The Gym and Workout Essentials You Should Own

We get it, looking your best at the gym isn’t easy. You need clothes that are comfortable, sweat-friendly and still look good. That’s where we come in. The first step is getting the right staples in your workout style arsenal to hit peak performance. Below, we’ve broken down the principle pieces you need to kickstart your fitness wardrobe, whether you’re pumping iron or teeing off. No matter the activity, we’ve got your back.

Here are the workout clothing essentials you should have in your closet.


Whether you’re running sprints, hitting the court or weight training, you need the right shoes for the job. Make sure you get a proper pair for your routine so you can hit the ground running (literally). Just let your Stylist know the type of kicks you need.

Gym Bags

You’ll need a good bag to carry all the necessities to and from the gym. Be sure to pack a reusable water bottle, a towel, a change of clothes (if you plan to shower there), a stick of deodorant and anything else you might need before, during or after your workout. A duffel bag or backpack is a good choice.

Athletic Tops

Top athletes wear top gear. These come in many forms, from shirts to tanks to polos depending on the activity. We recommend investing in performance-enhanced items that can help keep you cool and wick away moisture. This will keep you more comfortable while training so you can go that extra mile. Be sure to wash them after every use.

Athletic Bottoms

Similar story here. Whether you choose shorts or pants, look for options that have the same performance features mentioned above (you’ll notice a difference right away). You want a few pairs handy, so a fresh one is readily available for every workout. Always keep them laundered to avoid any odors.


Sometimes staying active means battling the elements. Avoid getting left out in the cold by making sure you have a second layer (even if it’s just for getting to the gym). Outsmarting the weather will keep you insulated and motivated through your routine.

Performance Underwear

Keep your socks on—there’s one more important thing. You wouldn’t wear dress shoes to the gym, so don’t wear the wrong underwear. Did you know can add activewear briefs, trunks, undershirts and more right to your Fix with Extras? Find out more here.

Ready to work up a sweat? Take your style quiz, order a Fix and ask your expert stylist to pack your Fix full of workout-ready clothes you can rock from head to toe. Buy what you like and send back the rest. Shipping, returns and exchanges are always free. It’s as simple as that.

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