FitFeb| Drea’s Fab Picks for Workout Gear

tumblr_mhj6klpnok1rhmj7wo1_1280If you’re still trying to motivate yourself to get into the gym, maybe the secret isn’t having a trusty workout gal pal or a rigid routine. Maybe it’s all about being excited to get dressed for the gym. Surely, the gym isn’t a fashion show, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous while working out. Below, I’ve listed my top 6 fab picks that can help motivate you to get in the gym and keep you comfortable while you’re bouncing around toning up your booty and biceps!

  • Tank Tops:
    • Tip: Look for tank tops that will help keep you cool and dry at the gym. John Lewis, $15
  • Sports Bras: 
    • Tip: Invest in sports bras that are fully lined and well-fitted. H&M, $16
  • Yoga Pants:
    • Tip: These are most suitable for general exercise and when you’re doing yoga and/or pilates. Victoria’s Secret, $35
  • Water Bottle:
    • Tip: Purchase a water bottle that’s functional, BPA-free, and fabulous. Target, $16 
  • iPod/MP3 Player:
    • Tip: Download tunes that are upbeat, motivating, and fun to listen to.
  • Fab Footwear:

    • Tip: Of all the items, this is the one you should spend the most time on. Be sure to check prices, functionality, and comfort before purchasing a pair of sneakers for the gym. Nike, $155

As a final tip, I know some of you girls prefer to look presentable when at the gym, and that’s understandable. But, instead of wearing a full face of makeup, I suggest skipping the foundation and powder and only wearing a tinted moisturizer, a few coats of waterproof mascara and a non-tinted lip gloss.

MissDrea is the editor-in-chief of TheRealMissDrea Daily, the #1 online source for all things fabulous and everything in between, updated with daily doses of celebrity new/gossip, fashion/beauty news, videos, interviews, and exclusives and occasional peeks into her “fabulous” life! Connect with her on Twitter: @therealmissdrea and Instagram: @therealmissdrea. 

Keep Calm and Work Out!

I love clothing items that are both fashionable and functional, and let’s face it– if it’s fashionable, it is functional! I make no apologies for being motivated by cute workout clothes. None at all. I don’t need to walk into the gym looking like a Maxim model, but there is no reason to wear my boyfriend’s basketball shorts either! Heaven forbid I do it, but that would be the day I run into everyone I know, and cameras on phones are sneaky these days!

I jest, but there is something much more effective about working out in clothes that fit. Fitted clothing will allow you to see and be aware of your body’s alignment at all times. There are mirrors in gyms for a reason. Your core will receive the fullest workout when you keep your posture correct during your lunges, jogging or elliptical time. Properly fitting pants? You can actually see your feet and their alignment with your knees. All of this truly matters. Who has time for an injury, anyway?

The shirt I’m wearing is from a darling Etsy boutique and they make the shirt when you order it. Check out the video so you can see the surprisingly cute back detail!