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If I’m not in work clothes, you can pretty much guarantee that I will be in some sort of workout outfit. I am extremely picky and opinionated when it comes to my gear. I demand a lot out of it. There are sometimes that I am at the studio for a few hours between teaching and taking class. Therefore, I need quick drying and breathable pieces. Also, they need to stand up to lots of washing and use. These are my tried and true favorites for barre/yoga classes. These top 6 workout essentials are must haves for your closet.
The Top Six Workout Essentials You Need In Your Closet
A Good Pair of Black Leggings
I can’t even tell you my initial sticker shock when it came to lululemon leggings. However, I have had my pair of black leggings for over 3 years and they have held up. They have kept their compression, haven’t faded and have maintained their shape. I wear them all the time and they still feel like butter every time I pull them on.
One Fun Brightly Colored Piece
Something about bright cheery colors right? I have still been wearing these Pink Lotus leggings on major repeat. The softest pants I’ve ever owned, plus the stirrups ensure for a perfect fit. The MeetatthebarrexPL coupon with Pink Lotus is still good till October 25th for 20% off! Get on it! Here are a few other favorites from the line. These Zella brightly colored leggings are on major sale.
A Supportive Bra
Keep them lifted, supported and make sure it is breathable. I have been drawn recently to pretty detailed backs with medium coverage. The Lululemon free to be bra is my fav. They come in so many different colors now, so it’s fun to see a pop of color against your tanks. Reference for sizing, I’m a size 6 in them. I have been majorly lusting over every single piece in the Heroine sport line. This one is under $15 check it here.
Your Go to Built in Bra Tank
I pack the night before. If I don’t have to remember a bra and just pack one top; bonus points. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to class and have forgotten a bra. Guess who has to teach with her sweet beige bra straps hanging out?? Not a good look. I also have to remember to take my bras out of my bag. I counted three today. One wrapped around my stethoscope. Lovely. My current can’t seem to stop wearing on repeat is the wild tank from Lululemon. The straps don’t dig, are soft and gives good support.
An Easy Coverup
You know for when you need to stop by the grocery store after class and get blasted with air conditioning or have to brave the cold outside. I always keep one of these in the car. This one is my current fav, check out the back detail of it. This grey Zella wrap has been on major repeat.
Your Water Bottle
Jenn, this water bottle has been my total go to. I think I am going to take this relationship to the next level and upgrade to the 25oz. I know it won’t fit in the cup holders but it will lead to less trips to the water cooler. I also am going to cave one day and get a Swell bottle in Rose Gold. It will help cure my total jonesing for the new iPhone in rose gold. Possibly. That’s what I’ll keep telling myself.
Your One Sassy Piece
That one piece that makes you feel confident/sexy/good. Really, it’s anything that when you have no motivation to workout….you put that piece on and you immediately want to go workout. For me, it’s this brand of pants. I mean, there is no way you won’t want to work out after slipping them on. Plus, I tell myself, if I don’t get my booty going…….these pants won’t be looking the same if you don’t get to class. Two of my favorite sassy brands are Solowand Michi.
At the end of the day make yourself a promise to stay accountable for those workouts. Lay out your clothes the night before. Schedule that class. Wake up 30 minutes earlier. Go to the gym immediately after work. Whatever you have to do to maintain those healthy life choices. Set a goal for yourself if you do X amounts of workouts, reward that sustained effort with some new gear that makes you feel like a million bucks in it. What are your favorite workout pieces? What current workout essentials can you not live without? Share your current favs with me!