As we inch closer to summer, the weather continues to warm up and working out seems more and more uncomfortable thanks to the heat. It can already be difficult to motivate yourself to get your hit class or go on a run, never mind when you have to consider the thought of pulling on a pair of thick, sweat-inducing leggings. Sadly, unless you're planning on going to a yoga class, your options remain leggings or shorts, while I burpee and squat-jump my way through my workout. We’ve rounded up some of the best workout and gym clothing brands to know. Common elements include innovation, technical fabrics, improved performance, a passion for movement, and a commitment to sustainability. Next time you expand your wardrobe, keep these companies in mind.
Boundary pushing brand Reebok is part of the Adidas Group. As such, their goal is to be the best fitness brand in the world. It’s based on the belief that active people become the best versions of themselves physically, mentally, and socially. Shoes lead the way, with styles like the Nano, Club C, Forever Floatride Energy, and Instapump Fury finding places as iconic Reebok designs. Then, in clothing, the best sellers feel luxurious, perform excellently, and suit various sports and activities. There are also collaboration collections with personalities such as Les Mills, Maison Margiela, and Cardi B. If you prefer to keep it old school, you can throw it back to vintage styles, such as Reebok Classic Leather and Reebok Classic Nylon.
Similar to Nike, Adidas is one of the most well-known workout and athletic clothing brands globally. Launched in 1949, the brand continues to make gains in technology, innovation, performance, and sustainability. It’s all about sport. Whether you’re a weekend hiker, new to running, an elite football player, or a yoga instructor, there are options for you. Even if you’re less active, Adidas has a strong following for its street style, and casual yet fashionable aesthetic — the three stripes and mountain logo are instantly recognizable. When it comes to innovation, it is applied to the technology in their clothing and shoes and the brand’s commitment to sustainability.