Joe Wicks wrote his name into the Guinness World Record books earlier this year after nearly a million people tuned into his lockdown workouts. A whopping 955,158 people watched one of The Body Coach’s 70 home exercise routines. Taking to YouTube for 18 weeks straight, Wicks inspired a nation stuck indoors to be active from the comfort of their living rooms.
The country became obsessed with fitness in a hugely popular and positive movement. Yes, we all thought we might die if we did another burpee, but thousands of us took on Wicks’ challenge.
Now, with many on the other side of lockdown restrictions, it’s time to get out and about and continue the good work. Over 10 million people in the UK are gym members and can finally get back to the treadmill and weights room.
As we head into the Autumn, we need to look the part, we need to be warm and we need to be comfortable too. Here are the best gym tracksuits right now. Oh, and by the way, the ‘trackie’ isn’t reserved just for your workout, oh no.
The one for all sports - Adidas
A knockabout with your mates with jumpers for goalposts, a round of tennis or even a game of basketball at the courts, this light adidas tracksuit is ideal for leisurely hanging out and being active.
Featuring the iconic three stripes, you’ll look right up-to-date in this classic. Better still, you’ll feel good too in this get up as it combines a loose and snug fit. Made from recycled polyester, the long sleeves will keep you warmer heading into the Autumn months and the stand up collar helps too. The best thing about this trackie though? Zip pockets!
The one for the full gym workout - BoohooMAN
This skinny fit tracksuit oozes the athleisure look. You’ll be ready for action in this one and it’s lighter feel will aid your workouts. Featuring grey stripes down the side of the hoodie and pants, it almost looks like a uniform. Whether you go to the gym or simply do your exercise routine, this one will give you the feels to get to work and hammer those routines.
This is also one of the less expensive tracksuits on the market but fits the bill for all of your gym needs with pockets and adjustable hood.
The one for getting stuff done - Ralph Lauren
This is the ultimate in casual and is straight up leisurewear. Featuring a ribbed waistband and two pouch pockets on the top it’s practical and comfy while the bottoms are elasticated too.
Of course, you can wear it to the gym or on a brisk jog but this outfit is adaptable.
Whether you have errands to run, picking up that parcel or nipping to the barbers for that quick trim, or simply want to chill out on the sofa for a lazy day, this tracksuit ticks all the boxes. You can’t go wrong with Ralph Lauren.
The one for the wintery morning run - Nike
Let’s be honest, outdoor exercising is going to get more gruelling from here on in. The battering rain, those gusty winds and that constant freezing temperature. So you need a tracksuit that is going to protect you from the elements and boost your routine.
The Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie boasts a tall collar that will protect you from the wet weather and the hood is weighted and contains the warmth as it is made from double-sided spacer fabric. The joggers, meanwhile, are tailored for a nice, looser fit and the cuffs are ribbed. This is ideal for getting out and about and even the weather will be no match.
The one for the fashionistas - Armani
This Armani tracksuit offers a chance to stand out from the crowd and let’s people know you care about your fitness as well as your fashion. Featuring an oversized logo print front and centre, the hooded sweatshirt is made from soft cotton for a more laid-back look - sure, you’ve been pumping iron but it’s all in a day’s work.
The dark colour of the tracksuit is simple yet solid while the joggers are tailored for a snug fit, with a drawstring closure. Again, there are pockets to make gym life easier. A big plus.