How to Enhance Your Summer Workout Style

How to Enhance Your Summer Workout Style

By Jillian Warren

Now that summer is just around the corner (June 21st), I'm ready to shed my current, boring exercise attire for something a bit more bold and summery. And while I do enjoy an oversized concert tee paired with some hole-y leggings to get sweaty in, I think my workout wardrobe is due for a much-needed update. I want to feel AND look good when I’m busting my butt this summer. With that being said, if you are ready for a change as well, here are a few ideas that are sure to brighten your wardrobe and freshen up your exercise routine this summer.

1. Bring On the Rainbow

brightly clothed female athlete putting a yellow lifting belt around her waist

It's time to trade in those darker shades for some more vibrant hues because, for some reason when the temperature goes up, the colors come out to play. Spruce up your summer getup with Lifting the Dream lifting gear that makes you feel bright and bold while doing your thang at the gym. The solid colors, in particular, are a fun choice when looking to add a pop of color to your daily workout regimen. You could even mix and match each piece of gear if you don't want to settle on one color. It is Pride month after all and why not wear multi-colored gear to show off your style WHILE supporting the LGBTQ community? Of course, if one solid color is not enough and you are looking for gear sporting actual rainbows, Lifting the Dream creates custom lifting belts with any design you want.

2. Wear Prints Made for Summertime

yellow bar pad with pink flamingos and watermelons printed on it

If your love for summer truly knows no bounds, you may want to accessorize your barbell with a bar pad made for the season. The Lifting the Dream Summer Lovin' print has flamingos, watermelon, and orange and pink monstera leaves to give you all the vibes of summertime while providing comfortable support during back squats, hip thrusts, and more. If you're really digging the aesthetic, the Lifting the Dream wrist wraps also come in this groovy print.

3. Show Some Skin

female athlete wearing a blue tank top shirt and standing in front of a graffiti wall

Obviously, summertime is hot - and so are you! Be proud of the body you have with apparel that really shows off how hard you've been working during those WODs. Let those arms breathe with a tank top that proves your lift game is strong. Wear a crop top that displays the abs you got from doing hundreds of V-ups. Lifting the Dream offers shirts that are both soft and durable, making them ideal shirts to work out in.

4. Stay Fresh

cleaning kit including scissors, refresh spray, comb, bag, shoes, and lint pad

Staying fresh while working out is a bit of a struggle. Staying fresh while working out during summer? Now, that is a real pickle. Fortunately, there is a simple way to keep your body odor in check and that is with the Clean Your Sh*t Barbell Cleaning kit. Inside this little goodie bag, you will find a fine bristle brush, a small fine tooth comb, a mini lint roller, a carrying bag, a large pouch, a bar brush, and a Bad(ass) Stink Spray. If you are smelling especially funky, the stink spray is going to be your new best buddy. You can use this little spray bottle of magic on knee sleeves, wrist wraps, shoes, your gym bag, and more in order to keep everything smelling like Lemongrass and Eucalyptus.

5. Protect Yourself from the Sun

black and pink sunglasses with lifting the dream printed on the sides

When the summer sun comes in hot, you'll want the right accessories to protect your eyes and head during all those outdoor workouts. Grab a pair of Lifting the Dream sunnies and a Mom cap to keep your face safe from the intense rays of the sun. You'll feel cool and look even cooler.


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