What to wear for any type of exercise

What to wear for any type of exercise

Written by: Amanda Chung

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Published on: January 17, 2023

Fashion Editor: Sandra Slusarczyk

Photo courtesy of Pilates class

If your favorite sports bra is starting to look a little sad, or those leggings that once fit like a dream now need to be hiked up every five minutes, you probably need a refresh. Plus, that is resolution season, and the streamlined, sweat-wicking outfits below will make your follow-up that much sweeter. All those who commit to consistency this month say yes. (Yes.)

LOW IMPACT

training clothes

For a gentle yoga flow or a lengthening, strengthening Pilates session, all you need is a soft matching kit, grippy socks and slides to start with when you get to class. Bala’s weighted bangles – which can be worn around your wrists or your ankles – add just the right amount of resistance if you’re looking to kick things up a notch. And if you’d rather work up a sweat while lying on your back, might we suggest investing in a sauna blanket?

OVER: HERO’S BRA, goop, $95;

HERO’S LEGGINGS, goop, $110;
FRAME FITNESS PILATES REFORMER, goop, $4,249

HIGH IMPACT

training clothes

Training for the marathon you’ve always wanted to run. Hit the mat for a cardio boxing class. Beginning tennis. For more intense training, choose thicker fabrics – with sweat-wicking properties – that will support you through every rep, step or rally. Other goodies to have: clean deodorant, designer dumbbells, and a recovery soak to soothe tired limbs.

OVER: LIVE THE PROCESS TOP, goop, $118;
Live the process leggings, goop, $128;
tempo movement, goop, $695

Click through six of our current favorite ways to break a sweat here.


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