Getting to the gym can be an enormous feat, especially if you have a jam packed schedule. Let’s say you’re able to find the time to carve out for yourself, it’s likely that the last thing you want to do is hit the gym — you’d much rather sit in front of the TV and chill. We can’t say that we blame you too much. However, you should try and maintain somewhat of an active lifestyle, if not for your health than for sanity reasons. It can truly take a lot to get your butt off the couch, so you definitely want to do something, anything, to get you a little more motivated. Why not try a new workout wardrobe? The Atlantic reports that in fact, wearing stylish workout gear can actually motivate you to get to the gym. Anything for a little motivation, but of course, a new workout wardrobe can’t hurt. If you’re itching for some new pieces to motivate you to hit the gym, here’s how you can build a new workout wardrobe for under $350. You’re welcome.
A good pair of running sneakers
Even if you’re not a runner, your best bet is go with a pair of sneakers designed for running. These Under Armour shoes are not only designed for running but for all day wear. The sneakers feature a mesh upper for increased airflow to keep your feet cool and the Velocity’s seamless overlays add support while the footbed conforms to your foot for a customized fit. In addition, the Micro G foam midsole absorbs any kinds of shock while cushioning your every step.
Under Armour Men’s Micro G Velocity Running Shoes in black from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $85
It’s easy to let the cold weather get you down and keep you away from the gym. The Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Thermal Running Pants will keep you dry and warm on your way to the gym and while you’re there. The articulated knees offer a natural range of motion, while the mesh side panels provide breathability. Additionally, the reflective elements to the pants offer visibility in low light, and side-zip pockets that allow for small-item storage. These are comfy and cozy.
Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Thermal Running Pants in Black from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $56
Some men just love to work out in shorts. Conversely, because you sweat so much, shorts are probably better to wear when you’re in the gym. The Nike Men’s Challenger running shorts are lightweight with sweat-wicking support that lasts. The side-panel mesh adds cool ventilation, and the built-in liner provides additional security. Additionally, the 7-inch inseam offers a great range of motion, along with moderate coverage.
Nike Men’s Challenger 7-Inch Running Shorts, from Sports Authority, $35
These Nike Men’s 6″ Pro Cool Compression Shorts, offer mobility and ventilation, while the tight fit offers locked-in coverage under your uniform without limiting your agility. The Dri-FIT fabric is responsible or evaporating moisture, while the mesh gusset promotes cooling airflow.
Nike Men’s 6″ Pro Cool Compression Shorts from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $21
A good hoodie
Under Armour Men’s Rival Cotton Full Zip Hoodie from Dick’s Sporting Goods, $55
It’s just one of those essentials that you need to workout. This Nike tee is perfect for any kind of athlete. Made with Nike’s special Dri-FIT moisture-wicking fabric, with a tag-free crew neck, you’ll never have any complaints about this one.
Nike Dri-FIT Tee-Men from Kohl’s, $19
Xersion Core Compression Muscle T-Shirt from JCPenney, $13
A long-sleeve shirt
Because sometimes a sweatshirt isn’t enough. Move without any kind of restriction in the Nike Pro Cool Long-sleeve Shirt, featuring a low-rise collar for added comfort. Again, the Nike Dri-FIT and mesh fabrics help to keep you sweat-free and comfortable while you’re working out.
Nike Men’s Pro Cool Fitted Long-Sleeve Shirt from Sports Authority, $25