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GEORGANNE39 SparkPoints: (43,303)
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5/3/14 10:53 A

no

BOB5148 SparkPoints: (221,838)
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5/3/14 10:38 A

No

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (81,082)
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5/3/14 10:35 A

Wicking clothes is sooo much cooler when working out when you sweat a lot. Don't have to worry about perspiration weighing you down.

JUSTECROYEZ Posts: 1,802
5/3/14 5:55 A

Not always

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (69,521)
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5/3/14 4:18 A

Sometimes, when closer to my goal weight I dress better at the gym

LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (28,770)
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5/3/14 4:16 A

Most of my working out involves a swimsuit, cap and goggles. emoticon

I do wear specific workout clothes when I do Zumba or yoga. a top that wicks and either shorts for Zumba or yoga pants. I also have Zumba specific shoes.

Part of wearing special clothes is practical; I sweat a lot and a sports-specific top that wicks is more comfortable. And part of wearing special clothes is mental. I look thinner and more fit in a fitted workout shirt than I do in an old tee-shirt, and because I have bright, fun colors, I feel happy when I put my workout gear on. Changing into my workout gear sets me up for a mind shift so that I can focus on working out and not let my mind wander to other things.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (255,318)
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5/2/14 11:40 P

Whatever is comfortable

ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
5/2/14 11:36 P

I work from home so the clothing part isn't the issue. It's remembering to not get lost in my work and have the day evaporate!

REBCCA SparkPoints: (328,607)
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5/2/14 11:26 P

Yes I wear Kangoo Jumps when I walk emoticon (cushions joints etc, supports ankles and doubles calories burned). Otherwise I wear whatever clothes the weather dictates.

For road biking I wear bike shorts/pants, jersey and bike shoes with cleats to fit clipless pedals and protective helmet. emoticon

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,149
5/2/14 10:58 P

I have special clothes for when I go walking outside. Indoor exercise I wear t-shirt and shorts or pants

FATBOTTOMGRILL Posts: 253
5/2/14 10:16 P

Yes

SANDICANE Posts: 3,394
5/2/14 9:44 P

nope

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,394
5/2/14 3:49 P

They aren't expensive or fancy, but I do have performance shirts/capris that I wear as well as sports bras. I sweat like a pig and need the wicking power, so to speak. I also have loose skin that bothers me when I run or do high intensity workouts, so I need some compression as well.

Now that I'm getting more into running, I'm considering investing in some good compression shorts/tops.

If you are comfortable with what you wear now, I wouldn't invest any more into special clothes.

QUILTANDKNIT SparkPoints: (106,096)
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5/2/14 3:38 P

good shoes, but then just old sweats or shorts.

Edited by: QUILTANDKNIT at: 5/2/2014 (15:38)
DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (176,045)
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5/2/14 2:57 P

good shoes and supportive bra are necessary ,shorts and shirt

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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5/2/14 2:36 P

Yes, dri fit only....never cotton!

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,131
5/2/14 2:10 P

The only things that are really special about my work out clothes are properly supportive shoes and sports bra.

Other than that, I couldn't care.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (161,345)
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5/2/14 2:05 P

Yes - yoga pants or shorts- no zippers, snaps, etc. and a fitness bra with a tank top.

PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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5/2/14 1:40 P

no


SHERYLDS Posts: 15,821
5/2/14 1:40 P

nope, comfortable, breathable, and good shoes for walking.

LADYREDCOMET SparkPoints: (65,733)
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5/2/14 1:12 P

Yes, especially if I'm doing cardio or am going to be sweating a lot. I personally find it motivating to have fun clothes that I own just for wearing during my workouts (plus I need the extra support of a good sports bra for cardio), so for me it's worth the investment. Others might not find it worth the money.

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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5/2/14 12:56 P

Just comfortable, breathable, yet supportive clothes.

4ANEWME2DAY SparkPoints: (123,583)
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5/2/14 12:08 P

comfortable walking shoes

LOVEBONNIELOVE Posts: 566
5/2/14 11:40 A

special shoes

ANDILH Posts: 1,512
5/2/14 11:39 A

I have clothes I pretty much specifically wear for Pilates, but only because they are more closely fitted to my body than what I would normally wear. I just wear regular shirts and yoga pants. Mine are kind of expensive because anytime you buy a women's tall or long anything it costs an arm and a leg more.
My other main form of exercise is swimming, and I do spend quite a bit on suits, but again, it's hard to find suits (even tankinis) that are long enough for me. So once I find something that works I tend to stick with it even if it costs more.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
5/2/14 8:56 A

I don't really have many clothes that are only used for exercise though the ones I wear are appropriate for the exercise I do. I do have some sports bras and it is nice to use those so my regular bras don't get all sweaty. I do have shoes that I only use for exercise.

