The best women workout gear s breathable, wicks sweat and doesn’t bunch up during jumping jacks or burpees. Depending on your preferred activity, you might need leggings with a high waistband to keep your core in place and avoid embarrassing slippage, or a supportive sports bra that won’t ride up during every single lunge.
Having the right gear can make you actually want to hit the gym in the morning, and there’s no better way to add some energy to your look than by mixing up the colors. A bright cropped hoodie can give you the motivation you need to run that extra mile or try out that new barre class, and a striped tee can keep you cool as you go through your favorite sweaty poses.
Gear Up for Success: Essential Workout Gear for Women’s Active Lifestyle
Senior Commerce Editor Kristen Geil is an NASM-certified personal trainer and has run four marathons, so she knows a thing or two about what works during intense fitness sessions. She also leads Shape’s Sneaker Awards and Best in Fitness Awards, which means she’s tried all the latest, greatest running shoes and fitness clothing to find the best products that will help you crush your workout goals.
If you’re a fan of street style-inspired, fashion-forward activewear, look no further than female-founded brand P.E Nation. The Australian label is lauded for its sleek pieces that work both in and out of the gym, like these track pants with boxing-inspired thick elastic waistbands and this asymmetrical top. Then there’s Spanx, whose shapewear-inspired leggings are made to support your body while creating a smooth effect on your legs and hips. This style, called the Booty Boost, looks so good you might even want to wear them out after your yoga class or group fitness session.