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Is it time for you to upgrade your workout clothes? …

If you are like most people, when you go to the gym you plan on working up a good sweat. Therefore, it doesn’t make much sense spending too much time on your hair or makeup. However, the gym is still a social environment so you should spend some time choosing workout gear that is both functional and stylish.  

After all, the gym is a public space filled with other people who obviously care about their appearance … so why wouldn’t you want to look good?

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing gear for the exercise:

Make sure it fits well: Make sure there’s plenty of room to stretch, lift, or run without discomfort. Also, if you’re a guy and your shirt shows off your belly when you reach your hands above your head, it’s probably best to leave that one at home. Finally, fit is always a personal preference but it’s good to have a tiny bit of room to allow for breathability (air to circulate around your skin).

Pick the right fabric: When it comes to comfort nothing beats the softness of bamboo (cotton is second best). Synthetic fabrics (i.e. Dry Fit) are better at wicking away moisture compared to cotton, but have a tendency to stink easier during and after workouts.

Keep it fresh: Unless you don’t mind stinking up the place with microscopic bacteria breeding on your sweaty clothing, consider gear with good moisture management and antimicrobial technology. Bamboo shirts from Singlo Sport have a unique odor block technology to keep you protected from embarrassing odors during and after your workouts. This translates to both peace of mind and freedom from laundry (if you’re on the go and don’t have time to wash your shirt).

Go Green: Choosing brands made from sustainable resources and green technology is always a smart decision in today’s eco focused world. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re helping out the planet by choosing green products.

Keep it sleek: Workout clothes shouldn’t be too stylish or sexy, but they should make you feel good about your body. Flattering clothes make you feel sleeker and can motivate you to workout harder.

Know how to match: Going to the gym looking like a packet of Skittles is never a good look. As a general rule, don’t mix more than 2-3 colors.

What’s the point?

When you’re working out at the gym, look for clothing that provides superior functionality, style, comfort, and is also made from sustainable resources. 

Stay Fresh!

-The Singlo Sport Team

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