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Do new workout clothes motivate you to exercise?

61% (14867 votes)
25% (6023 votes)
I have never bought workout clothes
15% (3680 votes)
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2/16/2015 9:35:14 AM

AUNA_CYCLE's SparkPage
When you have nice clothes, you want to use them. I think workout clothes are a necessity, so you shouldn't wait until you've lost weight to buy them. They are a part of preparing yourself for success!


2/16/2015 9:34:59 AM

AUNA_CYCLE's SparkPage
When you have nice clothes, you want to use them. I think workout clothes are a necessity, so you shouldn't wait until you've lost weight to buy them. They are a part of preparing yourself for success!


7/17/2013 7:12:43 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
It's always nice to have new clothes.


4/30/2013 12:26:27 AM

Just the opposite: Exercise motivates me to get new clothes.


8/26/2012 2:31:39 PM

New clothes are one of my favourite purchases either to reward myself for a good job (e.g., competing in a race) or to help me bust out of a slump (e.g., buy something and only wear it to do the workout I tend to avoid doing, like speedwork or strength training).


8/26/2012 1:52:29 PM

Now that you have fixed the ladies up how about an article for men? Most of the stuff for men looks rediculous.....


8/26/2012 12:22:58 PM

SANDY_52's SparkPage
When I first started working out at 238 pounds, I wore whatever I had that was loose enough to feel comfortable and would hide my body. Now that I'm down to 142, I want to wear exercise clothing that fits, looks nice, and make me feel like I've really accomplished something. No more hiding behind baggy clothing for me!


8/15/2012 11:15:32 PM

Wow. I was totally blown away about clothes motivating people to work out "more". The only article of clothing that has impacted my workout were shoes--and not because how they look, but the fit. Has been a constant struggle with me.


8/14/2012 3:36:38 PM

BLUE48DOWN's SparkPage
The clothes don't motivate me to exercise. The exercise (and improving body) motivates me to buy new workout clothes.



2/11/2012 7:34:36 PM

KIKIBEAN1's SparkPage
I'm obsessed with anything lululemon, which is expensive but totally worth it. I don't mind paying extra if it means I can enjoy yoga or spinning without having to adjust, pull, or tug at my clothes. Plus, their stuff is so light and wicks away sweat; most of the time I don't even realize how gross I got during a workout.


3/26/2011 12:29:48 AM

VON728's SparkPage
I love my workout clothes. Got them frm Sam's Club. the top has a build in sports bra. Also bought 2 pairs of skechers. One for work and on pair to work out in


3/19/2011 10:28:13 PM

I was surprised to discover that new workout clothes do make a difference. When I began, I wore the standard t shirts I always wear. As I started losing weight and they became baggy, I started picking up more tops made for exercise; they turned out to be more comfortable and more flattering. And they don't obscure the view of my feet when doing downward dog.


3/4/2011 8:55:14 AM

PUNZIE73's SparkPage
Of course I feel better! I'm human and a woman! I always make it a point to look "put together" when working out. Not with full on makeup or jewelry. Just a nice fitted tank with coordinating sneakers. I usually wear my Champion yoga pants, they are comfortable and flatter my figure! I want to see my reflection and not look like or feel like exercise road-kill.


1/6/2011 4:07:19 PM

I've discovered recently that when I wear fitted work out shirts, I suck in and work my abs a lot more during zumba and other activities so I don't look as flabby :) I've always been motivated by how I look. I guess this is one area where being shallow pays off. I always used to wear baggy shirts and sweatpants and would get down on myself while watching myself in the mirror, but fun bright work out clothes, even though I don't look nearly as good in them as my elliptical neighbor usually, make my try and work out harder.


12/17/2010 2:26:24 PM

REEDSKI's SparkPage
For the first time in my life I bought some exercise clothes. Before that I'd just wear a t-shirt and some stretchy shorts. I have to admit I like wearing my exercise clothes. They were for warmer weather, though. Now, that it is getting cooler in the evenings I need to buy something warmer. Something long sleeved that I can pull off once I warm up.

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