Looking for that one thing that will finally make you head over to the gym? That big boost of motivation to get you up from the couch? Look no further, we got it, and we think you’re going to love it.
The secret recipe is actually new gym clothes! It’s as simple as that. Stocking up on new workout apparel is a fun way to motivate yourself and make you feel confident and strong. Because the boost that comes from bright, colorful gear is sometimes all you need.
You have probably heard that it’s more likely that you actually get out the door and over to the gym if you put your gym clothes on. Turns out it’s true. A study from 2012 confirms it and it’s called enclothed cognition. It describes the mental changes that we undergo when we wear certain clothing. It’s all about the symbolic meaning that you associate with a particular item of clothing. And what is more motivating than new clothes?
Whether you’re headed to a local park for a run or into your bedroom to do sit-ups, you’ll look and feel your best when wearing the right clothes. So, maybe it’s time to refresh your wardrobe? And remember we have an instinctive, positive reaction to bright colors, so leave the black and grey pieces behind. We’re talking pink, turquoise, orange, purple and all those other lovely colors. We give you some inspiration below.
By Henriette Danielsen / Pictures from Run & Relax, H&M and Röhnisch