3 Ways Your Activewear Can Impact Your Motivation

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The clothes you choose to exercise in have more of an impact than you think. For those who work out in the morning, you might only have time to grab the first thing in your cupboard and get out of the door, but this might change the way you work out. If you aren’t taking care of what you wear, you might end up in something too tight or too warm for the workout you want to do. Making sure you have the right sports bra, leggings and shoes will help you to perform at the top of your ability.

The Fit and Feel of the Clothes

Comfort and fit are key when it comes to workout clothes—you don’t want to be squatting with your leggings rolling down or feel too restricted when you are doing cardio. You want to make sure your clothes are clean, fit well, and are designed for the specific sport you are doing.


The brand you choose can influence your workout, whether you are a Nike girl or Alo Yoga, these all impact your motivation. Nike’s motto of ‘Just Do It’ might push you to work out harder or run faster. The branding of the sports companies is created to help you achieve your goals and also start conversations with other like-minded people.


The color you wear when you work out has an effect on how motivated you will be. Black is the go-to color when you feel that you want to cover up and not stand out, but wearing bright colors can have the opposite effect. Choose a color that releases serotonin and makes you feel happy or colors that stimulate you to work harder, like red. Find colors that make you feel good about yourself and wear them to your next workout and see how much better it is.