From yoga to HIIT, finding plus size activewear can be tricky. We’ve rounded up some of the top tips to help you find something suitable for your next workout. Whether you have just got into working out over lockdown, or you’re an avid gym goer, finding suitable gym clothes as a plus size woman can be tricky.
Until recently, baggy t shirts and ill-fitting leggings were the only options available to plus size women, but with brands taking a wider look at their audience, it was clear that everyone deserved workout clothes that made them feel strong and confident.
Tips for finding the right plus size activewear
- Check the thickness of the fabric
- Find a supportive bra
- Ensure breathability
- Reduce chafing
- Feel comfortable and confident
1. Check the thickness of the fabric
If you are investing in a new pair of leggings, the strength and thickness of the material is SO important. Find out if the leggings are squat-proof and will not go see through every time you ease into downward-facing dog in yoga class.
2. Find a supportive bra
Although most plus size women are blessed with big boobs, they can make working out difficult. Cardio is near-impossible without a strong and supportive sports bra. Ensure the band is snug against your back and the shoulder straps are fitted without digging in.
3, Ensure breathability
When choosing plus size gym clothes, it’s crucial to ensure you opt for breathable fabric. Allowing your body to breath will give you the energy to continue your workout for longer and reach those goals you have set yourself.
4. Reduce chafing
Thigh chafing can be incredibly painful and can prevent you from completing your workout. Whilst you can use lotion or gel to reduce friction, the most sure fire way to stop the pain all together is to minimise skin-on-skin contact. Opt for leggings or cycling shorts to keep the most sensitive areas of your legs protected when working out.
5. Feel comfortable and confident
When choosing gym wear, the MOST important factor is to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. Whether you wanna wear a crop top and show off your figure or you feel more comfortable in a long sleeve tee, we got you.
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