So you've picked what bike to buy, which indoor cycling class to join, and now what? You gotta figure out what to wear, of course! You know what they say, you can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. Here are five tips on what to include in your indoor cycling wardrobe.
1. Comfort Comes First
The last thing you want during an indoor cycling class is to feel uncomfortable and distracted by your clothing choices. Make sure to wear clothing that feels comfortable and fits properly. Ensure what you wear is properly sized and appropriate for the workout. It should be made of a soft and flexible material. You may want to also choose lightweight materials that do not weigh you down. Just make sure that it's comfortable.
2. Function Over Form
When it comes to fitness attire, keep it minimalist and simple. Activewear should be focused on function over form. You don't want to wear something with loose pieces that may fall out or untie during your workout. Complicated designs that serve no purpose in terms of the workout can be unnecessary. This is not to say that style isn't important, but just avoid anything that is too over-the-top and can detract from your workout.
3. Design - Sweat Wicking Fabric, Tightness, and Length
Good fitnesswear should consider its purpose and be well-designed as such. For obvious reasons, what you wear to indoor cycling needs to be breathable and capable of wicking sweat and moisture. Athletic apparel is often designed to be form-fitting, especially for women, which is helpful in indoor cycling such that you don't have to worry about your clothes getting caught on your bike. As indoor cycling is done inside your home where the environment can be controlled, you can worry less about other factors such as wind-resistance and clothing that can brave the elements. Instead, you may opt to wear lighter pieces such as shorts instead of pants and a t-shirt instead of a windbreaker.
4. Quality, Durability, and Affordability
Indoor cycling and working out in general puts a strain on the body - and your clothes. Make sure your fitness fashion choices are quality pieces that can withstand repeated strenuous indoor cycling workouts. High-performance indoor cycling attire should be made of quality materials that are durable and long lasting. One should aim to strike a balance between quality and affordability. What you wear to indoor cycling doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to fit the bill.
5. Bring Your Personal Style and Be Yourself
Activewear has evolved over the years and now fashion and style is a big part of it. Everyone has their unique sense of style, and should be encouraged to show it off. It's so much fun to see all kinds of cute fitness outfits come to a spin class. And if you're just working out at home alone, who says you can't be feeling yourself in your fitness #OOTD and share a fitness selfie? Ultimately, wear what makes you feel most confident during your spin workout!