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Ready to hit the treadmill running?
Workout clothes are made for getting sweaty in, but that’s no excuse for wearing the same tired ‘UCC Trampoline Club’ t-shirt to the gym week in, week out for 16 years.
The fact is, if you feel good in your active wear, chances are you’ll be more likely to go for a run or hit up a HIIT class.
Here are six smart pieces to add to your workout wardrobe this weekend:
1. THE PERFECT LIGHT (BUT COSY) JACKET
This functional jacket has a lined hood to protect your ears from the breeze and zip-up pockets so you won’t lose your keys and phone when you (eventually) break into a jog.
Get it: €39.95, H&M, Opera Lane
2. LEGGINGS THAT FLATTER
The mesh panels in these colour-block leggings make you look like you’ve been hitting the gym twice daily since 2014 – even if you’ve never actually been.
Get them: €22.99, New Look, Opera Lane
3. A SPORTS BRA THAT WORKS
This extra high-impact sports bra is a bestseller at Next for a reason. With no padding or wires, it’s lightweight and gives a natural shape. The multiway straps convert from a regular to cross-back shape and its moisture-wicking technology will keep you fresh as a daisy.
Get it: €34, Next, Opera Lane
4. COMFY TEES
They’re your first defence against the elements so comfy basics are essential to any workout plan. Stock up on GAP’s brilliant GapFit Breathe Tie-Front T-Shirts in the sales – the long sleeves will keep you cosy and the four-way stretch allows freedom of movement.
Get it: From €19.99 (sale) at GAP, Opera Lane
Nail casual cool in this velour Adidas hoodie – it’ll keep you toasty after your yoga session and it looks just as good with jeans for Saturday brunch.
Get it: €98, Topshop, Opera Lane
6. THE IDEAL GYM BAG
Simplicity is key when it comes to schlepping stuff from office to gym and back again. This roomy bag comes in fast-drying functional fabric with two handles and a zipped inner compartment.
Get it: Sports Bag, €22.99, H&M