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Old 05-29-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Can you tell me what you consider the best workout gear or your favorite gear and why.

I am trying to stay motivated to exercise more. I used to do it a lot as I was a collegiate athlete. Years later with a family & a mortgage, I am out of the loop. However, I have started again and I hate the big t-shirts & baggy shorts I am wearing. To me they are cumbersome to workout in.

I remember I used to love to exercise in certain clothes as it was comfortable but flattering. I don't remember the brands. So I wanted suggestions for great workout gear....

By the way, does anyone watch the sitcom workout? I wish I had a gym like that near me. It seems like a place you would want to hang out at.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't like baggy clothing either -- it gets in my way. I wear capris and wicking T-shirts.

Moving Comfort is a good brand; it's expensive but you get your money's worth. Activa and Marika are more affordable, but still good.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Target carries Champion products now which are very cute and inexpensive. I have found they hold up much better than some of the expensive brands I have purchased!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Target carries Champion products now which are very cute and inexpensive. I have found they hold up much better than some of the expensive brands I have purchased!!
I am a runner - I guess depending on what type of workout you do, might determine what's comfortable.
I wear the Champion from Target but also have some Nike stuff I love.
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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I agree that is depends on what you are doing for exercise for what you may be wearing. For yoga, I where stretchy pants that are slightly flared at the bottom, long tank tops with a slight flare but fitted in the bust always with a sports bra making thin tank straps a non issue (plus a sweater). For biking, I prefer baggy knee length shorts and a tank top with a zip up hoody. Skiing...well I'll wait for winter fashion to be in season. Brands I'm not to sure on...I just don't like the cheap clothing in Walmart (doesn't seem to hold up to washing). For workout pants I have two favorites, one is Nike and the other is Jockey.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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Since, I have big boobs-- I can't do without Enell or Natori sport bras. Most bras just do not hold me, but these makers keep the girls behaving nicely. Any bottom will do, once the girls are held down.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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I like the new trend of running skirts- basically workout skirts with shorts built in. I think they are much more flattering than the baggy workout clothes and the super tight spandex. Someone mentioned the Champion products from Target- they are good and make the running skirts too!
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:26 AM
 
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Nike brand is comfortable, good fit.
I wear the shorts with a tank top over a sports bra.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I prefer Nike Drifit as it is best with intense workouts (= intense sweat) I purchase the bra top tank tops, and then wear another sports bra underneath.

Also, some Adidas. I wear Avia for running shoes, I have metal in my left leg, and get shin splints and other pains, but with these they are better than Nike Shox and I can run without too much discomfort.

The more expensive brands obviously cost more, but in then end they last far longer, which is better overall IMO. Good luck getting back into it!
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