I think if you are comfortable in a tshirt and shorts when you exercise then you don't need to spend more money.

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wear.htm
www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/choosing-wo
rkout-clothes.aspx

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GINNABOOTS Posts: 7,411
5/2/14 8:51 A

yes

KABRYCAN SparkPoints: (10,802)
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5/2/14 8:43 A

some old t shirts, tanks, and usually leggings of a sort or I have some shorts.. some I have purchased most are just there :) my biggest expense was good shoes and sport bras often I grab the hubbys tank tops at home cause they are loose and comfy :D

EABHA70 SparkPoints: (62,065)
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5/2/14 8:38 A

I wear mostly cheap stuff from Old Navy when I work out, just T-shirts and leggings. But I did invest in two expensive sports bras. I wear size 40J, and good support there is NOT optional. And I invested in decent walking shoes and trainers because my feet are flat, and I am prone to shin splints, heel spurs, and severe arch pain.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,843
5/2/14 8:20 A

I don't know about special, but do usually wear work-out clothes. But sometimes I wear sweats.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,112
5/2/14 8:18 A

Yes, depends what type of exercise I am doing

DOOBIE893 SparkPoints: (63,533)
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5/2/14 8:05 A

no

Edited by: DOOBIE893 at: 5/2/2014 (08:06)
DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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5/2/14 8:03 A

I have a pair of shoes and a sports bra strictly for running and wear mostly yoga pants or capris to do my exercise in.

KITTY20 Posts: 7,575
5/2/14 8:01 A

Yes, I wear wicked fabric for all my work out clothes.

MARTHA324 SparkPoints: (98,153)
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5/2/14 7:55 A

Yes. I wear compression pants for aerobics and t-shirts. Yoga pants for yoga and Pilates. Always make sure to have the right shoes.

VAINVT Posts: 4,586
5/2/14 7:33 A

Yes. Just t-shirts and pants, but they are my workout clothes.

BUSYGRANNY5 SparkPoints: (359,578)
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5/2/14 7:31 A

Yes... nothing expensive....just comfy and appropriate for exercise

KKKAREN Posts: 12,341
5/2/14 7:30 A

I wear a loose fitting cotton short and a regular tee shirt in the summer, in the winter I wear a long sleeve tee shirt, yoga pants and a down vest. I wear the same clothes everyday until laundry day. I haven't spent any big money on my workout clothes but one day I will, they sure are cute.

DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,157
5/2/14 7:27 A

Depends on the workout. I have special running clothes that I use, I invested in a good sports bra and a good pair of running shoes and I wear clothing especially for running. Working out at home I wear whatever is comfortable.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,113
5/2/14 6:48 A

idk... it may depend on what you do, to workout. I started by just wearing any old tee and shorts that I already owned. I do some brisk walking with hills, for cardio. And the cold clammy sweaty cotton t-shirt got to me. So I used some "performance" shirts as a reward for working out. But I bought them when they were on sale for cheap at Kohl's. Then I needed a jacket too. Again, a reward for working out & purchased on sale. And my regular bras just weren't cutting it for the workouts. I'd sweat and need to wash the bra after every use. If I was going to buy some more bras, might as well get some sports bras. Then I needed long sleeved (performance) shirts for the wintertime. Those I got at Walmart for 6 bucks on Black Friday. Gradually over a period of time, I've accumulated a whole pile of workout clothes.

SIOL55 SparkPoints: (59,899)
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5/2/14 6:41 A

No

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/2/14 6:00 A

i have a set of clothes that i wear when i workout -- i wouldn't call them special

MIFITNOW Posts: 2,656
5/2/14 5:59 A

yes

THROOPER62 Posts: 23,959
5/2/14 5:56 A

yes

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,279
5/2/14 5:55 A

no

SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
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5/2/14 5:48 A

No

LADY_ALICE SparkPoints: (9,340)
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5/2/14 5:44 A

If I am at the gym.... yes most definitely

SALGUOD2 Posts: 3,839
5/2/14 5:18 A

yes

STEELER71 Posts: 8,047
5/2/14 5:08 A



No. Just shorts and tee shirt.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 7,041
5/2/14 2:28 A

Or do you just throw on a tshirt and shorts? Do you have specific sports bras, tops, booty shorts etc. just for working out? Is it worth then extra expense?

I am thinking of buying some but I don't spend hours and hours working out so I was thinking maybe it isn't worth it?

What do you think?

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