Friday Favorites: Summer Athletic Essentials

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Happy Friday everyone! For today’s Friday Favorites shopping guide, I wanted to focus on athletic essentials! As some of you might remember, I have been working with Rose Fitness the past few months (read my posts HERE and HERE). I’ve really enjoyed getting back into my fitness regime and adopting healthier options. I felt like I was in such a funk the past couple of years, and I know feel healthier, happier and LOVING athletic wear.

When I used to play sports and go the gym on a daily basis, I never really cared much about my athletic wear. I wore my team shirts, running shorts and rotated them every week. I knew  this time around, I needed a new outlook on the entire process, clothing included. I felt frumpy and out of place when I wore my baggy shirts and ratty leggings to the gym, so I decided to get some cute activewear – and surprisingly it changed my attitude. I felt excited to find pieces that I liked wearing and could even wear in public if needed.

I’m sharing over 70 athletic essentials to freshen up your gym routine this summer! Whether you’re heading to pilates, yoga, or just hitting the treadmill, I have you covered! Happy Friday and shopping! What are your favorite gym bag essentials? Let me know in the comments below! xo

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Tops

A good athletic top is a must have this summer! You want to make sure that you get one that wicks away sweat and keeps you cool! Both loose-fitting and tight-fitting tops are perfect for your summer work out! Personally for me I like a lot of colors!

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Sports Bras

A good sports bra is essential for any work out this summer! Personally for me when I have a sports bra that supports me well I can workout fully! Sports bras are essential because support is essential!

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Shorts

It’s summer so this is the time to wear shorts for your workout! Instead of wearing the same old leggings buy yourself a colorful pair of shorts to jog in this summer! I just love how shorts keep me cool during my workouts!

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Cropped Leggings

Whether you go for the cropped version or the standard version a good pair of leggings is essential workout gear! I usually like wearing cropped when I’m jogging on the treadmill or doing basic gym workouts! I usually go for colorful cropped leggings over black!

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Leggings

Standard leggings are an easy go to for any workout! I love plain black leggings but most of the time I like to mix it up with fun prints and colors! Plus summer is the perfect season to add a little color to your workout gear!

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Shoes

A good pair of workout shoes is essential! Making sure that you have enough support and comfort should be top priority when searching for gym shoes! I love standard black and white sneaks but I really enjoy adding a little more color too! After all without good workout shoes, working out is a lot harder!

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Baseball Cap

When working out outside I love wearing baseball caps! They keep me hair out of my face and also protect my face from the sun! I usually go for ones that have cute sayings on them!

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Gym Bag

When you live a busy life it’s easy to forget things at home. I think a gym bag is essential because it holds everything I need for the gym and allows me to not forget anything! I like one that has a great size but is also easy to carry and travel with!

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Yoga Mat

Personally when going to Yoga at the gym I like to use my own mat! It reasures me that I am the only one using it and it is only sweat and dirt on it! Plus the designs on these mats are just too cute to resist!

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Headphones

What would we do without headphones? Probably listen to both our heavy breathing at the gym but who likes to do that? Not me! Headphones are an essential! You get to listen to the songs that get you in the mood for the gym! I like fashion forward headphones that are also sturdy enough to hold up during a good workout!

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Water Bottle

This is an obvious one! It is too hard to make it through a good gym session without your water bottle by your side! I like non-plastic bottles that will help keep my water cool throughout my workout!

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Beauty Products

I am always packing my favorite beauty products in my gym bag. Most of the time I’m running from the gym to an event or work and I need beauty products that are easy to use on the go. Summer’s Eve, MaeLove, and Got2B are just a few of my favorite beauty products to use before and after the gym.

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TOP, LEGGINGS, SPORTS BRA (C/O OLD NAVY) | SHOES (NIKE)

 

SHOP MY LOOK HERE:

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TANK | LEGGINGS | SHOES

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3 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Summer Athletic Essentials

  1. Pingback: Getting Fit with Rose Fitness: Part 3 | Simply Audree Kate

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