The Wrong Thong : Okay ladies, what you wear “down there” matters when it comes to today’s trendy tights. Before you head out the door---do a quick check in the mirror. Bend over and make sure your undies aren’t sticking out of the waistband, that the fabric isn’t so thin that it becomes see through when you are in down dog, and that the tights aren’t so tight that they are riding up in the wrong places---you know what I’m talking about.
The Full Face: I’m not a huge fan of heavy makeup, period---but especially not at the gym. First, no one wants to see towels with makeup streaks all over them, and second, your skin can’t breathe with your “full face” on. I’m not saying you have to go au natural, but a swipe of waterproof mascara, a hint of cream blush, and a light layer of gloss is plenty. You don’t really need your full set of faux lashes, extreme highlighter, winged eyeliner and other “extras.” I know that many of us have to hit the gym straight from work, but take a second to at least wipe off your foundation so your pores don’t get clogged while you sweat.
Fit Your Bits: We know you work hard on those bodies and want to show them off—and we say “hell yeah!” But whether you are size 2 or a size 22, fit is everything. It’s not about your size, it’s about your body type and your comfort. Tights that are cutting off your circulation in the middle are not flattering on anyone, plus they are super limiting when it comes to performance. Same with sports bras—if you are on the smaller end, you want to make sure that when you bend over, your bra doesn’t gap. If your cups runneth over, you will need a bra that offers enough support to keep you from bouncing out of control. And make sure you check yourself from every angle. “Side spillage” and “back boob” are unflattering and uncomfortable. Sports bras with adjustable straps can keep everything in place.