(CARLSBAD, CA) – Heidi Klum models the latest designs of Victoria’s Secret while Karmen Pedaru struts the runway in new creations by Versace. From lingerie to evening gowns, new fashions are everywhere! The long reaching arm of the fashion industry knows no bounds, and the fitness world is no exception.
How is your fitness fashion IQ these days? Do you know what’s hot and what’s not? Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett is a fitness fashionista, setting trends in exercise attire all over the globe. But Missett suggests that selecting fitness attire is more about finding clothing that helps you meet your fitness goals rather than showing-off the up-and-coming look. After all, when you hit the gym, you want to focus on your workout, not worry about the drawstring unraveling on the waistline of your pants.
Missett submits that choosing the right workout attire is just as important as selecting your pre-workout meal or your post-workout stretches. Your fitness clothing ensures that you have sufficient freedom of movement to get the most out of your workout. When selecting your fitness outfit of the day, Missett recommends that you make these considerations:
1. Allows for Movement – Always think about the types of movements you will need to perform before donning your workout digs. Make sure that your clothing does not restrict your movement.
2. Breathable Texture – Workout attire needs to be breathable. Since you’ll most likely be working up a sweat in your exercise regimen, then material that is cooler and lighter will keep you from getting overheated.
3. The Right Fit – Loose-fitting clothing is generally most comfortable. Be careful about getting anything ultra-baggy that is often too heavy for working out.
4. Just the Basics – When in doubt, go with the basics. You probably don’t need the $95 sports bra or the Iron Man cycling shorts. Most of us are performing simple movements, not training for the Olympics, so inexpensive fitness attire is perfectly acceptable.
5. Try It Out – Before purchasing your workout attire, give it a try in the store. Perform typical movements in the clothing to see how it feels. This is particularly important when you buy a new pair of fitness footwear. Check-out the wear and tear of your current shoes to see where you need the extra support for your feet. Do you tend to overpronate, wearing out the instep, or underpronate, wearing out the outside edges? Bring your current workout shoes with you to the store to help gauge where you need extra support.
Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program with more than 7,800 instructors teaching 32,000 classes weekly in all 50 states and 32 countries. For more than 40 years, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive fitness program, designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. For more information on Jazzercise go to jazzercise.com or call (800)FIT-IS-IT or (760)476-1750.