Hitting the Gym After a Long Hiatus
While I usually enjoy exercising, it was hard to fit it in with the kids home over the summer. With vacations and visitors this past month I stopped going to the gym altogether. I am officially back on the wagon and hitting up the gym regularly during the week. I am trying to incorporate a variety of workouts, which require a variety of attire. It has been difficult to find modest workout clothes, almost as much as finding modest swim wear. I have a few pieces I’ll share below. If you have any brands you love, please share!
Active Wear for Modest Women Beyond the Nike Hijab
I realize the above might be a charged statement, but I am disappointed in the lack of modest athletic attire available. I applaud Nike for acknowledging us Muslim women as viable consumers to which to cater. But we are more than simply a piece of fabric on our head. And so is modesty, for that matter. There still is the rest of us (body and population) to cover. I would love to see them, and other athletic brands, offer a wider variety modest athletic wear.
Modest Workout Clothes
After years of searching, I have found one shirt that covers my behind to my liking – it is this Gapfit Breathe long sleeve t-shirt (affiliate link). Not sure as to whether I could find them again, I bought several of them. Same shirt in all the pics, just different colors.
Workout Pants have been tricky for me. Intense workouts necessitate more form fitting clothes, but I always feel self conscious about it. I have some pants similar to these joggers (affiliate link) and they are great because they are made of moisture wicking material, but have a looser fit.
A friend introduced me to the idea of skirted leggings (affiliate link for similar pair), and I came across these ones. Great for low intensity workouts such as yoga.
Make sure you have good moisture wicking sports bras and underwear. I have learned going cheap saves in the short term, but I have to get rid of them within a year. These are slightly more expensive but will last. Affiliate links below.