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What to wear: Fitness Clothing

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

One of the questions that we're asked most often is... What should I wear to exercise? There's no easy answer as what suits one person won’t be the best for another but shopping for sportswear is one of my favourite hobbies, so here goes! Starting out Don’t feel that you need to be fully kitted out in head-to-toe luminous Lycra and £200 trainers for our workouts! A scruffy t-shirt and leggings are perfectly adequate, especially until you work out what works for you. What you should spend a little time and money on is getting fitted for a good sports bra and trainers. A properly supportive sports bra will save you all sorts of aches, pains and embarrassing moments - I like the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run bra best. Treat your feet I think it’s important to try on trainers in a shop and ask questions about the best type for different activities. For indoor classes and workouts, a flat sole is ideal as it allows you to twist and swivel more than a running shoe.

Clothing – the best bit! The choice of ‘activewear’ clothing is huge compared to when I started Gemma Pearce Fitness! Every supermarket and clothing retailer has an exercise range now and they’re generally really good and inexpensive. It’s great to be able to wander around the supermarket and pop a pair of leggings in your trolley! I also love browsing around H&M, Matalan, TKMaxx, Decathlon and Primark (online or in person) for the latest trends in inexpensive sportswear. You don't need to spend a fortune on workout clothes, but it's good to have a set of clothing that you dedicate just to working out - you're going to sweat in them a lot! Breathable and flexible fabrics are worth looking out for, try long tops that don't ride up as you raise your arms in the air (so annoying!), and don't be afraid of the brightly coloured leggings that are ‘all the rage’ at the moment. Happy shopping - if you have any more tips on where to shop, please share them with us! To find the best online workouts to test drive your fitness clothing, check out

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