Even those of us who are fitness fanatics have off days and can’t be roused to go to the gym. It’s true. The mere idea of putting on skin-tight spandex gear and sweating it out with everyone watching when you’re having an off day can make anyone want to head back to the couch.
But before you give up, we rounded up some workout finds that will help you jump start your routine, whether you’re a gym newbie or you just need to get back into it. It’s all about being excited to be there and sometimes, it takes new sneakers, sports bags and bras to make that happen.
Take this tank from the gym straight to the bar.
Elastic Tank, $45 at Carbon38
Sweat it out without unsightly wet marks in this stretchy black sports bra.
5th Avenue, $75 at Phat Buddha
Shine bright like a diamond no matter where you find yourself.
NB Glow Beacon Jacket, $174.99 at New Balance
Perfect for Zumba or any other dance-based workout, these roomy pants will transition well to post-workout activities.
Lover Excel, $99.99 at Lorna Jane
Hard to argue with the appeal of this dizzyingly upbeat print.
Candice Crop in Digi Print, $100 at Carbon38
Manduka is considered the Rolls-Royce of yoga mats. They have a lifetime guarantee and you’ll feel the difference immediately. Its latest models are sustainability made of 100 percent reclaimable and recyclable PLUSfoam. They’re cushiony, while being easy to grip even in a hot yoga room and they’re available in a slew of colors. Opt for pink or green — colors which have been shown to promote happiness.
LiveON 5mm, $58 at Manduka
Lo & Sons
Easy to wash, The Catalina will work year-round as a gym bag. Stylish enough to take you from your workout to the office, it features multiple pockets to separate dirty from clean clothes as well as a bottom zipper pocket with room for an extra pair of shoes.
The Catalina, $90 at Lo & Sons
It’s very important to be meticulous when shopping for sneakers. ASICS combines function and fashion with a wide range of styles designed specifically with runners in mind — no matter your stride. Available in more than a half-dozen colorways, this is one of its latest models for mild to moderate overpronators.
GEL-Kayano 21, $160 at ASICS
Fast-drying, all of FitFit’s leggings come in vibrant patterns and colorways, and are designed to be worn as high or low rise.
Pure Joy Yoga Legging, $64.60 at FitFit
For an alternative to skin-tight leggings, check out these loosely tailored pants.
Soho Pant, $79 at Athleta
If ever there was such a thing as subtle leopard.
Lori 2.0, $85 at Vie Active
Spiritual Gangster is known for its irreverent yoga-inspired fashions. This signature tank is a great way to remember not to take things too seriously.
Varsity Crop Tank, $42 at Spiritual Gangster