Ukofit? (Are you fit?)
Many a times we usually end up in mixed gender gyms unless you do aerobics and zumba which are usually mostly full of ladies; and of course with mixed gender comes the question of dress code- while at the gym.
So what is really appropriate and what is “too much”?
Men: For men the options are not as vast. Some quality sweats will do just perfect..sweats are recommended because not only do they help keep ur body temperature normal during training but also don’t stick on ur body when u sweat that your entire body is visible. I personally wear nylon sweats that have a mesh lining inside that way no matter how much I sweat. It will not gross people out.
I specifically prefer the mesh lining because the blocked lining doesn’t help me regulate my body temperatures.
For tops, it is ok to wear a training vest or a tee shirt or some nylon sweat shirts. I however entirely and strongly discourage coming to the gym in wife-beaters. That is for wearing inside your shirt. Not in the gym. Some even end up being stained and discoloured. Also, DO NOT wear tights nor bike shorts.
The way you dress in the gym is not only for your own comfort but also for e everyone else around you.
Ladies: I have often heard people comment “The ladies in this gym are too Hollywood, they watch some movies with people in the gym and they think that’s how to dress”. Ladies should make sure they dress right so as to make their trainer comfortable, their fellow ladies as well as gentlemen…well…of course gentlemen for obvious reasons. There is a big difference between training tights and regular tights. The training ones are thicker and don’t reveal all the contents beneath. While the regular ones display any and everything in you once the sweating kicks in. I understand for ladies u want to look sexy in the gym. Which I very much allow(being a guy) but also I want it to be within boundaries. I won’t want to see the panties you wore today or your cameltoe while am busy doing my own exercising. Some nice sweatpants wouldn’t hurt also. Nicely tight(if its all about” tight”), or quality sporting gear.
Hair: You can tie a pony tail or something to make sure you are comfortable and also don’t go oiling every bench you lie on in the gym with your head.
Footware: It is safer to wear closed shoes in the gym for comfort and safety; incase weights fall off their rack or other people accidentally drop them.
Remember that’s a community/public gym, Not private, therefore consider the other attendants.
Be smart. Be sexy. Be clean. Be psyched.