Aloha, earth to beach cottage people, let’s talk about exercise clothes and the best workout gear today, if you Facebook with abeachcottage you will know love all the girlfriend sharing that goes on, one of the best things I love about the internet, I mean who needs a magazine these days, just hop on Facebook :-) …anyway when I started to seriously see I needed to get my energy back, get exercising and mini-detox my life (I wrote here about ways I have found to get more energy) I realised that the daggiest old sweats really weren’t helping matters, especially since I often end up still in my workout gear on the afternoon school run, yes that’s pleasant if you bump into me.
So I put it out there to the lovely ladies who love coastal beachy decor as to what they wear when they hit the gym, run by the sea, brace the elements or partake in sporting teams….it was very interesting..
And I took all the recommendations on board, checked it all out on the net and also braced myself with a huge coffee, laced with whisky, joke, and took myself to the mall for an oh-my-gosh-I-think-I-might-rather-slit-my-wrists-than-do-this exercise gear trying on session. Phew looking in that big ole mirror with the great lighting, Winter skin and forty is the new thirty derriere ain’t for the faint of heart. But in the name of beach cottage research I discovered some very interesting facts.
What to Look for in Exercise Clothing
legs : fabric must be thick and stretchy – thin fabric does not a nice orange peeled leg make
muffin top : waistband must be double, if not quadruple, it must be t-i-g-h-t, repeat t-i-g-h-t however one must have the ability to breathe
derriere : bottom must be cut skilfully, fabric must not be plentiful to the hips or the seat of the bottom
stomach : fabric must scoop and flatten via suckinability of fabric (see legs)
I am building a workout wardrobe up, but overall winner for me so far in terms of value for money versus quality has been very surprisingly Cotton On (free shipping to Australia plus worldwide shipping, size is true), seriously this stuff is up there with the top brands for fit, comfort, cut and wear…I’ve bought lots in this range and everything is great quality, washes really really well, is super friendly on the pocket, has low-key branding (I cannot stand to have some brand plastered over my chest), is cut nicely and most of all does what you hope it will do, as in pulls in the muffin, and lifts up the derriere while still somehow leaving you feeling comfortable.
And that in itself is something worth gold in this old cottage.
But what about YOU, what’s your HG in workout gear? Love to know what y’all wear to get sweaty ;-)
p.s. this is not a paid review for Cotton On Active exercise clothing workout gear
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