Do you find more pleasure in wearing a new workout outfit than actually doing the workout? You're not alone.
Studies show that by simply putting on exercise gear, you are more likely to get into the right frame of mind to start exercising.
Nowadays workout gear comes in flattering silhouettes and wearable tech to match -- but what's worth the splurge to keep physically motivated? Here are a few tips to help you hit the ground running.
When you look good, you feel good.
It's time to ditch the old oversized T-shirts! The reality is, if you look good, you feel good. You are more likely to want to hit the gym or the runner's path if your outfit is "on fleek." With every brand and their mother jumping on the athleisure craze, it is now totally socially acceptable to sport your gym clothes around the city even if you don't intend on ever getting to the gym. Should you have a moment of inspiration, you'll be geared up and ready for tree pose or a 10k run.
Want to look on point and stay cool
Opt for these mesh-accented crop tights from Gap. These inserts are not only great for air flow but add a touch of edginess to another wise basic black tight. Pair them with a bold strappy exercise bra and you will walk into the yoga room with an added boost of confidence.
Want to make sure your personal style shines on while you get your sweat on? Take a page out of the Angels handbook and turn heads in the Knockout by Victoria's Secret High Rise tights.
The 'Hi's and Lows' of exercise attire.
There are some items worth the splurge -- and when it comes to wear, tear and comfort, having a good quality pair of sneakers is a must whether you're heading out for a run or hitting the CrossFit floor. You can never go wrong with a great pair of Nikes.
On the other hand, a new, stylish exercise outfit doesn't have to break the bank. There are many inexpensive options to consider when shopping for fitness attire. Old Navy's athletic line continues to increase in popularity do to their flattering fits, vibrant prints and their under-$40 price tags.
Wearable tech remains totally trending with ever-expanding options. Look sleek with a Samsung smartwatch: track a run, play the next song and monitor your daily activities! Fashion meets function with Tory Burch's line of Fitbit accessories (including a pendant necklace or hinge bracelet) which is perfect when you plan on heading out for a night on the town. Fitbit continues to expand their ever-growing line of fitness trackers with the latest addition: the Alta wristband. No matter what style of tech you choose, these swoon-worthy wearables are sure to keep your heart racing.
Ditch the personal trainer and equip with your phone with health and fitness apps that coach you, guide you and keep you accountable. Whether you're looking to get in shape (I'm obsessed with Sweat by Kayla), form healthier habits (check out Strides) or try out the latest fitness trend (hello, ClassPass!)- today's hottest apps put the power to achieve your goals directly in the palm of your hand.
Sari Friedman is the Marketing Director of Ebates Canada and resident shopping expert. Ebates.ca is Canada's largest cash back shopping site. As a fashion enthusiast and new mom, Sari has an eye for finding and sharing amazing deals on the hottest trends and must-have styles.
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For those looking to add a fancy little touch to their usual yoga regime, go all in and opt for a fashion-forward unitard (which is also perfect for that Barre class you've been meaning to take). $88. Available at lululemon.
Perfect for those major sweat sessions, this top has an antibacterial and moisture-wicking fabric that is embedded with silver microparticules to always keep you fresh. And how cute is this mesh back? $30. Available at LOLË.
For the runner who is willing to take on the winter chill, this Under Armour long sleeve has a next-to-skin fit that offers extreme coziness while maintaining that breathability. $45. Available at Under Armour.
Let these leggings do all the talking. $26.90. Available at Forever 21.
Add a colourful touch to your usual dull workout. $29.99. Available at H&M.
Wool sneakers? Alright, we'll go for that run now. $108. Available at Net-A-Porter.
Ditch that old tank top for something totally stylish. This Upside jersey tank will keep you feeling and looking fresh during even the toughest of spin classes. $88. Available at Net-A-Porter.
You can now hit up post-gym green juice sessions in your designer sports gear. $70. Available at Adidas.
Finally, you can #trainlikeanangel in this skinny strapped memory fit sports bra that is perfect for spinning, kickboxing and circuit training. $25. Available at Victoria's Secret.
This is the ultimate in chic sports bras. With a high-neckline and a crossover shoulder straps, you can have full trust knowing your girls are locked in as you're on the treadmill. $70. Available at The Outnet.
No workout outfit is complete without a killer pair of headphones. $218. Available at Nordstrom.
The perfect tee to throw on before a yoga class. $58. Available at Nordstrom.
To carry all your workout essentials to and from the gym. $59.95. Available at Fabletics.
Sculpted by stretch-jersey, these leggings will give you the upmost support for any challenging workout. $236. Available at Net-A-Porter.
A vest is the perfect transitional piece between the seasons, making your outdoor workout that much easier. $138. Available at lululemon.
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