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- Well-designed workout clothes can make any type of workout a more comfortable experience.
- Workout gear worth your money should stay in place, move with you, and hold up through many wash cycles.
- We talked to 20 trainers, male and female, to share their favorite bras, tops, shorts, leggings, and joggers to workout in.
When you start working out, you certainly don’t need special clothes to break a sweat. As long as you have comfortable shorts or leggings and, if needed, a sports bra, the most important thing is to just get after it.
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But the more you work out, the more you realize those sweat-wicking tops and specialty-spandex shorts actually make a workout much more comfortable. After all, if your cotton top is so drenched by the end of a run that it’s literally weighing you down, or you spend an entire at-home spin class yanking your shorts down, your gear is making your workout harder than it needs to be.
With a ridiculous amount of technical brands all promising to support your fastest run, highest jump, most fire dance moves, it can be overwhelming to shop for new workout gear. So, I asked those who know more about great gear than anyone: fitness professionals. From certified personal trainers to entrepreneurs who’ve built million-dollar brands, they’ve tried and tested practically every tank, legging, and bra on the market.
Below, a total of 20 trainers shared their favorite pieces of workout gear from brands they’re not affiliated with and truly love. These workout tops, bras, shorts, and leggings have been put through the workout wringer and proven their place in your drawer.