Whether you're just updating your gym wardrobe or are in need of new sportswear, Sundried give you our top 10 activewear pieces.
1. Sports Bra
A sports bra is an absolute must have for any type of workout. The racerback design of a sports bra prevents the straps slipping down while you move, while the supportive cups keep your chest in place and prevent any pain or discomfort. The Sundried Breithorn Bra is designed to lock down movement and reduce the impact on the shoulders by redistributing the weight across your back. The mesh racer back is great for keeping you cool when you build up a sweat and it looks great too!
2. Technical T-Shirt
You may think that any old t-shirt will do for a gym workout, but you want to make sure that the top you wear has special technical qualities to keep you comfortable while you move. Sweat-wicking materials draw moisture away from the body so that you stay drier and more comfortable during a tough session. A special technical gym top won't lose its shape as you move and will prevent chafing. The Sundried Dom Tee is our most popular technical gym top with advanced sweat-wicking technology and a flattering performance fit.
3. Gym Leggings
Finding the right pair of gym leggings is crucial for a comfortable workout. If you're constantly having the pull them up you won't be able to focus on your performance so you'll want to find ones with an adjustable waistband. The Sundried Ruinette Tights are designed with plenty of little extras like a personalised fit and double tie waistband, as well as sweat-wicking, adaptable materials. They also feature stylish reflective strips so that you stand out at night if running on the road.
4. Training Socks
The right socks might not always be top of your list when it comes to activewear, but they are important. Blisters can really set your training back and long training sessions are very dependant upon your feet being comfortable. Sports-specific training socks should be sweat-wicking with extra padding or protection in areas prone to blisters. The Sundried sports socks sit slightly higher up the ankle to protect the heel and prevent rubbing. They are anti-blister with their super soft, comfortable fabric and padded toe and heel areas.
5. Super Comfy Trainers
Finding the perfect pair of trainers can be tough as it’s a very individualised task. What works for one person may not work for another. Consider whether you'll be running on the road or on trails as there are specially tailored trainers specifically for your sport. Also consider whether you want a super lightweight pair of speed trainers, or if you'll need a more cushioned pair for longer runs. You can read our reviews of some of our favourite trainers here.
6. Weather Resistant Jacket
We all know the feeling of getting up to do a run or a workout and being put off by bad weather. Having a comfortable, technical waterproof jacket will mean there are no more excuses to skip your outdoor training session no matter what the season. A good weather resistant jacket will keep the elements off you without turning you into a sweat box underneath.
7. Fitness Tracker
Using a fitness tracker will help you achieve your goals with real statistics and useful information. By tracking your heart rate during a workout you can see if you are working hard enough and will be rewarded with calories burned at the end. Having an accurate measurement will aid in reaching your goals and can be something positive to focus on.
8. Gym Bag
With all your new gym gear you're going to need somewhere to put it! Regular bags may pick up a smell, but a gym bag is designed to be odour-resistant. We recommend you pack up your gym bag the night before, that way when it comes time to workout, you’re ready and raring to go and have no excuses to put it off. Keep your pre-gym routine as simple as possible to avoid allowing yourself the opportunity to find an excuse to not bother.
9. Water Bottle
When you're training at intensity, you lose a lot of water, so it’s essential to keep yourself hydrated. Grabbing yourself a reusable bottle prevents wasting used plastic bottles and helps minimise the load in our landfills waiting to decompose, not only that but plastic bottles contain harmful substances so you'll want one which is BPA-free like the Sundried water bottle.
Last but definitely not least is a gym towel. Having sweat dripping off your face during a tough workout might make you look like you're working hard, but it can be very irritating and uncomfortable. Make sure you have an appropriately-sized gym-specific towel that you can keep in your bag and also use to wipe down machines and benches once you've used them.