There’s something that happens when clients discover fitness and make it a part of their lives. That is, when they go from simply making and keeping an appointment with me to identifying themselves as people who work out. They stop wearing the old t shirt and saggy leggings that were their assigned “gym clothes” when they started and they invest in items specifically for their time at the gym. I always applaud this shift when I see it, knowing that clients have reached an important turning point in their commitment to fitness- this is no longer a short term thing they’re trying out, it’s a lifestyle.
There is a question that usually follows this transition- how do I find my gym style? I know what I like to wear in my day-to-day life- to work, out with friends, on weekends. But what on earth do I wear to the gym and how do I find things that are functional but also reflective of my personal style? As someone who made the transition from the field of fashion design and days spent in 6 inch heels to fitness and functional footwear I can relate to the both the search and the struggle.
There are several things to consider when upgrading and expanding a gym wardrobe: price points, style and last but certainly not least- functionality. Not all leggings are created equal- many of them have no business being in the gym! In this three-part series I will cover each of the above-mentioned considerations starting with what is, in my opinion, most crucial- functionality!