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This or That: Fancy Workout Clothes or Any Old Clothes?


Fancy (high-tech) workout clothes
16% (2385 votes)
Any old clothes
75% (10827 votes)
Other
9% (1282 votes)
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BARABAKA

6/3/2013 10:49:40 AM

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I wear "high-tech" sport bra and shoes, it`s a fitness "high-tech must-have" in my opinion. It's a pleasure to have fancy fitness clothes, it really inspires, but it isn't REALLY nesessary. As a student, I can't afford it. So my T-shirt and pants are usual, cotton, but not old.
ps. Still my dream is a wardrobe full of Reebok and Nike T-shirts, bras and pants :D

SBECKER526

4/8/2013 5:07:23 PM

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I like to dress depending on the workout and what I am doing after the gym. I have several really great outfits. I have casual exercise clothes as well. My golf wardrobe is very up to date and sporty.

RUNNERRACHEL

10/29/2012 12:37:48 PM

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Having well-fitting, sweat-wicking, supportive gear--shoes, sports bra, non-chafing socks, non-chafing running crops make me feel ready to workout...if I wear clothes I would just sleep or lounge in, I will feel like sleeping or lounging in them.

I could run in anything but it definitely helps to have the right gear--especially if you are doing long distance or a race!

TIMOTHYNOHE

8/12/2012 12:51:22 PM

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I don't consider the Dry-fit stuff I buy at walmart to be either high tech.fancy or any old thing. I have my running/workout gear and I have my regular clothers. The only "fancy" thing I have and that I am particular about is my shoes.If I am going to give my feet and legs a pounding, I want my feet properly supported. And my four different types of sports shoes do not hold a candle to the rows and rows of shoes that She(WMBO) has in he closet ... as much as she snickers at my shelf of shoes.

SOAPSANDROPES

7/13/2012 8:50:42 AM

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Both! Nothing picks me up when I don't feel like working out than putting on some nice workout clothes but most of the time it is whatever old t-shirt is on the top of the pile.

DIANNEMT

6/1/2012 6:10:50 PM

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I answered "fancy" because I feel better when I am in the nicer clothes! I may run in old stuff but I like to wear better stuff to go to the gym. It is hard enough to see me in the mirror!

DEEANDMICHAEL

3/24/2011 8:35:22 PM

it sounds silly, but sometimes I like to match colors of what the instructor has on my DVDs.

JOL2367

10/26/2010 5:11:00 AM

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I usually wear a sports bra with a T shirt (mostly the kind of t shirts I would wear to bed) and a pair of stretch pants or sweatpants.

SCRIPTDUCK

8/22/2010 8:09:33 AM

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I have always worn REAL work-out clothes, as in purpose bought tech tops, running shorts-tops, hiking pants, fitness bras, yoga pants, and so on. I even have a SEPARATE DRESSER and drawers just for work-out clothes. I do NOT wear these clothes for anything else except fitness. I go to two different gyms plus do exercises at home. One exception: if I exercise at home, I wear pj bottoms or pj shorts.

KAMAHI22

8/12/2010 1:03:00 AM

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I love being in tights because they let you move. If it's cold though I'll just throw on sweatpants. I don't have anything fancy because I spend my money on other things. Why buy clothes for just one reason when you can buy something else that will help you feel good whenever you wear it? (i.e. LBD)

JENKEELY73

7/9/2010 10:05:13 AM

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I answered old clothes but if I do happen to have on nice work-out clothes, it does help me "up" my game mentally. Plus, they're usually more flattering.

SWEETLIPS

7/2/2010 11:22:54 AM

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I bought tanks, capris and shorts when I started losing because everything else was big, and I wanted to see me. Now they are old, and because they are not necessary to be new, I will keep them until they fall off.

MEPIFRO

6/26/2010 10:06:14 AM

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I don't buy fancy, as in expensive, but functional workout clothes that fit well and supportive bras really make a difference in getting in a good workout. Not only are they more comfortable, but I find when I dress like I'm serious about working out, I am more serious about working out.

MINDYS79

6/15/2010 12:14:27 AM

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I don't count my exercise clothes as fancy but I did buy myself new work out outfits as a motivation to work out. I figure I have work clothes, "play" clothes, night out clothes, etc so why shouldn't exercise be it's own important category!

MUSTANG95GT

6/8/2010 9:46:23 PM

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I don't think you need high tech clothes for a good exercise session. But I think if you have basic exercise clothes you will be much more comfortable. I highly recommend wicking shirts - they are so much better than a cotton T-shirt for a sweaty exercise session. Much cooler and they dry fast. And shirts that actually fit instead of a baggy T-shirt allow you to exercise with out getting half "nekkid" when you touch your toes. And. . . good socks and shoes are a must.

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