The Activewear That Makes Working Out at Home Actually Fun
It would be an understatement to say that staying at home has thrown our normal routines for a loop. Being able to stay indoors is a luxury and a privilege since so many essential workers are out there working so hard to keep things running, but it's also taken some getting used to. One routine that's changed for a lot of people is their workout schedule. With gyms and fitness studios closed and outdoor exercise sometimes a bit tricky to navigate with social-distancing rules, more and more people are turning to working out at home - new york fitness
I don't know about you, but during the first few weeks of staying at home, I was feeling pretty blah about working out at home. I get a lot of motivation from the energy at the gym or a fitness class, so it was hard to actually get myself to exercise. A few things have helped: I found some workouts I enjoy, I bought some new gear to act as a makeshift "gym," and I started wearing my coolest activewear. I also bought some new sets with the idea that they'd be good to wear while working from home, too.
While the first two really helped me get motivated, I would say that wearing activewear that I felt good in (and thought I looked good in) really has been making my workouts so much more fun. If I can't really get glam to go to a restaurant or bar with friends right now, I'm using my workouts as an opportunity to "dress up," so to speak. And while it's not exactly putting on heels and makeup, it's fun to wear a bright color or prints.
One of my newest sets that I'm obsessed with is my blue one from JoyLab (the line Who What Wear co-designed with Target). The color is really flattering and fun, and I'm not kidding when I tell you the ribbed material is the most comfortable piece of activewear I’ve ever owned.
I wanted to see if others felt the same way I do about activewear adding a fun element to their workouts, so I asked some of our favorite influencers about how they've been working out at home, what they've been wearing, and how they've been dealing with staying at home overall. Take a look at what they had to say below.