Fashion-Forward Fitness Gear Is Here to Help Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track
It's never been this much fun to see and be seen at the gym.
It’s January, a new year, and the month that spawns the mother of all fitness and diet resolutions that (admit it) wanes bit by bit until February when it is often all but forgotten. Not so fast this time around: Kira Stokes, a fitness expert and coach whose signature training style, “The Stoked Method,” has won her legions of fans that include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday gym-goers, offers some sound advice for sticking to a New Year’s fitness regime instead of prematurely throwing in the towel. First off, “Set realistic goals,” she says, “with scheduled checkpoints—dates on the calendar that you try on your ‘goal pants’ or ‘goal dress.’”
Along those same lines, “Start small,” says Adam Rosante, a strength and performance coach who trains athletes and actors (including Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber) and is the founder of the just-launched Dollar Sweat Club fitness app. “The number one reason people fail is that they take on too much at once. It becomes overwhelming and they abandon their journey. Focus on one thing like drinking more water or committing to working out three times a week. You’ll ignite the power of momentum.”
Speaking of powering up, Rosante says, “If having a really rocking workout outfit is going to give you the motivation to work out, then go for it.” Stokes agrees. “Having new, stylish workout wear can definitely motivate you to stick to the plan. If you like what you see and you feel when you look in the mirror the odds of pushing yourself a little harder increase. Functional, fashionable fitness apparel can be an immediate mood booster, and therefore, a workout booster.”
Cheers to that, and clothing and gear to help you stay on track.