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8 Workout Essentials to Get You Started on Your 2020 Fitness Goals

Want to start working out but not sure what you need for the gym?



So you’ve decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle this 2020, but you have no idea where to begin. If this is the first time in a long time that you’re feeling athletic or finally decided that you ought to take a break from that couch, this one’s for you (you’re welcome 😏). 


Aside from committing to a class or workout, your next concern likely includes: the kind of clothes to wear, the right shoes to optimize your performance and even accessories to enhance the experience. Here’s a list of the basics you’ll need to help you achieve your fitness goals.


1. Gym bag


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A gym bag is pretty obvi. But before deciding on using just any old bag, consider getting a duffel bag that can comfortably fit your gym shoes and other belongings. Bonus points if it has a separate or vented compartments to keep your used workout clothes and delicates separate.


2. Dri-fit shirt


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Generally, your gym shirt should be one that fits comfortably on your body and has room for you to move around in. Of course, every good workout comes with an equally good sweat. Consider purchasing gym shirts made from moisture-wicking materials that keep sweat away from your body while remaining light and dry.


3. Compression leggings/shorts


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Similar to your shirt, your bottoms should be comfortable and roomy enough for movement while being lightweight. So you may want to invest in a good pair of compression shorts or leggings


Compression wear can provide you comfort with its stretchy and breathable fabric. It can even aid in reducing muscle soreness and fatigue by adding the right pressure to your muscles.  


4. Athletic shoes


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Getting the right pair of shoes for the gym isn’t just a matter of style—with the correct pair, you’ll be able to do your exercises better and avoid possible injuries, especially in leg-focused workouts. Take note of your planned workout routine and do your research before purchasing a sport-specific pair. Aside from fit, comfort and support should be on your list of priorities.


5. Reusable water bottle


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It’s essential to stay hydrated while exercising. Getting your own reusable water bottle is great for having water close by during workouts; plus, it’s better for the environment, too.


6. Microfiber towel


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Working up a sweat is the name of the game, so you’ll need a towel to wipe and freshen up with. Many recommend using a microfiber towel for optimum absorption without the weight of regular towels. Getting a larger sized microfiber towel is also ideal for post-workout showers at the gym.


7. Smartphone armband

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Whether you want to keep your valuables close to you or prefer listening to music while getting active, an armband will hold your phone while keeping your hands free. Look for one that fits your phone well and attaches to your arm securely to avoid any accidents.


8. Wireless earphones

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If you feel like your workout’s incomplete without a high-energy playlist to motivate you, consider investing in a good pair of wireless earphones. The perfect pair should have good sound quality and be able to stay in your ears while working out. While you’re at it, make sure it’s a sweat-resistant pair, too.



Make Fitness Matter with Globe

Reaching your 2020 fitness goals is a matter of taking the first step in the right direction. Start simple with these essentials and build up your gear when you advance. 


Need a boost of confidence? Check out the Globe Shop for fitness apparel that will have you working out in style.



Art Matthew Fetalver

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