12. Looking the part
Looking the part (as opposed to looking like a part) is probably the least of your concerns but proper gym wear can make all the difference between a good session and an afternoon in A&E.
Let’s get one thing straight from the start – this idea has nothing to do with fashion.
No area of human endeavour has produced more ludicrous outfits than the fitness business (OK, there’s ballroom dancing and golf…). A quick look around any gym will reveal at least a couple of lurid skin-tight nightmares that any self-respecting 70s glam rocker would have turned down as too showy. Fashion gets left behind in the locker, but function, ah now that’s another story. When it comes to function the choice between good and bad gear can mean ...