With spring slowly approaching everyone is rushing back to gym to get back their summer bodies. It goes without saying that working out has nothing to do with fashion, but you can definitely still look good while toning up.
The latest trend in men’s workout clothes are designs that look like every day wear, but still function as workout gear. Dress shirts and even suits are being made out of sweat-suit fabrics to ensure you look the part while working out.
Another big craze is smart-watches, like the Nike+ Sport Watch GPS (featured in Issue 04 of FLUX Mag). This great watch is like having your own personal trainer on your wrist; it records distance, pace, BPM (heart rate), and even how many calories you’ve burned. After your run you can connect the Nike+ Sport Watch GPS to a computer via USB to monitor your progress, and it even allows you to see the route you’ve just completed thanks to a built-in GPS system.
A few other essentials you should get your hands on to complete your fashion forward workout gear are:
- Some great running shoes; Nike offers the best technology built right into their shoes to make them light and sturdy, offering the best support. Always explain to the store consultants what you will be using your shoes for to ensure you get the right style and design for your workout needs.
- Get a leather kitbag to keep all your gear in; these designs are tough and will last you a lifetime.
- Find a stainless steel water bottle; when you re-use plastic it could become toxic and bacteria can build up over time. By switching to stainless steel your water stays fresh and clean for longer.