What Are You Wearing?

Fashion sense still formulating that was the burning question my junior high gal pals asked and answered with a nightly phone call. Heaven forbid we show up at school wearing the wrong or even the same thing!

Today, I’m more likely to be asked about what I’m not wearing. Yes, I quit wearing athletic clothing several years ago. My business “suit”, I got tired of it day in, day out and turned to comfortable, functional, breathable, “normal” clothing which allows me to move from classes to clients without multiple wardrobe changes. Interestingly, athletic clothing companies – Athleta®, Luluemon® and even Levis® – to name a few have created gym to office styles. My highest hope is this trend will encourage people to incorporate more fitness throughout their day! Here’s what I wear:

Monday through Friday, find me in cotton/Lycra® blend jeans and a comfortable top, my uniform for the no-sweat classes I teach. Land’s End All Weather Moccasins, a walking shoe with a wide, flexible toe bed, arch and ankle support, are appropriate for the low impact activity I engage in.

Saturday’s high intensity interval training class (HIIT) requires different attire. Paired with a comfortable top, Land’s End cotton/Lycra® slim side zip pants and Merrell®’s Trail Running (not the barefoot/glove variety) shoes and I’m taking care of fitness.

Whatever clothing you end up exercising in, let it reflect your fashion sense, your style, put it on and forget about it. Think layers for varying temperatures and weather conditions. And always buy the best footwear you can afford for your activity.

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About Terese Miller

Group Exercise Leader, 1983 ACE Gold Certified Exercise Leader, 1986 MELT Hand and Foot Instructor, 2015 IDEA Member ACSM Member Fitness Writer Home Cook

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2 Responses to What Are You Wearing?

  1. Cassandra Tondro April 22, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    Good advice about wearing sensible clothing. I really like the idea of the barefoot Vibram type shoes, but I’ve never been able to get used to them, and they hurt. Maybe I’ve become too cushy with my super soft Nike Airs?

  2. Terese Miller April 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Thanks for reading, Cassie! I’ll stick with my tried and true, cushy kicks too.

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