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Between excitement and apprehension, you’ve decided to take the plunge and start a journey towards a healthier mind and body by attending the gym. If you’re new, the feeling of going to the gym can be quite daunting, but you’re not alone. All gym veterans started exactly where you are. To help them build confidence and stick to the gym, they use the right equipment, made healthier choices, and maintained a positive mindset. For this post, we’ll guide you through what equipment you’ll need.
Leggings are a go-to piece of gym apparel, but not all leggings are adequate for the gym. Some leggings are prone to appearing see-through in certain lighting, revealing sweat patches, and fail to flatter the body’s natural curves.
This is where Curves leggings come in, they’re shapely, made out of material that prevents any see-through mishaps, and they’re equipped for dealing with sweat. As an added benefit, they’re stylish too!
As a woman, it’s one of the essential pieces of clothing you’ll need. Attempting to give your all in a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout is incredibly tricky, and even painful, without the right support.
If you shop online for sports bras, be sure to order a few types and sizes to find your best fit! Support levels vary and should be in the description for your chosen item.
When you’re trying your bras on, stretch up high, jog on the spot, and simulate the movements you’ll be doing at the gym. This way, you’ll know which bra is comfortable and practical for your workout.
Sweating is a natural part of putting in a good workout at the gym. However, while running on the treadmill or lifting weights, sweat can become an issue if it runs into your eyes. Therefore, it helps to have a sweatband ready to wipe it away. You can purchase bands for your wrist, or in the form of a headband.
Although it may be tempting to pluck out your old trainers for the gym, it’s worth considering investing in some new ones. Over time, the soles become worn and lose grip. And the inside of the shoe loses the shape that once molded to and supported your foot.
For these reasons, purchasing new trainers is advised. As with the sports bra, practice running and jumping in your new gym shoes to see if they’re comfortable and can sustain the movements you’ll be doing during your workouts.
Having a large water bottle ready is essential for the gym. As you workout, you’ll inevitably sweat and lose a lot of fluid. A water bottle on hand for interval breaks will help your body replenish those fluids.
Buying and preparing the right equipment is one part of getting ready for the gym.
You might want to consider preparing yourself in other ways, such as amping up veggies and fruits in your diet to make sure you’ll have enough energy. Drinking enough water before your workout and gaining a good night’s sleep before hitting the gym.
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