With the athleisure trend in full throttle, there’s plenty of fashion forward options going around from shoes, to accessories, to creative tops and sports bras; but is what you’re choosing really the best for you or safe?
1 Are you wearing the right shoes?
There are plenty of trendy sneakers around like the Adidas Ultra Boosts, the NMD versions, and all the different Nike designs flying around. There’s been a revolution in the sneaker category by recognizable sport brands and we can be thankful for the flood of casual chic looks invading fashion nowadays, but this trend is also causing a lot of confusion between what’s for fashion and what’s for sports.
Wearing the right shoes for the right activity is very important! Your shoes is what will give you the right support for the right activity, failing to do so may lead to pain, more fatigue, or worse, injury. Next time you are making a purchase for your next sport shoes, make sure to consult the person in store or your podiatrist!
2 Are you wearing the right clothing?
Wearing the right kind of clothes goes a long way. Not just in regards to high tech quick dry or cooling fabrics which are popular with most athletic apparel brands, but wearing clothes with the right fit is also important.
For yoga or pilates, you’ll make the instructors lives easier if you’re wearing more fitted clothing as these activities are centered around having the right postures and making sure you are moving along with precision.
For the ladies going into higher intensity classes, wearing sport bras that aren’t too tight will help you breathe easier as the tighter fits may constrict your breathing. Also, remember sports bras are meant to help with support, especially when moving and bouncing up and down a lot, investing in quality support goes a long way. You might even notice the difference on your back.
3 Are you wearing the right underwear?
This is more for the ladies, but wearing the right underwear or some underwear is worth to consider. Not only just for comfort, but also out of respect for others and for the instructors in class.
Some low quality athletics clothing haven’t been made with the right attention to detail and material; what a lot of ladies don’t notice is once they bend over, they’re showing a whole lot more than just the shape of their tush.