to refresh your workout clothes is when your favorite clothing brand has a big sale.
Since we get a little sweaty in the gym, I usually don’t like to wear t-shirts that highlight sweat marks.
If you don’t want to show sweat marks, it’s best to stick to shirt colors that are very dark or very light, including:
Clothes do not make you who you are.
However, they can motivate you to become a better version of yourself.
It’s important to wear clothes that you truly feel comfortable in, especially at the gym.
For a lot of people, myself included, workout clothes can positively impact how you look, feel, and perform in the gym.
If you are one of those people lacking motivation, I hope these 4 simple tips to upgrade your workout clothes on a budget helped.
They’ve helped me, so I encourage you to give them a try.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.