Not all sportswear is made equal. Get only the best with these tips.
Sticking to a regular exercise routine is often challenging enough, no thanks to work and other life commitments that get in the way.
But shopping for fitness wear shouldn’t be as tough. Clothes that look and feel good can boost your confidence at the gym, help you achieve your workout #goals, and motivate you to get off the couch when all you want to do is watch TV and chill.
With choices galore, knowing what to look for makes a huge difference. Keep these pointers in mind when you shop.
1. Moisture-wicking ability
AIRism Performance Support Tights ($29.90). Photo: Uniqlo
Look for materials that move perspiration away from the body. The materials used in Uniqlo’s latest Sport collection do just that. The DRY-EX fabric, found in pieces from tank tops to shorts, wicks sweat away quickly. Similarly, the AIRism fabric used in the Women’s AIRism Performance Support Tights ($29.90), releases moisture rapidly, so you’ll feel dry during your workouts. These tights function like compression tights. Use them to boost performance and for recovery.
2. Comfort and fit
DRY-EX Printed Short-Sleeve T ($19.90). Photo: Uniqlo
You want to move with ease when exercising, without having to worry about feeling restricted by clothing that’s ill-fitting. The gentle fit of Uniqlo’s Sport line allows for maximum stretching and big movements during your sweat sessions. In particular, the DRY-EX T-shirt ($19.90) has been designed with a range of motions in mind. It conforms to your body’s movements and has ultra-breathable mesh in all the right places – the armpits, back and shoulders.
3. Style and versatility
DRY-EX Ultra Stretch Shorts (29.90). Photo: Uniqlo
You might do yoga today, calisthenics tomorrow, and run during the weekend. Gear that can be used for all sorts of workouts is crucial. Beyond that, you want clothing that fits nicely into the athleisure trend, and can be worn out of the gym. Uniqlo Sport has got you covered! The collection is effortlessly stylish, and there’s a wide of variety of cuts and colours. Some pieces have thoughtful features: The DRY-EX Ultra Stretch Shorts ($29.90) has zippered pockets so you can keep your cash, keys and other items while exercising or running errands. It’s a win-win!
View the Uniqlo Sport women’s range at www.uniqlo.com/sg/store/women/collections/uniqlo-sport.html.