Can Expensive Workout Clothes Motivate You in the Gym?

Maybe there's something to those $100 black leggings?

December 18, 2018


Trendy gym clothes have become a thing with all of the people posting about their workouts and fitness journeys on social media. It's as if a workout never happened if you didn't share a before, during, or after the gym selfie with the World. I get it though; it's just a way for some people to stay motivated and also be held accountable. 

There are many things that motivate us to hit the gym and make a change. Perhaps it's a big event coming up later this year, and we want to look the best we can. Or maybe you had a baby a few months ago, and you want to get back to your pre-baby body. Whatever the reason, it's helping you set goals and achieve them. 

According to a new study, there's something else that could make you workout harder at the gym and be more motivated. Those super expensive, fancy gym clothes!!! 

The study was conducted by Barbell Apparel and proves how vital your workout gear is for your workout.  

Here's what their study found about the clothes you wear to the gym. 

-9 out of 10 people that hit the gym said that just putting on their workout clothes motivated them to go to the gym.

-85% of people reported that having cool gear to wear to the gym made them feel more confident in the gym. 

-The biggest motivation for people though, is seeing physical results and a change in their bodies. 

So maybe I should reconsider those pricey Lululemon leggings or some of their other gear. It may be just what I need to get back to the gym.

But see the thing is you can buy trendy gym clothes without spending all that money on brands like LuLulemon. I think the most important thing to look for in workout clothes is how well it fits you, supports you, and how it makes you feel.