The Importance Of Being Confident In Your Gym Wear

This post is all about gym wear, but, it’s a little different. I hope it doesn’t come off as a rant but I just want to stick up for all the girls in the gym that I feel are similar to me and occasionally get judged for no reason.

I was listening to a podcast the other day, one that I normally love where they chat about funny stuff, day to day trials and tribulations, first world problems etc and it’s usually really funny. But, this time they were talking about gym wear and what they think of people that take pride in what they wear to workout in. Basically, they were saying if you’re wearing nice gym kit and not an old baggy t-shirt and holey leggings you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re essentially vain. I disagree with this completely. I don’t know about you, but just because I like to look my best in the gym by wearing pieces that I think are stylish from Nike, Sweaty Betty, Elle Sport and other stylish gym-wear brands.

Wearing quality gym kit, feeling super sassy in your new leggings and brightly coloured trainers and being confident doesn’t mean that you’re not going to sweat it out, work your butt off and it certainly doesn’t mean that you don’t know what you’re doing.

If they want to wear an old t-shirt and whatever leggings they’ve found from the washing pile then that’s fine but it definitely doesn’t motivate me. I’m not saying that because they don’t wear ‘stylish’ gym kit that they don’t work hard either I’m just saying that we shouldn’t be judged and looked down on for caring what we look like in the gym. I will rock my coordinating leggings and sports bra and I’ll battle anyone in a burpee-off if they think looking awesome means you’re not leaving the gym bright red and sweating.

Elle Sport 2

I’m not usually into the matchy-matchy thing in the gym but I do like the coordination and especially the classic logo look because it’s just so minimal and cool. This Elle Sport monochrome sports bra and leggings set has that same logo-based Nineties vibe happening similar to the Calvin Klein underwear trend and I’m all over this look for the gym. I’d wear a black, white or grey oversized vest over the top probably to keep the minimal theme.

What do you think? Are you a sassy gym wear type of person or a throw on whatever and go gal? Either way, I salute you for heading to the gym and working out but I’ll be one in the neon pink trainers.

Elle Sport 3

A huge thanks to M&M Direct for hooking me up with these lovely Elle Sport goodies, I received these items for a feature but this is not a paid sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I completely agree with you! Making an effort with my appearance in terms of what I wear makes me feel more comfortable and confident and if that’s what I want/need when I go to the gym and that’s what works then why should it matter?

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda

  2. My boyfriend actually jokes that i own more gym kit than i do normal clothes.. if only he knew that was more true than he thinks!. I love new gym clothes, but that doesn’t mean i think everyone should own them.

  3. Confidence speaks louder in the gym, If you are confident with what you are wearing you will be able to out perform every other person. I have my my own experience of being very shy at the gym when I was worried about How I looked, That is why looking good and confident is important and clothes really build that confidence.

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