What to wear for a winter workout
Put your new year’s resolutions (and the new lockdown) to good use. These pieces will help you go the extra mile. Literally…
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a recent recruit to the army of winter joggers or you’ve long been into HIIT, the focus on fitness has shifted. No matter what time of year it is, maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing has never been more important.
While there’s an obvious temptation to close the blinds and exercise in your pants, getting the right kit will undoubtedly push you to do things properly, whether you plan on heading back to the gym as soon as it reopens or are at ease with your at-home workouts. From outdoor running gear that’ll let you brave any weather, to smart accessories, let’s get going.
Technical kit for winter runs
The benefits of getting fresh air, even if it’s just once a day, are endless. It can be tempting to stay on the sofa during the colder months, but getting outside and setting yourself realistic running goals will do you the world of good. Pick clothing with high-spec technical properties – Adidas, Ronhill and Arc’Teryx are all great brands – to regulate body temperature while still protecting you from rain, wind and cold.
At-home workout wonders
Get your kit right, and you might get more out of your at-home workout. Keep it simple by choosing neutral tones that you can wear in the gym in the future and remember that practicality is key: choose lightweight fabrics that’ll combat sweat without causing overheating, such as cotton, bamboo and polyester blends. Got a Zoom meeting straight afterwards? Chuck on a new-season sweatshirt or hoodie to beat the chill and look the part.
Equipment for your home gym
If you’re keen to stick to a regular fitness habit but are unsure how to without the motivation of the sunshine, pick up pieces that’ll add to your workouts and make your goals easier to stick to. From yoga mats and grip trainers to foam rollers and even the right headphones, even the smallest bits of kit can make a big difference to your home gym.
Hitting the slopes this winter?
If you’re planning to indulge in the ultimate winter workout and (lockdown rules permitting) hit the slopes for a spot of skiing or snowboarding then proper kit is a must. Make sure that it’s warm and breathable, and remember: layers are everything. Get prepped and ready with these must-have pieces.