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Regular outfits can get in the way of an active lifestyle. Luckily, the local market has you covered

06 November, 2022, 09:15 am

Last modified: 06 November, 2022, 09:40 am

When looking for the best gym apparel, the most important aspects of your outfit are the materials, fit, and compression. Photos: Courtesy

“> When looking for the best gym apparel, the most important aspects of your outfit are the materials, fit, and compression. Photos: Courtesy

When looking for the best gym apparel, the most important aspects of your outfit are the materials, fit, and compression. Photos: Courtesy

The facts are simple – living an active life paves the way for good health. But health-conscious people and gym-goers rarely talk about one of the most harrowing parts of this lifestyle: the clothes. 

Itchy skin, chafing, awkward-fitting pants, and sweat-heavy clothes can all become a part of the experience, if you fail to update your wardrobe. As a beginner, many are forced to learn it the hard way that your outfit can get in the way. People with sensitive skin can suffer from sudden flares of rashes due to the material of your regular T-shirts and underwear.

Fortunately, the local market has you covered, especially brands such as SheActive, Dour, and Apex’s Maverick and Sprint. You can easily weave style into function. We no longer have to depend on ill-fitting mass-produced fitness wear and can find outfits suited to our needs. 

A guide to choosing your next gym outfit

When looking for the best gym apparel, the most important aspects of your outfit are the materials, fit, and compression. They will help you perform better and boost your confidence. 

While fabrics such as cotton are the epitome of comfort, they can work against you while exercising. 

Opting for a moisture-wicking fabric will be more helpful as the special material is designed to absorb moisture and quickly dry, sparing you from sweat spots and sweat-loaded fabric. 

That being said, the fabrics should also be stretchy and durable. Your clothes should be capable of accommodating your movement. Regular fabrics are likely to rip at the seams as soon as you start to test their limits. 

Compression and fit go hand in hand. Compression clothes put pressure on your muscles, and are usually tight-fitting. Depending on the type of exercise you are doing, compression clothes can help with your blood flow. 

SheActive

SheActive sells everything a woman will need for exercising, including sports bras and biker shorts. Photos: Courtesy

“> SheActive sells everything a woman will need for exercising, including sports bras and biker shorts. Photos: Courtesy

SheActive sells everything a woman will need for exercising, including sports bras and biker shorts. Photos: Courtesy

SheActive is heaven for active women. The brand is well-known for its fitness programme, equipment, and most importantly, its activewear. The shop sells everything a woman will need for exercising, including sports bras and biker shorts. 

However, what makes this brand such a commendable one is that it recognises the varied needs of women in Bangladesh and designs fitness clothes accordingly. 

For example, crop tops and sleeveless tops are what make up the image of activewear among women. SheActive, on the other hand, has modest options in its line-up.