Athletic Wear For The Active Mom – From Head To Toe

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Athletic Wear For The Active Mom – From Head To Toe

Being a mom is a difficult, yet rewarding experience. Most moms have a lot on their plate with raising children, working, and still having time for their personal lives. In addition to all of that, many moms also want to be as active as possible. Whether it is to look better, feel better or even simply to decrease stress.

While trying to live an active lifestyle is great, you need the right gear. However, choosing the right activewear for your life isn’t always easy. There are so many different options, that it can feel overwhelming in some situations. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Without any further ado, let’s look at a few tips for choosing the right activewear for active moms.

Your Socks and Shoes Hold a Lot of Importance

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No matter the physical activity you are doing, your footwear is important. Using the wrong footwear, or having the wrong size, can severely inhibit your ability to perform your best. Be sure to try on a pair of shoes before you buy them, and look for quality. Sure, buying cheap and low-quality shoes can save you money in the short run, but you will have to replace them far more often than if you just got a high-quality pair to begin with.

Almost as important as your shoes, be sure to have sport or athletic socks. These can not only be supportive and be built-to-last, but also come in several fun designs and colors. If most of your socks are old or worn out, consider getting some new high-quality socks made by Elite Sport Socks or another trusted brand.

Keep Functionality in Mind


While the look and comfort of your athletic wear is important, so if the functionality. It needs to work with the type of physical activity or exercises that you prefer. If you are doing aerobic or yoga, loose and flowy clothing is best to provide your body with the freedom it needs. If you are lifting weights, you want clothing that offers support and compression in the right spot.

Wearing the wrong kind of clothes could lead to a decrease in performance of your chosen activity. A big part of functionality comes down to sizing, as well. So make sure to take time to know your size and stick to it. Also, if you are a new mother, make sure to get workout clothing that is nursing accessible and preferably get clothing that is fairly elastic, so it will continue to fit well as your body changes.

Know the Best Fabric For Your Needs


Another thing to keep in mind when choosing athletic wear is fabric choice. Workout clothing can come in many different fabrics, and different activities often call for different fabrics. For example, some might be more comfortable and warm, while others will be better if you sweat a lot. Cotton, for example, is very comfortable and perfect for those low-intensity exercises.

However, if you wear cotton during a particularly heavy and sweaty workout, the fabric will get soaking wet and weigh you down. If you are going to sweat a lot, it is a good idea to choose a synthetic fabric that can wick the sweat away from your body. This includes spandex, lycra and other similar materials. These will also keep you cool and are generally quite flexible. Take your time and do some research on the best type of fabric for the exercises or workouts you plan on doing.

In conclusion, we hope that this blog post has been able to help you find the best activewear for your active lifestyle.

Disclosure – This post was made in collaboration with AShley Lipman and may contain affiliate links. By clicking and shopping, you help support Detroit Mommies and allow us to keep reporting on all things families love.
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Owner & Senior Editor of Detroit Mommies, Shannon has 19 years of experience in the digital marketing space specializing in the subjects of fashion, beauty, travel & parenting. She obtained Detroit Mommies in 2017 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing her reviews, parening advice, and offering local Michigan events announcements ever since. Shannon is also the Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms. As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of the beauty brand Glameselle, and a Co-Executive Director of Detroit Garment Group. Shannon has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and has been featured on numerous media outlets both locally and nationally.
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